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  • Birthday 02/18/1959

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  1. 1932 Ford Sedan Delivery - Coca-Cola

    Love it! That's a real nice build. That Coca-Cola livery sits really well on a 32..
  2. Oak Barrels Whiskey Club

    Have you produced anything yet . I'm considering one of these as the price is pretty good and all the reviews seem positive.
  3. Hooper & Co Diorama

    PM sent David.
  4. Hooper & Co Diorama

    David, it's coming along nicely, the last few pics look really good. One thing that does seem at odds with the building is the somewhat flat lettering. When doing some Gulf lettering on teh side of an AMT tanker I bought a Silhoutte cutter to cut the masks. As the machine cuts the mask it creates perfect letters. I'm using it again for some Texaco lettering and stars and Gulf lettering for a couple of icebox stations I'm doing. If you can tell me the font and size of the lettering I'll knock out some samples and post the results for you. It works well with 10thou plastic which can be laminated to the required thickness., 20thou it cuts most of the way but not completely and for the effort 10thou is easier.
  5. Tamiya Mercedes Gullwing

    Looks good and as others have said silver can be really difficult to lay down but I think you've done well. I really like the interior, that dash looks great.
  6. Hooper & Co Diorama

    I've tried filler and no matter how thin it spreads it does distort the board, sometimes days afterwards and there's no way back. The Gesso whilst described as white paint is more about getting the texture and once dried can be painted any colour you like. If you use acrylic Gesso, which most of it is these days you can add acrylic colour directly to the Gesso. I've not done that as yet but I have found Vallejo Model Colour covers really well and can be thinned and different washes applied over one another. The range of colours is massive.
  7. Hooper & Co Diorama

    David, looking forward to this one. I'd maybe caution against using filler on the foam board as this may cause distortion as it dries. I'd recommend using Gesso, a textured white paint which I have been using to represent rendered walls. Much easier to use with various brushes and sponges for different effects. As you're in the UK I'd go to an outlet of "The Works", the budget book and craft store, where you can get a jar big enough to do your entire building I would guess, for around £10, much cheaper than in regular art shops.
  8. 1955 Chevrolet Belair convertible

    Great build of a great car!
  9. AMT 1957 Ford Thunderbird

    Lovely build. I like the Tamiya red. Did you clear coat if with anything?
  10. Beemax BMW M3

    Nice clean build, gotta love an E30!
  11. 57 Chevy Nomad

    Very nice, i like your colour choice.
  12. Ford victoria 1953 lindberg 1:25

    Excellent build, love the interior. The underside looks great too.
  13. Snap Tite 1957 Chevy

    Superb build, look great!
  14. '69 Dodge Charger

    Looks great, I like your approach to painting, sometimes the clear coat is just too much.
  15. BRBO Kenworth

    Wow! Looking forward to seeing both of these take shape. Do you have a project thread for the 1:1 truck somewhere?