Union/Heller Porsche 917K kit with the Martini livery. I've been after one of these for a while, and lucked out on a complete one with a couple of badly painted parts. Got it for $20 plus shipping. Not too shabby.
What did you get today?Glue and paint bombs
Posted 27 January 2013 - 06:33 AM
Peter, those Aztec pearls are new. They are pre-thinned for airbrushing, have good pigment, and lay on very smooth. They dry to a satin finish you you have to clear it. Here's one of my first efforts using them. I bought mine directly from Testor's.
Posted 27 January 2013 - 07:06 AM
Thanks, Glenn, I appreciate the info. Your first test sure makes them look good. I'll keep an eye out for these.
Posted 27 January 2013 - 07:48 AM
Posted 27 January 2013 - 08:51 AM
Guys, Testors has both gloss and matte clears in the Aztec line, I used their gloss. Dried very hard. I polished it up with Ultra Restore, no wet sanding needed. No base coat is needed. A really great thing is that if you have a fubar, you can just re-coat the area and it blends just like the 1:1 waterborne auto paint. The Merc was primed using Plastikote, but I have found that it really likes bare plastic. If I can find any flaw, its that the pearl colors tend to ding a bit before they're cleared, but I would think if the paint was "set" with a hair dryer one might not have that reaction. I'm going to try polishing some primer to see if the paint sticks to that as well as bare plastic. The total painting time on the Merc was 15 minutes, in a dirty and unheated garage with no paint booth, clean up time included. They make 40 colors, including transparent, opaque, and flourescent. Forgot to post the link, and the pic is of "ultra restore" from innovative hobby supply.
Posted 27 January 2013 - 11:23 AM
New Toy, will come in handy once I finish the bodywork on the 1:1 toy, picked up a can of Epoxy primer also, didn't figure it was photo worthy.
Posted 28 January 2013 - 05:27 AM
A sealed 1965 Hemi Under Glass kit, only to find out it DOESN'T have Hurst wheels in it
Thankfully my parts box did.
Posted 28 January 2013 - 11:49 AM
Edited by prostockmania, 28 January 2013 - 11:52 AM.
Posted 28 January 2013 - 02:15 PM
I got a 65 Chevy PU, 58 Impala and a 69 Torino Modified Stocker!!
Posted 28 January 2013 - 04:15 PM
Found this in my mail box today, another one of my grails i can mark off the list!
Still need the Loner to complete my 1/16 FED collection. Wish Revell or Round2 would start reproducing these kits!
Posted 30 January 2013 - 08:32 PM
some 3d printed wheels came in today 3 piece 2 in one offset.
and my customers got theirs today too
full body subwoofers
Posted 31 January 2013 - 02:48 AM
Nice rims, the detail looks really good.
Posted 31 January 2013 - 07:03 AM
A quick trip to Wally's found this interesting Motormax duo. It was the last one they had and was $19. The '66 Chevy pickup is one we don't have in plastic right now, so it's interesting. The details and painting are fairly nice. It would come apart with a few screws to detail out the engine bay and interior. The bed on it is plastic.
I bought it for the camper unit. It's plastic so we can do a lot with it. It's different than the Open Road camper and I'm not sure if it's a replica of an actual camper or generic. It doesn't have an interior, the windows are solid plastic. As you can see in the last photo, it comes apart with 6 screws so once we hollow out all the screw posts we can either use the interior from the Open Road camper or scratch build our own. I've been on this camper kick lately so I'm likely to scratch build an interior for this.
Posted 31 January 2013 - 10:31 PM
Congratulations. I just got one in a trade a few months ago and am waiting to build it. It's been said before but I'll say it again--We need a new tool 67 and 68 Camaro kit!!!!