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Route 66

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About Route 66

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  • Birthday September 20

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  • Scale I Build 1/25

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  • Location Burbank, CA
  • Full Name Steve Arnold

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  1. Route 66 added a post in a topic 32 5 window Rat rod   

    Seek out Dr. Crankys videos on you tube, he is my insperation. Also try and find AK Interactive magazine, its available for download. There is no rules, so your canvas is wide open, I think the replica stock guys have it the hardest.

    Thanks Eric, I'll give his videos a look and I'll search for that magazine online too.
  2. Route 66 added a post in a topic 32 5 window Rat rod   

    Wow! I'm brand new here and I'd love to know how you went about getting the rims and body to look that weathered.

    I just love rat rods and I didn't know you could achieve that look with a plastic model kit. Is there an area on the forum that can teach me how to do that?
  3. Route 66 added a post in a topic Who makes the best model kits nowadays?   

    Thanks for all the replies guys.

    You've given me a lot of info to chew on.
  4. Route 66 added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    Who makes the best model kits nowadays?
    I've been away from the hobby for a long, long time. When I was a kid, I really like Monogram kits because they seemed to be the most detailed and I thought the instructions were the best. That was 45 years ago and now I have no idea which companies put a lot of effort into their kits. I still want to be able to read actual text like I did then, on how a particular part fits onto or into another part, and not just be shown with illustrations. Are modern kits like that of have they gone the way of Ikea picture-only instructions.

    Thanks for any input guys.
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  5. Route 66 added a post in a topic Howdy from CA   

    Thanks for the suggestions Tom. Unfortunately, there doesn't seem to be a club near me here in Burbank but I'm gonna keep looking. In the meantime, I'll certainly be scouring this forum for how-to techniques that will hopefully bring me up to speed.
  6. Route 66 added a post in a topic Howdy from CA   

    Thanks for the welcome guys!

    Now that I'm back to modeling and I have a few more bucks than I did as a kid, I'd like to learn to airbrush my projects. I think that might be the key to making the exterior of my cars look a little more realistic than they did the first time I tried this hobby and used a brush to paint everything.
  7. Route 66 added a topic in Welcome! Introduce Yourself   

    Howdy from CA
    Well, it seems to be a pretty familiar theme on this forum, but here goes. When I was a teenager, I'd take my allowance money each Friday and buy a model kit. I couldn't wait to get to the hobby store and pick one out. I usually went for cars such a the Munster Mobile etc. That was about 45 years ago and now I think it's time to get back into the hobby. I figured this was a good place to learn about what's new in model building and to find out what kits are popular now. I hope to learn a lot from you guys and I'm glad I found this place.
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