Jump to content
Model Cars Magazine Forum


  • Posts

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Everything posted by ctoelle

  1. That is insanely sick! I would vote it best in show
  2. 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. 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. Holy moley, the bottom view is fantastic! I gotta quit painting mine mostly black
  7. That's a mighty fine looking Bullet Bird there. What is the color?
  8. Engine looks fantastic. Loooooove the diode fuel filter!
  9. Outstanding paint and build so for, except for 1 thing. You did not fill the seam in the transmission halves
  10. Please do put up a tutorial. I would like to do this myself
  11. Hey to the fellow Colorado folks! I'm in Wheat Ridge
  12. 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. 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. 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.
  16. Top notch work, beautiful paint and amazing detail.
  17. I have posted some photos of the 32 Ford in the Under Glass forum http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=80068
  18. Thanks, I will definitley be getting this kit soon. Just have to decide on what colors to use for 2-tone
  19. Beautiful work. I really like the seats with piping. I saw the Gas Mokey episode this is based on, and you have done a tremedous job recreating it. Love the green and silver combo. One question: Does this kit have issues with the hood fit? I've been wanting to do a 56 Nomad for a while, and would like to know it the hood fit is a problem with this kit.
  20. I am new to this forum, but have been back to modeling for about 3 years now. Here is a 1932 Ford, Monogram Classic Cruiser, I finished this past weekend. This was a really fun bulid. Only wish I had taken some WIP photos, as the interior tub is really nice. I painted it Testors Aztek Pearl Blue (airbrush), finished with Testors Clear coat Laquer. I now see why the '32 Ford is such a popular model. I want to build several more.
  21. Here are my most recent builds. I finished both models in the past 2 weeks. I will make separate posts soon with more pics. 1932 Ford 1969 Ford Torino Talledega
  22. Hi, I got back into modeling about 3 years ago. Just recently joined this forum. Have been reading this magazine for a while now. I mostly build cars box stock, although I have started adding some minor mods and detail work as my skills get better. I mainly build muscles cars and hot rods, as well as Tom Daniel's type stuff. I plan on posting some photos of recent builds this week Craig Toelle
  • Create New...