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 Do You Have Any Kits You Will NEVER Build?   

    I don't have anything that I intend not to build, but I don't have anything near as rare as you do either. Probably the rarest kits I have are two Transtar 4070A kits and while somewhat rare and unable to be produced again due to tooling changes they're not exactly hard to find if you are willing to pay for them. Fortunately I got mine a couple years ago when they were a bit cheaper and bought them with rough boxes so I didn't have to pay mint prices.
  2. Fat Brian added a post in a topic MPC Dodge pickups   

    The engine in the LRE is supposed to be a 360 but it looks like a generic 383/400/440.
  3. Fat Brian added a post in a topic MPC Dodge pickups   

    Yes, you can use Lil Red Express parts on the long bed.
  4. Fat Brian added a post in a topic Model car builders are cheapskates, right?   

    Mine is also $125, for a Revell K100 Aerodyne. I've also paid $75+ many times for Ertl Transtar 4070A kits, the Will Do reissue of the Can Do wrecker, and a few other kits.
  5. Fat Brian added a post in a topic Long bed for the MPC GMC (Fall Guy) kit?   

    I thought I'd put a few pictures up, I may retake them in the daylight though.



  6. Fat Brian added a post in a topic Questions about builds on the following   

    There's nothing wrong with using the short hauler frame for a tractor. The only thing I would do is hold off mounting the front axle until you get the rear on and some tires on it to make sure it will sit level. With the thicker frame and borrowing a rear tandem setup from another kit you may have to put a small block between the spring and front axle.
  7. Fat Brian added a post in a topic What predictions can we make for new kit releases in 2017?   

    Round2 will hopefully reissue some of the Ertl International trucks like to 4070B or 2749 dump truck. The Autocar trucks should be on the shortlist too.
  8. Fat Brian added a post in a topic Ford GT40 recommendations   

    I have the Fujimi MkII kit, it's very nice and goes together well. The reason it's not done is that I cut the rear open and am putting an engine in it.
     

  9. Fat Brian added a post in a topic What kind of builder are you?   

    I'm definitely an average builder, a lot of the builds here make me want to take all my stuff into the yard and set it on fire. I really just build to satisfy myself though, if I try to make everything perfect I get bogged down and end up abandoning the project. I build each vehicle as if I owned it and would build it myself if I had the money so each model has custom parts and things borrowed from other kits which makes them more challenging so I frequently hit stumbling blocks that stall projects until I can find a solution.
  10. Fat Brian added a post in a topic Big Rig Exhaust System, Help Needed   

    Thin wall aluminum tubing is incredibly hard to bend sharply, get some 6//8 or 7/16 inch stainless steel tubing that is 1/16 wall and use a real tubing bender or a wooden buck to bend them. You can use a grinder to thin the open end to scale thickness once you get the bends made and polish to your desired finish.
  11. Fat Brian added a post in a topic revell 4Q2016 Release Annoucement   

    Based on the photo it will have a removable hard top.
  12. Fat Brian added a post in a topic rattle can dilema   

    It totally depends on the opacity of the paint and the number of coats to get the desired result. With older Testors paints that are fairly thick I can usually get two cars to a can with a tiny bit left over, with the newer lacquers and some Tamiya paints I'll use most of a can easily.
  13. Fat Brian added a post in a topic '60s Drag Racing...a real deal reference   

    I remember reading in another post that the NHRA rule for gassers specified that the crank centerline could be no more than 24" off the ground so the massively jacked up noses are more street mimicry than actual race legal cars.
  14. Fat Brian added a post in a topic How to mount rear semi fenders?   

    Yeah, Clayton's mounts look super custom and I will definitely use them on another build but I'm kind of already down a path with this one so I'll have to use something more like the aluminum bars this time.
  15. Fat Brian added a post in a topic How to mount rear semi fenders?   

    Matt, that's exactly what I was thinking about doing with some bits of paperclip or something.