Eric Macleod

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  • Scale I Build 1/24 and 1/32

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  • Location Battle Creek, Michigan
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  1. Eric Macleod added a post in a topic '36 Ford Phaeton   

    Looks good.  That was a great idea using the fishing line. It's coming together nicely. 
  2. Eric Macleod added a post in a topic 5th restoration- rebodied Duesenberg   

    The gray body was a 31 Packard 840 Phaeton.  You could get a great Duesenberg LeBaron or Derham  Phaeton out of that one. You certainly keep things interesting. 
  3. Eric Macleod added a post in a topic 5th restoration- rebodied Duesenberg   

    You always come up with interesting projects.  I'll be watching your progress with interest. If you decide you should have gone with the Bugatti I'll donate a Duesenberg to the cause!
  4. Eric Macleod added a post in a topic 1947 VW Factory pickup   

    Nothing not to like here. Great model all around.
  5. Eric Macleod added a post in a topic Duesenberg SSJ Roadster   

    I did a build up of the Gable car J-567 (Clark Gable never actually owned the cat but used it extenively) about 30 years ago. It came out well though much of the filler has shrunk. Keep in mind all I had at the time was good old green stuff. The way you describe doing your work is exactly what I did years ago. I look forward to seeing your progress,  even if you abandon the project.  This is coming from a guy who took 15 years to build a Judkins Victoria!  Best of luck. 
  6. Eric Macleod added a post in a topic Duesenberg SSJ Roadster   

    I would encourage you to check out the current photos of the Cooper car. If you PM your address I can get a very good article about the two short wheelbase Duesenbergs, AKA (but not from the factory ) the SSJ cars.
  7. Eric Macleod added a post in a topic '36 Ford Phaeton   

    Once upon a time I used black spark plug wire (1:24 scale of course ) for fender welt on a Cord Sportsman I was building.  I think it came out looking spot on. Maybe consider that? The Phaeton is looking excellent. 
  8. Eric Macleod added a post in a topic My daughters builds   

    It is so exciting to see kids getting into the hobby. I'm hoping that I can get my girls started. I think I started when I was about 7 but what do you think is a good age for kids to begin building? 
    You have done well getting them involved and their workmanship is excellent! 
  9. Eric Macleod added a post in a topic 1948 Chevrolet Indy Pace Car   

    Oh my. That is simply excellent.  I really like all the little details on the instrument panel. Under the hood and on and on.  This is a model to be proud of.  Stunning. 
  10. Eric Macleod added a post in a topic 4th restoration - 1932 Ford Phaeton   

    Excellent work on this one. What's next? 
  11. Eric Macleod added a post in a topic '36 Ford Phaeton   

    Wow! That blows away my early Ford!
  12. Eric Macleod added a post in a topic 4th restoration - 1932 Ford Phaeton   

    Looks excellent.  I am impressed with the model, the '67 'Stang  and the tool box. Lots of good stuff you have.
  13. Eric Macleod added a post in a topic 4th restoration - 1932 Ford Phaeton   

    As always, you are doing a fantastic job with this.  Are you thinking of doing anything to upgrade the old AMT wheels? Keep us posted. 
    Eric 
  14. Eric Macleod added a post in a topic 1934 Duesenberg Town Car   

    I  have had the privilege to drive many Classics including 9 (I think ) Duesenbergs.  They are indeed very fast and really live up to their reputation. 
    I have built this model several times over the years and it is my favorite kit. My words of advice pertinent to building it relate to the brake backing plates. They are quite fiddly and care must be taken with alignment both vertically and horizontally.  I know some people have built jigs for this purpose but I'm not that advanced.  Have fun with this one!  There's lots of reference material out there just under Google images and the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Club website is great also.
  15. Eric Macleod added a post in a topic Pocher repair   

    I think I  have driven 9 Duesenbergs over the years with SJN 564 being the best. For obvious reasons Duesenbergs  are my favorite Classic to drive but I have to tell you that a V12 powered Packard is quite a thrill too, as is a Franklin, particularly with 12 cylinder power. Lincoln K's and V16 Cadillacs are just trucks. Beautiful trucks, bur trucks all the same. A blower Bentley is pretty freaking amazing too. I have sampled just about everything out there and when tuned correctly a Full Classic is a thing of beauty on the road just as they are on a Museum floor.  And of interest to readers here, while complicated,  Rolls Phantoms are really great cars to drive.