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tmb727

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About tmb727

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  • Birthday 09/03/1960

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  • Scale I Build 1/25

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  • Location Louisville, KY
  • Full Name Tom Benson

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  1. tmb727 added a post in a topic '69 Camaro RS/SS   

    First build since childhood and you got those white stripes to lie down perfectly on that hood!  After my own frustrating experiences with those stripes, my hat's off to you.  Well done.
  2. tmb727 added a post in a topic 1971 Dodge Charger   

    Both the model and how you present it in the photos are stunning.  Very well done.
  3. tmb727 added a post in a topic Mustang Boss 429 ´70. Grabber orange. Revell.   

    Nice, clean work from all angles.  I really like how the engine valve covers and the "Mustang" script on the back came out.
  4. tmb727 added a post in a topic AMT 1966 Buick Riviera GS   

    One that's on the table right now for me.  You've got me re-thinking my planned color choice.  Nice work.
    Are those the kit tires and wheels with the plastic whitewall inserts?  Wasn't sure about using them, but yours look great.
  5. tmb727 added a post in a topic '67 Road race Camaro   

    Wow.  Just...wow.  Absolute perfection.
    Re:  This month's ScaleAuto "Tips and Tech" - I'll bet you're smiling now!
  6. tmb727 added a post in a topic A New Grill for the SMP Custom '58 Impala   

    Not sure I should take another swing at it...oh, yeah, that's sooo much better...
    Love it when that happens.
  7. tmb727 added a post in a topic Another Foose Cadillac   

    Man, maybe I should try this kit, as it seems that it rewards everyone who builds it with beautiful work.  Well done.
  8. tmb727 added a post in a topic Foose Cadillac Eldorado   

    Really nice work all around and great color choices.
  9. tmb727 added a post in a topic 1968 Dodge Charger R/T   

    Shows beautifully from all angles, inside and out, front and back.  Clean indeed.
  10. tmb727 added a post in a topic JULY 2017 Production   

    Wow, four nice, clean, builds in just one month.  I can't even get one kit's parts off the sprues in a month.  Well done!
    Really like the Corvette...
  11. tmb727 added a post in a topic A Pair of Chevys - The Impala   

    Yes, Marina Blue was a '67 color.
    I lived in the UK many years ago when I was in the Air Force.  I can relate to the "more than he bargained for" comment - at least as far as size is concerned.  I can't imagine driving that beast on some of the narrow village roads and roundabouts.  You would definitely have the right of way, as you would probably take up most of the road!
  12. tmb727 added a topic in Under Glass   

    A Pair of Chevys - The Camaro
    Revell 69 Camaro Z28.
    Paint:  Exterior is Testors Hugger Orange and Testors Ultra Gloss Clearcoat from the can.  Engine is Scalefinishes Chevy Engine Orange.
    Aftermarket:  Plug wires, resin carbs, Fireball Modelworks white letter tire decals, Keith Marks decals for the scripts.
    The kit decals were used for the stripes.  Originally, the plan was for white stripes.  Suffice to say, that didn't go very well.  socal76, if you are reading this, thanks again for the spare white stripes.  As you can see, they didn't go very well either.  So, in order to save the build, I cut the black stripes into segments for the hood to get them to lie down on the curves.  That finally produced acceptable results.
    Oh, another fun disaster on this one.  Eagle eyes will notice the rear valence is not the kit's.  That's because I forgot about it when I washed it  and the body in the kitchen sink in preparation for primer and paint.  Down the disposal it went, which I found out about later that night after dinner...  So the piece on the model is a part of a valence from the spares box and sheet styrene.  Not perfect, but looks pretty good to me and, again, it saved the build.











    Thanks for looking! 
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  13. tmb727 added a topic in Under Glass   

    A Pair of Chevys - The Impala
    AMT 67 Impala SS427.
    Paint:  Exterior is airbrushed MCW Marina Blue with Tamiya TS-13 clearcoat from the can.  Interior is airbrushed Testors Light Ivory topcoated with Tamiya Pearl White from the can.  Engine is Scalefinishes Chevy Engine Orange.
    Aftermarket:  Plug wires, battery cables, Keith Marks decal scripts.












     
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  14. tmb727 added a topic in Under Glass   

    A Pair of Chevys - Photo Test
    First time attempting to post photos here.  More to follow if this works and I get around to taking them...

    And another one...

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  15. tmb727 added a post in a topic 69 Camaro Z/28 RS Stripe Decals   

    Thank you, Steven!  Much appreciated.