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  1. Wow. Thanks for all the great replies on this. I looked into Delehaye a bit and if you haven't you really should! All of their cars are marvelous creations IMO. Dear Moebius,......
  2. Finally a good day for painting! 70 degrees and about 70% humidity today. I was a little unhappy with how the paint turned out so I wet-sanded it down with 800 and gave it a good wet coat today. It vastly improved the "peel" that it had in spades before. This is easily the best paint that I've ever laid down on a model, or anything for that matter. And to my surprise I can't find any inclusions which is a miracle considering where I paint. I'm very happy about it and I can't wait to get the decals on and shoot some clear. I've been working on painting and assembling the motor which is a pretty shoddy fit but I think it will turn out alright by my standards. I'm starting to see the warping issues I believe are associated with these kits. Everything is just about ready to assemble so I should have some more interesting pictures soon. Thanks for looking.
  3. Hello fellow Wisconsinites!
  4. Mark, it's purely form over function. http://www.stancenation.com/
  5. Thanks guys. I am unsure if that is a question or compliment, Scott, but it's a metal coat hanger I bent to suit this car. It's clamped in a mini vise I put on the desk.
  6. You're cookin' with gas! I like the pics.
  7. I'm looking for a new project to do after I finish my current build and I thought this may stir up some interesting subjects that aren't always on the tip of the tongue or ones that may not be all that popular on the hobby sites. I was born in '84, which isn't the best for car aesthetics, but I've always liked the Jaguar XJS, Ferrari 400i, Lancia Beta, Aston Martin V8 Vantage and Volvo 242..
  8. In my opinion plexiglass would be far too expensive. You could buy a 4x8 Ft sheet of birch plywood for the cost of a small sheet of plexi at the big box store.
  9. In no particular order... Toyota Tercel hatchback Saab Sonnet GeeWhiz (electric car they used to make fun of on Top Gear UK) Fisker Karma Subaru Tribeca Pretty much anything from Diahatsu minus the Copen Pontiac Fiero Current gen Fiat 500 VW Thing Jeep Eagle There's really so many ugly cars it's hard to choose.. EDIT: I just learned how to count to 10.................
  10. The improvement is superior in every way. I can't wait to see more of it.
  11. Are they working now? Also, should Nascar W-i-p's be in the Nascar section of the forum?
  12. Sorry for the double post but I forgot to add some of the suspension and cage pics...
  13. I've made a few posts so I figured I'd better pony up some progress of some sort. I decided to do this AMT to get back into modeling. I plan on leaving it box stock. I've taken a lot of time to remove a lot of the flash on the majority of the parts which is an improvement of something I would have produced 10+ years ago. Using a razor blade like a scraper for smoothing wood works wonderfully and make quick work of it. If you're not familiar, you drag the blade over what you want to shave down. So, if the blade is angled like this // you would be moving it to the right. It's very easy and wont gouge, but you can take too much material off so you still have to pay attention! (rambling) Okay. I primed everything with a really old can of plasti-kote sandable primer. I used 1 coat on the body and went straight to 1500 grit wet-sanding. I went all out after that and I shot it with Rustoleum painter's touch Marigold . It will be wet-sanded and get another coat of color and then clear. The chassis and other black bits were hit with Rainbow Industries black lacquer. All comments welcome. Thanks for looking.
  14. Very cool. You're off to an excellent start.
  15. What a machine! Great work on this.
  16. My dad built models and has been into 1:1's and racing so he got me into all that at a fairly young age. I learned a lot about 1:1's but not so much scale models. Nevertheless I enjoyed building them until I was 18 and then took a 10 year hiatus. I purchased kits a few years back but never completed them, only opened some of the boxes to check for damage and the like while painting a few parts. I just didn't have the time. Well, I finally broke out my box of kits after stumbling across this forum. I'm excited to take a crack at again and see what I can do now that I'm slightly more wise. I have a ways to go before I'm in my Yoda years but I feel confident I can do well especially with all the great info that's at my disposal.
  17. Well. I'm about ¾'s through this thread so this is surely off-topic as the thread has surely evolved but I feel I have a few valid points on the subject..IMO of course! I haven't seen some of them mentioned yet in my reading so here I go. I see a great opportunity for LHS's (that local hobby store, right? *new here*). If/when full kits become available I would love to be able to walk in the shop and have THEM print my kit for me. They can also print the decals for me there as well. I don't want to afford a 3-D printer. Technology is always improving rapidly, but at a trickle-down rate to consumers so I really don't buy much of what's out there. I wouldn't be able to afford anything of superior quality for personal use anyway. Nor would I want to store it in my home (I'm assuming bigger item, bigger printer). I have enough "big" hobbies that take up space. I think there's an opportunity to have in-house designers for custom work at hobby shops. I'd like the stores to print my own creations, but to have the option of an artist's rendition of something is pretty cool, I think, and gives a creative outlet for many, I bet, talented people out there. I think there's a lot of room for amateur entrepreneurs. They'll pop up in C*****list, "GT4500XL with Ver. 3.0 Viperiffic software $50/hr or $XX.XX per lb". Another thought is that I like hobby shops much more than I like the internet. Going to the Happy Hobby near me has always been an experience I've enjoyed. I like being able to look at someone while talking to them, especially someone that shares interests or has passion for the subject at hand. I can also see if anything is damaged before I buy it instead of receiving that ill-fated speedy delivery. Well, that's about all the rambling I want to do. Carry-on and I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend. -Andy
  18. Thanks for the kind welcome, Tony, Slusher, Pappy and Swamp Dog.
  19. Hi everyone. I really enjoy the site, people, work and advice given here so I decided to sign up. It's been about 10 years since I've completed a scale model. I really want to get back into it and I'm very much looking forward to building my first dio. In the past I've built mostly 1:24/1:25 scale cars and trucks which were mostly box stock save for some wheel changes and light detailing like thread for spark plug wires and other wiring lol I built an airplane here and there (plastic). I'm planning on building highly detailed cars, trucks and rods while trying my hand at custom work/mish mash. Anyway, thanks for having me and I look forward to all that's to come on this awesome site. Keep up the good work!
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