Marc Weller

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  • Location Upland,Ca.
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  1. Marc Weller added a post in a topic 1971 Pinto Wagon Street Freak Showcar - Flinging Some Paint   

          This is really great work and it is inspiring me to get back into building. I had to go back and read my SAE article from 8/2001 as I couldn't recall how I did the gold leaf lettering on my Wheeler Dealer replica. My first attempts were with BMF (I still have the sheets of foil with my unsuccessful attempts!), but ultimately, I just laser printed outlines onto decal stock, hand painted the silver base and added the yellow and orange tints using tamiya transparent acrylics with a small brush. Thanks for giving me a reason to dust off this 20 year old model and do some needed repairs !!!

  2. Marc Weller added a post in a topic 60's Banger Geek '27 T Touring   

    I'm sure you know there's a Riley head in the Revell '29 A Roadster Pickup kit. Perfect for your project (which I'm loving BTW).
  3. Marc Weller added a topic in General   

           I'm sure a few of you attended Speedweek this year. It is a very inspiring place for any car modeler !!! Here is a slide show of my pix from Speedweek 2016. 
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  4. Marc Weller added a post in a topic NHRA Museum Models   

    Thanks guys,
         Unfortunately I have barely touched a model ever since !!! The new Revell Model A's may soon change that.  
  5. Marc Weller added a topic in General   

    NHRA Museum Models
           It was great seeing the Barry Price collection in issue #201. Greg Sharp really did justice to the collection spending a tremendous amount of time finding supporting images for each model. I would like to clarify one point. Barry's shipping method did not adequately protect the models. While his Styrofoam fixtures were ingenious in design and well constructed, they were not up to the task of transoceanic shipping. The models were all damaged on arrival, some severely. As the go to "model guy" for the museum at that time, I was recruited to repair them !! So for an entire year, I showed up at the museum every couple of weeks to retrieve a few models and eventually they were all restored. Big Al was a nightmare as you might imagine !!!  Anyway, the display is fabulous and is a must see for any modeler visiting Southern California.       Marc Weller
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  6. Marc Weller added a post in a topic "Deuce of Spades" '32 Ford Roadster   

    Really nice finish on the seat and door panels. Technique?
  7. Marc Weller added a post in a topic Tennis Balls for Injectors   

    So many responses and so quickly !!! Thanks Guys, greatly appreciated. MW
  8. Marc Weller added a topic in Tips, Tricks, and Tutorials   

    Tennis Balls for Injectors

    I'd like to plug some 1/25th scale velocity stacks with tennis balls as was standard practice in the sixties. Any suggestions?

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  9. Marc Weller added a post in a topic Li'l Gypsy Wagon - Kitbash   

    Great tips, thanks! What paint are you using for dry brushing?
  10. Marc Weller added a post in a topic AMT double dragster?   

    It is based on a Dragmaster frame. Just do a search for Jim Nelson or Dragmaster and there will be plenty of information. The Revell Part Pack frame was a Chassis Research frame, another producer of off the shelf dragster frames in the mid century period. MW
  11. Marc Weller added a post in a topic Front Engine Dragster: The Old Master   

    Here's my favorite version of the Old Master. I built this 10 or 15 years ago using the Tony Nancy 1/16th scale FED by Revell and the 392 from the Aurora Racing Scenes series. Bruce Wheeler and Al Friedman were my heroes when I was a youngster and I spent a large portion of my adolescence hanging out at the speed shop where they worked. The model was on display at the NHRA Motorsports Museum for a number of years, along with my modest collection of Wheeler Dealer memorabilia.

    I even lettered my pickup as a tribute to that shop

  12. Marc Weller added a post in a topic Don Nicholson '61 Impala OS/S.   

    Here's Mine :

  13. Marc Weller added a post in a topic Show us YOUR patina. Good or bad.   

    MPC '32 Tudor with Modelhaus wheels and tires

    AMT Parts Pack 421 Pontiac

    Beer tap shift handle from stretched sprue

    Another angle

  14. Marc Weller added a post in a topic Bonneville Studillac, progress Aug. 24   

    That really looks great. Where did you find those wheels and tires?