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Shardik

Member Since 26 Feb 2012
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In Topic: Revell 1923 T-bucket Ford hot rod

Today, 04:08 PM

I like this... a lot.  The lack of fussy detail goes completely unnoticed with a model this cleanly built.  The finishes and the overall "vibe" are just so right.  Bravo!


In Topic: 1962 Corvette

Today, 03:55 PM

Bigfoot EXISTS!!!! :)

Yes, I do.


In Topic: Favorite smells in the shop

26 August 2014 - 02:24 PM

It's a toss up for me, between cutting oil in the machine shop and putting a piece of spruce through the drum sander.


In Topic: 50 Olds-Version2-Final Pics

24 August 2014 - 12:34 PM

Gorgeous color, nice detail painting in the engine bay and superb foil work.  I'd say you've got a winner here.


In Topic: What do model builders overlook that could improve their models?

17 August 2014 - 07:37 AM

I'm surprised this one hasn't been mentioned yet: Thin down the exposed edges of panels such as wheel wells, hoods and the body perimeter under the car.  You don't need (or want) to thin the entire panel; just the edge, then taper it back to full thickness.  Bear in mind that these edges are usually rolled on opening panels such as hoods, or flanged to provide attachment points, as on wheel openings.

     Another "reality booster" is underside detail on hoods and trunks, and it's fairly easy to do:

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Start by covering the panel with a couple layers of masking tape.  Then sketch an appropriate pattern on the tape, peel it off and lay it down on some .005" or .010" styrene sheet and cut around your pattern.

     In the example above, I laid .010" sheet over .005" which was cut slightly wider to create the stamped look.