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  • Location KY,,,aka the Land of Good Boose and Fast Horses
  • Full Name Bill Allphin

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  1. gtx6970 added a post in a topic Tasca Ford Thunderbolt.   

    You lucky dog , best I got is  I stood next to this very car with it at idle and man it sounds gooooooood . And just a few yards away the Hubert Platt Thunderbolt sat quietly waiting . I had some serious cars all around me that day.  The Dyno Don AFX Coment , near by the Sox and Martin pro stock Thunderbird was warming up for a few exhibition runs . Needless to say I was in serious drool mode.
    I even got to meet Shirley Shahan the same day ,,super nice lady btw . The more I think about it , WOW that was a good trip.
    Sadly that was the last time I saw Jake King before he passed some time later. Regrettably I didnt get his autograph with Ronne and Buddys signed my program ( which I still have btw )
  2. gtx6970 added a post in a topic Tasca Ford Thunderbolt.   

    One with it assembled dry to ck stance and overall how it looks. Out in the sun this color comes alive . Thank you Tamiya .
    I cant decide if I like the black rear steel wheels or go with the Radar that match the front. Ive found pictures of it both ways

  3. gtx6970 added a post in a topic 1/16 Scale Army Vega Funny Car - Updated 2/14/2017 Valve Covers and Manifold   

    Watching this come to fruition ,,,,There is no way I could / would rush it at this point. If you make your deadline, Great.  If not so what . Tomorrow is another day and another opportunity  .  At the level your trying to achieve, there is bound to be setbacks. Its all part of it. And l like everything else ,we deal with it and move forward .
    To me , I build what I want , when I want to build it. Its all about inspiration. Without it , I don't go near the model bench.
    I also have a life size model in the garage. Wrapped up  in the form of a 1968 Charger RT. Its a customers car that's been in process off an on for the past 3 years or so,,,,so its not like the 1/25th scale cars are the only modeling I get to do . And with no major setbacks ( and its certainly had its share) from this point forward . The car will roll out of my garage by end of April DONE .
    And with summer right around the corner, modeling will come to a screeching halt here soon for me anyway.
  4. gtx6970 added a post in a topic Tasca Ford Thunderbolt.   

    Thanks, I want to think the actual car when I saw it the long block was blue,,,,but that was over 20 years ago now I guess. Not to mention I looked at  A LOT of vintage super stock cars that day. On top of the fact  my memory isn't what it used to be.
    That trip  was a very last minute idea and forgot to pack my camera ( cell phones didn't exist in my world back then )  But now you got me thinking I may need to change the color .  Oh well best change it now if need be ,,,,,,back to Google images if I can find it .
    Edit, the only under hood  pics I can find of this car are of  the 1/18th scale diecast. And its blue. 100% accurate or not. I " think "  I'll leave it as is . On a positive note I did find a nice article on the 1st Thunderbolt. The Dick Brannon / Romy Hammes car. And it has a black engine in it  .
  5. gtx6970 added a topic in Drag Racing Models   

    Tasca Ford Thunderbolt.
    Having seen this actual car in person many many years ago. I knew someday I needed to build one in scale.   And that day has finally arrived. After doing a little research a couple years ago I found out that Tamiya makes the colors that gets me extremely close if not dead on to the 1/1 . TS11 for the maroon and TS21 for the gold .
    Having built the  Gas Ronda and Hubert Platt cars in the past . So I'm somewhat familiar with the  kit itself. And IMO , its one of Revells best in 1/25th scale . Nothing special really, its just going to be a simple box stock build to fill a hole in my display case .
    Painted it earlier this week, did all the decals a couple days ago. and while the house was all quite this morning, I cleared it.
    All the emblems were covered in bare metal foil before any paint or primer went on , then wiped off with a Tamiya Q tip and lacquer thinner once painted , but prior to clear coats.
    Interior tub is just Testors champagne gold . I masked off the door panels with bare metal foil and painted the white accents. ( still undecided if I want to attempt fate and do the darker upper portion of them or leave well enough alone and call it good ,,,my gut says stop now before I screw something up)  Tub was masked off so I could paint the floor in a satin black to look like the rubber mat in the 1/1 .
    I'm a big boy so comments or criticisms more then welcome

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  6. gtx6970 added a post in a topic Foose 67" Coronet   

    Are those the tires and wheels in this kit
  7. gtx6970 added a post in a topic What did you get today?   

    Mail man dropped off both the 1mm and 2mm chrome pens. I ordered them off Amazon maybe 2 weeks ago and they arrived this afternoon . And the curious George that I am . I had to see what all the fuss was about.
    I practiced on some spare sprues and realized you better be careful as it looks like on  the 2mm pen the paint gets thick in a hurry.  Then I did a windshield frame for my Munsters Koach and I swear  it looks like it came off the chrome tree. I then used the 1mm version on some molded in hood pins on a a couple cars and WOW . Very nice .
    With that said only time will tell what it looks like in a year , or 5 , or 20 . But WOW, I'm impressed so far.
    Has anyone cleared over it yet to ck the effects if any ?  I did a vent wing frame on a body that will get cleared here in the next few days . So maybe I'm the guinea pig ?????
  8. gtx6970 added a post in a topic Vinyl Top Trim, What size Styrene Strips for 1/25 scale   

    I'll have to ck but I think it just says half round - .020 on the pkg
  9. gtx6970 added a post in a topic 59 Plymouth vert with some 3d printed parts   

    Thank you.
    I saved it and once i get some ink for my color printer. I take a stab at printing a copy on decal paper
  10. gtx6970 added a post in a topic Goodyear speedway blue streak tires   

    If you come up with an extra set . PM me, I could use a set of them as well . I wonder if there's a plan by round 2 to do these in a parts pack set
  11. gtx6970 added a post in a topic 59 Plymouth vert with some 3d printed parts   

    Interested in printing and selling me a copy of the seat decals . ? if so, PM me we'll talk
    I have a Johan 59 Fury build on the short list . And I've all but decided its going to be either a real dark blood red or black,,,but  with red interior
  12. gtx6970 added a post in a topic Vinyl Top Trim, What size Styrene Strips for 1/25 scale   

    I think i used .010 x .020 for the top seams 
    And.020 Half round for the surrounding trim mldg.
  13. gtx6970 added a post in a topic Funny Car Summer 'Cuda   

    I'll post these here in case anyone wants to do the right click save thing .
    This car is still extremely high on my want to do list. But the chassis building thing scares me off . Maybe someday

  14. gtx6970 added a post in a topic What did you get today?   

    I picked up 2 packs of the plastic spoons over the weekend at the dollar store  at $1 a pack of 100 spoons per pack , I'm set for a while
  15. gtx6970 added a post in a topic What did you get today?   

    Got a set of original seats for my MPC 1969 Coronet from Ron Hamilton. Great guy .
    Thanks Ron, I owe you 1,,,or 2 actually .