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    James Gouthro

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  1. You have some serious craft ! Congrats on your awesome big M !
  2. Awesome and unique ! Love the weathered look !
  3. Hi Ron, thanks for the input man, appreciate the offer for the 3D print service. I am looking at diving into the 3D print world this coming fall when my shop is set up. I will keep you in mind for sure. Right now... a 1/16 scale version of a detroit 8v92 TTA engine would be the only consideration... and lucrative for you maybe.... dont know what the current climate is for folks building these big kits... i paid 70 dollars for this kit back in 81... bought 2 more NIB kits for cheap off a local guy. and 200 cdn recently for an aerodyne KW kit... I got the floatation tires and
  4. Hi James, I've bought a few cheap E bay glue bombs in my day. Most of the old models of the 70's and 80's were built with the testors single stage adhesive model glue, it melted the parts together on contact... so the more glue used... the more area of potential contact... the more painful it will be to separate the parts ! The only way to reliably separate the parts if they are well glued.. or super glued.. is to use a super sharp long point X-acto blade and surgically cut through the bond. Hot water could offer a small advantage to soften things but I would not be confident in ha
  5. Restoration and modification of my very first big rig model first assembled back in 1980 when I was 12 years old.... as per the box art... then dismantled and repainted in black... twice.. now its the final and most invasive reconstruction: - Stock hood modified for right air cleaner with flared fenders for the floatation tires -Single headlight mod. -Customized stock bumper -Steerable Heavy spec front axle with super single rims and flloat tires -Twin late model air cleaners -Chrome vent visor -Stock stacks cut short and finished with stainless foil
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