minkos

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About minkos

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  • Scale I Build 1:25

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  • Location up in CA
  • Full Name Mark Andrilla

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  1. minkos added a post in a topic 1964 African Safari Comet   

    very nice work. one of the car magazines did a write up on that rally when it happened. i wonder if any of those cars are still around today.
  2. minkos added a post in a topic 1962 Dodge Dart 440   

    nice looking build. i fell in love with these cars after seeing 'its a mad mad mad mad world" when i was 12.
  3. minkos added a post in a topic 1962 Oldsmobile Cutlass F 85   

    wonderful build, excellent color. is it "sunset mist?" i've got a bunch of johan kits waiting in the queue, this makes me want to move them up!
  4. minkos added a post in a topic filling the sinker marks correctly   

    excellent suggestions all, i will try them out. thanks very much.
  5. minkos added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    filling the sinker marks correctly
    Hello, i am having trouble mastering the most elementary of body filling tasks, that of filling the sinker marks on the trunk lid. The photo is of a '64 Pontiac Bonneville convertible, with the sinker marks circled. I used bondo over a thin guide coat of lacquer primer, sanded it to what i thought was smooth (didn't feel anything when running my finger over them), then hit it again a couple of times with the primer, sanded that with 600 and 1000, then shot the lacquer color. i could have sworn that i'd filled the sinker marks correctly but obviously i didn't. the bondo looks like it's too low.




    any suggestions on how to do this properly? thanks very much.
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  6. minkos added a post in a topic 1964 vw in ruby red   

    thank you all for the compliments! the polar lights spiderman kit is one of the better early '60s VWs in terms of detail. i added some details and had to work many of the parts and pieces to fit together better in a non-snap tite environment. MCW supplied the ruby red in lacquer. the next one that i do will be the same kit in sea blue with the identical gray interior.
  7. minkos added a topic in On The Workbench   

    1964 vw in ruby red
    bone stock 1964 vw in ruby red, made from the polar lights spiderman kit. i am still getting the hang of upholstery decaling.
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  8. minkos added a post in a topic painting raised letters and emblems   

    thank you for all of the suggestions, i tried the dry brush method and it works pretty good.
  9. minkos added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    painting raised letters and emblems
    hello, sorry in advance for asking a question that's probably been discussed before, but what is the best way to apply chrome paint to raised letters, emblems, etc? the closest i've been to success is using a the edge of the end of a toothpick, but it isn't fine enough and even when it does go on ok the paint gets laid on too thin. any pointers? thanks.
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  10. minkos added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    interior tub and dash for amt's '66 buick wildcat
    hello, do you know if anyone has made a correct interior tub and dash for the '66 buick wildcat? the amt kits that i have seen all have a '65 interior and dash. thanks
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  11. minkos added a post in a topic guide for trimming bare metal foil on long straight trim pieces   

    thanks to gluhead, matching the top edge of the trim to the top edge of the foil worked pretty good.

  12. minkos added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    guide for trimming bare metal foil on long straight trim pieces
    hello, i am wondering what would be the best way to trim a long straight piece of bare metal foil along the side of a car? the problem i'm having in particular is on the side trim of a '62 buick electra convertible. the underside is easy to do since the knife can run along the bottom of the raised trim casting, but the topside has no such guide since it coincides with the crease in the body. what can be used in lieu of freehanding that won't also get cut by the knife blade? thanks very much.

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