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jas1957

Member Since 15 Dec 2008
Offline Last Active Apr 01 2015 11:33 AM
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In Topic: TKM again

01 April 2015 - 11:26 AM

In the early or mid 1980s I purchased the TKM '81 Imperial because I wanted to build Buddy Arrington's NASCAR stocker.  He was the last guy running a Mopar & I was really into what he was doing.  After a LOT of grinding ( swear there were places that were a half inch thick )  mixing & matching parts from MPC & Monogram stock cars & Fred Cady decals I made something that is almost presentable.   It is kind of lopsided & goofy looking but it has sat for 30 years on my shelf.  Good luck finding one, he was selling on ebay a few years ago but not recently.  The sad thing about what he was doing is he never improved his product.  He was one of the first in the late '70s & the stuff was rough but everyone's was then.  When all the other folks continuously improved their product he never did.  If you have never seen his stuff in person be aware that he is just using a one piece mold with resin poured in.  Bumpers, lights, everything is all one piece.  I suppose with a LOT of time & effort something decent can be made but why bother ?  If you want an '81 Imp. I would just start scratch building you couldn't do worse.


In Topic: Resin Casting

10 March 2015 - 05:14 AM

That is a topic that a book or two could be written.   Google resin casting for a TON of info also check out   www.lsresincars.com  this is Lance Sellers site click on the Garage Area tab & scroll down.  He has a picture tutorial on casting.


In Topic: Mockup question

10 March 2015 - 05:08 AM

I use blue masking tape & Aleene's clear tacky glue.


In Topic: Did modelhaus stop making the original '68 Shelby tail light panel?

02 March 2015 - 05:02 AM

You could email or call Modelhaus & ask if they still offer something. I have purchased items from several aftermarket companies that were not in a catalog or listing. For whatever reason not everything available is listed.

In Topic: Arrrgh. Testors paint.

02 March 2015 - 04:57 AM

I recently complained in an email direct to Testors about some of thier Model Master bottle paint. They asked to see a photo of the UPC codes on both bottles. A couple weeks later I got a refund check for them. Maybe take your problem right to the top.