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About ctoelle

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  • Scale I Build 1/24

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  • Location Colorado
  • Full Name Craig Toelle

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  1. ctoelle added a post in a topic This Is For All You Haters! May I Present "donkey?"   

    That is insanely sick! I would vote it best in show
  2. ctoelle added a post in a topic Tamiya Mini Cooper S   

    Fantastic work! I just started this same kit last week, and will use your engine a a guideline. The detail on this kit is really top notch.
  3. ctoelle added a post in a topic Plum Krazy 68 Charger.   

    Fantastic looking car. Only thing I can add is that you forgot to fill the seam in the transmission.
    The purple Charger is one of my all time favorite muscle cars. Great job!
  4. ctoelle added a post in a topic Model Master Lacquer Primer Good/Bad/Ugly?   

    I almost exclusively use Tamiya primers, both the white and light grey. They are very fine, spray on evenly, and sand nicely

    Hobby Lobby now carries them, in the tall can. I always use the 40% off coupon, so they cost about $7
  5. ctoelle added a post in a topic 1990 Cadillac Brougham Hearse   

    Great looking model. How did you do the vinyl top? (and what is the color)
  6. ctoelle added a post in a topic Custom 1950 Oldsmobile Coupe now with side view included   

    Holy moley, the bottom view is fantastic! I gotta quit painting mine mostly black
  7. ctoelle added a post in a topic '62 Thunderbird   

    That's a mighty fine looking Bullet Bird there. What is the color?
  8. ctoelle added a post in a topic 1956 Ford - - W.I.P.   

    Engine looks fantastic. Loooooove the diode fuel filter!
  9. ctoelle added a post in a topic '41 Willys Gasser   

    Outstanding paint and build so for, except for 1 thing. You did not fill the seam in the transmission halves
  10. ctoelle added a post in a topic 1968 Dodge Charger R/T   

    Please do put up a tutorial. I would like to do this myself
  11. ctoelle added a post in a topic Hello from Colorado   

    Hey to the fellow Colorado folks!

    I'm in Wheat Ridge
  12. ctoelle added a post in a topic Revell 1969 Ford Torino Talledega   

    I used artists pencils on the gauges. I blunted the point of the white pencil and rubbed it over each gauge. Only the high spots were colored white using this method. The red pencil was kept sharp and pointed to color the gauge needles.

    As to painting the Chromed Tail Light Panel, I did no masking at all. I made a thick wash from Tamiya acrylic semigloss black. Since the part was chrome, the paint flowed very easily over the parts I wanted black, even the gas cap. Used a q-tip to swab up any excess. This method was surprisingly easy to do.

    Thanks for all the comments. I saw the real thing about a year and 1/2 ago at an AACA car show, that was painted Presidential Blue, and decided to make this kit. Very impressive in 1:1.

    As to the color choice, I wanted something teal. I'm not really a stickler for factory correct colors, just something that looks great. More of a custom guy.
  13. ctoelle added a post in a topic 1932 Ford 3-Window Coupe   

    Thanks for all the kind comments. This was indeed a very fun build

    Glad you noticed Jim. The hood fit was the very first thing I did when I started this kit. I glued the 3 pieces together and then spent an hour holding the hood in place with the body and frame until the glue set.
  14. ctoelle added a post in a topic Hello from Colorado   

    Here are more photos of the Torino


  15. ctoelle added a topic in Under Glass   

    Revell 1969 Ford Torino Talledega
    Here is another recent build. I am really satisfied with the results. Only wish the BMF around the windshield and rear window came out a little smoother.

    It's painted Testors Bright Aqua Pearl, and clear-coated. I really like how the color works with the flat black hood. Interior is flocked, and gauges were colored with white and red pencils.

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