April 14, 2021
In case you might be curious, it closed with only one bid at the opening price.
Well thank you for the update! I was curious how far it would go.
Nice job. And graphic proof that Kitt was a cylon 😉
Thank you guys, I'm glad you enjoyed it! Villiers, I thank you for acknowledging my builds! If I can help in any way feel free to ask.
I bought this kit for the rims to use on My Eleanor build, but decided to build it. Anyone going for this kit, be warned that it will be a challenge to make it come out good. The directions are as clear as mud! The engine compartment lacks detail as well as accuracy. The interior is better than the 73 Mustang from AMT. Very few locator pins and no engine mounts, front bumper locator pins are slightly off as well as other issues. I will post some of the issues in pics. The decals come with markings for a Mach 1, but only the rear stripe and nothing for the hood or sides? Really? Why I decided to torcher myself with this when I still haven't finished the 73 kit? Only God knows!
April 12, 2021
March 21, 2021
Model building and electronic wizardry, is there anything you cannot do Tim ?
Thank you Tom and Nigel. Nigel you're too kind, as there are many things I haven't been able to do as well as some things you have done.
Nice build, the motor is great. Just looking at solving the anti gravity alternator myself.
Thanks guys , glad you liked it! I had to come up with a lot of brackets and other details on this one!
March 1, 2021
LOL! Right now with the weather we are in the great white north!!!
For a moment, I thought I was looking at a "Wheeler dealers" revival masterpiece. !
Looking super good Tim. 👍.
Thank you Kerry, I'm trying , and so is this kit! LOL! Hoping to complete by next weekend as long as it will let me! Hope you and yours are doing well!
So in the beginning of this it looked like a decent kit only lacking in detail decals. Well so much for that! 1st my fault for not test fitting the doors before installing, then after hours of trying to get the front of the dash to fit and After installing the completed interior tub into the body the doors won't close! Come to find out the lower part of the dash as well as the upper door mold on the body prevented the closure of the doors, to which I had to file to fit. Then I went to test fit the lower chassis only to find the rear tires didn't fit right in the fender wells. Also for some reason the engine didn't fit right! Come to find out that the single pin mount for the engine was off by about 5mm which you could see by where they had the steer linkage bent to accommodate the oil pan. I assumed that this had been figured out! My bad again! So as close as I thought I'd have this done by now, everything is ripped up so it can be assembled correctly! As anything with these old kits Round2 puts out, be prepared to build a puzzle not a model kit! Pictures will follow shortly.
Following. Fitting after painting is always a bummer.
You know it Bill!! This kit is one of those one thing leads to another! I've had to redo the top half of the engine from handling it as well as other things! I have all sorts of filing dust inside the interior I have to some how get out as well! UGH!
License plate stand for Jill Taylor 2 ?
Yea Mr.Bob! Yes , since this is the 2nd Nomad I've built and her 1st one got crushed I decided that this would be Tim's replacement car for her.
Thought there was a tie in between the two ! Looks great, love that Blue !
Testors lacquer named De Ja Blue.
February 21, 2021
THANK YOU James! That video rocks! Munky, I wonder how many people remember Harold & Maude?!
Nice, You snuck this one in past me !
Nice. Well done. Very good. Excellent. Beautiful. Scary. Thrilling. Enthralling. Sensational. Original. Unique. Orright! Enough said! No! I didn't say Wow. I gotta say wow.
This is amazing! Well done!
Nice build and dio. Its a shame the kit doesnt give trunk details, you're right that would be cool with all the supermatural slaying kit, but that'd be a ton of work to scratch build.
January 16, 2021
December 13, 2020
November 17, 2020
For this Porsche build COVID build #4 Porsche 911 | Album by Mahoo76 (1:24) I’m planning on using Tamiya paint TS-88 Titanium Silver, Tamiya Gloss, Lacquer, 100ml
What kind of primer can I use best to get the best result?
Alclad gloss black, alclad matt black with microfiller, vallejo acrylic black, mr surfacer, tamiya extra fine white/grey?
I've always had luck with the Tamaya fine or extra fine primer when using Tamaya paint and lacquer. After using the clear lacquer I then Use the Novus #2 & #1 polish. although if the paint came out rough I may give it another coat of clear and use 8000 grit 1st. I actually mix a 70/30 of 2 & 1and use an old cotton sock or a piece of flannel from an old lounge pants or an old sweatshirt to finish it off. again depending on how it comes out I may also hit it again with the #1 for the high polished look. Also: save the chrome trim for last, unless you clear coat yours. I hope this helps! This is the stuff, I just grabbed this site, I get mine at my local shop. https://banksupplies.com/731-70008?msclkid=8a9aa7378b441c332e1bf8992826095f&utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=Shopping%20-%20Office%20Products&utm_term=4577198190790445&utm_content=Cleaning
Okay, Tamiya ef White primer it is then.
I have sanding cloths up to 12000 and the Tamiya polish medium/fine/shine. Old cotton socks and a real microfibre polishing cloth are available as well. So I'm good to go in that department.
Thanks Tim, you're a gem 👍
Glad to help. Sounds like you're good to go!
All I need now is for the COVID to go away and get back to my spray booth 😄
Follow up question. The bare plastic, polished as smooth as a newborn baby, or scuffed with xxx grit, so the primer has something to bite into?
Due to fine molding lines that I would assume were good, I usually do a 2000 wet sand before priming plus it helps the primer bite. Then wet sand again with 3-4000 depending how primer came out. Polishing is meant for paint or clear coat only. Hope this helps.
👍 of course this helps. I will try the Gearhead method on the next car paint job.
November 10, 2020
November 2, 2020
This should distract you from your little situation, look who made number 4, and a lot of these I don't think I've ever heard of !
Munky, it's the glue fumes not Ajax! LOL! Mr. Bob, you come up with the most interesting stuff! I knew about half of those. The horror 10 was cool too!
I recommend Running on Empty or whatever it was called in the States.
It's the second best movie after Mad Max ever made
It looked like a good one to see!
Good selection, I've seen 4 of the films. If you want something more modern try Taxi 1 & 2 by Luc Besson - proper stunts with real cars
October 24, 2020
October 19, 2020
Need your opinion....Light it up? Or not.
October 15, 2020
That's Awesome ! Stress Level falling now? The WOOSAAA working for ya buddy ? LOL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks Bob, and no. The final date of my divorce is in December, plus the hoops of fire I'm trying to jump through for medicare as well as other crap I'm going through! I just had a knee operation 3weeks ago.
good luck luck with that Tim!
I know what your going through. I too, Divorced, I don't do Medicare but I have my fights with the VA and I too have had knee surgery after an IED hit my vehicle in Iraq in 2008 on top of the 2 titanium pates and 12 screws in my neck after another IED got me in Afghanistan. I swear the Army doctor that did my knee was last in his class, still hurts like hell to this day ! But keep the faith and keep on modeling on my friend !
I thank you guys for your support! Bob, I'm ALMOST in the same shape as you are, My whole neck is fused with rods, lower back has 3 vertebrae fused, both shoulders and both knees have been operated on, and I
was only a forklift mechanic! Sorry to say but at least I had good surgeons. I have a good idea of the pain you feel and am sorry to hear you have to deal with that! It seems modeling is good therapy for many here.
October 14, 2020
Excellent, can you sing the Unknown Stuntman song ?
I have a sound clip of the song to go with! LOL
What about adding Jodie and Howie ?
I haven't found anything close enough yet for them other than maybe Jodie in the bikini. LOL. Also I'm still trying to figure out weather to put Colt in the truck and how to do a small dio. I didn't know that Lee Majors sung the song, as well as the original song is what inspired the TV series.
Final pics added.
September 13, 2020
August 31, 2020
That entire Dio is Awesome !
That looks brilliant so far. Love the rims, they look spot on
Looking good! the Diorama will make it standout.
I expected nothing less......... Tim is the king of all-action car dio's
Just cos I expected it means I'm no less impressed tho 👍
Thank you guys, much appreciated! Aiming for Friday to have this and the Fall guy dio done.
August 28, 2020
August 22, 2020
July 29, 2020
Fantastic Bob. There is a truck show in Italy where they do something similar only with more water and shampoo !!
That is amazing
That it is Nigel! I could no way afford that! I'll be making about the last 6 inches of one with hopefully the first 3 inches of a car in it near the end of it's wash and Eleanor in front dry and ready to go. At least that's what my minds eye says!
July 28, 2020
No, I still have the 3 Rigs for the song/ not the movie Convoy, and Smokey and the bandit.
Wow, happy building
Here's a teaser, I have already done 3 of the figures for Smokey and the bandit, but I still have to paint Fred!