Eric Macleod

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  • Scale I Build 1/24 and 1/32

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  • Location Battle Creek, Michigan
  • Full Name Eric Macleod

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  1. Eric Macleod added a post in a topic Duesenberg J Judkins Victoria   

    I am now scratchbuilding the interior. Here are the door panels I made up. One has some wash to bring out the details. Candidly, I am not sure I like it as much as the other so I may re-do it. The armrests are quite severely angled. Such matches the real car.

  2. Eric Macleod added a post in a topic If money were no object, what car would you buy?   

    WOW, Where to start?

    1911 Ford Model T Torpedo
    1913 Mercer J-35 Raceabout
    1917 Roamer Phaeton
    1929 Duesenberg J Murphy Convertible Sedan
    1929 Franklin 137 Runabout
    1929 Lincoln L Locke Club Roadster
    1930 Cord L-29 Phaeton Sedan
    1930 Cadillac 452 Madame X Convertible Coupe- Fleetwood
    1930 Ford Model A Cabriolet
    1931 Ford Model A Deluxe phaeton
    1932 Lincoln K Dietrich Convertible Sedan
    1932 Duesenberg SJ Murphy Roadster
    1932 Packard 12 Dietrich Phaeton
    1932 Stutz DV-32 Roadster
    1934 Auburn 12 Salon Speedster
    1934 Ford V-8 Phaeton
    1934 Packard 12 Dietrich Convertible Victoria
    1935 Duesenberg SJ Convertible Coupe-Rollston
    1935 Mercedes 540 K Spezial Roadster
    1937 Packard 12 Convertible Sedan
    1939 Lincoln Continental Cabriolet (the prototype of course)
    1948 Nash Ambassador Cabriolet
    1949 Buick Super Convertible (with a stick of course)
    1956 Continental Mark II
    1961 Lincoln Convertible
    1962 Lincoln Convertible
    1962 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible
    1964 Imperial Convertible
    1965 Ford Mustang 2+2 Fastback, 289 HiPo 4 speed (of course)
    1966 VW Cabriolet
    1968 Checker Marathon Wagon
    1972 Mercury Montego GT 428 CJ 4 speed
    1995 Mazda MX-5 Miata Special Edition Merlot
    2015 Dodge-3500 Dually with Cummings, tow package and Atlas 28' fully enclosed transporter with 1' extra height.

    There are a LOT more but this is a good list to start.
  3. Eric Macleod added a post in a topic Pocher Rolls Sedanca   

    Looks great with this lowered profile. I like it.

    Do you know the landau bars are mounted upside down in this photo? Theball is supposed to be topside so they can fold. So far this is the only flaw I have yet seen in your impecable build of ths model Keep at it.

  4. Eric Macleod added a post in a topic Revell 1969 Ford Shelby GT500 Convertible - Acapulco Blue   

    Thats a model? Wow!
  5. Eric Macleod added a post in a topic 1932 Chevy Standard Six Cabriolet (AMT-ERTL 1:25)   

    Well all right. This is one nice looking model. I like your color scheme and attention to detail. You have really brought this one to life.

  6. Eric Macleod added a post in a topic Show us your 6 powered cars   

    Here are my humble contrubutions to the topic. Sort of opposite poles here. I offer up my '68 Jeep Commando with a V-6 and my 1929 Rolls Royce Phantom II Ascot Phaeton with an OHV strait 6 with dual ignition. Good topic you have going here.

  7. Eric Macleod added a post in a topic Duesenberg J Judkins Victoria   

    Finally I had time to make a bit of progress. I got the paint work completed on the body including the intricate multi-tome paint scheme. I still need to rub it out and get some real gloss going but I am very happy so far. I did a bit more detail work on the firewall and it is ready to fit to the body. Interior panels have been made from scratch. I tried multiple attempts to copy the exact Judkins pattern but could not. So...I cheated. I figured in this scale hardly anyone would ever see the difference and besides, this is not a model destined for a contest anywhere anytime. So...I said "good enough for what it is an who it is for."

    Next I need to make the headliner, windows, windshiled wiipers, hinges for the doors, floors, pedals and fit the seats (I cheated and used out of the box seats for this. They are not perfect replicas of what was in the car but prety darn close) and shorten/fit the running boards. If I were dilligent I could probably finish it in 3-4 evenings but I am trying to take my time and not smudge anything in the final assembly.

    Comments are always welcome.


  8. Eric Macleod added a post in a topic Jo-Han Mercedes 500K Roadster- Slumpbuster!   

    This is simply stunning. Every detail is right on point. You have certainly done the old Johan justice. Your model must be one of the best 540 roadsters I have ever seen. Well done. I concur, come to the dark side and build Classics with a capital C with the rest of us!
  9. Eric Macleod added a post in a topic Pocher Rolls Sedanca   

    I learn something every time I take the time to follow your progress. While I don't think I have enough years in my life to attempt a Pocher, your techniques will certainly help me with aspects of my other more modest modeling attempts. I enjoy myself every time I look at another aspect of this most entertaining thread. Keep up the good fight.
  10. Eric Macleod added a post in a topic 1913 Model T Runabout, all finished at last.   

    I am curious about the source of the mechanic and Henry figures.
  11. Eric Macleod added a post in a topic 1913 Model T Runabout, all finished at last.   

    Art is exactly right. ICM did a good job with the top adding the seams exactly where they would fall on the 1:1 car. This is true of both the Runabout and the Touring car of 1911.
  12. Eric Macleod added a post in a topic Race Of Gentlemen Model T   

    This is most excellent! There are a lot of speedsters out there that look a lot like this car. It is VERY era appropriate.
  13. Eric Macleod added a post in a topic 1960s VW bug (slightly weathered)   

    Neat model. I too like the weathering. Welcome back to the hobby!
  14. Eric Macleod added a post in a topic 1913 Model T Runabout, all finished at last.   

    As you know I have followed this thread with considerable interest as I have a real 1913 Model T in my garage. Art has done a fine job of both interpreting this model and reducing many of the inaccuracies in the kit. Art is exactly right about the top material-they are quite shiny...unless they are worn out. I have appreciate all of Art's questions and commitment to making this model as good as possible. One thing that may not be immediately evident is in making both a 1913 and a 1911 Ford, of different bodystyles, it was necessary to make some pretty serious compromises with this kit to represent both cars and both bodystyles. While it would have been easier for ICM to do both as 1911's or both 1913's they created nice representations of both eras.

    My hat is off to Art on this well built model.

    As an offer to anyone else out there in cyber land, if you need reference photos for building one of these, all you have to do is ask, The cars are out back in the garage.

  15. Eric Macleod added a post in a topic T - Touring   

    The "dummy door" on the American made T's started when my '13 was made and carried on through the 1925 open bodied cars (runabouts and tourings). In 1926 American made cars joined the Canadian cars and added a door on the driver's side. They were so small that someone like me with size 13 feet cannot get through the door opening. Oddly, on my '26 fordor (no, that is not a spelling error) sedan it is pretty easy to get in because there is more space between the parking brake and the door opening as they have shorter cowls.

    I have to tell you, I really like what you have done with this model, which has always been one of my all time favorites. The lines are a really nice improvement and would lend themselves nicely to a 1:1 car. I will be curious about your color choices as we go forward.