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#41 Casey

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 08:39 PM

Sorry, just saw this now. Here is the thread in which I posted two pics:

http://www.modelcars...showtopic=49952


Lots of pics of the wheels here, or feel free to PM me, too:

http://s916.photobuc...helby%20Wheels/


I vote for the front wheels, too. ;)

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 09:20 PM

Pulled this one out today, I should get this finished as well:
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As a note, I posted this pic using the Photobucket link/tutorial.

I need someone with a lathe to make me four of these rims.
I painted them today, they were messed up, dropped them in stripper to take off black paint, and they cracked!
So, I thought maybe I could get some turned aluminum ones made.
I have the other 512 kit as well, so I would need four of each.
Any takers?
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Posted 13 January 2012 - 03:31 AM

Do it, it looks very good. Drink more coffee and get it done.

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 05:45 AM

Pulled this one out today, I should get this finished as well:
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As a note, I posted this pic using the Photobucket link/tutorial.

I need someone with a lathe to make me four of these rims.
I painted them today, they were messed up, dropped them in stripper to take off black paint, and they cracked!
So, I thought maybe I could get some turned aluminum ones made.
I have the other 512 kit as well, so I would need four of each.
Any takers?
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Since you have the other rims from the other kit, why not cast copies of them? Could be an addition to the resin column, two birds with one stoner. If that is the Fisher kit maybe you could get replacements for the wheels and decals...?
You probably don't want to hear this since the decals are already on the body, but I think the color is too light. But it is a bitchin' car, makes me want to build one of my kits of it...
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Posted 13 January 2012 - 09:41 AM

The color is almost perfect

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 10:41 AM

(it got down to 70 last night!!!), I would see if I could get some building done.


If you were near me, I'd hit you with a snowball.

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 11:23 AM

Not only a Good Magazine....a good Model Car Modeler as well........GREAT Work

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 12:12 PM

I didn't do any color to the photo, I shot it real quick last night.
Once it's color-corected, you would see
Thanks for the compliment Richard.
I appreciate it.

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 01:06 PM

Jameston at ScaleFinishes.com has the Sunoco Blue, Tamiya's got one that is close, but of course, it all depends on your base coat.
I did mine as I remembered the car as I saw it.
When you take photos from the web, you are in fact only guessing.
What someone sees on their computer will not be the same as someone else's monitor, that's a fact due to monitor calibrations, camera settings, and too much to go into.
I like to go by what I remember, what I saw.
Here's a photo with the gray card next to it, and calibrated for my monitor.
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Posted 14 January 2012 - 01:33 PM

i thought someone mentioned the color code for the correct color for Sunoco blue, but i don't see it now?


Yeah Dave, I did. I wonder where it went? Another forum glitch? Or something more sinister afoot...?
In the interest of helping others in the modeling community, what I wrote was, according to Fisher Models a good match for the Sunoco Blue on the 512 is Testors 1111 Dark blue. (I happen to agree that it is close.) I also opined that the one Gregg is doing looked more like it was painted 1110 Medium Blue to me.

For what it is worth, I have a calibrated LaCie monitor, have seen the real car and have the Fisher model and both paints I referenced, (and have a pretty good eye for these things).
I have also viewed it on two other monitors and it looks the same on all three.
And I also know going from memory with no photo reference is a good way for me to mix or choose the wrong color.

I'm not saying Gregg's car is the wrong color, I am saying it looks too light to me.

I'm also curious about something, I shoot almost all my models with digital cameras. From an old Mavica to a fairly new Lumix. The photos look like they capture the color just like they look on the models, and look the same from both cameras. I don't do any color correcting. Even the pictures I shot for articles in the magazine are uncorrected. Why do these photos need to be corrected? What am I missing?

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 03:13 PM

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Mark, I like that car! I would do it! Is it only available from Fisher?

The darker blue makes the car pop - makes all the difference.

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 07:46 PM

Beautiful car...never knew that existed.

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 10:19 AM

Mark, I like that car! I would do it! Is it only available from Fisher?

The darker blue makes the car pop - makes all the difference.


I have two kits of it, not 100% sure what kit Gregg is doing. Hostaro makes one, Fisher the other, both are resin kits.

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 04:39 PM

Here's my build of the Hudson Hornet
The spear will be Bare-Metal Foil.
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Posted 30 January 2012 - 04:43 PM

Gregg......your Hornet is sharp......very nice.

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 04:58 PM

very nice work luv everything you do that hornet is one sweet ride

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 05:16 PM

Jeez Gregg. With that freezing cold 70 degree weather you've got there, maybe Dr. Cranky can send you one of those cute snuggy suits that he just got.

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 07:17 PM

I know, it was cold last night.
Had to close the louvers.....
I like the tail on the ground look for this.
Can't wait to do the same for the convert that was just posted by Sean.
Snuggy suit, I don't think I could get get into one, let alone know what they are!!!!

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 07:43 PM

Here's one I dusted off.
The Jo-Han Rambler Wagon from the Okey Days :-)
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Posted 30 January 2012 - 08:11 PM

Here's one I dusted off.
The Jo-Han Rambler Wagon from the Okey Days :-)
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NICE!!!!