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In Topic: New kits with flaws.

Yesterday, 03:28 PM

again, thank you, Dave, for putting that out there. having suffered through the bad part of the "good old days" when all of the companies were churning out dross in the form of decontented kits, poorly retooled "theme" kits, and running tools until parts were buried in flash, i'm more than pleased to see the effort come to fruition where reissues get corrected, new tools get accurized, and best of all, customers get listened to. 

i'll be honest, Revell kits were my bane as a youth- fiddly fit issues, flaking chrome, they were tough to build WELL. getting 60's era kits to look good took supreme effort. the newer '70's kits went together well; didn't share fit issues, and made good shelf-sitters with moderate effort and looked GREAT if the builder had some skill. 

i've been working the new '57 Ford and the '50 Olds and they practically FALL together. GREAT kits. 

In Topic: Making Details Pop on a Model Car and Perseverance in Modeling After 27 Years

18 December 2014 - 12:47 PM

i'm open to adapting techniques from military, rail, ANY kind of modeling when it allows the builder to portray details like that.... some colors could be darkened by shooting that contour in the color needed and letting it dry, then adding a coat, then adding a coat... slightly going beyond the edges of the preceding coat each time, then shooting the final color coat. the built up layers SHOULD appear darker/deeper than the surrounding area.... i do this with some builds to get multiple colors, rocker-to-roof....

In Topic: 1940 Ford Mild Hot Rod (BMF update)

18 December 2014 - 12:37 PM

as good as the Revell kit is, i'd rather build the AMT version as you're doing. matter of fact, i've never finished ANY of the several Revell versions that i've started.... but i've done a bunch of AMT's.


BTW your version is quite convincing. deep shine....

In Topic: What's the most expensive kit you've ever bought?

16 December 2014 - 12:33 PM

first one i bought my own self... 1956 F-100 by Revell. 1978 or so. cost around 3 dollars..... the first purchase in a thirty-six and running year obsession with polystyrene representations of automobiles that has probably cost, in any given year, anywhere from a hundred bucks or so to several hundred.....


most expensive one that comes to mind was the pair of Matadors i bought a few years back, i think they both ran about 60 bucks.

In Topic: Auto ID #145 FINISHED!

15 December 2014 - 01:01 PM

there's models of it... just not what we might find in the corner hobby shop!