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Kit Basher

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Modelling vise?

30 January 2015 - 04:53 AM

I was wiring an engine today, a job that apparently requires a minimum of three hands. Do any of you guys use a vise or holder of some kind to do this kind of work? If so, please describe. Thanks


1:1 info? Bell housing and trans.

18 January 2015 - 05:27 AM

Most models I see of '60s-'70s cars have the bell housing and trans painted to look like "natural" aluminum. Is this correct, or were they steel or iron and painted? Thanks!


'70 Dodge Challenger R/T- best kit?

07 October 2014 - 10:56 AM

Which Revellogram kit of the '70 Challenger R/T is better, the 1/24, or the 1/25. All things being equal, I would go with 1/25, but if the 1/24 is much better, I might go that way. I already have the Revell Challenger T/A, but I would like to have the R/T as well. Thanks in advance.


Painting raised letters? -Success!

01 October 2014 - 01:25 AM

I always have a hard time painting tiny raised letters, like body scripts or on valve covers. Specifically, right now I'm trying to paint the "HEMI" on the valve covers of an '09 Challenger. I've tried four times and failed each time. I've tried dry brushing (as best I understand it) with a 10/0 brush, and a toothpick, both the pointy end and a flattened end. I also tried a Sharpie. I either get too much paint, which flows down onto the valve cover, or not enough, and sort of blotchy coverage. I am painting the letters withTestors aluminum paint over semi-gloss black.

 

Is there some trick to this that I'm not getting? Would a different tool or paint be better? Or is it a case of "practice, practice, practice"?


BMF Problem

13 September 2014 - 01:52 AM

I am trying to put BMF on an unpainted body (the grille surround on an '09 Challenger). The foil worked fine on 3/4 of the area, but there is one small section where it absolutely refuses to stick. I'm using the same foil from the same area of the sheet, and it sticks just fine to my tweezers. I washed the area with Dawn, no change. Any suggestions?

My plan was to foil the surround, paint the whole area black, then remove the paint just at the front edge where the chrome is on the 1:1. Since I would be masking the black to paint body color, the foil needs to stick well.