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Bernard Kron

Member Since 09 Feb 2008
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In Topic: Basic Black Deuce Highboy Roadster

Today, 05:55 AM

Thanx again guys. For me it's always about capturing The Look. Which by no means is to ignore technique - a crummy paint job, visible seams, misaligned parts, inappropriate details, etc., will kill a build every time - but all the skill in the world won't save a goofy looking car. Ironically, knowing that to be the case allows me to focus on the skills side even more. Even after nearly 6 years back in to car modeling each project involves a lot of new or evolving skills. As simple as this build was, it was no exception. I'm just glad it came out looking like I had hoped it would...

In Topic: Basic Black Deuce Highboy Roadster

10 July 2014 - 02:07 PM

Thanx everyone! :)  B)  I'm glad you all enjoyed it. Given just how few changes I applied to the basic kit, I was surprised at how much of a difference they made. The chopped windshield and raked stance are a must-do in my book, but the matte finish, especially in black, also had a major impact. It's been a long time since I did a primer rod, but you can be sure I'll be doing another one soon enough! And yeah, the "therapy" worked! ;)  :D

In Topic: Stacey David's Rat Roaster

09 July 2014 - 05:36 AM

I used those seats in my Rat Roaster project, finished with Testors Aluminum Plate Metalizer. The resin ones I had were already drilled out with only very thin flash to remove in the holes and slots. My general approach with my Rat Roaster was to tone down the corny details while conserving most of the original's basic themes. For the interior I went with the Speedway Motors Hot Rod Bomber Seats, drilled out the fake "holes" in the door panels and rear bulkhead, and used a metallic finish for a more utilitarian vibe. For the motor I ditched the exaggerated blower and carburetion and went with Kinsler style dirt track fuel injectors and K&N air filters.



In Topic: Show Yer Drag Racers!

07 July 2014 - 01:55 PM

Time to bump this fabulous collection of quarter milers which hasn't been updated in a year. So here are a couple of my more recent diggers:


Hemi powered Junior Fueler made from a cut down Ramchargers kit:




My take on the new Monogram Slingster revival:



In Topic: "Therapy" Deuce Roadster - Completed 7-6, Now Under Glass

07 July 2014 - 10:31 AM

Bernard, I have found that if I apply Testors Dullcote to get a flat finish, and leave it dry overnight (a few hours...?), that finish is pretty durable, far more than a flat color paint finish.    


Thanx for the tip, John. I will definitely try it since even a tough primer like Duplicolor is still a dirt and grease magnet and a bear to deal with during final assembly.