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About ERIK88

  • Birthday 08/29/1988

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    Milwaukee wi
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    erik rodriguez

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  1. Second layer? I guess s h o t is one of the words that are blocked now? Lol
  2. than thanks for the tips, I do plan on doing a second BLAH_BLAH_BLAH_BLAH of primer (white) .
  3. Let's just say I'm a little lazy on this forum. Amt youre right.
  4. Oh and this car will be painted Ferrari red , with the black bottom 2 tone. The interior will be tan. It will pretty much be just like it's real counterpart, besides the color of the rims. I don't like how the chrome or aluminum wheels look on the real 1:1 , so I decided to paint the wheels black. It gives it a more sinister look to it!
  5. So this is my newest build, I got it for free from my brother. This is a curbside model, very few parts count. Have any of you guys built one of these before? Did you encounter issues with the gaps in the hood? The manual Reccomends to live the hood open, something tells me monogram knew of this problem haha. I usually don't like leaving the hoods open on my models, but I guess I will have to on this one
  6. I got these for $6 a piece. Idk why I really love Indy cars from the 80s. I think it was a great time in that sport.
  7. Ain't I a lucky dude? I got all the versions of my favorite year Ford F-150! These are quite rarities nowadays what do you guys think?
  8. Oh and please do not use cursive font style on your threads like many do on here! It's to hard to read. I tend too just glance at the pictures when this happens, and go to the next thread lol. Can I also say something else for those guys that claim they only build for themselves? I don't think that's completely true, if you only built for yourself you probably wouldn't be on this website, but I do understand it's the masculine thing to say. I do not think builders that claim they only build for themselves would bother posting pictures of their models on here if that was the case. If I were to take a guess I would say forum members do value others opinions to a certain extent. people post their works on here seeking to get some type of confirmation of their good work. There is nothing wrong with positive reinforcement, we desire it all the time. We seek positive reinforcement t in our careers, children, wife/ significant other, hobbies sports etc. if you've ever won a trophy, got a raise, got lucky on that date in which you've a had your A game, or were told how good you were making a certain dish, well , you just experienced positive reinforcement. And its a beautiful feeling my friend .. ...... ???????
  9. I would not worry about it my friend, I think it's safe to say it happens to all of us every now and then. However, Just to give you some pointers that I think would be a mutual benefit for both the builder, and the viewer would be to make sure you have decent pictures. Please have good steady quality pictures, multiple angles, and somewhat decent grammar. I cannot stress how many times I've attempted to read a sentence from a forum member, which hardly makes any sense. To be honest, this happens 80% of the time I attempt to read what a person is wanting to get across In a model kit they've built. I'm not sure if it's laziness, or not enough of a proper education. I am not saying I'm perfect either, I'm sure an English professor can spot many mistakes within this paragraph ! Nonetheless, what you are experiencing happens thru cycles as the other guy mentioned earlier,especially if your building a run of the mill kit. Don't be so hard on yourself, and do not let anyone's opinion or lack of thereof affect your enjoyment of the hobby. I am fortunate enough to have my daughter use positive reinforcement on me whenever I complete a car lol. I know my builds are possibly a 7 out of 10, but as long as I'm happy with the paint job, or detail work , I'm good with that :). I have decided a long time ago not to lose my mind in this hobby, otherwise it would become a chore.
  10. thanks guys, and I hope everything is well by you Ken! I hope to see more of your builds on here.
  11. Thanks a lot for the kind compliments guys, I'm glad many liked it. I'm really digging the yellow on the impala as well, I keep glancing every now and then in its display case.
  12. Well here is my rendition of a 64 impala lowrider by Amt. it is a simple kit from decades back, but looks much more realistic to me than the revells 64 Impala. I've only added engine wiring, and Pegasus lowrider rims. The paint is by createx, I will wax the body a little more to get more gloss out of the paint. As all of my builds, I like to build clean paint jobs. If I owned a lowrider it would have a clean custom paint job without any crazy designs or murals ( no disrespect for those who like that sort of stuff). Let me know what you guys think, and yes I didn't paint the impala emblems or bmf as I am not that advanced yet .
  13. Thanks a lot for sharing your thoughts guys. I really appreciate, and respect the detail work some of you guys do on here. Every time I look at a extremely detailed build I think of all the frustration, research, and patience it took to get a model too look that way. Maybe it isn't something that is a hair pulling , nail biting, table thumping, eyeball popping task for those that do advanced detailing. As I mentioned earlier, I think I'm just going to keep building at a enjoyable level, and not make it a job or chore. The engine posted on here looks awesome! Wow!!!
  14. I was wondering how often model kits get super detailed by a builder. I quite often find that many people on this forum are ocd with their build subjects. It only makes sense that model builders would be obsessed over achieving near perfection, however I find that what is most important to me is a nice clean build free of mold lines, or flash, clean glue and paint. At most I will wire an engine, and carpet the interior. In my opinion detailing beyond that will probably make this hobby not as enjoyable, and will drive me crazy referencing pictures , manuals, etc.
  15. Ya man like it's totally cool that the kool Kat dudes and the gang have been making radical cars from back in time. Like we're back to the future style business model from the round 2 kits dude, don't lose that reflux capacitor dudes!!!
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