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R. Thorne

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  1. “Building plastic models” by Robert Schleicher. While dated, (published 1976), this book has some of the best basic modeling information I have seen and an excellent reference source. Available on Amazon or EBay for about $6.00 shipped (used). Well worth the money for new and old modelers.
  2. Get some straight duct, at least for the first foot or so and the first elbow. The flexible stuff causes buffeting and back flow due to the ridges. It’s hurting you more than most because of the length and turns you have to make. Consider contacting Pace. I am sure he could guide you.
  3. Just watched the last episode (Little Red Wagon build). Interesting info on the Hot Rod story and the original purpose of the car(truck) and it and the model’s evolvement.
  4. Really don’t understand all the negativism about this show (and kit bashing). Doubt that there are many on this forum who don’t kit bash to make their model fit their specific needs. Watched the third show last night in which Steve recreates his old 1968 hemi charger. How many other tv shows are there that are about building model cars?
  5. I like it a lot. Where did you get the injector velocity stacks? Fuel pump and log scratch built? What did you use for the steel lines? Thanks in advance.
  6. Excellent place to do business with, as is scalehobbyist.com.
  7. Well, I, for one, think the show was great, and am in awe of steve’s Almost encyclopedic knowledge of cars and, more specifically, drag cars. Are his models works of art (like Guy Beaudette) ? No, of course not, but his show will help “popularize” model building. I don’t see a down side.
  8. New show on MotorTrend streaming with Steve Magnante (sp) called super models.
  9. Duhhh. I did not notice he said 1/24 scale. Sorry about that.
  10. Headers??? You might consider modelcarworld or perhaps there are others. They show fender well ones. Don’t know the quality and/or fit issues, but I am thinking of giving them a try myself as headers are a continuing problem for me in most of my builds (pretty much all early drag cars).
  11. Nice tip about pushing the body down to set the height of the cage. No more tedious measuring. Duhhh, why didn’t I think of that? Thank you for sharing.
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