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  1. Carousel Lotus 38 Indy

    Carousel 1 made many nice 1/18 scale cars. I don't think they're still in business. That's a little overpriced. I see three, one with a buy it now at $399.99 plus a reasonable shipping: https://www.ebay.com/itm/CAROUSEL-5201-1965-INDIANAPOLIS-500-LOTUS-38-JIM-CLARK-82/163194368352?hash=item25ff247160%3Ag%3A5~4AAOSwwHpbbHXO&_sacat=0&_nkw=carousel+lotus+jim+clark&_from=R40&rt=nc&_trksid=m570.l1313 Second one at $450 free shipping: https://www.ebay.com/itm/1-18-Carousel-1-1965-Jim-Clark-Lotus-38-Indy-500-Winner/223083188607?hash=item33f0cb517f%3Ag%3AuxEAAOSwhFhbLkEX&_sacat=0&_nkw=carousel+lotus+jim+clark&_from=R40&rt=nc&_trksid=m570.l1313 Third one across the pond at $527.08 plus high shipping, but they'll take a best offer. https://www.ebay.com/itm/1-18-Carousel-Lotus-Ford-Type-38-Jim-Clark-1965-Indy-500-Winner-RARE-MINT-NEW/132657410522?hash=item1ee2ff71da%3Ag%3ALBEAAOSwEzJbHMkt&_sacat=0&_nkw=carousel+lotus+jim+clark&_from=R40&rt=nc&_trksid=m570.l1313
  2. Wix Cobra

    Icon die-cast. I've got the Cobra plus the yellow GT-40, 67 Royal Bobcat GTO, and all of the University of Racing Legends die-cast NASCAR cars. Great die-casts
  3. Salvinos JR Monte Carlo

    You know, NASCAR wasn't checking window size and or placement back then, right? As long as the car didn't look too funky to the eye, crew chiefs were manipulating pillars and opera windows for aerodynamics even then.
  4. Fantatsic Treasure found on Ebay

  5. AMT '65 GTO--Attempted Improvement

    Look forward to seeing how you rework the bulging headlights.
  6. Thoughts on paint

    I have B-I-N and never once thought about using it on models. I'm going to try that. Thanks for everyone's input.
  7. Hot Rod Duesenberg

    Read it when I was a kid.
  8. Thoughts on paint

    I’m putting this in Tips, Tricks, and Tutorials because I’m not sure where else to place my observations/frustrations/questions. When I was young (way before the internet or access to model magazines), I discovered the hard way most spray paints that weren’t Testors or Pactra, wouldn’t be compatible with styrene, and ruined some kits. I do mean ruined too, you might be able to get the paint off, but the plastic is wrinkled forever. So, unless I wanted a smooth custom body from sanding all the wrinkles out of the plastic, I had better get another kit. It only took a couple of ruined kits out of my meager allowance to never attempt alternative paints. In the ‘80s as an adult, I discovered I needed a primer under the topcoat to prevent a wrecked model. PlastiKote was my go to primer for a long time. The only consistent problem I’ve ever had with this method, was ghosting from the flash and parting lines that was sanded off. I know I could try silver paint as recommend as a barrier, but was reluctant due to past problems of paint lifting off silver paint. So, back to my reason for this topic in the first place. I still see multiple posters on this forum who paint their cars with non-polystyrene compatible paint, but no one ever makes comments or suggestions on this problem. I don’t make comments because, well I don’t build so much anymore and feel it’s not my place to criticize other builders. I will show an example of what I’m talking about. It’s from a quick build I did of Challenger a few years ago. The paint I used was some auto interior vinyl dye. I had used this brand and color before on other kit’s interiors and chassis’ without a problem, but as you see, this one went funky. I don’t spray heavy coats. My first coat is always a mist and I allow it to flash off before I add several light coats until it is covered. I noticed it was wrinkling after the first light coat, so the damage was done. Fortunately, it was the chassis and interior. What I hope to get out of this is: a) what are people using for primer, b ) I worked at parts store that sold PlastiKote for years, but now sell Duplicolor and in my experience, it’s not as good so, my question is where do I find PlatiKote primer, c) Has anyone used acrylic floor wax as a primer, and how did that work out?
  9. Finding stuff you forgot

    I'm sure it's in here somewhere.
  10. 1971 THUNDERBIRD

    Looks great. The rework of the grill is perfect. The only thing I would change is the lower front valance/bumper is chrome on the 1971 Thunderbird and not body color.
  11. Project - Ryan Blaney's 2018 #12 Menard's Ford

    Test it on a plastic spoon
  12. Messerschmitt KR 200 / Gunze Sangyo / 1:24

    Those are incredible!. I'm glad I don't live anywhere where a car can deteriorate that horribly.
  13. Bugatti Atlantic

  14. 1968 Alfa Romeo Tipo 33 Stradale

    Wow, that sound! Italians! Someone really needs to work on the decklid louvers though. They look totally hammered compared to the rest of the car.