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  1. bigbluesd added a post in a topic Where to get a hypodermic needle (or alternative) without looking like a crackhead?   

    That is PERFECT. Didn't even think about Amazon. And I see that they use the blunt needles for ink refills, I think I might have an ink refill kit laying around somewhere from years ago, THANKS!
  2. bigbluesd added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    Where to get a hypodermic needle (or alternative) without looking like a crackhead?
    I often find myself with the need for a small needle to apply thinned paint to crevices like the recessed parts of grilles, panel lines, etc. I try to use toothpicks, etc. but the paint makes a blob on the end that is either too big to get into the crack without getting it all over the adjoining surfaces or too small to properly fill the crevice. It has occurred to me that a needle would be ideal for filling these lines so I naively went to CVS and asked if they sold needles. As you can probably imagine, she gave me a look as if I had asked her for a pound of meth and told me in no uncertain terms that they did not sell them. Fast forward to a few weeks later as I'm standing in line at the feed store and some rough looking individuals are in front of me relaying a long and convoluted story about immunizing puppies to the old lady behind the counter. She eventually sells them several needles and as they walk out she looks at me and says "Puppies my #$#...". It was at this point that I realized how I must look when asking a pharmacist for needles to help paint my models with. While I could certainly obtain them from the aforementioned elderly lady, it's probably not a good idea to do this in a town of 2,000 people where I am relatively well known.
    Has anybody else had success in obtaining a needle for this purpose without ending up on a list somewhere? Is there any way of purchasing these while bypassing the moral judgment stage of the transaction? Or is there a viable alternative that I'm overlooking to apply thinned paint in really tight spaces?
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  3. bigbluesd added a post in a topic Great Traders List   

    Just finished a great trade with gardnerpag44!
  4. bigbluesd added a topic in Car Kit News & Reviews   

    Foose - Revell Partnership
    Just got this in my email....

    Revell Partners with Custom Car Designer Chip Foose for
    6 New Model Car Kits
    Series Will Include 2 Exclusive Foose Car Designs with All New Tooling

    Custom car designer and TV personality Chip Foose and Revell VP and GM Lou Aguilera shake hands after signing a 3-year, six vehicle license agreement. ELK GROVE VILLAGE, IL (May 19, 2015) – The world’s largest scale plastic model kit manufacturer RevellInc. today announced an exclusive three-year licensing agreement with acclaimed custom car designerChip Foose that will add six new model car kits to its existing Foose collection. Two will replicate Foose’s real-world car designs, complete with original tooling, for the first time ever in the scale plastic model marketplace. The other four will be re-issues of earlier Revell model kits that will be Foose-ified with Chip’s personal design modifications.

    Revell’s first ever pre-decorated model glue kits featuring Foose designs, the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette C7 and Dodge Challenger SRT8, will be released in Q4 2015. They will feature Foose-created paint schemes, wheel designs and special Foose renderings used only on the Revell box art.

    The two exclusive Foose cars will be selected by Foose fans and Foose himself from a list of six Foose masterpieces: his 1934 Ford Mercury-inspired “Stallion”, 1935 “Grand Master” Chevy Master Sedan, 1936 “Impression” Ford based roadster, 1965 “Impostor” Impala, 1956 Ford F100 pickup and Hemisfear custom supercar coupe. Collectively, the six candidates have won six major industry awards, including the prestigious Detroit Autorama Ridler award and America’s Most Beautiful Roadster (AMBR) award. Voting will open on the Revell and Foose social media sites in June 2015.

    The series will include full glue and paint model kits as well as Revell’s first Foose pre-decorated glue kits. It will be released over a three-year period.

    “Chip Foose is an icon in the custom car world and admired by every car enthusiast, including our customers. Being able to work on his cars through our kits gives builders an up close look at the details of Chip’s designs,” said Lou Aguilera, Revell VP and General Manager. “Our new Foose kits will give both the casual model builder and hard-core enthusiast more opportunities to do that, ‘own’ their own Chip Foose cars, and have the thrill of ‘building’ them just as Chip does with his full-scale, one-of-a-kind vehicles.”

    “I grew up making models, and it put me on the path to being a car designer,” Foose said. “Partnering with Revell lets me share the pleasure of both model building and custom car design with others, including people who have seen my work at car shows or on TV programs like Overhaulin’. Revell’s model kits make it possible for anyone to literally get their hands on the one of my car designs.”

    About Revell Inc.
    Revell has been a worldwide leader in scale plastic model kits since 1945. Today, Revell offers more than 7,000 different accurately detailed cars, trucks, ships, aircraft, spacecraft and more scale plastic model kits. The company is a subsidiary of Hobbico, Inc. one of the largest designer, manufacturer and distributor of radio control and model hobby products in the world. For more information, visit www.revell.com.

    About Chip Foose and Foose Design
    Chip Foose is the creative head and driving force behind Foose Design, an automotive and product development company specializing in illustrations, graphics, fabrication and the complete construction of automobiles and automotive related products. Founded in 1998, Foose Design products and creative services are available to individuals, TV and film companies and automotive manufacturers. For more information, visit www.chipfoose.com.

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  5. bigbluesd added a post in a topic Where to find these Crown Vic wheels?   

    Ron, do you know what year you ordered? They have several from that period but no photos so I'm not sure which ones I need.... also it says it's for the Lindberg kit, I guess they fit the existing tires that came with the kit?
  6. bigbluesd added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    Where to find these Crown Vic wheels?
    To all the police car modelers around here... any suggestions on where to find or how to scratch build these Crown Vic wheels? I gave it a shot using thumbtacks and a slice of Evergreen tube for the center circle but the thumbtacks were too small for the wheel and the Evergreen was "meh"... if I can't find them to buy somewhere I will have to start making the rounds in the office supply aisle of every store in town with a ruler in hand.

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  7. bigbluesd added a post in a topic Revell 3rd Quarter Announcements?   

    So do you guys think the Raptor will be a real kit and not a build and play? It says Snaptite so I would assume so, but those headlights look suspiciously painted to me in that picture.

    On another note, has anybody come out with waterslide Raptor decals yet?
  8. bigbluesd added a post in a topic 2015 Ford Mustang GT   

    I've been following this on your Youtube channel for the past couple of weeks, turned out really well... beautiful!
  9. bigbluesd added a post in a topic MPC Dukes of Hazzard General Lee   

    I did the Bigfoot kit as my second model.... I had the exact same problem. I can't remember how I ended up doing it or if it even turned out well, I just remember that part being a beast. That's also the point at which I learned CA fogs windows. Persevere!
  10. bigbluesd added a post in a topic Looking for Whelen Edge lightbar.... Lindberg Charger?   

    That would be awesome! Sending you a PM...
  11. bigbluesd added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    Looking for Whelen Edge lightbar.... Lindberg Charger?
    I'm looking for a Whelen Edge lightbar to do this with:

    Can anybody point me to a place to buy one or can anybody confirm that this bar is included in the Lindberg Dodge Challenger? (I read that this kit was to include 8 light bars including this one, can't find it in person anywhere to confirm, just want to make sure before I order one).

    I found a clear housing for this on eBay but the guy wants $12 for just the lens, seems kind of steep, plus the plastic looks fogged. At least if I pick up the Charger kit I might be able to use the rest of it for something else I guess...
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  12. bigbluesd added a post in a topic 1st Completed build of 2015..   

    That is absolutely amazing, you people on here make me incredibly jealous.
  13. bigbluesd added a post in a topic New kits with flaws.   

    At the risk of straying off topic, what are checkerboard kits?
  14. bigbluesd added a post in a topic Stripping Lingberg Police Car Pre-Paints?   

    Quick followup, I put it in a Ziploc with some 91% alcohol. An hour or so later the paint was off like water on Rain-X. Thanks!
  15. bigbluesd added a post in a topic Stripping Lingberg Police Car Pre-Paints?   

    I have rubbing alcohol, I'll give that a shot tonight.