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In Topic: Post you flame paint jobs!

04 June 2015 - 02:00 AM

Hi Bill,

The paint on my 2008 HHR is called 'Merlot Jewel Metallic Clearcoat' and the wheels are from Moon Equipment . They carried the only 'Halibrand style' wheels that would fit on Chevy HHRs at the time. There may be others now.

I bought the car/truck new in late 2008 when the dealer was having a really hard time selling a 'loaded' panel truck. I've always liked 'sedan deliveries, and here was my chance to have a totally dependable and economical interesting vehicle.  It's strictly a toy to me....not a daily driver and it doesn't see even rain, let alone snow.  I also have a regular HHR wagon that I use as a daily driver.

In Topic: Post you flame paint jobs!

03 June 2015 - 01:44 AM










I even have mild flames on my HHR panel.

In Topic: Something a little different: Japanese 2-Seaters (sort of)

30 May 2015 - 04:54 AM


Daihatsu Midget


In Topic: 1924 Bugatti 35 - 1/20 Casadio/Revival Double Build

29 May 2015 - 05:37 AM

Hi Jurgen,   Not only have you overcome the Casadio kit's shortcomings, you've made exemplary models and also, as you always do, photographed them beautifully. Congratulations!


I've built a few of them over the years and, like you, I was always amazed that at their high price point, so many of the parts and assemblies were not totally sorted out for fit or completion.. If I remember correctly, the Bugatti had no steering tie-rod connections to the wheels/spindles. I think that their appeal, back in the day, was that they were one of the first companies to supply fairly realistic looking wire wheels on some of their models.

In Topic: 1948 Ford corner (Testors IMC) Post 'em if you got 'em!

29 May 2015 - 02:15 AM

A build from at least 35 years ago.  Flames were masked and airbrushed and all the pinstriping was all done by hand with a tiny brush. Moon discs were spun from the bottom of a pop can.....no aftermarket sources back then.

Now-a-days, I'd have corrected the windshield proportions, and improved the door alignment, etc. but I tend to leave my old builds just as I originally built them and keep them dust-free in display cases.