• Announcements

    • Site Upgrade   11/18/2017

      The Forums will be down, Friday, November 24th starting 8 AM PST for upgrade.We'll probably be down until 1PM PST, but it might be longer. I'm doing a major forum software upgrade, so I expect the forums to operate somewhat differently when we come back online. 

DiscoRover007

Members
  • Content count

    100
  • Joined

  • Last visited


About DiscoRover007

  • Rank
    MCM Friend

Previous Fields

  • Scale I Build 1/24

Profile Information

  • Location North Carolina
  • Full Name James Rossman

Recent Profile Visitors


1,265 profile views

DiscoRover007's Activity

  1. DiscoRover007 added a post in a topic Paint recoat advise   

    For sure. Just make sure you wash the body after sanding. Since you have an airbrush, use some compressed air to blow off water and dust. I usually use that and a lightly damp paper towel to remove any debree left over.
    Are you clear coating this as well?
  2. DiscoRover007 added a post in a topic Paint recoat advise   

    If you want. You could purchase a 3M 3-5000 polishing pad. Buff the paint to a dull shine(but don’t burn through). Then lay on 1-2 more wetcoats. Should have a solid shine  with minimal orange peel. 
  3. DiscoRover007 added a post in a topic Tamiya clear question.   

    I think it should be fine. I usually start misting clear 30mins to an hour after the last color coat. It I laid down some heavy color coats then I’ll wait 24 hours at least. Just to prevent any sort of running.
  4. DiscoRover007 added a post in a topic Lamborghini engines.   

    Back when I attempted a Revell Diablo VT build I researched engine photos constantly of this subject. I have never actually seen the air intake represented in such a rough texture online or anywhere else. There is an air intake of that same design but the texture is smooth like a brushed aluminum. The way the kit portrays it is inaccurate in my opinion. The AMT actually looked pretty well designed. It seems perfectly presentable without a cover to me. If you really want one that’s accurate though you would need to borrow it from a Fujimi Diablo.
  5. DiscoRover007 added a post in a topic Fujimi Enthusiast Series Lamborghini Countach   

    I agree. I think the Aoshima kit is near perfect. Mine is still stashed because I lost one of the rear fenders and I've yet to find a replacement.
  6. DiscoRover007 added a post in a topic Fujimi Enthusiast Series Lamborghini Countach   

    Very well detailed kit for sure. There are a few fitment issues if I recall. Aoshima also does an excellent countach as well. It terms of detail and combined engineering/straight forwardedness and great tooling it is probably the best one to date in my opinion. The fujimi version does have many more parts and details though. I'll be watching closely!
  7. DiscoRover007 added a post in a topic Tamiya Ferrari 360 Spider   

    Looks good. I'm building the Modena version currently. Ill be watching closely.
  8. DiscoRover007 added a post in a topic Nissan R34 Z-Tune - Tamiya 1/24   

    The silver looks great. What color did you use?
  9. DiscoRover007 added a post in a topic Fujimi Ferrari F40LM   

    Looking good so far. What's interesting about this kit is that is does not represent an actual f40 lm at all. But if you Google search you will eventually find that this model does match an alternate f40. I think it is actually based off a street version LM prototype or perhaps just an F40 with aftermarket racing options.
  10. DiscoRover007 added a post in a topic 2003 Infiniti G35 Coupe 7/7/17 Replaced photos fron Fotki   

    Here's a tip to eliminate most dust from getting out of your paint. Spray your work area with water in a spray bottle. Spray the floor, air, and inside the box or whatever you are storing the body to dry in. Wash the body itself and if you have an airbrush use compressed air at high psi to blow it off.  This has eliminated about 95% of dust from my paint jobs. I still get occasional hairs or little tiny dust specs. But nothing that can't be lightly sanded out.
  11. DiscoRover007 added a post in a topic Tamiya Toyota Supra: UPDATE 6/15/17   

    Alright guys just inching closer. I painted the fan shroud and added hose clamps via bmf. That sucker is a pain to mask and detail. I also added battery cables. This was done by drilling a hole in the back of the positive side and simply running thin plastic tubing into it. For the other side I had to modify the terminal by tapping into it and adding  a thinner plastic tubing. This way I could snug a PE cable piece securely.  I also repainted the battery and I'm very happy with how it turned out.  The engine bay is 99% complete. I'm just going to add some vaccum lines to top it off.
    I have also completed the interior. I added seatbelts belts and and PE brackets for the front seats. I had to cut two notches into the tub to make sure they flush with the body. I also changed out the rear buckles for a modern era design. I then did some touch ups and glued the seats in place. I couldn't find a method to adding the Supra logo to the floor mats so I went with out. It's hard to notice anyway. 
    Getting close to the finish line. 




  12. DiscoRover007 added a post in a topic What are your projects either on your bench or slated for it.   

    Currently 
    Tamiya Toyota Supra 90% done
    Revell Porsche 918
    Tamiya Ferrari F50
    Fujimi Ferrari 550 Marinello
    Aoshima Lamborghini Diablo GT
  13. DiscoRover007 added a post in a topic Tamiya 1/24 Laferrari Shadow box Version (Picture Heavy)   

    Try and see if you can polish off that residue. I'd think a compound could take that off.
  14. DiscoRover007 added a post in a topic Some Fast & Furious Supra modding (Help Please)   

    If you want real accuracy the Tamiya 1/24 Supra kit is by far superior in proportion and detail. It represents the stock version of the car but they're are companies that sell the f&f body kits for the model. That would require modelling skills though. No way should that amt model be $100. That is a waste. Just my two cents.
  15. DiscoRover007 added a post in a topic Tamiya Toyota Supra: UPDATE 6/15/17   

    Thank you sir! Trying to keep it clean and tasteful!