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roncomatic

Member Since 19 Jan 2008
Offline Last Active Dec 27 2009 05:39 PM
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In Topic: OK Revell, you wowed us with the 32 Ford.....

31 July 2009 - 04:20 PM

I'd also like to see a nice 33/34 Ford 3 window coupe from RM (assuming somebody from RM bothers to check the forums) and I also wouldn't mind seeing any of the other old iron suggestions either. A low to mid thirties Chevy would be really nice. RM, you build it, I'll buy it.

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In Topic: Bad Boy Corvette

25 March 2009 - 05:26 PM

I concur with everyone else. You've done a great job. The paint and decals look superb.

I've got a couple of these Vettes waiting to be built but I'm seriously sweating the decals. And they're not nearly as involved as your build. :unsure:

--ron

In Topic: Good Aluminum paint?

25 January 2009 - 08:27 PM

I'd like to add my voice to those suggesting Tamiya's XF-16 "Flat Aluminum" paint. I use it all the time now and it goes on smooth as silk. The trick that's helped me the most with it is to thin it about 40% with Tamiya's X20A thinner. I've tried other thinners but nothing seems to work as well as Tamiya's. I've been told that they add a retarder to their thinner to slow the drying time. Otherwise it drys way too fast.

If XF-16 is too light for your tastes you can add a little XF-56 "Metallic Gray" to it. I use a mix of this (added to XF-16) for aluminum intake manifolds and add a bit more to replicate steel. Again, the key is to be sure to thin it properly. I usually mix my colors before adding the X20A thinner.

The best part of using this stuff is cleanup. Usually soap and water... and sometimes a little Windex is all it takes.

This won't take the place of Alcad for big jobs but when you need a small amount this stuff works pretty well.

--ron

In Topic: 1934 Ford 3 Window Street Rod

28 December 2008 - 06:48 PM

Nice build Peter,

I especially like the way you modified the hood to open. I have one of these kits on the bench now and have been toying around with different ideas for the hood. Your build has given me some new things to check out.

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In Topic: Revell Discontinuing NASCAR Model Kits

11 December 2008 - 06:50 PM

Which is what's sad. Grand Am and USTCC and Touring Cars and rally in general are still good ones but nope, you never hear about them, it doesn't bring in 35 million a month. :rolleyes:


I read something today about Grand Am being under the NASCAR banner now... or are you referring to some other Grand Am series? I confess that I'm not that familiar with this series. However, if it is the same series you have my condolences.

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