CSMO

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  • Location Columbia, Missouri, U.S.A.
  • Full Name Lawrence R. (Larry) Schmidt

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  1. CSMO added a post in a topic Revell Snap-Tite '34 Ford sedan.   

    Oops! I figured out my boo-boo with the tires after I took the photos. Thanks for the input. Adios, Larry.
  2. CSMO added a post in a topic Monogram '37 Ford sedan   

    Both are brush-painted. The white kit plastic was not primed, but was washed with alcohol. 
    Adios, Larry.
  3. CSMO added a post in a topic Olds powered '50s traditional Deuce 5 window   

    Oh, my Lord! That is just lovely. Talk about understated elegance.
    Adios, Larry.
  4. CSMO added a post in a topic Revell Snap-Tite '34 Ford sedan.   

    The taillights were added after these pictures were taken. I trimmed the ones from the kits self-adhesive stickers and placed them in the depressions in the trunk lid and sealed them with Johnson's Future. I will try the wash. Maybe a little Pollyscale Grimy Black thinned with isopropyl alcohol. Thanks for the input.
    Adios, Larry the Airplane Guy.
  5. CSMO added a topic in All the Rest   

    "What-if?" Unlimited racing planes and fighters.
    Some of these airplanes are modified with different propellers and some are stock. All have been brush-painted in bright civilian colors that are typical of racing planes as well as cars. The decals are airplane markings and from AMT kit sheets and aftermarket car sheets by Gofer Decals. They are inspired by the real race planes that flew in the National Air Races in Cleveland, Ohio during the late 1940s and the modern Unlimited Air Races at Reno, Nevada.
    The military planes all have contra-rotating propeller units replacing the stock propellers. It gives them a totally different look of being even more powerful than their stock real-world big brothers
    Adios, Larry the Airplane Guy.





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  6. CSMO added a topic in Under Glass   

    Revell Snap-Tite '34 Ford sedan.
    For our Model of the Quarter Club Build,  the members of my local club are each building the same kit. We all have different interests so we each will put our own unique spin on the finished model. I am an airplane builder, so I chose a color palate that utilized WW2 airplane camouflage colors. The kit has a choice of open-wheel or full-body. I chose the latter. Construction is totally OOB.
    The car is hand-brushed Xtracolor German Luftwaffe RLM 75 Grauviolett(Gray-Violet) over Xtracolor British Navy Fleet Air Arm Sky Grey. The chassis is the lower body color.  Xtracolor camouflage paints are gloss right out of the tins to make application of decals easier than having to add a gloss coat to flat military paints before decalling. I am happy with my "Gray Ghost".
    Adios, Larry, the Airplane Guy.





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  7. CSMO added a topic in Under Glass: Pickups, Vans, SUVs, Light Commercial   

    AMT All Star 1/32 '61 Ford Falcon Ranchero pickup.
    This little guy was built OOB. It is brush-painted Testors #1114 Gloss Yellow from the little bottle. The interior is Testors Flat White and Pollyscale Grimy Black. The one piece undercarriage was freehand brush-painted. The tires are painted grimy Black. The decals are from Gofer Decals and the scrap-box. Bare Metal Foil in 1/32 was a challenge. This kinda brings back memories as I owned a '60 Falcon and a '62 Mercury Comet, which got me through high school and college.
    Adios, Larry the Airplane Guy.





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  8. CSMO added a topic in Under Glass   

    Monogram '37 Ford sedan
    This is my second attempt at a Tu-tone paint job. The build is totally OOB. The model is brush-painted Xtracolor Gloss International Orange over Testors Gloss Light Yellow. The interior is Vallejo Vallejo Light Rust acrylic. I would love this as my daily driver.
    Adios, Larry the Airplane Guy.





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  9. CSMO added a topic in Under Glass: Pickups, Vans, SUVs, Light Commercial   

    Revell '41 Chevy pickup.
    My Dad had a '41 Chevy pickup as his gas station shop truck. It didn't look like this one. Built OOB. Truck bed is the kit decal. The truck is brush-painted Humbrol Gloss White(with 2 drops of True Blue added to the tin to mitigate yellowing over time) and a home-mixed shade of Orchid Purple. I had to wrestle with the body, frame, and hood, but I got it together.
     
    Adios, Larry the Airplane Guy.





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  10. CSMO added a topic in Under Glass: Pickups, Vans, SUVs, Light Commercial   

    Revell '50 Ford F-1 pickup.
    Where I grew up, the Sinclair station across the street had a '50 Chevy Stepside painted in these colors. The model is built OOB with the exception of the wheels and tires that I bought on eBay. The bed was brushed Testors Flat Black and then most of the paint was rubbed off with a soft cloth dipped in charcoal lighter fluid(naptha). The bed's wood  color is two coats of Tamiya Turn Signal Amber applied by brush and a coat of Future overall. The body is brush-painted with Testors Gloss Black and Xtracolor RLM62 Grun(a pre-WW2 German Luftwaffe aircraft color).
    Adios, Larry the Airplane Guy.





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  11. CSMO added a post in a topic AMT '55 Chevy Cameo gas station shop truck.   

    No clear coat. Small and medium camel hair watercolor brushes.
    Adios, Larry.
  12. CSMO added a topic in Under Glass: Pickups, Vans, SUVs, Light Commercial   

    AMT '55 Chevy Cameo gas station shop truck.
    My seventh 1/25 build.
    Built OOB with rubber bed-liner from .005 painted plastic sheet..
    Decals by Gofer decals.
    Truck is brush-painted with Testors square-bottle #1124 Green.
     
    Adios, Larry.





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  13. CSMO added a post in a topic AMT '55 Chevy Cameo pickup windshield problem   

    I painted the gasket on the glass with a Black Sharpie. I tacked it where it touched with Formula 506 Canopy Glue and used the same stuff to fill all of the gaps when the tacks dried. I wiped the excess off with a damp Q-Tip. I'm pretty satisfied. Adios, Larry.
  14. CSMO added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    AMT '55 Chevy Cameo pickup windshield problem
    The kit windshield id about 3/32" too small around its perimeter to fit in the body shell. I can't get enough points of contact to even get a dry-fit without it falling through. Has anybody else had this problem? Does anybody have a suggestion for dealing with this problem? I am an airplane modeler with limited experience building cars and trucks.
     
    Adios, Larry.
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  15. CSMO added a post in a topic An invitation to TigerCon 2013. Columbia, Missouri on November 9th.   

    Show and contest in 38 days. We hope to see some of you folks here. Adios, Larry.