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Jim Whalen

Member Since 19 Oct 2010
Offline Last Active Oct 17 2014 11:01 AM
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In Topic: Baja Bug anyone?

12 October 2014 - 09:13 AM

Hi Guys.

 

Norm's stuff is great and this VW transkit looks just the ticket to bring back some '70's memories!  He doesn't have a website so the best way to contact him is through email:  replmincomd@aol.com

 

I've already got some of his transkits to do and this VW plus a chopped Model A coupe are going to have to join the build pile.


In Topic: Kenworth

09 October 2014 - 02:03 AM

Nice Kenworth - I like the colour, it really suits the truck and compliments the chrome nicely.


In Topic: Mono Ken W900

29 September 2014 - 10:22 PM

Very nice - I like the paint scheme.  Seeing these trucks on the highway in Canada during the '70s is what got me into model building.  Your build has certainly captured how these kings of the road used to look.


In Topic: 1932 Ford Prostreet Pickup

29 September 2014 - 02:50 AM

Thanks for the comments!  The stance comes from a scratchbuilt chassis incorporating the suspension and wheels from the Revell Willys street rod kit, just put the suspension into the chassis where the wheels dictated it, got a bit lucky with the final outcome.  The colour is Porsche Colbalt blue.


In Topic: Alclad Question

22 September 2014 - 02:25 AM

Hi,  I tend to use Alclad's own gloss black base and spray the chrome (other hi-shine finish) on after about an hour using an Iwata gravity fed dual action airbrush at about 10psi.  I have heard that Testors Gloss Black enamel works well as a base but have not tried it since it is not readily available here.

 

As for dust, I give parts a blast of air with the airbrush before I begin painting and always keep the parts in a shoebox, only taking them out whilst they are being painted.