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    Craig Toelle

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  1. This Is For All You Haters! May I Present "donkey?"

    That is insanely sick! I would vote it best in show
  2. 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. 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. 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. Great looking model. How did you do the vinyl top? (and what is the color)
  6. Custom 1950 Oldsmobile Coupe now with side view included

    Holy moley, the bottom view is fantastic! I gotta quit painting mine mostly black
  7. '62 Thunderbird

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

    Engine looks fantastic. Loooooove the diode fuel filter!
  9. '41 Willys Gasser

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

    Please do put up a tutorial. I would like to do this myself
  11. Hello from Colorado

    Hey to the fellow Colorado folks! I'm in Wheat Ridge
  12. 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. 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. Hello from Colorado

    Here are more photos of the Torino http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=80101
  15. 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.