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About hedotwo

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  • Birthday 10/23/1953

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    In a cabin, on a lake, in Northern Wisconsin
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    Rich C.

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  1. Spinner knock offs

    Thanks for the offer Clovis, but it turned out a friend had the Mobieus Plymouth kit and he is donating them for my build.
  2. Spinner knock offs

    With these choices I should be able to locate what I need. Thanks guys! Rich
  3. Spinner knock offs

    Thanks so much!
  4. Spinner knock offs

    Was wondering if anyone could help me locate a kit or aftermarket company that would have knock off spinners like the attached photo. They're off my 1:1 57' Belair and I'm in the process of making as detailed a copy of it as possible. I'm using the Revell California Wheels 2-Dr sedan kit which include the (somewhat) correct wheel covers but without the spinners that were an option from the factory. I'd settle for anything close. Thanks! Rich
  5. 55' Pro finished

    Finally got around to finishing my 55' Revell pro-mod (sportsman). Mostly stock but I messed with the stance a bit, along with adding extensions to lower the rear wheel well openings. I was going to do the same to the front wells, but lost patience with summer weather starting here and my not wanting to leave a build til next winter/build season. Added a few fuel lines/fittings and plug wiring/looms. Nothing crazy. I used Dupli-color scratch filler gray primer followed by Krylon metallic original chrome, then Createx Pearl Tangerine and Folk Art Sequin Black Metallic acrylics. Lastly, to even the tangerine and black together I used Delta Ceramcoat satin polyurethane clear. I liked doing a satin look paint scheme rather than just another glossy. The coating on the glass was an experiment with trying to blend the glass and decals better. The jury's out on that one. I experimented with some spare clear windshields and settled on Delta Ceramcoat High Gloss clear polyurethane. I like the theory but not sure about the end result. Glossy glass on drag cars just don't jive IMO. I'm open to suggestions on how to dull the glass and blend the decals, yet still allow enough transparency to at least see most of the work I put into the interior. Overall, I'm pretty satisfied. Could it be better? Absolutely. I'm most happy with the body work and paint.
  6. 32 Ford "Vicky"

    I'm following along.... I agree that the Vick was Ford's best style.
  7. AMT 62 Buick Electra 225

    I've used various chrome markers over the years and found that while they are a time saver and look very acceptable, they all had issues with "unexpected flow" .... always at the wrong time. Seems the tips would occasionally deposit more chrome than I was counting on. That said, I haven't tried this brand and I see they have very small tips available. I'm going to give them a try. I'm ok with foiling for the most part, but there are definitely times when a marker would be the ticket.
  8. AMT 62 Buick Electra 225

    I could swear I see foil around the windshield, but believe you when you say you didn't use it. I've foiled this one and agree it can be a pain. Did you use Alclad or a chrome marker? Looks great whatever you used!
  9. 66 Impala

    Nice variation on a 66'!
  10. 1965 Comet 202 Sedan hobby bracket racer

    Following along on this! Should be a good one!
  11. '58 Impala

    Great job!
  12. 49' Merc

    No polish on the grille. The only chrome parts I stripped were the lake pipes, valve covers, and air cleaners. The remaining chrome pieces are courtesy of Revell. I used Spaz Stix to rechrome the stripped parts.
  13. 49' Merc

    Thanks for your approvals (especially Harry's thumbs up... he's never afraid to point out stuff that was missed)! There are a number of "warts" on this build but overall I felt I did a good job also. During this build I did alot of Google Image research on custom mercs and decided to get the Carson-top resin merc from Jimmy Flintstone and give it a shot. I love the coving and roof on it....
  14. 49' Merc

    I'll begin by saying this was the first Revell 49' Merc I've built and I was extremely happy with the build of the kit. Everything fit great and the kit almost just fell together on its' own. The paint began with Tamiya gray primer followed by Createx Pearl Magenta, finished with a few coats of Krylon Crystal Clear. The Createx paints shoot beautifully with my Paasche VL at 40psi thinned a bit on the heavy side with their own reducer. I experimented with spoons with Tamiya primers, both gray and white, and also a spoon with Rustoleum Flat Black. The white primer made the paint almost pink, while the black gave it a really purple look (like one of the overhead attached photos... that pic turned out like that because of the lighting I think). The interior (what you can see of it) is both the pearl magenta and Createx Pearl White. The decals were lifted from a '59 Impala kit. Now that they're dry I'm not as crazy about them, but they aren't going anywhere now
  15. Parts painting

    Was wondering if anyone would catch that