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2015 Mustang in 4 Hours Including Paint

08 July 2014 - 11:06 AM

This came this morning in the mail. I thought  it was a good hot day to do a quick build. I primed it with Tamiya Grey Primer and then painted it Testors Grabber Blue and Wet Look Clear primer. Detailed the headlights using fine sharpies and Tamiya clear orange, just need a steady hand.  The tail lights were also painted with Tamiya clear red over the prepainted one supplied. I had to lower the stance, which is very easy to do.


A very nice simple kit. I only wish it had outside mirrors.


Hope you like it.


My Meng 350, A Painfull Build

19 June 2014 - 12:58 PM

The kit was excellent and the building experience was fantastic. My walking has a lot to be desired. I bought this kit off ebay from China for $48.00 including shipping. It was waiting for me when I got home from NNL East. I let it sit for a week before I painted it. I painted it Testors Royal Blue Pearl lacquer with Tamiya Clear Blue top coat. The clear blue really brings out a blue luster that is incredible. The windows were tinted with Tamiya's Smoke and the interior was painted with Tamiya's Flat Wood Plank. All paint was done out of Rattle Cans. I listened to all the problems with the window and tail light bezel's, so the build was a breeze. The tires are from Tamiya's Land Cruiser.


I had to take a break on the build for some knee surgery. The kit was down stairs and I thought I was OK to do stairs, I was wrong. The new knee gave out, fell down the stairs, screwed up the new knee and torn both rotators cuffs. I did what any true moderler would do, Cried like heck and then tried to figure out how to get the truck and myself upstairs before my wife got home and figured out what an idiot I am. Took an hour and a half, but I did it. Wife knew right away. 2 PRP's for each shoulders and a lot of work on the new knee and being banned from the basement for a year, isn't too bad :blink: . I had enough time to finish the truck. I did misplace the decal sheet though.


I hope you enjoy this build more the me,



BTW I am walking again and am going to my club meeting tomorrow night (no stairs)

Trabant Longroof, I think

05 June 2014 - 06:46 AM

This was released recently from Revell of Germany. I'm not a fan of the car at all, but it did get transportation to people who never thought they could own a car.


I painted this Tamiya Flat Wood Deck and Testors Wet Look Clear out of rattle cans. The interior was painted Krylon Claret Wine with black insert.


This is a the 1st Revell of Germany I've ever built and I have to say the kit is excellent, with casting as good if not better than Tamiya.


Lots of parts go into this little 4 1/2" model.


Thanks for looking.


Rare GMP GTX, Updated 5/29 Roadrunnger

28 May 2014 - 07:53 AM

I picked up this in Chicago about ten years ago because it had the white top. It's been in a display case since. The rare part of this car is there only 996 made of this paint scheme, also the container ship that the molds were on after this car was released sank near china and the molds were lost.


This is one incredible diecast. The operating features are,


Fully wired plumbed and wired engine and chassis.

Roll up windows.

Working Glove compartment.

Hinged license plate for gas cap.

Rear suspension has sleel leaf spring and operational.

Stainless steel brake lines.


This one beautiful diecast and if can find one at a reasonable price, it come 10 other than the blue & white.


I was offered $700.00 for it on Saturday and didn't sell. :o They are that hard to find.




Earl's Ferrari 360 Spider

26 May 2014 - 08:43 AM

Earl's one of my rich friends. I finish it last night and will give it to Earl today when he comes over tonight for a picnic in this car.


Started with the Tamiya Ferrari kit, applied 4 coats of Tamiya gloss black out of a rattle can. No clear used on this one. The interior is done Tamiya's flat wood and semi gloss black. Here's one of my rarer things, an engine :o I'm a restorer of old curbsides, which usually don't have engines.


Thank you for looking, let me know what you thing and Harry, it does have mirrors.