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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 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.



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

    Duplicolor is your friend
  3. 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. 
     
     
  4. 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.
  5. 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 .
  6. 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 )
     
     






  7. 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 )
  8. 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
     




  9. 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.
  10. gtx6970 added a post in a topic Tasca and Bob Ford Thunderbolts. Now a dual build   

    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  .
  11. gtx6970 added a topic in Drag Racing Models   

    Tasca and Bob Ford Thunderbolts. Now a dual build
    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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  12. gtx6970 added a post in a topic Foose 67" Coronet   

    Cool. 
    Are those the tires and wheels in this kit
  13. 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 ?????
  14. 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
     
  15. 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