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CrankyCrafstman

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About CrankyCrafstman

  • Birthday 10/31/1950

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    Michigan
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    Modeling and fast cars

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  1. Hey K5ikl Actually the Vallejo metal colors work fairly well for brush painting, small items that is, bigger ones I would use my airbrush. Ron G
  2. Hey Gaz How did you get your Synthetic Ordinance Works landing gear? There's no way of getting ahold of them on there web site. I'm looking for there set for Hasagawa's FW190A-5/8 there #MLGS 1005 and the set for Trumpeters P-38J/L there #MLGS 1013. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Ron G
  3. Great build John Keep up the usual great work. Ron G
  4. Hey Scott I use two acrylic/plastic nail polish racks they hold about 65 of the Vallejo bottles each, are easy to hang and only cost about $14.00 dollars each. WAY! Less work then building wooden shelves. Ron G
  5. Yupp, I have two, one will be converted to a F6F-3 the other will be british. Ron G
  6. Thanks Scott Yeah when I was a kid (back in the stone age...lol) me and my brothers would campass the whole neighborhood on or bikes and fill up bags (the big briwn paper ones) three or four times with candy. We were sick for days...lol. It's not to bad, I'm already used to it, now it's time for all those extras...lol😎 Ron G
  7. Thanks everyone Actually my birthday is the 31st, but early presents are always cool...lol🎃 Ron G
  8. Hey Harv To bad we don't live closer, I'm in Michigan, we could go for a ride Ron G
  9. Hey all Thought I'd celebrate my 71st Birthday with a new 2021 Harley Davidson Tri-glide Ultra in vivid black. It's been about 7 years since I rode and the test ride was really different, you don't lean in the corners like a regular bike. It's definitely a different kinda animal...lol. because of my old weak knees and bum hip I can't ride a regular bike, but this rides like a dream. I pick it up tomorrow. Here's a picture of it. Ron g
  10. When do you start on the fully operational robotic figures that will operate this beautiful beast. I mean really, this thing is beyond amazing. Superbly done scratch building. Ron G
  11. Yah know for some reason this doesn't look like a Tamiya Corsair to me....lol She's looking good John. Ron G
  12. Hey all Did some more work on the fuel tanks. this view shows the new fuel tank temporarily in position on the truck. this view shows the tank straps, which are made from 0.02" thk. Plastic strip sitting on black rubber strips. These will be covered by chrome mylar tape and are attached to the mounting brackets with pins and bolts. closer view showing the mounting brackets. Ron G
  13. Hey Jeff Thanks Custom mixed with a little tamiya orange and yellow. Primed with tamiya desert yellow. Ron G
  14. Hey all Did some more work on the big KW. I got the rolled aluminum fenders, visor and front bumper from Ryan Mlynek off of Ebay. Here's what they look like. this view shows the rear dual fenders and the ones for the lift axle. Thay have a protective film over them that you peel off to reveal the polished aluminum surfaces. this view shows the visor and the "Texas" front bumper. a closer view of the fenders. this view shows the custom fuel tank and the engine now detail painted sitting in place. closer view of the Cat 3408 V8 engine. Well that's it for now be back soon. Ron G
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