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Chaz Gordon (Volvo Man)
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26. July, 01:12

June 30, 2021

Chaz Gordon added a new photoalbum.
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Finally - After 4 years searching eBay, bidding unsuccessfully on the three or 4 that came up, even built ones, I have r...
3 | 28. September 2019, 00:38
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Munkyslut
Chaz, I think Bozzer knew of a 1/16 4th Gen Firebird😉
17. March, 19:18
Dominik Weitzer
such cool album. i like that stuff a lot 🙂
Couple days ago i got the "wetbike-Ford-Kit" also - but it is not delivered till now...this one in built, good condition is in my collection.
28. June, 13:51
Chaz Gordon
Before the Mustang & Wetbikes, I had no interest in Car models at all. Something about this one completely captured my imagination. I think it was probably the outstanding box picture, I don't know why Revell didn't use this style more. This kit, along with the Mustang Cobra and the Capri from the same mould, were favourites of mine for many years. These three kits got built, rebuilt, repainted, swapped around and modified so many times over the years. They are in pretty shabby shape now. BUT, now that I have 1 Complete (the wetbike combo) and one almost complete, unbuilt kits, I can take some casts and make resin parts replacements to restore all of them. Fortunately, I have all of the unique parts for the Capri, as this is variant is near impossible to find now.
30. June, 10:20
Chaz Gordon
Pictures 22,23 & 24 are the remains of the original Mustangs.
30. June, 10:22
Chaz Gordon
All hail - The 1/12 scale Revell Mustang - Complete and un-built - has finally been located, purchased and delivered. for only 20 times what I paid for the original in a Maynards newsagent in 1980
30. June, 10:45
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June 28, 2021

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April 21, 2021

Chaz Gordon added a new photoalbum.
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1:25
Quite happy with the look of these, will work nicely for custom builds.
Project: 69 Camaro
1:25 '69 Camaro Z/28 RS (Revell 07081)
18 | 31. May 2020, 04:13
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Chaz Gordon
Some additional learning, in kit plastic, the pipes do not hold well in the heads, makes it more fiddly bending up the pipes as they are swinging around all over the place. Then once made and taped, had to carefully remove and load up the holes with medium CA, before replacing the pipes and setting position. I find Zap-a-gap Medium has a very long drying time, especially when working with metals.
6. April, 07:08
Chaz Gordon
UV resin is working well for the 4:1 join so far. Practicing and iterating
14. April, 17:28
Spanjaard
nice work on those engines, Chaz
14. April, 17:35
Chaz Gordon
Got some Mojo today and finished grinding the 4:1s on all the manifolds.
21. April, 17:48
Nigel Chapman
Looking good
21. April, 18:39

March 30, 2021

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February 28, 2021

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No longer tradeable
28. February, 18:21
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No Pilot Set (IMAI B-2083)
Pilot Set Scott/Virgil/Alan/Gordon/John
IMAI
B-2083 1992 | Changed parts
GBP 20.00
28. February, 18:18
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No Pilot Set (IMAI B-2083)
Pilot Set Scott/Virgil/Alan/Gordon/John
IMAI
B-2083 1992 | Changed parts
GBP 20.00
28. February, 18:18
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No Pilot Set (IMAI B-2083)
Pilot Set Scott/Virgil/Alan/Gordon/John
IMAI
B-2083 1992 | Changed parts
GBP 20.00
28. February, 18:18
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No Pilot Set (IMAI B-2083)
Pilot Set Scott/Virgil/Alan/Gordon/John
IMAI
B-2083 1992 | Changed parts
28. February, 18:18
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No Pilot Set (IMAI B-2083)
Pilot Set Scott/Virgil/Alan/Gordon/John
IMAI
B-2083 1992 | Changed parts
28. February, 18:18

February 27, 2021

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27. February, 15:03
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February 20, 2021

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February 12, 2021

Chaz Gordon added a new photoalbum.
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It's evolved again. Added one of the Black trolleys that's been in my garage for 25 Years, perfect height and size to ex...
6 | 23. September 2019, 22:03
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Chaz Gordon
Technically speaking, the Cats do have a shadow/cutout to sit in, as they make a perfect Cat sized impression in the pile of fuzzy blankets that they return to every day. It is also clear that mu backside must be a perfect cat shape, as one of the Cats insists on placing himself in the indent left behind the moment I stand up. To be fair to him, I have a Cat bed that wasn't being used, as a Cushion on my chair.
12. February, 13:36
Chaz Gordon
As for the 23ml bottles, I used to use them directly back in the day, and found that resulted in a lot more wastage and stuck lids. Since decanting into the 10mls, the lids don't get too bad as the jars get a clean out and refill a bit sooner. One odd thing I have found is that XF16, and ONLY XF16 dries out in the jar quite quickly (a few months), however tight I do the lid, it just evaporates the base. A colleague of mine has seen the exact same problem with XF16. Everything else has lasted over 20 years in the 23 ml jars without issue.
12. February, 13:42
Spanjaard
I only use 23ml ones, but i try to remember to clean the lid and mouth of the jar every time I see any paint there. most of them are older than 20 years and still fine.
of course, one get stuck from time to time, so i keep the empty ones as reserve. i do not care about the color of the plastic, since i paint them with the paint, so i can see the color i am getting when i look for them in their box.
12. February, 14:19
Chaz Gordon
I have stacks of empty 23ml jars stashed around various locations. I find them not only useful for mixing, but also for stands for supporting various things when painting or setting. I got the entire stock of paint of a toy shop that was closing out their Model section for £30 in 1998, including the display stand. There were a lot of the Polycarbonate paints that didn't survive the 20 years, so I cleaned out those jars. I also consolidated all the acrylics as the 23ml jars leave about 10ml space when full, so I have around 200 jars left with about 33 ml each in them.
12. February, 14:30
Spanjaard
nice purchase! 🙂
12. February, 16:29

November 22, 2020

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November 12, 2020

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November 3, 2020

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October 12, 2020

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12. October 2020, 09:00

October 6, 2020

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October 4, 2020

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September 2, 2020

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7. August 2020, 14:28
Tim Heimer
Hey Chaz, any way you could send or post the instructions for me? The kit I got had none and I went as far as I could with it before giving up on it.
25. August 2020, 15:55
Chaz Gordon
I'll take a look in the box, I bought it as a Finished model, to tear down and rebuild in Red, If nothing else I can get some close up photos of how bits go together.
25. August 2020, 22:39
Tim Heimer
Thank you much appreciated!
26. August 2020, 17:59
Chaz Gordon
Hi tim, no luck on the instructions I'm afraid. What part are you stuck on?. The rear end looks a bit complex, but I'm planning to remove the shell for the rebuild, so I can get some chassis photos
1. September 2020, 20:46
Tim Heimer
Chaz, right now I'm missing a box with that kit and 5 others in which I still haven't found. It's driving me nuts as to where it went! Every couple days I think of a spot it might be and check, and yet no success!
2. September 2020, 03:17
Chaz Gordon
Been there, still doing it. Only, I have a storage unit 6000 miles away that has some of that stuff
2. September 2020, 11:44
Tim Heimer
6000 miles away?!! LOL! Mine's all within a 2100 sq ft house and I can't find it! Then you know what a bite it is for sure!
2. September 2020, 21:30

August 30, 2020

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August 26, 2020

Chaz Gordon added a new photoalbum.
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A Job lot of Impalas I just got from ebay. Not sure if built by one builder who started 5 kits and didn't finish, or 5 I...
Project: Acquisitions & Mergers
Scratchbuilt
23. August 2020, 10:21
Chaz Gordon
I realised I end up chatting about some of the Odd acquisitions I make for challenging projects, on other Mate's build threads, and perhaps I should create my own thread to do this chatting rather than hijacking other peoples threads. (not intentionally I might add)

So here I have a thread for general discussion of future projects and plans. There is another reason, I get excited to plan and work out future builds, and want to post pics and start conversations, So i end up creating a new album for the build, and distract myself from the in-progress builds I already have going. Hopefully this will satisfy my desire to talk about these without pushing live projects aside.
23. August 2020, 11:13
Munkyslut
Great thread idea mate 😉
23. August 2020, 11:30
Chaz Gordon
Why does no manufacturer ever seem to produce the 50s & 60's flat roof style Chevys? They are always the Coupe Roofline. The Camino Impala needs to have a flat roofline. I've seen real ones done both ways and the flat roof definitely looks better. So Now i'm on the lookout for something in my stash that has a fairly close roof shape to take a mold from as the basis. So far I'm looking at either a 65 Chevy pickup, or 96 Ford Explorer.
23. August 2020, 11:30
Nigel Chapman
Sounds like a plan. I recognise some of your Ebay
purchases, luckily we seem to have gone for different kits !
Got my ringside seat for your builds.
23. August 2020, 12:08
Chaz Gordon
Looking at your stash, i think we competed on the scavenger, but i only put in a low bid. Envious of your van collection.
23. August 2020, 13:03
Nigel Chapman
Got the Scavenger years ago For around £15 (I think). I'm always on the lookout for vans - it's a case of Constantly trawling the UK only listings nowadays As USA postage (& VAT) is too much
23. August 2020, 14:21
Dominik Weitzer
reallx good idea Chaz, to create such a thread for all ideas and "Building here and ther from time to time". Perhaps, i have to do that also for all Kind of stuff on the bench or in the boxes. Started, layed by side, to many other ideas hanging in the head, and so on.

The 58 Impala Project has defenitly my Attention 😄
24. August 2020, 09:06
Chaz Gordon
Nigel, it appears that we haven't competed on Bids then, unless we've both lost that is. US postage is just silly, considering postage to the USA is half that from the UK. Having said that, kit prices are so much cheaper, sometimes it's worth it. I found one seller listing £17 shipping, but was the same price for two kits, and I managed to get two Revell kits that I need, that UK retail stocks have run out on.
25. August 2020, 09:15
Chaz Gordon
Dominik, I hear ya, I need to buy a couple more Really Useful Boxes for the side projects, so I can get back to work on the bench. I also will use the thread for my experiments that will contribute to these projects, as I work out some techniques
25. August 2020, 09:20
Nigel Chapman
So got myself a job lot of 9 kits off Ebay this week - Revell 68 Corvette Roadster, 69 Camaro Z28 RS (missing engine), AMT/ERTL 53 Studebaker Starliner, 69 Pontiac Firebird Tran Am, 69 Pontiac Firebird 400, 58 Chevy Impala (missing glass), Joker goon car (Dodge Monaco) missing glass)), Round 2 69 Cougar Eliminator and a Lindberg 61 Impala SS convertible for £70 !
Other than all parts being spray painted, nothing has been started. Unusually for me I do not have any future plans/projects for them, but I have a wealth of custom and option parts to use on other projects.

I think I will need to move house as I have run out of storage space!
26. August 2020, 20:42
Chaz Gordon now follows Stephan H.
26. August 2020, 16:15

August 23, 2020

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1:16 Turbo Blackbird (Airfix 14404)
Turbo Blackbird Turbo-charged Firebird
Airfix 1:16
14404 (9 14404) 1980 | Changed decals
23. August 2020, 10:17

August 15, 2020

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August 13, 2020

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August 7, 2020

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