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Pontiac Ed

Member Since 15 Aug 2007
Offline Last Active Jan 25 2008 08:40 AM
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In Topic: Mild Custom 57 Chevy

29 November 2007 - 03:28 AM

Very nice car, with a very nice colour. The '57 is still my most favourite Chevy.

If I may be so free to comment; the windscreen wipers would look better with a little bit black on the rubber part. And if you BMF them as a seperate part, they would've looked even better.


Good call on the wiper blades. I meant to do that and forgot. I tried to BMF them separately and I couldn't get it to work so I took the easy way out.

In Topic: '57 Chevy Mild Modern Custom

26 November 2007 - 07:22 PM

Painted the gun sights & the 1/4 emblems and got it cleared with the new MM lacquer. I'm not completely happy with the way the clear laid down. It seemed kind of rough. I blacked out the grill cause I had problems with the wash. Polished it quickly with Meguire's Scratch X & waxed with Meguire's NXT. I should probably go back after it again. Anyway here it is dropped down over the frame.

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In Topic: Skull Shift Knobs?

13 November 2007 - 06:31 AM

vw dave, thats exactly what i was going to add. i bought up a bunch of those hotwheels when they were around just for the skulls to use as shift knobs. it just so happens i was looking for a skull that size recently and i forgot about my stash of hotwheels ones, so i went to the lhs to see what they had. they had what were labeled "resin" skull knobs but they were obviously white metal. i bought a pack anyway and when i got home and started fiddling with one trying to clean it up, i remembered HEY i got some much better ones somewhere! when i found them sure enough: far better than the "resin" ones with a much better, more evil expression (like yours show so well) with only a bit of cleanup needed. though the plastic is kind of soft and hard to work, but not impossible.

and the price sure was right: i think i paid 50 cents each for the hotwheels, and there are two skulls per car, whereas the aftermarket part was something like 5$ for two poorly formed skulls.


What does this Hot Wheels Rigor Motor car look like? I'll go try to find some and it would sure be easier to find it if I know what I'm looking for. Thanks in advance.

Ed

In Topic: Today's Raid On Big Lots

24 October 2007 - 04:38 AM

Hit a different Hobby Lobby last night and found 2 Big Deuces on closeout at about $29. Grabbed them both, one for me to re-live my original build (~1969-70) and one for my son so he can have that experience too. I've been in three different H-L's lately and I've noticed while they are all running closeouts on the AMT kits and an occasional Revell kit, the pricing has not been consistent from store to store. Still some good buys though.

In Topic: Amt '32 Ford Victoria Box Art Custom...

23 October 2007 - 03:43 PM

[quote name='RatRod' date='Oct 20 2007, 03:33 PM' post='53502']
Hi all!!! Another newbie here, but a long time builder. Here is my first in a series of vintage box art models. I started with a 1963 issue of the AMT '32 Victoria, and set out to build it as the custom version on the box end. It's built straight out of the box with only two aftermarket details. I used Shabo white walls, and a photo etched gage cluster. No extra wiring, just a good clean build like we wish we could have done back then!!!

That is beautiful!!!! What paint did you use? Can you build it from the current limited "jalopy" reissue?