kalbert

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  • Full Name Kevin Kurth

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  1. kalbert added a post in a topic Short Circuit - Nova Van   

    That is really neat!
  2. kalbert added a post in a topic New Revell NASCAR kits   

    Everyone buy some!!! Otherwise NASCAR kits will be gone FOREVER. If these two fords don't sell, no model maker will ever consider doing anything NASCAR ever again. EVER EVER.
    If I bought a NASCAR kit everytime somebody declared that we must or risk never ever ever having NASCAR kits again ever ever I'd have a whole pile of NASCAR kits stickered for drivers I care nothing about.
    If these don't sell somebody will float a NASCAR kit again in a couple years to test the waters again. No need to panic.
    I'll buy one, and do an Almirola maybe. Not going to buy cases of kits I don't want in vain hope that they'll do a Chevy next. Revell is not stupid. They know that Ford vs Chevy is polarizing, as is any NASCAR driver vs any other. They know there are Logano fanboys who will buy cases of these, and there are Logano haters who'll never consider it no matter what. Revell either already has an SS and Camary in the pipe, or these were commissioned and Revell has no vested interest.
  3. kalbert added a post in a topic 1966 chevelle ss   

    Plain and simple, looks great!
  4. kalbert added a post in a topic Note Pad Feature?   

    Making bookmarks in your browser sounds like it'd work for what you want to do. They can be organized into folders for categories. I've got folders for model cars, trains, RC, Linux.... then within those folders I created folders for various projects like the "Model Cars -> CHP Monaco" folder has bookmarks for photos I found of late '70s CHP Monacos, decals, and other stuff related to them. In the "Trains -> Covered Hoppers -> CNW -> 4700" folder there are links to pictures of FMC 4700 hoppers, model info, decals, etc.
  5. kalbert added a post in a topic Alan Kulwicki "Underbird"   

    It looks pretty good for being painted paper! Very convincing, thanks for the explanation.
  6. kalbert added a post in a topic Alan Kulwicki "Underbird"   

    That looks really great. I'm a big Underbird fan and have always wanted to it. How did you make the window net?
  7. kalbert added a post in a topic "Model" building with the other grandson.   

    It's got all the right stuff. Big tires in the back, littles in the front. Can't see over the motor, exhaust dumps right by the window. Looks just right!
  8. kalbert added a post in a topic Why go to all the trouble of a nostalgia look and leave the Edelbrock sticker on the carb ?   

    How am I attacking anyone? Nobodys asking him to praise anything. Maybe you can tell me why its acceptable for you to butt in and put words in my mouth? Greg starts lots of threads about what he thinks is dumb, so I asked if anyone had ever hotrodded to his standard. I also wonder why he'd take the time to start threads about all the different ways people do things he doesn't agree with. How about a couple threads about stuff you do like Greg?
  9. kalbert added a post in a topic Why go to all the trouble of a nostalgia look and leave the Edelbrock sticker on the carb ?   

    Has anyone ever hot rodded to your standard Greg?
  10. kalbert added a post in a topic THE GREAT GREMLIN BUILD OFF......   

    It's funny how whenever a CB is suggested everyone wants to change it. How about have no rules. How about have no deadline. Everyone build whatever whenever. Then what's the point? Isn't that what most of us do all the time anyway? It's not really a community build if participants are building different kits or aren't working toward a common theme in a specified time. Otherwise it's just a post whatever you built thread.
    I like the idea of a simple community build. Build an AMT Gremie, don't get nuts just use the basic kit. Have fun. Take a month or so time frame and build the cleanest Gremlin you can with whats in the box. The kits are 2n1 so there's some parts variety, and most people are creative enough that there ought to be a wide variety of paint jobs and such. It's not like he's asking for a "build a box stock, factory stock, box art Gremlin". Sounds like fun. I'm in.
  11. kalbert added a post in a topic Createx Paints   

    On the RC bodies nothing, the body is the clear. I do back it with white, but haven't found any other coating necessary. The Createx paint stays flexible and is pretty tough, it rubs through where the tires touch it but it takes a long hard rub to do it. 
    I think just about any clear would work on a styrene model, I'd maybe try Future first, but this paint is pretty tough I'd think you could use whatever your favorite clear is.
  12. kalbert added a post in a topic Createx Paints   

    I've switched over to using Createx on my RC car bodies. It sticks well to lexan, dries quickly, covers well, is a snap to spray and clean up. I've not needed to thin it at all. Have never used it on a styrene model but I can't imagine it would be much different. I can't imagine using anything else on an RC body now, it's great.
  13. kalbert added a post in a topic whats going on with pegasus ?   

    That's just crazy talk. 
  14. kalbert added a post in a topic Lakewood Traction Bars   

    I think most of them are 2x2 or 2x3 tube. The length is usually as long as needed to for the snubber to hit right on the front eye of the spring. Also make sure they are above the scrub line!
  15. kalbert added a post in a topic 3D printing growing as we speak   

    I can certainly understand why some would not want to get involved in 3d design or own their own printer, but certainly we can all reap the benefits of the technology in the form of available parts. You don't have to design or print the part yourself to take advantage of 3d printing. There are many people who will do the work for you or have already done the work and all you need to do is order the part just like you would a resin part. This is akin to resin casting, or printing decals. I don't have to have an art degree and an alps printer or be equipped to do screen prints. But I can still use good quality custom decals, I find one of the many sources for them and order them! Likewise, I don't have to have carve and sculpt parts, own a pressure pot and all the chemicals to cast resin to use resin parts, I can just find someone who is making what I need and order it. Right now 3d printing is a great way to get custom, low volume, low demand parts. It's only going to get more popular, but for now it's right there with resin and decals IMO.