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Fat Brian

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  • Scale I Build 1/24-1/25

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  • Location Stanley, NC
  • Full Name Brian Croft

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  1. Fat Brian added a post in a topic Looking for a few of the newer USA-1 snap kits   

    If they do pick me up two and I'll pay you back.
  2. Fat Brian added a post in a topic Looking for a few of the newer USA-1 snap kits   

    It is, it's just hard to get there without the wife. While I've got you Mike do you still have any of those Revell plow trucks without the snow plows? I'd be down for a few if you do.
  3. Fat Brian added a post in a topic Looking for a few of the newer USA-1 snap kits   


    I just checked the one in Matthews, they didn't have any. Concord is a bit of a reach for me during work hours.
  4. Fat Brian added a topic in Truck Kits or Parts to Trade, or Wanted / Requests   

    Looking for a few of the newer USA-1 snap kits
    Specifically I'm looking for the wheels and tires from the newer USA-1 or Carolina Crusher kits, or even the Nestle Crunch version.
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  5. Fat Brian added a post in a topic Finished 34 ford pickup rat rod   

    That is a very nice build, I love what you did with the door panels.
  6. Fat Brian added a post in a topic better chassis for builds?   

    I haven't worked in it in a while but I don't remember there being a glaringly obvious problem with it, I honestly haven't gotten too far into yet.
  7. Fat Brian added a post in a topic better chassis for builds?   

    I've used the new AMT 67 Mustang chassis under the old 68 Shelby kit, the Revell 65 Impala chassis under the AMT 65 Pontiac 2+2, the AMT 70 Impala chassis under the 76 Caprice, and the AMT 71 Charger chassis under the MPC 71 Roadrunner and AMT 74 Roadrunner.
  8. Fat Brian added a post in a topic Parts to convert a 53 Ford p/u to a 54 or 55   

    P&P used to make 54 grilles, there might be one still floating around.
  9. Fat Brian added a post in a topic Ford 4x4 Styleside snap kit   

    Yeah, that ain't worth nothing, why don't you send it over to my house so I can toss it for you.
    Seriously though, those kits are pretty rare which is sad because they're the most accurate kit of the early 80's body style around. There is also a short bed dually and a step side version of those kits and they share some parts with the Revell sherriff's department Bronco. They are a bit simplistic but can be dressed up pretty easily.
  10. Fat Brian added a post in a topic rotator wrecker questions   

    The wrecker body actually adds a great deal of strength to the frame, especially if you attach them before painting so you can get a good weld. Do your best to put the joints in the frame under the wrecker body and make the contact points really strong.
  11. Fat Brian added a post in a topic wrecker question   

    Sometimes you can find the Can Do/Will Do wrecker body on ebay for a decent price, then all you need is the Kenworth kit of your choice and some Evergreen to stretch the chassis and a third axle.
  12. Fat Brian added a topic in The Truck Stop   

    Best donor kit for Mack B model?
    With the sudden wealth of Mack kits available or soon to be which one would be the most accurate to use as a donor for a B model conversion? The DM600 arguably has the most detailed chassis but the frame is flared in the front and I don't know if that feature was available on the B models. The R685 and Cruiseliner both have straight frames but I believe the engine in the Cruiseliner is a later variant that was after B production ended.
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  13. Fat Brian added a post in a topic Revell 1:25 Kenworth K-100 Aerodyne   

    Well, that $125 I paid for one on ebay a couple years ago feels a bit worse now.
  14. Fat Brian added a post in a topic AMT 68 PLYMOUTH ROADRUNNER KIT TO SUPERBIRD   

    The AMT 69 Daytona kit is a horrible dumpster fire of sadness. You could help it by adding the chassis from the 68 Roadrunner you posted but by the time you buy two kits you could get the really great Revell 69 Daytona. If you watch ebay for a few weeks the Johan 70 kits can be found for an acceptable price, especially for an open box one.
  15. Fat Brian added a post in a topic Chris Cornell   

    I was 13 or 14 when Superunknown came out and it was immediately my favorite cd that I owned. I later found Temple of the Dog and even got to see Audioslave live in 2006 in think, Chris's music has been with me for most of my life. Today is a going to be a rough day, made sadder by the fact that there is some evidence that Chris might have taken his own life. I guess you don't write songs like that or sing like that without some inner demons to deal with. It's becoming quite depressing that all of my favorite bands are gone forever, I mean Layne, Scott, Kurt, Shannon, and now Chris. Can we get some bodyguards for Eddie Vedder please?