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About fyreline

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  1. When there are issues or assembly problems with an "ordinary" model, one can always go to the instructions and usually get back on track. We all need to remember that there ARE no instructions for what you are building - just your vast experience and the knowledge you have gained over many years of trial and error. The fact that you don't have to take the whole thing apart at every step is a testament to the planning you've successfully put into the project. Of course there will be setbacks and the occasional do- over will be required . . . So you deal with it, and move on. Improvise, adapt, a
  2. I remember very well the bumper jacks like the one you are replicating. My grandfather had one he used on his 1956 Buick Roadmaster, and it picked that big car up like a toy. I remember it was dark red in color, and somehow I ended up with it. Your build is coming along very nicely, the car looks "right" from every angle, and that 's really the truest test. Always looking forward to your updates.
  3. My 1:1 1962 Corvette has a similar issue in fitting the spare tire into the trunk well; The original-equipment bias-ply 15" tire fits just fine, and the factory plywood well cover sits flat over it allowing the rubber trunk mat to fit properly. However, I run the same size radials to improve the ride & handling of the car (and they do so very nicely), and they will not fit in the well at all. Oh, well - if I get a flat on the road, that's what the auto club, cell phones and credit cards are for. I have enjoyed your build since the very first post, Roger. You are a true craftsm
  4. Roger, I like the dark gray / red leather combination better, but I'm certain that which ever way you decide to go, the results will be stunning. It has certainly been a long journey up to this point - thrilling and inspiring for us as observers, challenging and involved for you as the artist. All of us have enjoyed the privilege of going along for the ride. Dave Reeves New York, USA
  5. Roger - Every time I come back to this thread, I am once again humbled by your craftsmanship & artistry. I am reminded of Gerald Wingrove, Michel Conti, Manuel Olive Sans, and others who were able to create not just a model, but an automobile in miniature. The fact that the 1956-57 Continental Mark II is one of my eight favorite cars of all time doesn't hurt, either. It's a joy to watch your progress. For all of us who are living vicariously through your efforts - Thank you. Dave Reeves
  6. I entirely agree with you . . . Words are important, and I would never use the word "jam" to describe any part of a door structure. However, to answer your question, "Since when do we allow illiteracy to drive change to the language?", the unfortunate but accurate answer is everyday, and increasingly so. That doesn't make it right, of course - or acceptable to those who give a damn about the written and spoken word - but there you have it. The use of the word "jam" where "jamb" is, in fact, correct can be seen in numerous dictionaries both in print and online. Sic Transit Gloria Mundi.
  7. Roger - the "absolutely" correct term is "door jamb" ("jamb" comes from the French "jambe", meaning "leg"). However, since most of the English-speaking world can't seem to get it right, "door jam" has actually become acceptable. Sounds like you made the right decision not doing the "A" pillar, I would constantly be worried about interference issues. Don't worry too much about remembering what goes where . . . Even just in photos, it does all make sense. Have a happy and blessed new year, take some time off once in a while. When you're working on a major project (or two, or ten) those "mental
  8. Roger, it's been a true pleasure to follow this thread from the beginning. Your skills as a modeler are amazing, and it's continually entertaining to see how you face each and every challenge. It doesn't hurt that you have selected one of my all-time favorite cars as the subject of your current efforts . . . The Continental Mark II is such a timeless, classic design that it makes a fitting choice. I also have to applaud your past choices in modeling, as well as your own full-size fleet - we obviously share similar tastes in automobiles. While I'm sure that I, like everyone else, can't wait to
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