Eric Macleod

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  • Location Battle Creek, Michigan
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  1. Eric Macleod added a post in a topic SMP 1911 Chevrolet   

    I just received my kit in the mail today.  I can't wait to post a WIP as I build up this model.  First impressions are very good.  This one was worth the wait.  Thanks Kevin. 
  2. Eric Macleod added a post in a topic 1914 Stutz Bearcat.   

    Looks like a great start.  I really am impressed with your work. 
  3. Eric Macleod added a post in a topic MB W 136   

    I like it John.  This has to be one of the prettiest race cars ever built. To paraphrase you, where's the driving gloves?
  4. Eric Macleod added a post in a topic Monogam Untouchables   

    I appreciate the feedback Skip.
    A couple notes about the model I posted here. First, there were significant revisions to the fenders-the rears came off an MPC '28 Lincoln Phaeton kit if memory serves me correctly. I like how the wheels look on this one but to achieve this look I had to thin down every single spoke of all 6 wheels. It was very time consuming but worthwhile. If anyone is in the area, I encourage them to look over the '29 Rolls owned by the Gilmore Car Museum in Hickory Corners, MI. That car has been a major award winner in the past and is holding up very well. It serves as a very good reference for this model, even if you decide to go with different colors.
    As I did for Art with his ICM 1915 Model T build up, if anyone has specific reference photo needs involving Full Classics and other pre-war cars, I can usually get them in just a few days. This would include the Rolls, Ford Model T's (early and late), Ford Model A's (any stock Model A you could imagine), Thomas Flyer, Duesenberg J's, Packards of the '30's, '40-48 Lincoln Continental, Mercedes 540 K, Cadillac 452, Pierce Arrow, and Lincoln Model L. All of these are sitting almost literally in my back yard so all I have to do is run over with my camera and presto, you have a reference photo. is fun for me!
  5. Eric Macleod added a post in a topic Johan 31 Caddy   

    No, Lee. The Monogram 452 B is a V-16 also. I think the notion of using a shortened V-16 is the best bet. I too am curious about the wheelbase and hood length.
    Al, you are off to a great start on a V-16 Roadster.You might want to study the sill plates above the running board carefully as some of them have sills more like the V-16 Town Car fender set.
  6. Eric Macleod added a post in a topic Monogam Untouchables   

    I did mine in all black with matte silver from the beltine up. It was very common for a lot of bare aluminum to be exposed on these cars so I went ahead and duplicated that.

  7. Eric Macleod added a post in a topic 1913 Model T Runabout, all finished at last.   

    Your compliments and feedback mean a tremendous amount to me. I appreciate the show of friendship from you, as well as many others who have viewed this post, whether they have commented or not. I could not agree more; this forum is a true family and one I am happy to be part of. Thank you for your kind words. Now I just have to get my own model done!
    John makes an interesting point about the moving assembly line. The assembly line did not "just happen" as we are inclined to believe in retrospect. In actuality it was an evolving product that was very much in development as the Model T itself evolved. In the beginning, men (and in the beginning it was primarily men) moved parts and tools down a line and assembled cars as stationary objects. Later an idea came along to attach a rope to a sled carrying a car frame through the plant. Little by little the process evolved into the moving assembly line that we know today. By the time the line was perfected in the mid 1920's raw materials were unloaded by oar boats and trains on one end of the line (no boxes) and complete cars were being spit out on the other end. All aspects of the process of making the car were kept in house so Ford could control both supplies and prices. A very interesting read is the Ford Shops and Ford Methods that was written by a Ford Motor Company superintendent in 1915 as an orientation manual for new employees. It does a lot to dispel much of the myth of Ford manufacturing as well as help one understand what was really involved in making these cars what they were.
    John is also correct in this case, not to say "where's the keys?" as the car only had a cast iron tool to actuate the magneto then the car could be  hand!
    Great thread everyone!
  8. Eric Macleod added a post in a topic Johan 31 Caddy   

    I have built all three versions of this kit, the Fleetwood Town Car, the Phaeton and the Cabriolet. I consider them among the finest Full Classic models ever kitted. There are many photos of 1:1 cars out on the internet. I will try to find a photo of my Phaeton and get it up here.
  9. Eric Macleod added a post in a topic Monogam Untouchables   

    I have built both kits several times and they are among my favorites. The only real issue with t he Rolls kit that I know of is a somewhat challenging mating point of the body and front fender. I suggest gluing the body/fender assembly first then painting the assembly as a whole. I also find the fit of the hood/ radiator of that kit to be fiddly and has required some sanding/shimming to get right. Hope that helps!
  10. 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.

  11. 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.
  12. 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.

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

    Thats a model? Wow!
  14. 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.

  15. 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.