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Hello Usually I'm just looking and reading through the many greats posts here, but finally have something to share. I got my Hellcat Challenger conversion kit! I've been wanting this for quite a while, so I'm really excited (can you tell)! Now i just need the Revell Challenger kit to arrive, which i ordered from a store in the US, so i can begin building. I haven't completed a kit in many years, I haven't really had the time, or especially the space to paint properly, but now I have some good motivation, and time abundant being stuck mostly working from home right now! Let me share what I've learned has transpired. The operator of Clearly Scale was going through some serious health problems over the past few years, he doesn't say in much detail, but others have said he'd had some heart problems, surgeries and a type of stroke, all of which are kind of related in my limited knowledge. So it was great news to see some new posts of activity. There's no post on his facebook page, so I reached out via email (clearlyscale @ gmail). He's getting some help from family it seems, which is good. Their first priority has been since setting up shop again, as he was put into some type of special care for his condition for over a year, maybe still is? and they've been working many months since, on clearing up any old orders, like mine was. I had ordered through the web store, which they closed after his problems, to avoid more orders coming in. This was the information shared in email contact, when they reached out to check on my old order, which was placed december 2018, but i got a full refund back for it. I asked to purchase my original order, and if it was possible to get a Hellcat conversion kit too? They said were planning to make them again, and sent me my original order, which i was happy to purchase again. They asked I wait for a few months for the Hellcat kit, as they were focused on fixing any old back order issues first. They never invoiced me, until they had the parts ready and sent them out the day after I paid. It was pretty quick as I'm also in Canada. My understanding is that they are not planning to reopen web store, and instead have begun to supply a couple of retailers. I've seen some unfair harsh remarks posted online, but I know from my previous purchase back in 2017, he was doing a tonne of work and so limited online for replies, especially for a small one man show, but they quality was as amazing as everyone said, so well worth the wait which he had posted everywhere for production lead wait times. I just feel it's fair to post up some positive news about them here, and show you the cool parts I got!
I don't get on here as often as I'd like, and been asked about engines that I've been developing, but I realize not everyone is on FB either to see pics there ...so here are some pics of my most recent Monsters This is a major revamp of the Revell 1:25 Hemi LX V8, with most obvious addition of Supercharger, but the changes go much deeper, every single component has been modified and enhanced in some way, or else scratch built ...even the plain oil filter was replaced with a more detailed piece The poorly kit (plain blank) heads were completely redone, with casting details, and proper separate Hemi LX valve covers made from scratch, including bolts and twin spark plugs Proper coil-on-plug ignition coil packs were made, and cast separately also The supercharger with bespoke intake manifold is full of detailing, separate throttle body was scratch built, with tight fitting intake tube + cone filter (actually fits under kit hood), fuel rail and injector detail, and Hemi specific "through manifold" oil filler + cap Even the engine accessory plate is more detailed, with proper radiator hose spouts in place, and more detailing, with of course new serpentine belt + tensioner set-up for the supercharger Automatic VAG1 transmission still fits, but I adapted the T56 6 speed to fit now (as shown) I'm pretty proud of how this newest engine set turned out This is the supercharged (C6) LS V8 engine build Lots of hidden detailing improvements on this baby also, and of course the most obvious, supercharger Another LS project, just finishing up this one, a truly unique (since IRL never existed, that we know of?) and fun ...monster 9.45L V12 engine set transmission is a Tremec 6060 6 speed, and fully detailed block, heads, intake and simpler accessory belt system (A/C and P/S delete) with low hung Alternator, block hugger tri-Y headers, and tight fitting intake snorkel with cone filter (due to engines length), to (try) fit some hot rod engine bays?! LOL