Jim N

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About Jim N

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  • Scale I Build 1/24 or 1/25

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  • Location Kansas
  • Full Name Jim Newman

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  1. Jim N added a post in a topic Detailing grills.   

    I use acrylic paint and dilute with water.  I think it cleans up more easily if I screw up.  With the acrylic paint, you may have to apply the wash twice to get the coverage you want.
  2. Jim N added a post in a topic Monogram Chaparral 2D   

    Nicely done!  I built this one several years ago and it remains one of my favorite builds.
  3. Jim N added a post in a topic What was your 1st 1 to car   

    My first car was a 1975 Matador. It was not a very good car, but I kind of miss it.
  4. Jim N added a post in a topic Model kit when flying   

    The kits will be fine. Anything else should go in a checked suit case. I have travelled this way a number of times.
  5. Jim N added a post in a topic Are your models collecting dust?   

    I store mine in gallon size zip lock bags and put them on a shelf.
  6. Jim N added a post in a topic Favorite #11-style blade   

    I like the number 2. It has a bit more heft.
  7. Jim N added a post in a topic model kit subscriptions   

    I saw the videos on the Senna F1 kit and they send you a parts pack every month through out the subscription. These kits are more of an assembly of pre - finished parts. There do not seem to be many parts that require painting or the application of decals. That being stated, I would be extremely concerned about making a catastrophic mistake and sending $2500.00 down the drain.
  8. Jim N added a post in a topic Tamiya Porshce RSR Type 934   

    Looks very nice!
  9. Jim N added a post in a topic The nasty lx notch project   

    Very well done. You did a great job on the body molding.
  10. Jim N added a post in a topic Revell 67 Camaro SS-update pics on page 3   

    That is really outstanding work! I love the color.
  11. Jim N added a post in a topic A couple of Lola t93/00   

    Very well done.
  12. Jim N added a post in a topic Kodak Nascar   

    If you have an Ace Hardware close to you, they have a color that I believe is called School Bus Yellow, which is virtually the same as the GM color. I have painted a couple of Kodak cars using the MCW paint, which is supposed to be the GM color. The School Bus Yellow is virtually the same.
  13. Jim N added a post in a topic 1/24 Fisher Models 1971 Sunoco Ferrari 512m   

    Very, very nice.
  14. Jim N added a post in a topic 3D printing now offered from a mainstream model company...   

    I have read most of this thread and will say this. This technology is coming and it will do amazing things. Whether a model kit is one of them, time will tell.

    The only problem I see with this idea is that it transfers all of the risk to the buyer. Right now if two of us buy a kit, we both get the same thing and the quality is the same. With 3D printing, the quality of the model may come down to who has the best printer and possibly the supplies. Given the printers out there for printing of text and graphics, a person can spend $30 up to thousands. The print quality is different as is the capabilities. If one is printing a school report, it largely does not matter what kind of printer the person uses. If the person is doing high end work, the printer matters.

    If this is where we go with 3D printed models, the concept may be in trouble. If I can only afford a low end printer and the printed model is low end, there is no point. I may be able to turn it into something nice, but if I am in a contest with a person of the same skill set who has the high end equipment the result will likely be very different. It would be like taking a person who built a kit box stock and put him in the same class as one who machines his own kit.

    As I stated at the beginning of this post, the technology is coming and it will do amazing things. We will have to see how or if it applies to model kits.
  15. Jim N added a post in a topic How would a judge for models be found?   

    If I may offer a suggestion, the only thing you can do is make the builders prove they built the model. Make them bring the box, the instructions, etc. The judges are a different matter. You can have bad judges no matter how hard you screen them.