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  1. Always had a soft spot for these Studebaker pickups, when I saw this new 3D printed 1953 body by Andy Lesiak , I *had to* get it. Evaluated what to use for a donor kit, decided on the MPC "Deserter" '84 Jimmy, because I'm not a fan of the Square Body era, especially the stacked quad rectangle headlights (I own a '68 Chevy C-10 so I'm extremely biased 😝). The Studebaker bed is designed for a Pro Street build, that is going to get revamped. Was thinking of using the floor of the GMC bed, but this nixed that idea. Right off the bat, encountered bad engineering, the rear perches for the front suspension, no left/right, so slight modification required. Glued parts that are halves together, for now not cleaning up, goal is to do a mockup. Found the engine has left/right valve covers, but the instructions don't indicate such. Puttied some sink marks already. Rookie builders might get ticked off about how the wheels might not turn when assembled. The ejection pin marks needed to be scraped down. The part numbers on the tree are screwed up, there is a front/rear axle retainer with different lengths, the same number was on a front and rear part. 😆 The other thing about the wheels, they are about 1/16" wider than the tire beads. Can't just sand down the rim, need to evaluate what to do, this can't stand! Used the hotwire to cut off the door panels, modify the gas tank, and cut up the firewall part. Temporarily glued the drivetrain together with globs of Titebond glue. The instructions are useless for showing how the front leaf springs mount to the front perches, there is no positive connection, so the first mockup will determine what to do next. In fact, there is about 3/16" of play front-back to fix the front axle, I guess in this case with the different body that's a plus! I know the body will be painted a patina turquoise, with different color rear fenders, and will add some dents. The interior will have to be scratch-built, have a VW Bus bench seat which should suffice, dash will take more work, and door panels are simple enough. No emblems, street rods usually have that stuff shaved, but that hood ornament is cool, have to make that! Taillights are simple. Was planning to use the GMC mirrors, brush guard, winch.
  2. Stumbled upon this 3D printed 1953 Studebaker pickup that Andy Lesiak posted on Fakebook. He can also do a 1957 version. I've always liked these, didn't think twice about it. No interior, but it's simple enough for me to scratch build. Will post pictures when received.
  3. Lindberg kit I picked up with a gift card. It's a pretty easy build, however, a few of the parts are mislabeled. Also, it says there are side mirrors, but the kit does not have any. SAM_0128 by Eric Lucas, on Flickr SAM_0129 by Eric Lucas, on Flickr SAM_0130 by Eric Lucas, on Flickr SAM_0131 by Eric Lucas, on Flickr
  4. Well finally getting around to working on a new project today. Still depressed from the Super Bowl so have to do something. Just got this '53 F 100 and am wondering if there are allot of fitment problems like the '56 F100 that has been on here before. Anyone want to chime in please do so. I think I'm going to build this with a wood bed, wood side rails and ends. Thinking it would be cool to make it into a farm stock hauler like my dad's was back in the day. Or perhaps hauling wood or some other project. Thoughts? Here are a few shots of the box for now.
  5. Here is my last build, a 53 Ford F100, from the AMT Diamond in the rough kit. I wanted a truck in a good condition, but weathered, for my garage and junkyard diorama. And that one has a tow bar, perfect for pictures with the trailer ! Some stuff in the interior... Flathead V8. And here is the new project of the shop ! Leave your comments !
  6. The last model car I finished, 9 years ago in 2004. This one was such a pain, the parts didn't fit, the flip-nose was very hard to stay in one place...this kit got me out of the hobby for almost ten years. Thinking about it now, I have to applaud the model company for even trying to do a 1:25 flip-nose. I might even try to build another one.
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