Bluzboy66

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About Bluzboy66

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  • Birthday 12/10/1966

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  • Website URL http://www.forresterkustoms.com

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  • Location Baltimore, Maryland
  • Full Name Mike Forrester

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  1. Bluzboy66 added a post in a topic Monkeemobile   

    There are 4 pipes per side. They're kinda random lengths as they exit the fender....a wacky cartoonish vibe.
  2. Bluzboy66 added a post in a topic Monkeemobile   

    Thanks!
    Appreciate it!
  3. Bluzboy66 added a post in a topic Monkeemobile   

    Yeah, the bodywork was extensive. I can't imagine that ANYONE could build this kit without doing some creative bodywork to get the body panels to fit together properly. The gaps around the front and rear fascias were horrible.
  4. Bluzboy66 added a post in a topic '68 Plymouth Fury 'unmarked' Car   

    Thanks guys. I appreciate the fact that you'd take time to check out my unmarked Plymouth cruiser. You wouldn't believe how many times I've shown it, and it didn't even draw interest. Guess that's the nature of the vehicle, huh?....to remain inconspicuous.
  5. Bluzboy66 added a post in a topic '68 Plymouth Fury 'unmarked' Car   

    Thanks guys. Appreciate the kind words. I'll be building the '70 Ford police cruiser in a similar style.

    Mike
  6. Bluzboy66 added a post in a topic First Look .... MPC's refreshed Ohio George Montgomery Malco Gasser Mustang   

    Seems as though there are quite a few people that agree with us.

    I got the passenger's side reshaped as well. Looks great!

    Mike
  7. Bluzboy66 added a post in a topic First Look .... MPC's refreshed Ohio George Montgomery Malco Gasser Mustang   

    While the new front end is greatly improved over the original, Round2 didn't get it quite right. The fenders are a little too 'bulgy' on the tops. I shaped mine down into the proper 'spear' shape....pretty much flat on the top edge.....compare my modified driver's side to the untouched passenger side.....





  8. Bluzboy66 added a post in a topic '66 Olds 442 - Paint done   

    Wayne, I'd considered leaving the vinyl top off, but after looking at loads on pics on the net, the Olds just seemed to look a little odd without it. While I'm not a big fan of vinyl tops, in general, the Testors vinyl top paint system is very convincing, and I'm looking forward to applying it to this car.

    Mike
  9. Bluzboy66 added a post in a topic '66 Olds 442 - Paint done   

    Wayne, I'd considered leaving the vinyl top off, but after looking at loads on pics on the net, the Olds just seemed to look a little odd without it. While I'm not a big fan of vinyl tops, in general, the Testors vinyl top paint system is very convincing, and I'm looking forward to applying it to this car.

    Mike
  10. Bluzboy66 added a post in a topic '66 Olds 442 - Paint done   

    Thanks guys. I'm sorting through some wheels now....I found a sweet set of Rader mags that might just do the trick.

    Oh, and Monty, I used Duplicolor gray primer under the nail polish basecoat. Works like a charm.

    Mike
  11. Bluzboy66 added a topic in On The Workbench   

    '55 Ford Country Squire 'Woody'
    FIRST LOOK!.....

    Building this for my Dad, as a Father's Day gift. Dad has a real one back in '62, and I have a pic of my Mom sitting in the driver's seat......I'll frame a reprint of the pic, and include the model. Ssssshhhhhhh! Nobody tell.....it's a surprise!

    JUST sprayed the Tamiya Black basecoat. Once that's cured and shrunk back a bit, I'll spray the 2-part clear......followed by woodgraining ,etc.

    Meanwhile, I'll locate that pic of Dad's 1:1, and post it.

    Mike




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  12. Bluzboy66 added a post in a topic '66 Olds 442 - Paint done   

    Thanks Monty. I dig the color as well. It's tough to pick a hot color that doesn't look too 'toyish' on the larger bodied cars. So I use some of the more 'sophisticated' fine metallics in shades that resemble the factory colors of the era.

    I hear ya on the wheels. I like the big-and-littles in the '32 Ford kits, and I agree - they'll look great on this 442. But I've used them on quite a few builds, and I'm hoping to step (slightly) outside the box on this one. I'll keep a set of the 5-spokes handy as a plan 'B'.

    Thanks again!,
    Mike


    By the way, here's another big-bodied car I built this past year, the '66 Impala, using those wheels you recommended. I also used Pure Ice nail polish and urethane clear on this one.....



  13. Bluzboy66 added a post in a topic 1/25 AMT 1973 Chevy Custom Van - Dirty Donny VANTASY   


    I might add - the decals have a matte finish, unlike the gloss-coated decals supplied in previous years. They are noticeably thinner as a result. The new Gremlin kit comes with matte-finished decals as well. They look GREAT under clearcoat.....very crisp, vivid, and FLAT. If you plan to apply them OVER finish, you may want to spritz them with a little clear first. Something to consider as you're planning your paint job and build. Personally, I clearcoat over decals, so these are a welcome surprise.

    Mike
  14. Bluzboy66 added a topic in On The Workbench   

    '66 Olds 442 - Paint done
    This is my SECOND attempt at painting the '66 Olds 442. The first body is soaking in brake fluid as we speak, following a clearcoat mishap.

    Basecoat is Pure Ice "All Nighter" nail polish ($2 @ Wal-Mart), and topcoat is Napa/Martin Senour CrossFire 2-part urethane. I'll be using Testors Black Vinyl Top system for the roof.

    Any ideas on wheels and tires?? I may just use the kit supplied Rallys, and a set of redlines, but......??

    Thanks for looking!,
    Mike




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