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ChrisBcritter

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  1. ChrisBcritter added a topic in General   

    Large-scale '66 Fury, Mustang and Caprice in old Texaco commercials
    Boy, I hope these models were saved - they look like 1/3 or 1/4 scale, along with the gas station:
     
     
    The Mustang's a bit out of proportion, but the Fury and Caprice look spot-on!
     
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  2. ChrisBcritter added a post in a topic Alumilite AlumiUV - same as Bondic?   

    Four lenses done.
    It's a slow process but it seems to work - and it should be a big help for models that have chrome taillights you want to replace with red ('65 Belvedere, '60 Ranchero). I also dabbed a couple Monogram '40 Ford pickup chrome taillights on their lens areas - two thin coats applied with a straight pin - and they came out nice. (I'll add photos soon.)
  3. ChrisBcritter added a post in a topic Three old Texaco stations + a little surprise   

    Good ones, Ellen - do you know where they were located?
  4. ChrisBcritter added a post in a topic Alumilite AlumiUV - same as Bondic?   

    After some more trial and error, late last night I came up with ONE perfect non-sticky, non-mushy little transparent red '58 Ford taillight lens. I did it by curing thin layers, a couple drops at a time, about a minute of UV light per layer. One down, three to go.
  5. ChrisBcritter added a post in a topic Alumilite AlumiUV - same as Bondic?   

    Got the flashlight today; seems to work a bit better - I'm giving the layers about 30 seconds each of steady light and it's solidifying harder. Trying to cast '58 Ford taillight units and each try comes out better. I think headlight lenses should work OK; still trying with the red-dyed stuff.
  6. ChrisBcritter added a post in a topic Alumilite AlumiUV - same as Bondic?   

    A step forward, a step back - it solidified fine clear, but I added two drops of red dye to a small amount (maybe 1/4 tsp.) of AlumiUV and it's a lot tougher getting it to harden. (One drop might have been OK.) Thin layers seem to work better; also I'm getting a multi-LED UV flashlight to see if that helps - but it's been bouncing around the USPS in Chicago for the last few days, and the eBay seller sent me this whiny email about why I haven't sent feedback yet...
  7. ChrisBcritter added a post in a topic 1903 Cadillac   

    Real pretty Caddy, Bob! From what I understand, putting one of these together was one step above scratchbuilding.
  8. ChrisBcritter added a post in a topic What did you get today?   

    Thanks Aurf! They don't look much like the old IMC tires; the lettering is way larger and the tread is different. I have a Testors issue of this kit missing the tires; I should inventory it and see if anything else is missing.
  9. ChrisBcritter added a post in a topic Time for AMT / Round @ to get going ?   

    That is really sharp, Gerald! Now I'm getting the urge to build mine... maybe with a Revell Orange Crate body to get the chopped top and opening doors?
  10. ChrisBcritter added a post in a topic What did you get today?   

    Looking forward to seeing this one built! Will you be going with an injected nailhead Buick? The Jo-Han '61 and '62 Olds F-85 kits should have the firewall/radiator wall you need, if you have a junker available.
  11. ChrisBcritter added a post in a topic What did you get today?   

    What tires come with this issue? I notice the Lindberg LRW doesn't use the old IMC Goodyears; does this have them?
  12. ChrisBcritter added a post in a topic Saw This Sueprbird On The Street   

    Dodge Daytona, minus a hood (another hot day in Thousand Palms?)
    ETA: The McCormick auction in Palm Springs starts this Friday; this one isn't on the sale list but some very nice cars show up in town around that weekend.
  13. ChrisBcritter added a post in a topic New kit tool to break cover at this Sunday's NNL Motor City?   

    And there we have it; the longbed pickup will be where I'll finally put that Open Road camper. As for the Nova, looking forward to seeing the finished product but I do wish the gasser was a '62-'63, since the Rat Packer was a '65 (and I've put a bunch of work into one taking it back to stock). As for other future versions: wagon, wagon, wagon!
  14. ChrisBcritter added a post in a topic Alumilite AlumiUV - same as Bondic?   

    The AlumiUV arrived today, so I dabbed some into a mold, hit it with the little UV light from the Bondic, and... and...
    (insert six minutes of commercials here )
    ...Works like a charm! Solidified nice and clear in a few seconds. To me, it might have a slightly thicker viscosity than Bondic, but not by much. Looks like this may be just the ticket for casting up a lot of small parts for a way better price per ounce than Bondic or LazerBond. It should work with the Alumilite red and orange dye, since the Bondic did.
    Happy modeling!
     
  15. ChrisBcritter added a post in a topic '61 Plymouth taillights, or their measurements and at least one wheelcover   

    Thanks for checking, Casey! Unfortunately those would be a bit big; what you have are 1959 (upper right) and 1960 (lower right) Thunderbird stock lenses - not sure about the pair on the left. I'll probably end up casting the lenses.