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dencon

Member Since 24 Mar 2009
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In Topic: Drag race movie for 2011

09 December 2010 - 06:43 AM

Welcome, anytime. I was about to apologize when I started reading the I am not connected part. I was not implying that you was in any way other than at some point I recalled seeing the link on your site. Main reason I posted it was because I saw a similar thread in this section. I like the trailer and the idea behind the plot of the movie and the real drag racing action. Being from the south was a plus. Besides it was real, no cgi like in Driven or the many other screw ups like in Days of Thunder. We need a modern day drag racing film. And this just looked good to me. The song goes good with the trailer too.

No need to apologize. I did not think you said anything wrong. I just stated that just to let everyone know that I am not doing my little part to push this movie and let it be known about out there. Because I have anything to do with the film. I just found it and I realy think that we need this movie to be made.
I am glad you started this thread.
matt

In Topic: How shiny should shiny be?

08 December 2010 - 10:55 AM

I am sorry Ed. I really was not directing it to you. You just opened that "Can" and I went for it. But I will not recant what I said. Only because it is a fact that there is allot of bashing that goes on over these types of paint jobs on models to the point that there are many very good modelers that have left the forums over this. It is just that no one has said it publicly. So I did.

Here are a few of mine.

Rattle Can
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Rattle Can

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Rattle Can

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Urethane Clear out of a gun

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Urethane Clear out of a gun

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Urethane Clear out of a gun

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Urethane Clear out of a gun

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As you can see, I do either, or. The 57 at the top is my latest model. All done with Testors and Tamaya paints and clears. I can get a very nice and shiny finish with a rattle can. All types from all model company paints to Auto Parts Store paints. The Bleu Willys is nail polish and rattle can Plasti-Koat Clear.


The last one (Blue 94 Trans Am Stock Eliminator) has been to many shows. Has never as so much even gotten even an honorable mention let alone placed. Do I care? Not at all. I just love entering my models at show and letting others see them. I do not feel that clearing with Urethane Clear out of a gun has ever given me any advantage at shows and this model proves it. It is subject matter and execution of ALL model building techniques that wins most of the time.

I do believe that the models with the Urethane Clear out of a gun on them, that have won at shows. Won not so much because of that, ONLY. It was apart of it. But because the over all model was outstanding from the others. I bet the model would had still won Best in it's class or Best of Show with a well done Tamaya paint job. It is the whole package that wins, Not Just Paint Jobs. Yes the paint will help out allot. But, isn't that what model car contests are? Competition? And in a Competition the competitors should want to do all that they can in their means and with in the rules, to win. And no one should down them for that or take their win away.

Again,Ed. This was not directed at you or to what you wrote at first. You just started the discussion. This is just my view point on this subject that is now all up for discussion.

In Topic: How shiny should shiny be?

08 December 2010 - 07:51 AM

Why can't builders just build models the way they want to without criticism from others. It is funny the double standards that have come about in the hobby over thesepast few "Internet" years. You see so many models that are sloppy and put together very badly, and there will be nothing but post on what a great job they did and no one ever points out the obvious. But when a builder does a beautiful, clean model with a flawless paint job. They get bagged on publicly. I have a very good friend that builds these kind of models and he has gotten to the point that he does not even get on any of the boards because of how everyone would bag him and tell him that his model is "Too Shinny" and get talked bad about. when in fact. Not only is this guy just about one of the friendliest people you will ever meet. He use to take the time on the message board to give some great How Toos on how to paint. Only because he wanted to do something for "The Betterment of the Hobby". Only then just get more hate mail sent to his inbox. It was amazing, until he finally not only removed himself from all of the boards, he also removed all of his helpful paint tips and how toos.



I bet if guys like him or say Clay Kemp were to get on the boards and start bashing on all of the builders that build models with orange peel paint jobs, glue marks and the model is loaded with injection pin marks and parting lines. The way these builders get bashed for their "Works of Art". I bet they would be ostracized from the hobby's community.

There are only two rules in this hobby.

1) Enjoy yourself

2) Be cool to others

I never read anything that there is a rule for building a model "TOO PERFECT or TOO SHINY.

This has got to stop.
Instead of bashing these guys. Why not ask them how they did that if you want to build like that. Or if you do not want to build like that, as I do. Just enjoy their work and stop complaining about it. In the long run you only look jealous when you complain about them and their models.

In Topic: Drag race movie for 2011

07 December 2010 - 06:31 PM

BTW, DW. Thanks for posting this and letting others know about this.
Matt

In Topic: Drag race movie for 2011

07 December 2010 - 06:30 PM

I have been in contact with the writer/actor Randy Spence. He is the one that is playing Boomer Huneycutt. I am in no way connected with this film or knew Randy before this. I found out about it and really felt very strong about this film. I contacted Randy and dedicated a page of my web site to the film. I felt so strong about this film and to be quite frank. I wanted a film like this for my own personal reasons. Randy and I have passed a few e-mails and he had allot of gratitude to the little I did. I let him know that model car builders are the a part of the very demographic that would buy this DVD. Turns out that Randy has dabbled with model cars in the past and through my site. Has checked out other sites like this one. We even talked about a model of the Movie Car and how he could get decals made.
Just to let you know a little bit about Randy. He is partners with a very real indie movie production company. He has acted professionally. Even being in a movie with Bruce Willis. He is also from North Caroline and it is his father that owns that Blue Nova (Outlaw Mouse). Randy is also an accomplished driver. He has driven this Nova quite a bit and the car and his family are regulars on the Classic Gearjammers racing circuit. If you are into grass roots doorslammer drag racing. This is the BEST!!! There are allot of vids on You Tube of the Classic Gearjammers. Check them out.

So you know that this is going to be a NO B.S. Drag race movie. Being that it was made by someone that has been apart of that racing and that the film uses the people he races with.
Here is a video that Randy just put on You Tube of the Nova about a week ago. http://www.youtube.c...u/3/P4CfX4xPVfo
Please Please Please pass the word around about this movie. If you know of anyone with the means to get involved with helping a movie like this out. PLEASE get this link to them. http://www.indiegogo.com/SHIFT
We need this movie to get finished. This will be this Century's "Two Lane Blacktop" You know you want to have a copy of this to watch wile you build. You know you do. ;)
Thanks guys
Matt
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