Mike_G

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About Mike_G

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  • Birthday 11/30/1957

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  • Website URL http://laneautomodelers.org

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  • Scale I Build 1/25, 1/12

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  • Location Springfield, Oregon
  • Full Name Mike Graves aka "the infamous Captain Reverb"

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  1. Mike_G added a post in a topic Any idea how to "tint" windows   

    RIT will dye almost anything- I used to dye nylatron HO slotcar chassis with it
    I've used actual automotive tint film and Tamiya "smoke" to tint windows in the past- the tint film looks the most realistic
  2. Mike_G added a post in a topic Tamiya paint drying out?   

    I use a little watercolor tray and put a little paint in one of the wells and a mixture of isopropyl alcohol and a few drops of water in another, then add a little of the thinning mixture to the paint as needed while I brush-paint. It really helps to minimize the "rollup" and "clump" caused by the strong drying agent in Tamiya acrylic. 
  3. Mike_G added a post in a topic brushes   

    I used a .011" guitar string to paint in the colored segments on the photo-etched emblems on my '53 Ford- a straight pin was too big
  4. Mike_G added a post in a topic What Irked You Today?   

    Used 32" TVs go pretty cheap around here, seems everybody wants the huge TVs nowadays
    One of my neighbors put a 32" Proscan out by the curb with a "FREE" sign on it a few months back so I grabbed it for a spare (32" is the largest TV that will fit in my entertainment center)
  5. Mike_G added a post in a topic Model car builders are cheapskates, right?   

    When I build a kit nowadays, I usually spend twice as much on paint as on the kit
  6. Mike_G added a post in a topic Model car builders are cheapskates, right?   

    I paid $290 for a Revell 1/4 slant six kit about 3 years ago- sold it for a little over $400 a month later.
    The most expensive kit I've actually built was a Doyusha 1/12 Lamborghini LP500S that I bought on sale for $65 in 1986
  7. Mike_G added a post in a topic Cragars vs. Keystones   

    The polish on the Keystone wheel is better than the Cragar wheel, at least in the pics above
    The Cragar wheel looks like it was "horsed", making it wavy when it's plated
  8. Mike_G added a post in a topic Helpful memes for a model car board   

  9. Mike_G added a post in a topic Removing decals HELP   

    I'd be tempted to try some plain white vinegar
  10. Mike_G added a post in a topic Most accurate kit(s) ever (1/24-25)?   

    The wire wheels in the old Gunze Sangyo Jag XKE kit (not the hi-tech) are the best I've seen
    As far as accuracy goes, Fujimi Enthusiast Series Porsches are pretty hard to beat
     
  11. Mike_G added a post in a topic Aerosedan progress...... 7/25   

    No, it just kinda disappears under the crossmember when viewed from below- I didn't even glue it
     
    Are you planning on attaching the front clip after painting as per the instructions? I actually think it works better to glue it up nice and solid before painting
  12. Mike_G added a post in a topic Favorite Fast Food   

    I learned more about Taco Bell's beef than I ever wanted to know after I broke a tooth on a piece of bone in a soft taco ~15 years ago. I wouldn't eat that stuff now if you paid me. 
  13. Mike_G added a post in a topic What Pleased You Today!   

    Kroil
     
  14. Mike_G added a post in a topic Lacquer paint and other tips please?   

    I use lacquer for almost everything, except I like Testors spraycan flat black for wheelwells and the undersides of hoods and the like.
  15. Mike_G added a post in a topic Century old riddle solved   

    My dad put a built 302 out of a Comet GT in his '49 Willys CJ3A when I was a teenager, the thing was scary fast but was a better off-roader when it had the 4-banger