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Member Since 06 Jan 2013
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door panel trim

27 April 2013 - 03:42 PM

Hey everyone. My brother smokes Bronson100's and I noticed for some reason the foil inside the cigarette pack is silver with a very small pressed in detail. I think with a little black wash it would be a good replica for the inside metal panel on some of the fifties mopars. Thay had some kind of weird black/silver finish that kind of moved with your angle of view. Haven't tried it yet but pretty sure it will work if you can make it stick to the plastic. Can't be too hard.


23 February 2013 - 09:05 AM

I just told my wife that she needs to show me how to post pictures on the forum, and she replied "Why, you never finish one anyway." Ahem.

pinstripping and paint cleaning

27 January 2013 - 05:24 AM

Spent several hours last night taping and spraying the hood to a 71 mach l to resemble the box art. Enough run under to take a swim in the purple pond but not really that bad. Maybe could have been saved but it was just the outside pinstripe, and not the main field of color that covers the hoodbulges and scoops. I was using regular painter's tape cut into strips using the method I saw on this forum. I had to cut circles out of the tape and then straight angles out of the holes left in the tape to make the bends in the stripe at the front corners of the hood. Pretty clear, right? Well anyway, what tape works better for this than regular blue painter's tape? It will not bend or form a circle no matter how thin it is sliced. The second thing I did yesterday was take a 70 Monte that had been in the purple stuff for two weeks out to check it again. The red paint had quickly dissolved to the point that it could be scraped off with a fingernail, but that was as far as it ever got. Toothbrush or rag would not remove it no matter how hard it was used. Sprayed it with the yellowcap ovencleaner to maybe speed things up, and when I checked this morning it had re-solidified the remaing red paint. Right back to where I started. Learned a couple of things yesterday but not really a productive evening. Well, try try again, right? Thanks guys. Ray

new paint source?

20 January 2013 - 12:56 PM

I found a brand of paint at Walmart today that wasn't there a couple of weeks ago. I was looking for a french curve in the crafts/school supplies section, and found a new display for Apple Barrel paints. Permant-Fast Drying-Waterbase Acrylic according to the label. 57 cents for 2 oz, with much larger bottles for 1.25. Just used Pavement color for the centercaps to a set of Mopar Rallyes, and besdies going on dullcoat, looks good. Brushed it on over Krylon classic grey with no ill efects so far. Being waterbased, I don't really expect any. Literally hundreds of colors including metallics. I plan to pick up a few every week. Hope this helps somebody. It took over a month to find the classic Testors bottle of semi-gloss black, and I think it was 1.75. If this works out I won't need those anymore!


06 January 2013 - 04:26 AM

Hello everyone. Just joined today.  I recently got back into modeling after about a 15yr break. Seems the quality of builds and tips/tools have changed alot. Mostly build 55-75 musclecars with the occasional odd subject thrown in to break up the monotony. Hope to learn a little and really like viewing other builds-complete and in progress. Thanks. Ray Underwood