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  1. I recently picked up the Revell Mad Mudder Blazer kit with the intent to make a slammed C5 Square Body.  The problem is the lack of a roof in the kit.  3 questions about it.  

    1: Does anyone have a roof from an older kit they would allow me to borrow and make a copy of?

    2: Does anyone else want a roof for their Mad Mudder?  I wouldn't mind making a few to share.

    3: does the 2WD Chevy stepside share the same chassis components as the blazer kits?

  2. Looks great so far!  Tough kit to build.  Good luck!  


    I started one a bazillion years ago and haven't finished it.  The windshield frame keeps breaking.  I suggest you paint it asap, and put in the windshield to prevent this from happening.  



  3. I stumbled upon the quick curing of CA with soda or talc on accident.  I was using CA as a filler, and tried the powders as a type of aggregate, to "thicken" it up and make it easier to sand and shape when cured.  It was a somewhat successful trial, but there's putty and styrene that work better with less mess.

  4. Some time ago, I saw someone had shortened the F350 bedside on the AMT kit.  As I am unable to find it and use it as a guide, I started one myself. 

    I got the bedsides cut to length, now I need to adjust the wheel opening.  I am unsure of where exactly to place them.  I know the opening needs to move forward and down.  I am not in possession of a 1:1 so I can only rely on images and as they are at all different angles, it is difficult to get accurate measurements.

    Here is the one side done and the other original to compare.  Both are now cut to length and the leading edges are done.


  5. On 4/8/2019 at 5:51 PM, Dave G. said:

    With hardware store Kleen Strip if it's going on dry, thus rough, there are some things you can do.

    1 Reduce your working air pressure till the nail polish goes on wetter. Too much air pressure dries it before it hits the surface.

    2 move the airbrush in closer to the model surface ( same reason as above, the distance can cause drying too).

    3 Mix the thinner 50/50 with xylene then thin as usual with that blend ( depending on the weather I sometimes use straight xylene or a blend rich in xylene).

    4 Increase the fluid flow .

    Model Master enamel isn't a good idea as a base under lacquer products. You will find out why in due time.

    I haven't had a problem with sinful colors yet.  And though they won't tell what they're using as a base, it thins with Testors reducer, and even mixes with their paint, so I presume it is enamel.  Also, since it is so cheap, I would guess the maker isn't using lacquer as a base.  I use lacquer thinner as it expedites the drying/curing process and it is readily available at reasonable prices.

  6. On 3/31/2019 at 10:01 PM, LouO said:

    Not the flashiest of colors, but it easily works for some stuff. I like your test subject. Looks like it sprayed well for you. What do you thin it with? and what psi do you usually shoot nail polish at?

    I thinned this with a medium "temperature" lacquer thinner from Orilley Auto Parts.  I have used the Kleen Strip brand but it was too hot and would dry before hitting the body causing a very grainy texture.  Also it seems the Orilley stuff seems to mix into the paint as opposed to dissolving the carrier (if that makes sense), as the Kleen Strip brand does.


    The pressure is very subjective with nail polish.  Most times you want a very low pressure and build up very thin coats, but with the size and quantity of flake in this paint, I had to crank up the pressure and REALLY open up the needle.  I used a #3 needle in my Paasche VL at about 25-30 PSI to keep it wet and flowing until it was on the car body.

  7. Sadly I was polishing the clear and there were some bumps in the base black, which came up through the paint as I was wet sanding and left black speckles everywhere.  I have wet sanded the whole car and will be spraying another coat of the green this evening, since I can't work on the real cars in the driveway.  Pics to come shortly.

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