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  • Location Tuttle, Ok
  • Full Name Ken Reed

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  1. rsxse240 added a post in a topic Audi R8   

    Let's be brutally honest here, like you said.
    Did YOU enjoy building this model?  Do YOU like the way it turned out?  If you answers are both yes, then you've done a great job.  Just look at how your build turned out and observe the points you want to improve and ask how to do those.  You are asking a very vague question by asking "How can I improve my build?".   
    See if you can find a model club near you and attend regularly,  that in itself will vastly and rapidly improve your skills.  I have even gone as far as hanging a flyer up at Hobby Lobby for recruiting modelers.  
    Give praise to God for everything and you'll be just fine.
  2. rsxse240 added a post in a topic 1964 El Shorty   

    Looks like a first gen IH Scout that's been chopped and channeled.
    I like it.
  3. rsxse240 added a post in a topic Ognibs other deuce   

    simply amazing what you are doing with limited resources. 
    Keep up the great work!  I check on this thread on a daily basis, it's the only thread I am subscribed to.  LOL!
  4. rsxse240 added a post in a topic Infiniti J30   

    I think you did a great job.  
    I'm of the opinion that the right wheels, suspension and paint, and maybe some window tint can make any car look good.  I personally like the J30, here's mine, just to show what can be done with this "Boring" kit.  Since it was a curbside, it went together easily.

  5. rsxse240 added a post in a topic Homemade Headlight Lenses   

    As seen above, a candle works well, but make sure not to get to close.  I tried and found that the candle I was using gave of a lot of soot or other impurities that clouded the "GLASS".  I tried again using a heat gun for heat shrink (butane torch with a sort of heat reflector shield thing) and it softened the plastic and left it crystal clear, although my mold was less than what one would consider poor quality, it still turned out a nice crystal clear part.
    As for mold material, wouldn't plaster or drywall mud be too grainy and brittle?  I had to mash mine in pretty good.  I might consider an epoxy resin mold or maybe JBWeld or some of that 2 part plumber's putty, tamiya 2 part, miliput or any other hard 2 part putty.
    I have SO MANY kits I haven't built because of the headlights being poorly cast, not clear or otherwise ugly.  This trick is going to be a great motivator for me!  Thank you so much, Steve, for sharing this great tip!
  6. rsxse240 added a post in a topic Squad 51   

    Squad 51!  Heck yes!
    I used to watch that every day right after the Andy Griffith show or maybe it was after Starskey & Hutch, or Rockford files, I don't know I watched them all!
  7. rsxse240 added a post in a topic Clearly Scale thread   

    Ok, I first have to apologize for getting off topic, but my question is about the image of the builds.  Who built the VW caddy, and could you please send me information on on it?
  8. rsxse240 added a post in a topic How many CFM   

    for an airbrush only booth, you really don't need that much, but if you're using spray cans a lot, you might make sure you get a good amount of cfm.  If you are pulling 150 cubic feet per minute, that is replacing the air in a 10'X10'X8' room in just about 5 minutes.  If you asked me, that's plenty sufficient for a 2x3x3 booth. The math tells me that your little booth would have all of the air replaced every .12 minutes or about 5 seconds.  That's pretty good.  
    The main thing you'll want to consider when selecting a fan for your booth is what kind of paints you'll be using.  If you are going to be using an air compressor spraying water based paints, volatility may not be an issue, but if you are spraying lacquers, or other highly combustible paints or aerosols you will definitely want a spark free fan motor or sealed motor to lessen the chance of blowing yourself up.  not that I've ever heard of anyone blowing up in a freak airbrushing accident.  lol, it could happen!  
  9. rsxse240 added a post in a topic Hemi Pantera   

    what kit did you use?  I guess if it's a curbside, it could have any engine you can imagine, lol  
    It really is a good looking model.  one of my favorite cars too.
  10. rsxse240 added a post in a topic 1970 Plymouth Duster 340 Wedge   

    very nice!  excellent work on this one!  
  11. rsxse240 added a post in a topic Looking for a 1/24 Ford Maverick?   

    ahh, yes, but was it the rare maveNck, or was it a maverick?  I also like that it's labeled as a Grabber, but is CLEARLY a base model with out the grabber hood or V8 engine.  lol  But then again, it's a TOY for children to play with after they build it.  Nothing wrong with that, that's how I started building models.  
    I am definitely going to look at the diecasts next time I'm at wally world.
  12. rsxse240 added a post in a topic Starsky & Hutch Torino - Interior finished 10/14   

    I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but the intake manifold is too long for the heads.  The "bolt heads" holding the ends of the manifold are dangling out in the atmosphere.  
    This pic is of a single 4 barrel, but it is still a 302 and the manifold clearly fits within the length of the head.
    It looks like the manifold is 1/24 on a 1/25 engine, to be honest.  The manifold seems to sit too high on the head as well.  I wonder if that is just from another kit that they adapted to fit.  I would have expected them to give us a separate distributor, if indeed, this is an all new kit.  I think utilizing the 302 from the Revell 32 Ford 3-window would be a good move for accuracy.
    Don't confuse me with a rivet-counter, but I am a perfectionist and a mechanic, so I've seen my share of 302s.    Other than the intake fitment, I'd say it looks pretty good so far!  I can't wait to see the bodywork and even the box top!  lol  
  13. rsxse240 added a post in a topic 84 GTP MUSTANG   

    I know it's a mustang, according to the kit, but it sure looks like a GTP Capri or maybe a 78 Mustang.  The one in the background of the second and fourth pics, now THATS a mustang!  
    Your build looks like it's going well.  I'd love to see more progress.
  14. rsxse240 added a post in a topic Resin 1969 Mustang Coupe / Revell (9/20 Clutch Slave, Fuel Pump)   

    There's a guy in Russia that is selling corrected nose piece for this model.  I have heard that it's pretty good quality and really takes away the droopy sad looking lights and puts them much closer to where they're supposed to be.  I posted a thread in the car resin/aftermarket section.  You should take a look at it before you get real crazy about the paint and body work.  You shouldn't be disappointed.
  15. rsxse240 added a post in a topic Where to find a 351 Cleveland engine?   

    That's getting a bit picky!  lol  Most of the time, engines, seats and other various parts are not exact to scale, due to material thickness, production restrictions, or any number of reasons...designers were just lazy and didn't want to do another scale calculation, who knows.  lol  That engine may seem slightly larger than the stock one, but it's the best one on the market.  AMT also did a 71 or 72 Mach-I with a 351, but I'm almost certain it's a Winsor and it would most certainly be simply a lump of plastic with some " 'at'll do" details and floating belt pulleys.  
    Like Jon says, go with the Mustang's Cleveland, it'll be your best bet.