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About slownlow

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  • Scale I Build 1/24-25

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  • Location central Iowa
  • Full Name bob maloy

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  1. slownlow added a post in a topic Service station Jeep   

    Thanks all fore the kind comments. 
  2. slownlow added a post in a topic Service station Jeep   

    This is the MPC WWII 1/25 Jeep kit and the tires came in the kit. The tooling of the mold must be getting old as there was some ruffness to the smaller parts though not much flash. Also the plastic is rather soft and the frame had a twist. I fabricated the cab out of sheet plastic and made the DX decals. Because it is a civilian rendition the military goodies, Thompson machine gun, carbine rifle, 50cal machine gun and a 105 recoilles are in my stash. All in all it was a fun kit to do.
  3. slownlow added a topic in Under Glass: Pickups, Vans, SUVs, Light Commercial   

    Service station Jeep
    Here is a Jeep like one I had in the 60's. Sure had a lot of fun with this old gal. Not much good for road trips but great for exploring Midwest river valleys. She had the metal 1/2 cab like this when I got her but soon replaced it with a full soft top. 

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  4. slownlow added a topic in On The Workbench   

    WWII / gas station Jeep
    This is a Jeep I had in the late 60's though my version was a CJ (civilian) rather than this military version. The kit is the MPC version in 1/24. Because the kit is military it has some fun accessories, Thompson machine gun, carbine rifle, 50 cal machine gun and 105 recoilless rifle. Because this represents a service station vehicle those items are left off though they might be handy in traffic. When I got the Jeep it had a metal 1/2 cab which made dating interesting. While 4wheeling in the woods one day I found out why the spare is usually mounted in back. For this girl I figure I needn't worry about how close the trees are together. Someone may be molding a cab like this but it's pretty easy to fabricate. It would be in the finished category but I plan on making a battery charging unit and decals reading "John's DX service & lubritorium".

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  5. slownlow added a post in a topic 51 Cevy Redux   

    Finally making some good progress. I kind of feel like that Ancient Greek who had to roll the boulder up the mountain only to have it roll back down  just short of the peak. Anyway here she is so far

  6. slownlow added a post in a topic What did you see on the road today?   

    I saw this old friend in the parking lot of our local Home Depot. Turned out the owner was the clerk that waited on me. Said it had been in the family since 1972. The only thing she's missing is a Greatful Dead sticker in the rear window.

  7. slownlow added a post in a topic Another Monza build in the mix??? Update 8-16-16   

    Keep on keep'n on!
  8. slownlow added a post in a topic 51 Cevy Redux   

    Besides the moldings I'm considering going this direction. God love photoshop.

  9. slownlow added a post in a topic 51 Cevy Redux   

    Here's a little more mocking up of moldings

  10. slownlow added a post in a topic 51 Cevy Redux   

    As I look at this after prime coat it seemed kind of plain so I'm playing with the idea of some moldings. Here's my first idea. Thoughts and comments welcome.

  11. slownlow added a post in a topic Adding detail, firing order   

    I don't worry too much about the order but I do make sure the battery is always negative grounded
  12. slownlow added a post in a topic Chopped/sectioned 39 Ford(update:primer mock up!))   

    Your work is very clean and I like this a lot. The only other thing you might concider is adding the drip rail. I feel it accents the smooth swoop of the chopped roof in a subtle way and connects it with the body lines.But hay, your the one you gotta please. Keep on keep' on.
  13. slownlow added a post in a topic A delicate question   

    Thanks to all for the suggestions. I did have successs in removing the decal without damage to model or decal. I wet a Q tip and kept the decal damp for about 3-4 minuets. Then was able to slowly work a #11 exacto under a corner and then moistened the underside as well as the upper. After a few minuets it was free. I've now reapplied it with the point of the star in the right direction.

  14. slownlow added a post in a topic 51 Cevy Redux   

    Thanks for the kind comments. I've been pecking away. I decided to wire the engine but the firing order is probably wrong, I'm pretty sure the battery is wired with - ground though. Got the front bumper in Alcad. The pins showing are just alignment devices and will be hidden when done. The Dagmars still need some attention (see earlier pic). To me they need more bulk and after the headlights are in they may be too much, we'll see. At this point I'm liking the Sombreros but flippers are in the running.  

  15. slownlow added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    A delicate question
    I need to remove a decal from a tissue and balsa wood airplane. The model was painted with dope before acrylic paints were applied, then the decals were applied. Any ideas will be greatly appreciated.
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