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About MatthewThompson

  • Birthday 07/02/1998

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    Matthew Austin Thompson

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  1. Thank you everybody for the warm welcome and thank you High octane for the awesome recommendations for equipment. I will buy all of the items you states, except the items for wiring engines. I would love to wire engines, but I think I will try that AFTER I figure out the basics of building models. I have this great idea for a birthday present for my dad that I want to be able to accomplish by then (November 27th), and I want to make the model as good as possible. What I was going to do was get a model kit of my dad's first car, the 1963 Volkswagen Beetle. I would build it and try to make it look similar to his. When he first bought the car, the paint job was extremely rusty so he hand painted it school bus yellow, but the interior was kind of shabby and the bottom of the car was kind of rusted. Im hoping to become a good enough builder by then to put this car together with the same paint job, and be able to add "rust" to it and make it look like it was used a lot. I know that if you sand the wheels then it makes them look "dirty", but applying the other elements of age on to the car I will hopefully learn how to from experience. Thank you guys very much and have great day. Thanks again, Matthew Thompson
  2. Hello everybody, My name is Matthew Thompson, I am 15 years old and I have had three model car kits sitting in my basement for the last two years that I would love to put together. I have recently built the level one kit (1969 Camaro Z/28 SS) because it was very easy and only took one day, but I would really like to start on the couple of level two kits I have. The first of the two kits is the Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR, and the second is the Ferrari 612 Scaglietti. I have a perfect spot in my basement for working on the kits (I just need to clean it off), but what I was really wondering was what tools and materials I should get together before I begin this project. At the moment, the materials I have include two Testors liquid cement cartridges (1 Fl. Oz. each) and the Testors Special Value Paint Set that includes 9 bottles of paint (gloss yellow, gold, gloss red, gloss blue, gloss green, silver, gloss black, gloss white and thinner). For tools all I have is the four paint brushes that were included in the paint set. This doesn't seem like enough to me because in all of the model making videos I have watched, they have many tools laid out in front of them and they use all of them in the making of the car. Am I correct in that I need more tools and materials? If I am, what should I purchase before starting this project? Thank you in advance and have a nice day. Thanks again, Matthew Thompson
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