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cherokeered

Member Since 12 Jun 2010
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1/18 Parts

12 March 2013 - 08:46 PM

I'm looking to get into diecast and modify them to my liking.  My question is...where can we get parts for 1:18 diecast cars such as wheels, racing seats etc.  I see plenty on ebay for 1/24 but not much for the 1/18.  Is there a good source for upgrading wheels and other parts?


Sparco / Recaro Decals

15 February 2013 - 07:40 PM

Looking for Sparco and/or Recaro decals for race seats.  The white lettering decals.  Where can I get these.  I've thought of trying to make my own but there is no way to print white lettering that I'm aware of.  Any ideas of where I can find these?


Tamiya TS-74 Clear Red "Candy Red"

07 February 2013 - 01:32 PM

I want to spray Tamiya TS-74 Clear Red over a gold base both from the rattle cans as I don't have a airbrush.  Is there any tricks to spraying the clear red in order for it to come out nice?  Has anyone used this color before?


99 Silverado on Bags Laying Frame

14 January 2013 - 02:44 PM

Started the next project, a Revell 99 Silverado Custom kit.  Going to cut out the bed and fab up some air bags.  Using Pegasus 23" T's wheels. Not sure on what color to go with yet or if I'm going to leave the engine stock or swap it with a Corvette LS motor.  Here is what I have done so far.

 

Cut out front wheel wells so front wheels will tuck...

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Cut frame and made c-notch out of styrene...

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Sectioned the gas tank so it will sit lower and lay frame.

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Started cutting bed out, but after this pic was taken I realized I'm going to need to cut out the wheel wells as well in the bed to fit the wider tires.

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More to come...


Flexible Resin for Tires that can Stretch

12 January 2013 - 07:00 PM

Looking for the best resin to use in making a flexible tire that can be stretched from say a 14" to 18" scale size.  I know a lot of people make then out of regular hard resin but I need a resin that can stretch.  I like the Alumilite products for there standard resin but do they have a good stretchable resin?  Like the Flex 40 or Flex 30 even... for example.  Anyone with experience in this please chime in.