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  • Member since
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  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 4:41 AM

Got you Crown. 1/48 Tamiya Corsair in Salvadorian markings for Toshi.

I long to live in a world where chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 7:01 PM

mustang1989

I've been trying to reach a fella that used to be on here pretty frequently for the last few weeks. He had stopped posting here his own reasons but was always very supportive of my builds when I was just starting out here and participated in several group builds to include the two that I ran early on. You guys will know him as Rigidrider and he had this avatar:

To me and those who knew him, his name was Doug Shearer. When emails to him came back undeliverable I began to wonder what happened. Although he hadn't posted here since 2019 , we conversed through PMs and email to check in regularly with each other. I found out that Doug passed away in December of 2019 two days before Christmas. To anyone here that knew Doug, he was a giant in our modeling community for a while being helpful and friendly along the way. Super guy and terrible to hear of his passing at the age of 66.

Ferg, If I could I'd like to dedicate my Mustang to him as well. 

 

 

Ah krap! I knew Rigidrider quite well- real good guy. I just thought he'd drifted away like so many have. Very sad to hear of his passing. 

 

Nick: Looks cool, I love those camoed South American Corsairs. 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 5:13 PM

I've been trying to reach a fella that used to be on here pretty frequently for the last few weeks. He had stopped posting here his own reasons but was always very supportive of my builds when I was just starting out here and participated in several group builds to include the two that I ran early on. You guys will know him as Rigidrider and he had this avatar:

To me and those who knew him, his name was Doug Shearer. When emails to him came back undeliverable I began to wonder what happened. Although he hadn't posted here since 2019 , we conversed through PMs and email to check in regularly with each other. I found out today that Doug passed away in December of 2019 two days before Christmas. To anyone here that knew Doug, he was a giant in our modeling community for a while being helpful and friendly along the way. Super guy and terrible to hear of his passing at the age of 66.

Ferg, If I could I'd like to dedicate my Mustang to him as well. 

 

                   

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Posted by mustang1989 on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 3:41 PM

Thanks you guys. I really appreciate the kind words of encouragment. I'm needing it...that's for dang sure!!! lol 

 

Nick!! Dude that IS one heckuva camo scheme!!! Gonna love watching you pull that one off.

                   

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Posted by goldhammer88 on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 1:34 PM

Now that's a camo scheme.  Going to watch as it unfolds.

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Posted by crown r n7 on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 12:36 PM

nice looking interior you should sign the glove box like shelby did!

For Toshi I'm in with a Tamiya 1/48 F4U-1D in Salvadorian 1969 100 hr war camo

I'm already in Lewbud's GB with a Mig-21MF,

 

 

 Nick.

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 7:56 AM

That's taking it to the next level Mustang!!! 

And I'm a GM guy so it's a serious complement!!! 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 12:15 AM

Magificent work Joe! Always enjoy your excellent problem solving skills.

"Not only do I not know what's going on, I wouldn't know what to do about it if I did". George Carlin

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Posted by BrandonK on Monday, September 20, 2021 9:11 PM

mustang1989

Thanks for the vote of confidence Perry. They're NOT all this difficult.

My 41 Willys interior was a breeze once I figured out a color theme for it. I had ALOT of fun with it:

Ol' Toshi would check in on my builds sometimes and make comments. I think I almost had him talked into building a car.....once. lol 

Moving on to what is normally my favorite part of the interior....the dash. Again.....this one presents very difficult obstacles. How to BMF that bad boy and NOT get any wrinkles. 

Y'all.....I'm really looking forward to the seats on this one. Deluxe dash panel inserts look like this:

Car & Truck Parts Mustang Dash Trim Center Deluxe 1967 Other Parts

And again....BMF ing this was dang near impossible. I tried chrome silver paint which looked good initially and then over time it did some weird stuff. Set up wrong or something. Anyway it looked like hammered dog crap!!! 

This is where drastic measures are called for. Some may call me crazy for this but hey......ya gotta do what you've gotta do in modeling. I had a spare dash sooooooo. I cut it in half and cut the dash pad/ cover off of it to gain easy access to the outline of the passengers side of the dash for being able to cut a template out of BMF in which to place a perfectly cut BMF piece on that side.

After creating an outline onto the BMF I cut it out to the exact shape and laid 'er into place. Not perfect....but I can live with this alot better than that other job.

I'm going to re-apply the silver on the drivers side of the dash because there just aint NO WAY I'm going to be able to pull that off with BMF but I think I can get the two sides to look pretty close to the same. The passengers side was the real eyesore as there's just so much more area and there's no gauges or any other detail to 1.) take up some of the blank space and 2.) to provide detail distraction.

 

Dude, that looks amazing. What an effort you are putting in here. I can tell you really have passion for this car. 

BK

On the bench:

A lot !! And I mean A LOT!!

2024 Kits on deck / in process / completed   

                         14 / 5 / 2  

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Monday, September 20, 2021 6:24 PM

Jeez Mustang, that is great work. Amazing.

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  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Monday, September 20, 2021 5:51 PM

Mustang you are a machine! Great work.

I long to live in a world where chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned

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  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Monday, September 20, 2021 5:18 PM

Thanks for the vote of confidence Perry. They're NOT all this difficult.

My 41 Willys interior was a breeze once I figured out a color theme for it. I had ALOT of fun with it:

Ol' Toshi would check in on my builds sometimes and make comments. I think I almost had him talked into building a car.....once. lol 

Moving on to what is normally my favorite part of the interior....the dash. Again.....this one presents very difficult obstacles. How to BMF that bad boy and NOT get any wrinkles. 

Y'all.....I'm really looking forward to the seats on this one. Deluxe dash panel inserts look like this:

Car & Truck Parts Mustang Dash Trim Center Deluxe 1967 Other Parts

And again....BMF ing this was dang near impossible. I tried chrome silver paint which looked good initially and then over time it did some weird stuff. Set up wrong or something. Anyway it looked like hammered dog crap!!! 

This is where drastic measures are called for. Some may call me crazy for this but hey......ya gotta do what you've gotta do in modeling. I had a spare dash sooooooo. I cut it in half and cut the dash pad/ cover off of it to gain easy access to the outline of the passengers side of the dash for being able to cut a template out of BMF in which to place a perfectly cut BMF piece on that side.

After creating an outline onto the BMF I cut it out to the exact shape and laid 'er into place. Not perfect....but I can live with this alot better than that other job.

I'm going to re-apply the silver on the drivers side of the dash because there just aint NO WAY I'm going to be able to pull that off with BMF but I think I can get the two sides to look pretty close to the same. The passengers side was the real eyesore as there's just so much more area and there's no gauges or any other detail to 1.) take up some of the blank space and 2.) to provide detail distraction.

                   

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  • From: Northeast WA State
Posted by armornut on Monday, September 20, 2021 5:12 PM

   I think you will overcome Mustang. Interiors are one of the things that steer me away from cars. Looking forward to seeing more.

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  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Monday, September 20, 2021 4:55 PM

Thanks you guys. Engines and interiors are my favorite parts of car building however I'm not liking the interior of this one as much as others. This one has some rather difficult spots particularly when it comes to the replication of some of the chrome/ aluminum plating trim.

The door panel for these cars with the deluxe interior package looks like this:

Started with the OOB door panel. Here it is mocked up in my GT-350 spare kit just to show what we're working with here.

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That door handle presents a nasty obstacle when trying to apply BMF to the brushed aluminum insert. After two failed attempts botching it up I just decided to remove the dang door handles and re-create the pockets that they go in so I could insert the metal ones that I ordered from Teds Modeling Marketplace later.

As you can see...the efforts paid off.

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Then came the addition of the chrome strip around the perimeter of the door panel insert as well as the addition of the mirror control lever and bezel/ retainer. Now we're just waiting on those door handles. 

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Sunday, September 19, 2021 6:32 PM

Mustang: Great job, beautiful job recapturing the real thing in miniature! 

Steve:Yeah, that Puma is tiny! 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by BrandonK on Sunday, September 19, 2021 12:18 PM

Joe, that Mustang engine looks spectactular, but that is to be expected from you. Very nice. And as far as the stance on the kit, it's made to be displayed engine out, so the stance is correct. Once you set the motor in it will level right back out. Wink

Steve, that little guy is smaller than some of the grasshoppers we get around here. Should be fun with those decals, can't wait to see it.

I'll be starting on my AM P-51C shortly, nearly done with my SSGB kit. I'll knock it out and then get the Corsair going. Both will be fun to build and think about Buddy and  Toshi while I build.

BK

On the bench:

A lot !! And I mean A LOT!!

2024 Kits on deck / in process / completed   

                         14 / 5 / 2  

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Posted by JOE RIX on Sunday, September 19, 2021 8:34 AM

Joe, What can I say. You have pulled off yet another epic engine. That is astounding workmanship. It completely looks the part.

Steve, Love the 1/144 Puma selection. That will be a joy to watch you build.

"Not only do I not know what's going on, I wouldn't know what to do about it if I did". George Carlin

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  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Sunday, September 19, 2021 3:31 AM

Steve, decals or not, that's going to be a challenge.

Mustang, what can I say........ I've never been into cars, but you stir my interest with this superb build. Awsome painting and that engine!

I long to live in a world where chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned

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  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Sunday, September 19, 2021 3:20 AM

Joe, I've got you on the list - Tamiya 1/48 P38 F/G for Toshi and Hunter. Good to see you in here mate.

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Posted by goldhammer88 on Saturday, September 18, 2021 7:25 PM

Got your work cut out on the Puma, especially when you get to decals.  Don't envy you a bit.

 

But will still watch, and send a broom for the hair on the floor. Big SmileWhistling

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Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, September 18, 2021 6:34 PM

Yeah, I got for a dollar at the Eaglequest scratch and dent table, that and a 1/144 787 for $10 in 2018.

Chad lives on the east side of the metroplex, Buddy live in Arlington. I was in Richardson, right in the middle. 

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

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  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Saturday, September 18, 2021 6:24 PM

Man....I never got to meet Buddy but that sounds really cool that you got to get together with him.  He helped me out on my Maverick build on some of the obstacles that I had. Super nice guy. Didn't realize that Chad was from around the Metroplex either.

This PUMA that you're building is TEENY!!! Wow!!!!

                   

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Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, September 18, 2021 12:28 PM

Beautiful work on that engine.

 

I've started on the Tiger Meet Puma, a 1/144 scale Revell kit.
I'm dedicating this build to Buddy (Lewbud). Buddy always ran the Weekend Madness Group build every holiday season. His wit and humor were infective and enjoyable. When I moved to Dallas for my transplant he reached out to me to meet up. He drove around 20 miles to meet me at a BBQ place that was just down the road for me. He pulled up in a Mini Cooper with a big British flag painted on the roof and go out. He was a big man and watching this guy get out of this tiny car was humorous. We got to know each other over dinner and he told me of his love for cars, P-51's and Tiger Meet markings. Buddy was a great friend and was alway there if you needed him. Buddy Chad (Mopar Madness) and I went to see Midway and a then sometime later a German restaurant. He was single and I don't know if he had family in the area. I don't know the cause of his passing but he is missed.

So here's to ya Buddy Beer

I started on the cockpit and cabin area. I'll give it a black prime base and paint the interior prior to closing it up. The stripes are decals thank goodness.

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

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Posted by goldhammer88 on Saturday, September 18, 2021 10:27 AM

Better find a display stand for it, model in itself

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Posted by mustang1989 on Saturday, September 18, 2021 7:49 AM

Thanks for the comments you guys. 

JOE (aka lawdog) GREAT to have you in here as well brother. Looking forward to seeing that Tamiya Lightning in here.

Well gang here's the finished engine. I used the base engine and replaced the OOB carburetor with a Holley Double Pumper from Shapeways, the cooling fan & throttle pivot levers are from Detail Master, photoetch and resin air cleaner are from Iceman Collections on Ebay and the paper element was replicated by scratchbuilding. Plug wires are from Lex's Scale Modeling, Fuel lines and electrical harness were scratchbuilt. Wiring harness was just braided wire with the insulation stripped off of it. I then applied super glue the length of the harness save for the part where I separated out the wires for individual circuits and painted the length of the harness black to simulate a black taped wire harness. Individual "circuits were then ran to the ignition coil and alternator and fastened to the "studs" on the alternator and coil and scale retaining nuts were then applied to each stud to retain the circuits. Scale nuts were from Detail Master. Fuel line was made from solder and RB Motion supplied the necessary anodized fittings. Flex fan is also from Detail master.

To recap:

The original 1:1 scale 351W engine in my car:


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And glamour shots of the scale build. This will now be tucked away till I need it later to be installed. 

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  • From: Olmsted Township, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Friday, September 17, 2021 9:39 PM

I'm in.  I'd love to dedicate my upcoming 1/48 Tamiya P-38 F/G to these guys, particularly Toshi and Hunter.  That said, I'm not familar with the others, but that doesn't make their presence any less missed by the folks who knew them.  Hunter's death hit me hard, perhaps because he was a first responder like me. He died doing something he loved.  He was a sponge and I definitely miss the barrage personal messages with questions. 

Toshi lived a stone throw away from me so we had demographics in common.  His transparency and kindness was a breath of fresh air around here.  We were eventually going to have a cup of coffee but that never happened unfortunately.  He certainly had alot on his plate. 

It's been years since I've participated in a group build.  I look forward to seeing everyone's work.        

 "Can you fly this plane and land it?...Surely you can't be serious....I am serious, and don't call me Shirley"

 

 

 

 

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  • From: Northeast WA State
Posted by armornut on Thursday, September 16, 2021 9:28 AM

Mustang: Uber cool chassis and engine, you car guys know all the tricks

   Neal: Never remembered that the Corsair was exported to our allies, neat change of schemes with the roundels and camo. After your anime blast at the Nats this build should be.....easyHuh?

   Joe: Just had to put the fake quarter in the photo for scale didn't ya LOL. Your powerplant is AMAZING and I only hope I can do my 32nd scale offering justice.

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Posted by JOE RIX on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 1:39 PM

Gorgeous start Joe. It 's already looking awesome.

"Not only do I not know what's going on, I wouldn't know what to do about it if I did". George Carlin

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 11:42 AM

Wow, that looks good so far.

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

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  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 11:39 AM

Gamera

Wow, now that's a nice lookin' engine!!! Yes

 

Thanks Cliff! We're a looong way from done with this part.Wink

                   

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