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Chris Greathouse
If you put the vault door and tumblers on without issue, the back of the truck is a working combo lock.
8. June, 22:28
Nigel Chapman
It did say that in the instructions but I could not work it out from the parts
8. June, 22:30
Chaz Gordon
Not sure how I missed this one. Nice work Chris. Hopefully we'll see more of these weird monogram customs come back. I got the black widow for £10 in the local toy store. Was tempted to get this too, and the paddy wagon for the same price. I was kinda sad to see their stock of these not change for 3 months before Christmas. The only one of the 9 kits they bought was sold to me.
8. June, 22:46
Tom ...
Cracking photos! I must have missed this album. I remember the build.
8. June, 23:14
Christian W
@Nigel … I went through the instruction sheet on Saturday and I couldn't see too, how the lock should work with the ports. I will see.
9. June, 04:32
Christian W
@Chris .. Vallejo silver? Unbelievable. It looks like white pearl.
9. June, 04:34
Johne 69
Nice and clean work
14. August, 14:17
Dominik Weitzer
nice! interesting, you've built it nearly the same time as i did :D
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14. April 2019, 15:32
Neuling
Sehr hübsch!
14. April 2019, 17:00
Chris Greathouse
Thanks Neuling :)
14. April 2019, 17:04
Martin Oostrom
Game on!
Weird little thing
14. April 2019, 18:39
Anton
You build the coolest kits and they turn out great! I'm sooo close to ordering this, I've never seen anything like it!
5. June 2019, 11:35
Chris Greathouse
Thank you and you should! It's a simple little kit, but it looks awesome on the shelf. All who look at my collection in person really like how fun it is. It was only $27 including shipping to the US from the website I linked at the top. The WOW factor makes it's totally worth it. :) Cheers mate!

Also I didn't catch your comment Martin way back in April... Thanks!
5. June 2019, 11:46
Mega Driver
Nice kit. Good job! I'll start building this today and I'am glad I saw your pictures. ^o^/
5. September, 12:12
Nigel Chapman
It looks really good in the flesh and something different. I have seen this kit and a fire engine and catering truck on eBay recently.
As to your next project Chris do a mash up of the Merc and Datsun !
5. September, 12:44

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Chaz Gordon
One state to the North
8. June, 08:26
Chris Greathouse
Thanks Bob for my birthday gifts! A fire brigade truck and and figurine. [img1] [img2]
 


I thought I'd show you my progress on my wooden puzzle truck. [img1]
 


And lastly, I had to re shelf the Aussie truck for another time. I'm just not feeling the build at the moment.
11. June, 03:43
Bob Hall
Puzzle Truck looks pretty cool !
11. June, 08:28
Peter Hardy
Look a lot better without the Police car glued to his arse!
11. June, 10:00
Chaz Gordon
Ha, Ha, the figure would appear to be of a Local celebrity where I live - Google Horace Duke

https://google.com/search?q=..bih=928#imgrc=r5_DQB6yyAS7aM
11. June, 11:30
Tim Heimer
It sure does look like him. LOL
11. June, 13:44
Bob Hall
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11. June, 17:18
Chris Greathouse
Figurine looks familiar, thanks for the Joker! And I've seen this and the batman car at Hobby Lobby... Been so temped to get both :)
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May 8, 2020

Chris Greathouse
How can people not understand social distancing and quarantine? This is a local park last Sunday. Ridiculous. [img1] OK non-scalemates rant over.
 


Also separate note, pretty cool, I can see my roof in the mess of trees to the right :D
Lots of fresh air to breath :)
26. March, 04:16
Mark Boots
Hi Chris, it seems to be hard for so many people. Last weekend here in Holland it was so very crowdy at the beaches. Some people don't seem to understand how dangerous it can be for the elderly people.Then our government gave more restrictions (and possible fines) and now it seems to be better. We just can wait and see what will happen the coming weeks.
28. March, 07:05
Martin Oostrom
You've got humans and doorbells. Those are doorbells.
13. April, 17:10
Chaz Gordon
I'm wondering how long it's going to take for me to start feeling confined by Lockdown. So far, 3 Weeks of Lockdown, plus we got all of our teams working from home a week before that, so I've left the house 5 times in the last month, 2 short walks to the corner shop, 1 trip to the vet to get meds, 1 to fill up with Petrol (Gas) and one to drop Dog food and Flour to my mum. I have to say, I'm enjoying 2 hours extra a day, with no commuting, spending virtually nothing other than household bills, decent coffee when I'm working, and not having to leave my desk for a Vape. The big downside for me of lockdown is no Formula 1. More than happy to keep staying at home, protecting the NHS and saving lives.
18. April, 23:47
wilky
Some people actually think that there's no virus and it's just a hoax to bring in totalitarian regimes and monetary policy.
I'm one of the people that could have a very negative impact from it being a diabetic with heart disease so I'm taking precautions
19. April, 01:42
19. April, 02:17
Bob Hall
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19. April, 02:33
Chris Greathouse
So 3 miles before the park, at the free-way turn off, there are 2 brand new orange roadside signs that say Federal Parks closed, Turn-around ahead. Thought that would do the trick... silly me...

So now, 1 mile to the park, they have several barricades across the road with the same signs and this is the brilliance that we get... They will get a ticket there too.... dummies... [img1]
 


And they have to walk an extra mile just to get to the start of the 2 mile hike to the ridge (1st picture I posted) That is if they haven't barricaded the hike entrance, but people are people are probably just climbing around it... Also more Park Rangers patrolling to give more tickets on park grounds :)

But the good news is I've seen alot more law enforcement coming by and poppin' these cars with a ticket...

I know this doesn't really help the situation, but their stupid ticket suffering makes me smile. So I've got that going for me, which is good :P
20. April, 05:32
Chris Greathouse
Earlier this morning:

People don't get it... Rattlesnake Lake is STILL CLOSED lol. They had to bring in concrete barriers to block off the park people aren't minding the signs... and the sheriffs are having a field day writing $20 citations :D

https://facebook.com/art.farash/posts/3477964758884913
8. May, 21:18
JD
That's just natural selection at work...That Darwin fellow was right...on the other hand, anyone remember the movie Idiocracy?
8. May, 21:35
Bob Hall
As stated in the past, "If it wasn't for stupid people, I wouldn't have a job" good to see job security is still out there among the masses ! LOL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
8. May, 21:50
Chris Greathouse
There's 50 people parked there now, jeesh.... (My neighborhood is only a quick walk away from the park, we get our own instant reports :D )
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April 29, 2020

Chris Greathouse
My new truck! It's gorgeous!
20. February, 22:40
Mark Boots
I can imagine that Chris!
21. February, 05:18
Bill Newcomer
I like that version. Big sleeper and flat roof.
26. February, 06:27
Bozzer
Is that all they changed? The sleeper?
29. April, 09:26
Peter Hardy
Chris, is there any brakes on the steer axle? Can you have a look at the instructions?
29. April, 09:45
Bozzer
That's exactly the same kit that I've been playing with. It's also the same as the T 900 apart from the RHD conversion. It goes together pretty well, just watch out for frame twists, or it'll bite you in the ass later. I had to loosen the engine and have a fiddle around. Only noticed it, when I came to put the hood on. Tip for you brother. Paint the hood, put grill on. Then put the two hinges in the frame holes and manipulate the hood on. Don't glue the hinges to the frame, until you are totally sure that everything lines up! There's also two stubs on the rear of the sleeper. Those should have two holes in them, that locate into two tiny pins on the chassis. I had to drill mine. The holes should be dead center. I glued them in first, then the bar in the middle of cab/sleeper, then the pins on the front of the firewall. That way, I made sure that the hood lined up. Also, leave glueing the fuel tanks on, until the very end. Dude, they ain't the best of fixings and they WILL fall off, if you fart near them! Oh, and watch them stacks. It's easy to get them mixed up and glue the wrong halves together! Not that I'd know anything about this? :P
29. April, 16:48
Chris Greathouse
Oh geez, I fart alot :P ... Maybe I should vacuum the floor before hand to help search and rescue efforts :P
29. April, 18:14
Bozzer
Lmfao, glad to see you in good spirits old buddy! Any help you need, just give me a shout. I'm gonna do an album, but only pictures of the build and the finished product. Happy to answer questions etc though. I've also got another build planned. That might interest you too. I'll keep you informed brother. Stay safe and keep strong mate
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Chris Greathouse
Yup, only a few years of production, I'm hoping they aren't done yet! I love the anime/ VW T2 mix :)
19. April, 01:30
Chaz Gordon
I meant only 6 Active Builds? Every time I tidy up my build area, I find another kit or two that I'd forgotten I started.
19. April, 03:26
Chris Greathouse
I have a very small workstation (mainly my computer desk) The vans share custom colors, so I'm doing them all at once. The van pieces themselves are few and simple, it is mostly about the body.
19. April, 04:28
Bob Hall
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19. April, 06:24
Slavo Hazucha
I still remember the decal-party with the BMW, this is going to be great, just don't mix them up! ;)
19. April, 06:48
Erik No
GZ! :D My first (2016) arrived yesterday.. :)
19. April, 08:48
Bozzer
I'm eggstatic to see the progress and results of this build :)
19. April, 09:06
Bill Newcomer
Along for the ride.
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Donald Dickson II
I want a real one damn it. LOL
19. April, 17:49
Tim Heimer
The Pacer or Gremlin Don?
19. April, 21:39
Chaz Gordon
What an odd looking vehicle the Gremlin was, and a very odd choice of name, considering the implication of reliability issues being caused by gremlins. The 70's were an interesting time on the roads, you saw a selection of cars from the 50s, 60s and 70s on the road, just pretty much covered with classics.

I remember how sought after all of those were by the 90s, and some even in the 80's, I can't think of much from later than the mid 80's that's as desirable and cool as those were after just 15 years.
19. April, 22:59
Donald Dickson II
Tim, either or both! LOL
20. April, 01:18
Chris Parsons
If you think the Gremlin was bad you should see the Pacer!
20. April, 03:56
Chaz Gordon
I prefer the Pacer Actually.
20. April, 17:33
Bill Newcomer
Nice work Chris. My vote is for the Gremmie.
21. April, 03:38
Munkyslut
Just found this on Instagram, Gremlin dio's are cool!
https://instagram.com/p/B_QvQr4lubN/?igshid=1flccmiyajlwc
22. April, 08:52

April 19, 2020

Chris Greathouse
-- Off topic --
Any of you modeling buddies good with building computers and computer parts, I'm upgrading and have a couple questions about parts. PM me.

Also I hope everyone is safely modeling in your hobby dens, and that all your family is safe

Thanks for all those in the emergency jobs.
8. April, 23:15
Bill Newcomer
Chris, I have generally built my own PCs. What can I help you with?
9. April, 04:30
Bob Hall
Hit me up when you need a Mustang or a Gun ! LOL !!!!!!!!
9. April, 04:41
Chaz Gordon
If you need any IT help, It's what I do for a living
18. April, 23:47
Nathan Dempsey
Here's my experience... and I copied from the address bar and the video still won't embed!
Youtube Video

 
19. April, 00:51
Chris Greathouse
Mobile doesn't embed either... quick fix, change the m. to www. in the thread reply box.

ht tps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_o_O7v1ews
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19. April, 01:19
Chris Greathouse
Hahahah awesome scene :)
19. April, 01:20
Nathan Dempsey
Ahh got it Chris! It used to always bug me that I couldn't do that from my phone, but its all I have until my wife is done with working at home.
19. April, 01:47
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Chris Greathouse
I told the bossman pulling the strings upstairs about the bad Youtube linkage... He had it fixed quick! Thanks!

The m. and youtu.be links work now :)
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5. April, 01:21
Roland Gunslinger
Probably upspeeded you get
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April 3, 2020

Bob Hall@Chris Greathouse
I could definitely see this parked in "Crazy Chris's Used Cars" Lot ! LOL!!!!!!!!!


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2. April, 18:19
Chris Greathouse
Oh don't worry, dekotora trucks are one my list :D... I just haven't gotten that crazy yet. Google dekotora trucks, they be CRAZY AF!
3. April, 00:46
Bob Hall
Yeah, this was in one of my suppliers newly added items, just struck me as a Chris type truck ! LOL !
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March 20, 2020

Chris Greathouse
Except with kit builders :P

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March 18, 2020

Chris Greathouse
Why do I ever go into Hobby Lobby with the thought of "Oh I'm just looking around..." Never have I walked out empty handed.
17. March, 21:21
Munkyslut
That was a classic flopper from the 70's, very cool Chris 8)
18. March, 07:35

March 4, 2020

Chris Greathouse
Damn you HOBBY LOBBY and your cursed weekly 40% coupons :P
3. March, 19:35
Bob Hall
Another Shaggin" Waggin' For Chris ! LOL !!!!!!
3. March, 20:08
Chris Greathouse
Totally dope!!!! and Jeff Dunham :D
3. March, 21:16
Martin Oostrom
Now you just have to do the striping as in the video ;)
You practiced enough on the dragtruck
3. March, 21:29
Chris Greathouse
Damn it... I knew there was trickery afoot :P... I was thinking maybe doing that... very different from the stock paint job... I'll have to search for the that promo picture
3. March, 21:54
Chris Greathouse
I have no clue when I'll get to the cruising van... I want to do the Egg Vans first, but thanks for that big picture.
3. March, 22:14
Bozzer
I was looking at that kit at the model show I went to. It was over 40 bucks here, so I left it. Stateside again at the end of the month. Hobby lobby here I come! Take my cash now!!!
3. March, 22:22
Bob Hall
All Aboard the S.S. Date Rape ! TOOT TOOT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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3. March, 22:37
Bob Hall
And Chris ! I think you are or related to Dr Krieger !
3. March, 22:38
Slavo Hazucha
A Van is a cool thing for sure, as was the Drag-truck family business - but what about going small & humble next & building the Jimmy McGill/Saul Goodman´s Suzuki Esteem from Better Call Saul? ;)
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Bob Hall
Pretty Nifty my Friend ! Looks Great !
26. April 2019, 03:53
Nathan Dempsey
Love the flames and the rims look great in that matching color.
26. April 2019, 12:39
Tim Heimer
I like it! Nice!
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M M
I love the flames! LoL
26. April 2019, 17:21
Chris Greathouse
Thank you everyone! I really like how it turned out!
26. April 2019, 18:15
Patrick Hamel
Wow I love the flames you make a great job
2. March, 00:44

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Chris Greathouse
Using a label maker to say VROOM VROOM and putting it in the non-existent engine compartment. Are those the aftermarket parts you're talking about?... :P
15. February, 03:41
Danny Meer
LOL Chris, that would be the best aftermarket part :D
15. February, 08:46
Dominik Weitzer
Oha, corvette. Interesting color.
I don't like those "Showroom replicas"...imo, they are to expensive without having an engine.
For the engine you can also print a photo from it and glue it in place :-D
15. February, 09:20
Chris Greathouse
#3 Build time... but I'm not feelin' it.. maybe some bumpin' music will help the build.... loads up Tech N9ne, Kottonmouth Kings, ICP, Cypress Hill... Bass bouncing at 11... This should help finish this project.
18. February, 01:54
Bob Hall
Here Ya Go ! Just every time he say's Red, just turn down the volume and yell Blue in its place ! LOL !

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18. February, 02:38
Chris Greathouse
That sounds like a drinking game :D Red - SHOT!
18. February, 04:19
Chris Greathouse
#MISSINGNO

Finished! I'm going to wait for photo booth for pictures... Regular lights aren't showing the blue well. Then I'm hoping on the Aussie train :) Much more interesting then this P.O.S. .... Although it turned out well for hating it so much. :D

Since there's no engine, you just have to think it's a covered treasure in some barn somewhere waiting for its hero to fix 'er up and give 'er go.
18. February, 04:55
Chris Greathouse
Hoping on the Aussie road train! Chrome is already SuperCleaned Project 056 -- Australian Truck Group Build | Album by chrisagreat (1:24)
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Saw This And figured you would get a kick out of it or some ideas.


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16. February, 03:27
Chris Greathouse
I've seen alot of those trucks... very extreme. :D I wish they would make the Shockwave truck in a 1:25 instead of a 1:32 snap-tite that they have in the scm search.
16. February, 04:09
Danny Meer
Damn thats a nice truck, If this would be mine I wouldn't buy a house but live in that truck lol
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Bob Hall
BINGO ! YAHTZEE ! DING DING DING, WE HAVE A A WINNAAAAAAA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
10. June 2019, 04:14
Bill Newcomer
I have TWO of these kits. Were there any revisions that corrected the issue you dealt with? White-Freightliner SD/DD (AMT 1046/06, 1:25)

1:25 White-Freightliner SD/DD (AMT 1046/06)
 
10. June 2019, 06:56
Chris Greathouse
I don't know, sorry Bill.
10. June 2019, 07:47
Bozzer
Bill, they're all the same kit and mould, as far as I'm aware bro.
11. June 2019, 19:43
Bill Newcomer
I guess I will find out.
12. June 2019, 06:40
Tom ...
Hmmm... I must have missed this one. What a great looking truck! Love the colourful chassis. Very cool!
21. November 2019, 21:39
Chris Greathouse
It's been dubbed the MTV Truck because my inspiration was the old MTV Logo colors :P [img1]
 
21. November 2019, 21:47
Mark Boots
love it! It turns out we had to solve the same issues building the kit. Nicely done. Fresh!
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Chris Greathouse
or I buy the decal sheet... looks pretty good.
31. January, 19:57
Bob Hall
I'll keep my eye out for a cheaper original for ya.
31. January, 19:58
Mark Boots
I really do like this one. Super!
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Bill Newcomer
I am impressed with your efforts. I couldn't possibly build any kits that complicated in that timeframe.
2. February, 18:21
Chris Greathouse
Thanks you all!
2. February, 18:43
Tim Heimer
Too Cool!! Very nice combo, they look great together!!
3. February, 08:00
Roland Gunslinger
That looks great
Impressive !
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Tim Heimer
Awesome dude! Thoughts on it, I would've done a light painting of flat black in the front grill area and made the tires look more real. Still my friend that's a nice build! Looks fantastic! Keep up the good work!
1. February, 01:43
Chaz Gordon
That looks awesome Chris, nice work
7. February, 23:04
Chris Greathouse
Thanks guys!

Tim, I always forget to black out the grill. Oh well.... How do you you make tires look good? unless you mean weathering. I don't know how to do that.
7. February, 23:54
Tim Heimer
For what it's worth I sand the tires 1st mildly sand with 100 grit on the tread, then 220 on tread and on side wall, then either use the colors dirty black, rubber or a combination of both to get desired effect.
8. February, 02:32
Tim Heimer
Also you can use a scuff pad. I went to take tire pics for you but can't find the card for my camera! Hopefully tomorrow.
8. February, 05:12
Munkyslut
I use a scotchbrite pad
8. February, 09:19
Peter Hardy
You are reliable Tim, forgetful as hell but reliable!
8. February, 23:04
Tim Heimer
Forgetful?? Like what? I don't remember having forgot anything!
8. February, 23:20

February 7, 2020

Chris Greathouse
The person that handles my money just handed me $200 and said here's some fun money... go buy kits and supplies. I guess my Savings account is loaded with a stockpile money for her to do that :D....

On the list -- The last VW Van in the set and some much needed supplies.... winning!
7. February, 00:17
Greg Baker
If you need any help spending all that cash... just let me know. I can help. :D
7. February, 00:43
Danny Meer
Nice!!! :D So you will have the set complete or are more of these comming?
7. February, 17:22
Chris Greathouse
Yup all 6!!! Almost... There are 4 vans in my stash, and the last 2 are on an import ship somewhere. 3-4 weeks for those. Then color hunting, then project time.
7. February, 18:21
Danny Meer
You are going to build them all after each other till you get the serie done? would be pretty cool to see them all :)
7. February, 18:37
Chris Greathouse
Danny, I didn't pay $370 to have them look good in boxes ;) Darn tootin' they ARE going to look cool :D

A couple of the vans use the same color mix ratios for the lower "creme" color on the van. I'm going to try to whhip up enough so all the colors match. There are a few more multi-van colors that will be challenging as well.

Since these are all the same van, I'm going to assume that 95% of the the parts/instructions are all the same. If that it the case then I'll batch paint for all the X pieces in X color... Then after internals, I'll pay attention to the body shells.

SCM Search: 1:24 egg girl*
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7. February, 02:05
Chris Greathouse
Woot!!! in 5-6 weeks (shipping) and time getting the paints, this project will be ready!

With this project, I am going to have to mix paints for the first time... Kind of nervous.
7. February, 02:07
Tom ...
You're a glutton for decals for sure. I forget, how many have you made already and how many left to do?
7. February, 02:18
Bob Hall
So was this one your "Great White Buffalo" ? Finally found one ?
7. February, 02:20
Chris Greathouse
Yes, my "Great White Buffalo" :D ... Tom I haven't made any yet... I'm waiting for all 6 get here... I have 4 on the stash shelf, and 2 in the middle of the ocean somewhere.
7. February, 02:26
Bob Hall
Cool Beans ! Youtube Video

 
7. February, 02:29
Tom ...
Did you also order a bucket of micro sol?
7. February, 02:30
Bob Hall
Right on !
7. February, 03:07

February 4, 2020

Chris Greathouse
Another one down! Yay! One more $90 van and I'll have the whole set! :D
4. February, 18:58
Ben M
I once bought a 63 camper bus for $1. I put less than $90 into it and was able to drive it away :)
4. February, 19:12
Chris Greathouse
That's some mechanical skills buddy.
4. February, 19:46
Chris Greathouse marked this item as on order
4. February, 18:55
Chris Greathouse wants this item
4. February, 18:40

February 2, 2020

Chris Greathouse will attend 2020 NorthWest Scale Modelers Show
2020 NorthWest Scale Modelers Show in Seattle
2020 NorthWest Scale Modelers Show
US 15. and 16. February 2020, in Seattle
2. February, 21:06

January 29, 2020

Chris Greathouse owns this item
29. January, 01:32
Chris Greathouse completed this item
29. January, 01:30

January 28, 2020

Chris Greathouse added a new photoalbum.
1 | 12. December 2019, 20:48
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Tim Heimer
Too cool! I don't think you have to worry about the reefer unit on this build, at least the original one. which didn't use it, what you get is the units from the late 60's mid 70's which is correct! They changed them around the mid to late 80's and again in the 90's. Technology change. Best of luck, we'll be watching.
2. January, 23:46
Bozzer
@Tim. If you look at the awesome pic, Bob supplied, you'll notice that the front wheels stick out? That's kinda where I'm upto. I have a cure for that though. On my reference pics, taken from the film, it shows a fridge unit on the front of the trailer, but I think it's fake, because there's no tank under the trailer? Lol, I just know some of you guys are gonna watch the film now!
3. January, 09:39
Tim Heimer
Valid points! I just saw the wheel issue as well. It's hard to do Hollywood vehicles since they use so many versions as well as make up stuff! The last time I watched that movie I couldn't help but notice the gas prices back then on a gas station! LOL! The last time I saw the trailer was in ( The walking dead) Tv show. Could you post a pic of the reefer unit on your album please.
3. January, 15:02
Bozzer
Now hear this, Now hear this! Skip to 15 mins Youtube Video

 
3. January, 19:48
Chris Greathouse
Here's where a heart emoji would be great! That is an awesome find Bozz!
3. January, 21:29
Chris Greathouse
Yay!! The video has the Hide Out and Bandit :D
3. January, 21:34
Chris Greathouse
:( It's not the Bandag Bandit. It's the same truck except all of the Bandag licensing decals are gone and it's just called the Kenworth Custom Drag Truck and Bandag is no longer licensing the Hideout either. :(

Bandag licensed, more decals - [img1]
Bandag licensed, more decals - [img2]
 


Less decals, no licensing - Both new releases - go to 20:00 mark - Youtube Video

 
3. January, 21:51
Chris Greathouse now follows Mark Boots
28. January, 07:54

January 27, 2020

Chris Greathouse
Here's a good ol' picture of main street in my hometown, North Bend.

P..S Thompsons Cafe on the right is where they shot the Double R Diner scenes for the TV show Twin Peaks (well, many years later). Now the place is called Twedes Cafe

[img1]
 
27. January, 19:08
Chris Greathouse now follows bruno egral
27. January, 15:17
Chris Greathouse now follows Erwin Leetink
27. January, 15:09

January 26, 2020

Chris Greathouse added a new photoalbum.
1 | 8. October 2019, 00:33
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Tom ...
ha! 1912 Fuzz. Love it.
25. October 2019, 21:14
Chris Greathouse
@Tom, yeah I thought that was a great touch.

@All Thanks all for your comments! :D It pushes me on :D
25. October 2019, 21:29
Martin Oostrom
Well done Chris
What's next? Might I push you into a certain Ford?
26. October 2019, 14:50
Nathan Dempsey
Looks great Chris. The gold color came out well. That's a hard color to paint.
26. October 2019, 16:28
Chris Greathouse
@Martin, the '57 Custom, F-350 dullie, or the Le Mans racer?
@All, Thanks guys!
26. October 2019, 17:51
Bob Hall
Seeing as I'm a Betting man, I'm putting odds that Martin is referring to The Ford GT, judging by amount of finely built racers in his collection !
26. October 2019, 19:00
Chris Greathouse
Here's a link to my next project, body color will be silver:
Project 050 -- Nissan Fairlady Z 300ZR | Album by chrisagreat (1:24)
28. October 2019, 23:35
Dominik Weitzer
Very cool. Looks good Chris
26. January, 09:58

January 23, 2020

Chris Greathouse wants this item
23. January, 08:25
Chris Greathouse
Yay 5 of 6!! One more (expensive) one left to buy :D
18. January, 03:12
Tom ...
Am I going to have to visit you in debtor's prison ?
18. January, 03:55
Chris Greathouse
Lol, probably. Last one is $90, it's #1 in the series and not too many posts for any lower cost... I might have to go to my secret savings and get a $100.
18. January, 04:10
Danny Meer
So the last 1 you need is the first in serie? I like them all but love the steampunk version most and will be the only 1 I buy (Hopefully :P)
20. January, 16:33
Chris Greathouse
Son of a gun... The place didn't have it in stock and had to void my order... Sucks, because it was $25 cheaper then the average ($60) posting.
22. January, 20:30
Tom ...
Bummer. Back to the drawing board then....
22. January, 23:14
23. January, 00:30
Chris Greathouse
I was all set up to pay full price anyways... then this other offer came along, but didn't work out. Oh well, I guess a $60 and $90 vans are in line next, along with a big resupply of hobby materials.
23. January, 01:45
Bob Hall
Never hurts to try I say !
23. January, 02:44

January 22, 2020

Chris Greathouse now follows JD
22. January, 08:21

January 20, 2020

Chris Greathouse marked this item as on order
21. November 2019, 21:42
Chris Greathouse
A beautiful trifecta, a VW T2, Awesome Steampunk theme, and cute anime girls.... shit, I just hit the buy button :P opps, sorry not sorry wheee... now we wait for the release date in mid Dec :)
21. November 2019, 21:59
21. November 2019, 22:04
Nigel
That looks about as much steampunk as the recent Hornby/Basset-Lowe announcements. Jus' sayin' is all.
20. January, 20:01
Chris Greathouse owns this item
18. January, 03:10
Danny Meer
Bought mine from HobbyLink Japan, they say it's gonna take between 2-6 weeks delivery and have no tracking number...
20. January, 16:31
Chris Greathouse
I've heard of HobbyLink. For me, For imports, I usually use 1999.co.jp/eng/. It takes about 20-25 days from order to doorstep and tracking is usually about $12 (There is one cheaper, but no tracking)... But in all honesty I go where I can get it the cheapest... But I like the 1999 site.
20. January, 18:48
Danny Meer
Thx for that website, placed it in my favorites :)
20. January, 19:44

January 18, 2020

Chris Greathouse marked this item as on order
18. January, 03:07

January 16, 2020

Chris Greathouse wants this item
16. January, 20:39
Chris Greathouse
What are my options for dechroming pieces? I already use Super Clean, and it works mostly ok. What other products are you all using? Preferably something stronger than Super Clean. :D
15. January, 17:53
Bozzer
As you know, I swear by household thick bleach. It's only failed me once. When I've removed my parts, I just tip it down the sink. Cleans my drains out real good.
16. January, 05:00
Bob Hall
FIRE ! HUHHHH FIRE YEAH !
16. January, 05:18

January 15, 2020

Chris Greathouse marked this item as on order
15. January, 19:10
Chris Greathouse
4 in the stash/On Order, 2 more to go. The last 2 are almost twice as much money as the others.
15. January, 19:51
Chris Greathouse wants this item
15. January, 00:05
Chris Greathouse wants this item
15. January, 00:05

January 14, 2020

Chris Greathouse owns this item
14. January, 03:55
Chris Greathouse owns this item
14. January, 03:55

January 12, 2020

Chris Greathouse added a new project.
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1:24 Australian Truck (Italeri 719)
Western Star Constellation
AU Civil Private
ACX-748 | Green green
 
12. January, 01:32
Chris Greathouse
PLACEHOLDER
12. January, 01:32
Chris Greathouse started this item
12. January, 01:30

January 7, 2020

Chris Greathouse
Question: While looking at the Alclad website for a gold color, the only thing I came across is this "ALC-122 MIRRORED GOLD FOR LEXAN" What is lexan? Can it be used on regular plastic kits? Is there another high shine gold to use instead?
7. January, 18:56
Marco Gallmann
Lexan is mostly used for RC Car bodies. These are flexible and therefore they needs special colors which do not cracked by touches and light bending. I had already used Vallejo and Tamiya lexan colors for regular plastic kits. Until now I do not have any issues with it, but I used this colors just for details.
7. January, 20:05

January 5, 2020

Chris Greathouse
Oh lordy, What did I get myself into :P I have this kit on Order as of today. Here is a kit done beautifully by unfusion So many decals!!! Makes me smile from ear to ear :D [1/24] Volkswagen Type 2 Delivery Van 'Egg Girls Winter Paint' | Album by unfusion (1:24)
[img1]
 
4. January, 02:55
Bob Hall
All Hail Sir Slidealot !
5. January, 05:40
Danny Meer
Does it even need paint? :P 1 big waterslide :D
5. January, 07:46
Chris Greathouse
LoL, it is a rather big set of decals. Actually all the vans in the series have full decals. This is the decal sheet for the winter paint van. [img1]
 
5. January, 11:11

January 4, 2020

Chris Greathouse wants this item
4. January, 17:47
Chris Greathouse wants this item
4. January, 17:47

January 3, 2020

Chris Greathouse started this item
3. January, 22:28

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