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#41 Cesar Bossolani

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Posted 01 November 2010 - 04:17 PM

Harry I was add you on "messenger".

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Posted 25 November 2010 - 09:46 AM

Happy thanksgiving to everyone in the forum have a great day!!!!! :lol:

#43 gasser59

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Posted 01 August 2011 - 08:07 AM

Hi Harry ~ Are you still looking for member articles and / or photos on How-To's? I see this is an older thread and I'm hoping you're still moving this forward. Thanks.

#44 Harry P.

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Posted 01 August 2011 - 08:41 AM

Hi Harry ~ Are you still looking for member articles and / or photos on How-To's? I see this is an older thread and I'm hoping you're still moving this forward. Thanks.


I'm always looking for new material!

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Posted 07 August 2011 - 11:18 AM

i would like to see advanced airbrushing techniques and advanced masking covered in the magazine.

for the people that make wild paint jobs - i'd love to see a how-to.

#46 Harry P.

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Posted 07 August 2011 - 11:28 AM

i would like to see advanced airbrushing techniques and advanced masking covered in the magazine.

for the people that make wild paint jobs - i'd love to see a how-to.


So would I!

Anyone out there that can step up to the plate?

#47 Chuck Most

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Posted 07 August 2011 - 03:44 PM

Where's that Yost guy????

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Posted 08 August 2011 - 09:32 AM

I think the person to tap is ZED from France. His step-taped-paintjobs are killers.

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Posted 09 August 2011 - 08:50 AM

I think the person to tap is ZED from France. His step-taped-paintjobs are killers.


I know of a Florida builder who lays down some of the wettest paint ever....His name is Virgil..or sumpthin like that...

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Posted 12 August 2011 - 09:56 AM

Have several pieces that could be of interest. I can provide CAD type drawings in support. Have a 29 roadster project that is about done and have about 190 photos to go with it. I did the detailed version of the Hawaian and Chi town cars with Bill and Len and supplied many of the detailed assembly photos that were used in the magaziene article. The first piece I did was the steering front end for Monogram kits long ago. I have been in the hobby since the early 60's, Is there anything else you'd like to know? If I could firgure out how to post pictures here I'd run how to articles on your forum.
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Posted 12 August 2011 - 10:50 AM

I'm not entirely sure how it works with this magazine, but I have to expect that the editors are constantly contacting the most accomplished members on this forum, and perhaps elsewhere, and asking for their contributions. Am I wrong? How does the magazine handle it? I know there are a couple of Japanese builders at SAM who don't participate here and whose skills are beyond imagination, and I have urged them via personal mail to join this forum, apparently with no success. I also look to other international modeling forums and am continunually blown away by the quality of the work; it's not that difficult to get proper translations and editing done.

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Posted 05 September 2011 - 01:18 PM

Thomas, thank you for helping out with Bill and Len's article on the Hawaiian and Chi Town. The easiest way to send articles is by FTP. Due to the hack last year of our site at GoDaddy, I have strict uploading requirements now, and you have to contact me, gregg@modelcarsmag.com, for the FTP information. I use Transmit and FileZilla, both are good, but have a different interface. Transmit is more like a Mac, FileZilla is more like a PC.
Attached are the Writer's Guidelines, which are supposed to be up on the main site. I want to push more people to the main site away from the forum, for the completed builds, how-to's, etc.

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Posted 05 September 2011 - 01:33 PM

Skip, we have been fortunate to sometimes receive material from our overseas friends. The last major one I did that involved translation was the beautiful 1/12 scale Bently 4 1/2 Litre Blower from Francesc Pulido of Spain. I still have his Bagatti Type 59 that is in final translation, that I hope to get done soon. There a lot of incredible builders in Japan, like Akihiro Kamimura, who I met years ago in Chicago, at the 1/43 scale show. He almost did not win that show until I pointed out that his incredible Ferrari 312T4 (?) was in fact not a curbside (because every single panel was so precise and looked like there was no way it would be opened up), and in fact it was, every panel was removable. He won the show, and was very happy. Thanks for the reminder, Skip. I will contact him again. Although, nohingo wakarimasen. It's gotten better, sochi, but I have friends who can help. domo

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Posted 05 September 2011 - 03:50 PM

Greg:
New to the group but i've kept in depth photo & records of my builds over the past 5 years. Including resin conversions, chassis corrections, different paintwork and paints, etc. I can ship/email an article with pics as a start if your interested.

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Posted 05 September 2011 - 09:27 PM

Send me an email: gregg@modelcarsmag.com let me see what you have

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Posted 06 September 2011 - 06:46 AM

Thanks Gregg. I emailed links to several of my projects to you.
Mike

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Posted 06 September 2011 - 08:56 PM

Thanks, Mike.

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Posted 31 October 2011 - 02:22 PM

Keep the great articles coming, everyone! The magazine is only as good as your good writing and photos!

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 05:18 PM

"Removing Paint From Aerosol Cans for AirBrush Use"
"Removing Paint From Aerosol Cans To Use In Your AirBrush"

Several years ago I invented a way to remove aerosol paint from its container and Toy Car and Model Magazine saw it online and ran it their magazine.
If you care to use it you're more than welcome to.



Those of you who own an AirBrush can remove paint from any Model Master, Testors, Boyd, Duplicolor, etc., aerosol can and use the product in your AirBrush getting much better results than simply spraying it from the can.

Here's a trick I came up with to transfer paint from the aerosol can to a container so I could spray it through my Airbrush.
Toy Car and Model Magazine saw it online, contacted me and requested to publish it.


You will need a 3" - 4" length of plastic drinking straw, some 1" wide tape, and of course a suitable container.
I collect the empty film cans from local WalMart Photoshops. This soft pliable plastic will not react with automotive paints.
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1st-----Butt the straw up to the hole in the button of the Aerosol can. In most cases with Duplicolor, the straw will actually slip over a short protrusion in the button.
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2nd-----Wrap the tape around the straw and button so they are held together firmly and tightly.
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3rd-----Just spray your paint into whatever container you've chosen. The straw will perform like a muffler, choking down the escaping gases and allowing the paint to gently run out the end of the straw.
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If you're only using small amounts of paint, you can just spray the paint directly into your paint cup.

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 05:46 AM

I just made a cowl hood how-to PM me if you think it would be of any use to the magazine.