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    Scale model building of all types; American and world history; science; religious studies; flight; grandchildren; travel; antique car and motorcycle restoration

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  1. This may be, but I'm not so sure of that. Seems to me if this were true, the inside of the coil would be flat, but it's not. The spring coils are round inside and out. For sure you can see the parting line down each outside half of the coil. but the inner coils retain their perfectly round shape. That's what I can't compute.
  2. It's the first one I've seen done in plastic as well. Can't even imagine the mold it would take to do that, then to get it out of the mold makes my head spin. Yes, this has been a fun kit to build so far. Fits together very well. The paint set sells for around $12, so the price is right. Then it's lacquer based paints as well. Dries fast and hard. Very much more scratch resistant than water based acrylics but stinks a lot.
  3. Remember when we built model cars and a detailed kit would provide a lump of plastic that resembled a coil spring? No more, this kit has the first fully formed set of coil springs I have ever seen in an injection molded styrene plastic kit. Then here are the additional suspension parts added, upper and lower control arms, hubs, tie rods, etc. Next will add some more paint to cover the newly added parts.
  4. For this model, will be using the Mr Color desert yellow modulation set. This is a four color set with varying degrees of desert yellow. The idea is to start with the darkest color first, then build on that to lighten the dark shade to give the model a feeling of depth with the paint. Four-step process. Because more chassis detail gets added in subsequent steps, it's best to get the first dark coat on now before adding more parts. This will make it easier to get the entire thing painted.
  5. Sure can't fault you for that. A lot of the old hot rodder in me, too.
  6. Lou, if you go back to my first post and click on the link I provided, there are a few photos of the 1:1 machine and how it's painted all one color. Of course, there would be nothing wrong with painting it any way you see fit. In this case, I intend to paint it in one basic color and pick out details with shading and paint modulation. Just my personal preference, no right or wrong way as far as I'm concerned. It could probably look real good in different colors if one chose to do that.
  7. Assembly of the frame rails and sub assemblies. Addition of support gussets to the chassis and other various parts. Next up are the four independent suspension assemblies.
  8. I agree. In the past, I bought resin upgrades that looked nowhere near as good as this, straight out of the box. That's the point I was trying to make in another post. There are model kits out there right now that don't need anything aftermarket, they are perfectly sufficient right out of the box.
  9. Yes, this is generally what's happening with a lot of new models these days. The detail is becoming extraordinary.
  10. Construction begins with the chassis and drive components. These sub assemblies consist of more than 40 individual parts. The parts are small and extremely well molded. Only a small amount of cleanup is needed on parting lines, and no parts yet have had any sink marks. The steering parts appear to be movable assemblies. This vehicle has very beefy chassis rails.
  11. The commander that really interests me is Kurt Knispel. Very young, this commander scored more than 160 confirmed tank kills, even upwards of 190 kills before his death in combat in 1945. One story says after his tank was blown out by a Russian T-34/85, his crew bailed out but he stayed on board, found the tank that killed his own through his periscope, then fired and killed the tank that destroyed his! He fell into disfavor after he stopped an SS guard from mistreating a Russian POW. Afterward, he was shunned by the German hierarchy and never was awarded medals or recognition he should have received.
  12. So sorry to learn Dan has left us, I was just reading one of his last posts recently on another card model where he said he had done all he could. He kept such a positive attitude all the way to the end. I hope Dan has found comfort from his pain on the other side. We will all miss him.

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