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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 Ramchargers rail   

    I like it. Got one to do myself someday. 
  2. gtx6970 added a post in a topic Tasca and Bob Ford Thunderbolts. Now a dual build   

    Final wheel choice has been decided on the Tasca car. ( my wife made the final decision. As I just couldn't decided one wheel over the other)
    Steel wheels on the Bob Ford car are the chrome pens , same goes the chrome around the door frames .  I'll stick with BMF for the FT/RR window trim and side moldings on both cars.
    Decals on the Bob Ford car have fought me tooth and nail from the word go.
    Ive got decals to do 5 more cars. The Conner Ford car, Al Means / Phil Bonner car, 2 versions of  a Butch Leal car, and the Reynolds Ford car. Problem is I'm not sure Ive got enough  kits on hand to do all 5

  3. gtx6970 added a post in a topic Fred Cady decals issues   

    No but I will the next one
  4. gtx6970 added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    Fred Cady decals issues
    Anyone had any issues using older Fred Cady decals ?
    I bought them several years ago ( likely over ten years or more ) . But they have been stored in a static cling photo album ever since.
    Took them out this week to use them and have had nothing but problems. Breaking apart when lifting them off the carrier sheet mad eit a lot of fun to do the car . And today I noticed they are loose on the car like there's no adhesive on the decal.  I had to lightly brush over them with future to hold them in place. ........At least I hope they stay once it all dries . 
    Ive used dozens of his sheets over they years ,, most when they  were  new but some maybe 5 years or more age wise .  And not once have I ever had an issue in the past .
    I sure hope this isn't a sign of things to come as I have dozens of them in my album .
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  5. gtx6970 added a post in a topic Bob Ford Thunderbolt decal - Len Richter   

    Yes, the sheet I have is # 477 . All I need is his name for the other door ( screwed up the one side )

  6. gtx6970 added a post in a topic More on Molotow pens   

    I bough the 1mm and 2mm pens ( for my needs / intentions I dont think I need the 4 mm pen )  And I'll be honest I am impressed . I did window trim and a full set of wheel with them . And they shine like they came off the chrome tree
    I did a test piece and sprayed lacquer clear over top of it and it makes it look like silver paint
  7. gtx6970 added a topic in Wanted!   

    Bob Ford Thunderbolt decal - Len Richter
    Anyone have a partial sheet for this car ? . I need the name ' Len Richter ' for one door is all. I screwed one up .
    Thats all I need is his name that goes on one door
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  8. gtx6970 added a post in a topic Tasca and Bob Ford Thunderbolts. Now a dual build   

    While browsing my local auto parts store, I stumbled on some Duplicolor gold that I think passes pretty close for the color " I think "  the Bob Ford car was.  And per the can its a Ford color.
    So I grabbed another body and hood out of the stash and quickly got to work.   Sanded all the mold lines off and washed it down. Primer on Friday morning, sanded it down with 600 , then taped off the roof and painted the gold yesterday morning, taped it back up and then the black this morning.  Dug out my Cady decal sheet this afternoon. And I have to say Ive never in my life had so  much trouble getting decals on a model car.  Seems like every one I pulled out of the water it came off the sheet in pieces. Or once it  hit the body it absolutely didn't want to move no matter how wet I had the area.  I was so frustrated I nearly stuffed it back in a box for some other day.  But with some serious effort on my part after nearly 3 hours of work .  I  managed to get everything on and lined up as best  I could .  I'll get the  chassis - power train assembled this evening then carry one with my 1st ever dual build. For now its just a dry fit to the Tasca Ford cars chassis/interior to see how it looks. This build will get the steel wheels only I'll try to the chrome pen thing on them and see how well they work . Otherwise  I'll let it dry overnight then clear it  tomorrow morning.

  9. gtx6970 added a post in a topic Which Tamiya Orange For Hemis?   

    Duplicolor is your friend
  10. gtx6970 added a post in a topic Vintage 1/25 Parts ID Request   

    I have about every 58 to 64 amt/ johan/mpc conv  kits. I'll  doling in and see if I can name all the top boots tomorrow. 
  11. gtx6970 added a post in a topic Gremlins in model building (not AMC type).   

    Had this happen just a few days ago. Carpet monster decided it needed my windshield for my Munsters Koach kit.
    I found it,,,,, about a half hour later.
    I heard the 'crack'  I knew instantly what it was. That was a sickening feeling.
  12. gtx6970 added a post in a topic Tamiya 1/12 Porsche 935   

    I'm not much into foreign / exotics . But I've always like this car in this livery since they first came out .
    Might have to build one,,,,,,,,, someday . But it would have to be 1/25th scale .
  13. gtx6970 added a post in a topic Modelhaus Dodge D200 Crew Cab '64 kit   

    Here is the RMR kit . I bought it a few years ago and it still sits in the box ( bed shown here wasnt included )

  14. gtx6970 added a post in a topic Tasca and Bob Ford Thunderbolts. Now a dual build   

    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 )
  15. gtx6970 added a post in a topic Tasca and Bob Ford Thunderbolts. Now a dual build   

    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