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  1. Ace-Garageguy added a post in a topic Late '50s Slingshot Dragster: a little more, Feb. 27   

    Not a lot, but the slits in the firewall for the frame tubes were kinda sloppy. Added a little styrene strip, will file to a much nicer fit.

     
  2. Ace-Garageguy added a post in a topic Big ol' 1/8 '32 Roadster, Channeled: Carson top, Feb. 27   

    Started the design process for the Carson top...

  3. Ace-Garageguy added a post in a topic AMT Sock-it-to-Me Corvette MSP: MORE f'glass decklid work, Feb. 27   


    Here's the first new deck out of the mold, which is cleaned up and trimmed on the left.

    Hole in the car, original deck removed nice and clean for Snake, and the mold and new deck.

    This is the poor-fit buggery I'd intended to avoid by just hacking out the old deck on the lines, in which case my NEW deck would have fit the opening perfectly...but I'm such a nice guy () I saved the old panel for Mr. Snake by cutting it out with the backside of an X-acto, and enlarging the opening somewhat in the process.

    No problem though. A strip of .030" styrene applied all around and carefully shaped will fix it, and allow me to correct the slight asymmetry of the kit opening-line in the process.

     
     
     
     
  4. Ace-Garageguy added a post in a topic What do you drive?   

    New baby. Jag XJ8 with 65K on the clock, bought for about $1500 with a blown engine (minor coolant leak, owner kept on driving until it seized). Bought a low-mile total (airbags deployed on a light hit) with a good engine for less than a grand. Add a little sweat equity. This was a 60 thousand dollar car new, and other than minor cracking of the lacquer on the interior wood, she presents perfectly. Sorry for the blurry photo. It was cold and dark that day and I was shivering

    She joins my '86 XJ6, bought from the original owner in 1995, slated for an engine swap and paint first of next year (already swapped in a 700R4 gearbox...HUGE improvement).
     
  5. Ace-Garageguy added a post in a topic Auto ID #313   

    Thought I recognized this old girl, and a little research turned her up...just as I thought. Couldn't be anything else really. 
  6. Ace-Garageguy added a post in a topic What did you see on the road today?   

    A fairly typical day at my two places of employment...



     
  7. Ace-Garageguy added a post in a topic Gremlins in model building (not AMC type).   

    In all honesty, I guess I have to admit I've thought the same thing on occasion. Every now and then, a part will disappear from the bench and I'll spend several minutes looking for it...under tools, other parts, everywhere I can think of. I get up, go get a cup of coffee, come back, and the part is lying right there in plain sight.
    Same thing happens with my keys sometimes too. 
    It MUST be a slight drift between lines of alternate probability, because I couldn't possibly be THAT doofy...could I?   
  8. Ace-Garageguy added a post in a topic Lindberg 1953 Ford   

    Very clean, good looking paint. Your model reminds me why I like this kit so much. Nice work.
  9. Ace-Garageguy added a post in a topic AMT Sock-it-to-Me Corvette MSP: MORE f'glass decklid work, Feb. 27   

    Just for you, I took care and removed the deck clean, 100% intact, with no horrible edges. PM me the address of the SnakePit and it will be on its way in a day or 3.  
    Polyvinyl alcohol, airbrushed. 3 coats minimum, shot wet enough to flow out slick. Specifically, the green-tinted PartAll Film #10 from Rexco.

     
  10. Ace-Garageguy added a post in a topic Can someone Id this car? It looks strange.   

      
    Though I agree with the fender flares, it's hard for me to make the call on tailgate-versus rear doors. These things could be built either way. Zoom Zoom may very well be correct in the "tailgate" call, as the black handle does appear that it may be centered on the rear, as it would be on a drop-down tailgate, rather than offset to the right, as it would be on a door-equipped vehicle.
    Tailgate       Rear doors.    
    One thing to note: The vehicle in the original blurry photo appears to have a heavy class-three hitch under the rear bumper as well (like the "doors" photo immediately above).
  11. Ace-Garageguy added a post in a topic Revell 30 Model A Ford Production Halted?   

    11 pages, no hard info on what happened or when the kits will be back. Fascinating.
  12. Ace-Garageguy added a post in a topic Old blade disposal?   

    I probably have dozens of them around that may get ground into other shapes for scribing lines, or odd cutting angles, narrow chisels, etc.
    Probably the best way to dispose of them is to put them in a steel can (old bean can, etc....just make sire it's steel) and when it's about 1/4 full, crush it and take it to the recycler.
  13. Ace-Garageguy added a post in a topic Can someone Id this car? It looks strange.   

    Your image is so blurry it's hard to be 100% definite, but if I were a forensic image analyst for the police, I'd say the probability is about 99%.
  14. Ace-Garageguy added a post in a topic Gremlins in model building (not AMC type).   

    Remarkably, I have found over many years that lost parts, broken parts, glue smears, paint problems and whatever else might be blamed on "gremlins" are invariably the result of my own ineptitude, poor organization, carelessness or getting in a needless hurry.
    Saying "the part broke" or "glue got on the windshield" to me is the equivalent of saying "the car wrecked".
    In my OWN case, it's ALWAYS "I broke a part" or "I got glue on the windshield". 
    For ME, accepting responsibility for things that go wrong takes some of the frustration and mystery out of life, and makes it somewhat possible to avoid similar things happening in the future. 
    Any of you may choose to view life differently, and that's OK.  
     
  15. Ace-Garageguy added a post in a topic AMT Sock-it-to-Me Corvette MSP: MORE f'glass decklid work, Feb. 27   

    Thanks for the interest and comments. Much appreciated.
    Mr. Snake, one of the reasons I elected to do a 'glass deck on this is so I wouldn't have to be careful about saving the original. I can make you an f'glass replacement however...now that I have the mold.
    Interesting to note: the shape of this decklid is entirely different from the shape of the Revell '62 Corvette deck, like they're from two completely different cars.
    Once again, I just didn't realize measuring and dividing by 25 was so very very hard.