Fat Brian

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  • Location Stanley, NC
  • Full Name Brian Croft

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  1. Fat Brian added a post in a topic 1/24 scale motorcycles   

    I had seen that brand but not those particular pieces, I'll have to check that Indian out.
  2. Fat Brian added a post in a topic 1/24 scale motorcycles   

    Thanks Tim. I looked for the Revell F150/Harley kit and it's outrageous now, maybe one will pop up a bit cheaper if I keep looking. I guess I need to get the Maisto pieces in my hands to see how they look, I can't tell from the ebay pictures.
  3. Fat Brian added a post in a topic Ford engine ID   

    I agree with everyone else, it's an AMT Nascar engine. As for what it represents, Ford Nascar engines of this period were based on the 351 Cleveland. You can tell the difference between the two Ford 351s by the valve covers, the Cleveland covers are rectangular with bolts in the upper corners while the Windsor covers are rounded on the top corners like a 289/302 cover. The water pumps are also different but that's sometimes hard to tell in kit form.
  4. Fat Brian added a post in a topic 1/24 scale motorcycles   

    Thank you.
  5. Fat Brian added a topic in All the Rest   

    1/24 scale motorcycles
    I recently found an old Lindberg Harley Shovelhead kit in 1/24 scale on ebay and had to get it. I saw the other kits in the line but none of them really interest me, are there other Harley or Indian kits out there? Also, are the Maisto diecasts in 1/24 scale good enough to take apart and really detail or customize them?
     

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  6. Fat Brian added a post in a topic King Cobra Torino   

    A word for anyone buying the resin one from Jimmy Flintstone, I bought one several years ago and mine was significantly smaller than 1/25 scale. The difference was about as much as there is between 1/2 and 1/25. I'm going to end up cutting the nose off and grafting it onto the Revell body because otherwise nothing from the kit will fit, even the wheelbase of the resin body is shorter than the plastic body. The resin body will also have the incorrect rear quarter panels from the early releases of the Revell Torino that have been fixed in the newest green car version that is out now.
  7. Fat Brian added a post in a topic 62' or 63' Chev C60   

    Your best bet is to start with either of the Revell 64 or 65 kits, they're plentiful and cheap if you mess it up and the hood was the same from 63 to 66. Even the AMT 60 will work but the hood is different.
  8. Fat Brian added a post in a topic Round 2 new releases for 2016   

    It doesn't, it's got the supercharged 350 from the wrecker kit and it is a flip nose. It is exactly the wrecker kit with a monster truck suspension. The wrecker unit is a pretty neat little old school setup that would look great transplanted on a 40's or 50's truck.
  9. Fat Brian added a post in a topic Round 2 new releases for 2016   

    Simpsonville isn't looking too good this year, I just spent $700 at the vet that was meant for a house payment so I'm playing catch up now.
  10. Fat Brian added a post in a topic Round 2 new releases for 2016   

    My wife is going to hate me, between the Bison tractor, Datsun, and the Tyrone Malone truck coming back out I'm going to be pretty broke for the foreseeable future.
  11. Fat Brian added a post in a topic Missing Link 70-71 cyclones   

    How much is one of these going to hurt my wallet? I need a Grabber Blue one in my life.
  12. Fat Brian added a post in a topic Question about gm 12 bolt rear cover   

    The AMT 70 Monte Carlo should have a 12 bolt in it, I don't know if the cover is removable but worse case scenario you could cut it off with a razor saw.
  13. Fat Brian added a post in a topic What is this beast?   

    A lot of big trucks with driven front axles use a Marmon-Herrington unit. The center section is kind of weird and oblong, I can't think of anything similar in scale.
     
    https://www.marmon-herrington.com/images/MT-22_enlarged.jpg
  14. Fat Brian added a post in a topic 1950 Ford F1 pickup   

    The yellow custom version has the Ardun heads in it, I'm not sure about the earlier kits with the tannish truck on the box.
  15. Fat Brian added a post in a topic Seen in the Mobeius booth at NNL East   

    ER... MAH... GERD!!!  Shut up and take my money!!!!