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Eric Macleod

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About Eric Macleod

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    1/24 and 1/32

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    Battle Creek, Michigan
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    Eric Macleod

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  1. 1930 Packard Club sedan

    I agree with the others. This looks great. Have you thought of a longer wheelbase? I have an extra set of fenders, a couple frame rails, exhaust pipes and a drive shaft if you want to attempt it.
  2. Hooper & Co Diorama

    I have been away too long. Congrats on your successful RR show. You certainly are the master of producing some very interesting projects. I am looking forward to watching the progress of this project. Clearly model car building can be more than just cars! All the best, Eric
  3. 1989 Mazda Miata

    I like this a LOT. You have really captured the essence of the 1:1 car. Like you, I miss my Miatas also. I very well may have to follow your lead on this one! Well done.
  4. 1930 Packard Club sedan

    Yup. That's it. Looks great.
  5. Aston Martin DB4

    The whole of this model is just stunning. Beautiful work! I really like the color and quality of your paint work...so much that I plan to use the same paint on a Cord project I have been working on for nearly 40 years. I am envious of the Aston!
  6. '11 Ford Model T Touring

    I didn't get a lot done in the last couple weeks. I'm waiting for a second round of the purple pond to do its job on the fenders. I have largely finished my work on the engine. Spark plugs still have to be painted. I also painted the fan belt and put the first coat of flat white on the muffler. I have decided to keep calling this an '11 as it is a closed valve engine (can't be a '10), but has no front doors (can't be a '12). This is a very nice model. The slow pace of the build is a result of my own ineptitude with painting, and making some fundamental errors.
  7. 1930 Packard Club sedan

    That looks doable. Good luck!
  8. Continental Mark II Convertible

    I have had the privilege of driving one of these in 1:1 scale, albeit a coupe, not the convertible. You just wouldn't believe how well made these cars are. You are really doing justice to the real thing with your model. I'm waiting for updates with interest!
  9. Revell Miata Mk1

    This is a model I would definitely be proud to display. Looks great.
  10. 1930 Packard Club sedan

    I used the Monogram Packard Phaeton body on the bottom and grafted a pair of Monogram Ford Model A Coupe roof sides ( for window frames) along with a full roof section from a AMT 31 Ford Tudor. Tons of sanding and filling gave me the result you see. When I built my Duesenberg Judkins Victoria I used a method very similar to yours with the multiple Town Car bodies and the wedges cut in them. You definitely have the right idea as far as I am concerned Pat. I am interested in watching your progress.
  11. 1930 Packard Club sedan

    I didn't want to hijack your thread but here is what I built at the time.
  12. 1930 Packard Club sedan

    I built a 1930 Packard 734 sedan perhaps 15 years ago. This is not for the feint of heart but you'll have a great model when you are done.
  13. My God! The car in the box art is dark green! Could it be any worse? I celebrate your beautiful loser model and will watch the assembly with interest.
  14. Most beautiful cars of all time

    I like a lot of these. My pick is this car. 1932 Packard 12 Individual Custom Phaeton by Dietrich.
  15. '11 Ford Model T Touring

    These are all very good suggestions. I will go ahead and steal all of them! I was looking at the spark plugs which may need to be a touch larger to be detailed enough to be noticeable. The correct plugs for one of these cars are really quite large both in terms of length and diameter. I wonder if the car ICM used for dimensions had a set of the newer plugs in place instead of a correct set. This kit is an interesting mix of obsessive detailing and baffling omissions. As an example, that ICM skipped the drain cocks for the oil (a part that is 1" long and perhaps 1/2" in diameter) is forgivable as it is such a small and relatively unimportant detail. On the other hand, omitting the entire gas tank and shut off (in 1:1 very prominent large aspects of the car -2 feet long and 10" in diameter) is puzzling. The only explanation I can come up with is they were planning the speedster a long time before the first kit was released. Either way, this is proving to be a delight of a project.