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Fixing the Revell 57 Chevy convertible - Quarter side trim

01 September 2014 - 07:30 PM

Evening, gents and ladies,

 

I just started the Revell 1957 Convertible kit, given to me for Father's Day by my son and wife. I've read with interest the comments regarding some of the inaccuracies of this kit, most notably, the beltline contour and the recommended reworking. I've tackled that issue, even replacing the doortop stainless with a more appropriately scaled width. My question has to do with the quarter side trim. The top piece of stainless appears very light. Has anybody completed one of these yet? If so, your perceptions on the finished piece? I've included images of my work thus far and the aforementioned quarter panel. I'm considering an AMT Hardtop (with Photoetched insert) as a donor for correcting the issue if necessary.

 

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For those of you with 'Kindle' tablets: "Bullitt Points"

13 July 2014 - 05:50 PM

This apparently has been out for a couple years, but I just heard of it today, so perhaps others out there may not have heard of it. "Bullitt Points" is a first-person, behind-the-scenes account of the making of the movie, 'Bullitt'. For $.99, the price is certainly right. Add to that that 100 percent of net profits go to McQueen's favorite charity, "Boys Republic," makes this a no-brainer. I don't have a Kindle, so would love to hear from anybody who does that has seen this e-book. It's available at Amazon: http://www.amazon.co...=bullitt points

 


Bare metal foil: Clear coat paint before or after application?

12 April 2014 - 05:40 AM

Apologies if this topic has already been addressed. 

 

I see many WIP posts where folks indicate that they'll apply a clear coat after BMF'ing their model. I've never done it this way, fearing that the BMF would react with the clear, or worse, that I'd accidentally catch an edge and tear some of the foil off with the clear coat while polishing and waxing. I'm curious as to what the general recommendation(s) might be, pro or con. Thanks in advance.