scalemodelworld

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  • Scale I Build 1:24

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  • Location Brisbane, Australia
  • Full Name Troy

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  1. scalemodelworld added a post in a topic Scratching the surface,1936 Bentley Saloon   

    Looking even more awesome Kenn. Can you give us some info on how you're doing those hinges??
  2. scalemodelworld added a post in a topic My concept Trans Am based on the Kevin Morgan design   

    That is one sweet looking ride. I LOVE the stance on it and the way you've managed to stay true to the original styling.
  3. scalemodelworld added a post in a topic Ecto 1-A to Hearse Conversion 4-30 Update   

    Looking VERY good. I started "downgrading" my Ecto 1A kit back to the original car, but there is SO much work I just can't get motivated. Maybe I should do something similar. Believe it or not, this build looks a lot easier than the downgrade I'm attempting.
  4. scalemodelworld added a post in a topic Scratching the surface,1936 Bentley Saloon   

    This build is getting stupidly awesome. The doors look amazing. I can't wait to see the secret to those door hinges.

    I'm expecting to see working window cranks and door locks on this Kenn.
  5. scalemodelworld added a post in a topic Scratching the surface,1936 Bentley Saloon   

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA - Fiber optics now?!?!??!!? What's the plan for that?
  6. scalemodelworld added a post in a topic Ferrari 365 GTS/4   

    Seriously beautiful build Tom. Along with some other recent posts, the detail you've put into the interior and dash has really inspired me to improving my own skills.
  7. scalemodelworld added a post in a topic Scratching the surface,1936 Bentley Saloon   

    This build is just ridiculous. How the heck am I supposed to compete with that?

    I thought the chassis construction was awesome enough, but those wheels are beyond amazing. Never in a million years would I think of building and lacing my own wheels.
  8. scalemodelworld added a post in a topic SLS AMG GT3   

    Not the kind of car I usually go in for, but this is looking great. The paint job looks flawless
  9. scalemodelworld added a post in a topic More work on my '50 Olds 88: Update, Chassis details finished!   

    Love the work on this. The interior detail is gorgeous, as is the chassis. Once again, I'm made to feel inadequate.
  10. scalemodelworld added a post in a topic Austin FX4   

    Looking good so far Grumpy
  11. scalemodelworld added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    Warped Body
    No, not mine. My next kit. It's a 2010 Camaro, and the body is warped. What's everyone's favourite solution to this?
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  12. scalemodelworld added a post in a topic 1970 Buick GSX - Pimped   

    Finally got this thing finished. It was driving me crazy. I'll do a post in Under Glass later today once the final photos are done, but wanted to show some of the progressive images. Apologies for the massive images, I keep forgetting to crop them.





    As usual, you can read the whole story on my blog, starting HERE
  13. scalemodelworld added a post in a topic Polishing Model Car   

    Nick, I'd hardly call myself an expert given the talent on this forum, but I've had pretty decent success polishing my models. Make sure you've laid down a few good coats of colour to help prevent burning through to the primer.

    I start with a 4000 grit polishing cloth, and move through 6000 and 8000. Make sure the cloth/paper is well soaked in warm water with miild detergent and gently sand. Once done, rinse it and let it air dry.

    I then use Tamiya polishing compound, but you can use any automotive polish but not a "cut and polish" since I find it too abrasive. Apply a small amount to the model, then use a clean, soft cloth to gently polish in small circles, being careful of raised edges. Don't rub all of the polish into the model though. You need to let it "haze dry". So gently rub it in, leaving a thin film on it.

    Work in sections, by bringing one section to the haze, then bring the next section to haze before re-polishing the first section. Use another clean, soft cloth to polish off the haze and you should get a nice, shiny finish.

    If you like, you can then use automotive polish (that includes carnuba wax) to polish it up, but I don't bother with that step. What you need to be carefule of is that Tamiya compound dries WHITE, so if you get any in panel lines or other cracks or crevices, you need to remove it once you've finished that section. Some areas (like hood grilles) might need a touch up afterwards, since I find it hard to avoid getting polish in them!

    It's really hard to show the quality of shine in a photo, but here's the mustang I did:



  14. scalemodelworld added a post in a topic '68 Charger   

    Have you considered wiring your own distributors? I find that most kit distributors are fine for making your own. Just cut off the pins, use your pin-vice to drill out where the pins were and glue in the wires.

    The wire is cheap. Even in Australia where EVERYTHING is a rip off, the wire is only about $7 for 10m.
  15. scalemodelworld added a post in a topic '68 Charger   


    Cheers Tomo,

    I've tried that in the past with quite bad results. I'm guessing my tip wasn't sharp enough.