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  • Birthday 02/23/1955

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  1. jwrass added a post in a topic Fiat Fuel Altered....Futurattraction Parts..   

    looking so fine!!!!! you scare me
    Jimmy "RASS"
  2. jwrass added a post in a topic Mixed Media / Paint and Decals   

    Their are quite a few tapes made by FBS. I use them all as different paint procedures require different tapes (I'm talking 1:1) for modeling I would get one roll of the crepe type tape and one roll of the vinyl/plastic tape In a small width. Experiment with the two and see what works for you. I purchase many of my supplies from Coast Air Brush they are a great source for the FBS they will also have a copy of the Air Brush Action magazine I mentioned.
    I hope this helps!
    Cheers Jimmy "RASS"
  3. jwrass added a topic in Tips, Tricks, and Tutorials   

    Mixed Media / Paint and Decals
    For those of you who have ever wanted combine paint with decals instead of all decals there is a great article in the July/Aug issue of Airbrush Action Magazine
    The subject matter is Don Schumachers 1967 Dodge Charger Stardust Funny Car.
    The process is fairly simple for those with Airbrush Experience or for those who want to just give it a go!
    If you are familiar with this car, the paint scheme is Paneling with Fades (which is making a come back in the custom 1:1 arena)  the results are very impressive! To duplicate this build with decals alone and have a really nice show piece IMO is not in the cards (I have the decal set)
    The article also shows the use of FBS automotive tapes which I have been touting for sometime vs Hobby tapes (automotive tapes less $$$$, more product per $$$, better performance)
    Check it out!!! It will be well worth the $ 7.99 if you are serious about taking your paint skills to another level.
    Jimmy "RASS"
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  4. jwrass added a post in a topic Fiat Fuel Altered....Futurattraction Parts..   

    The more I look at the pictures of the engine the more detail I find!!! The engine detail is such that you could but it on a Dyno and give it a pull!
    Your casting process is off the hook, I have made some resin pieces with limited success but don't think I would ever attempt to do metals, truly a Art Form.
    Look forward to seeing more!!! Thank you for sharing you awesome builds and artisan skills! Very much appreciated by so many.
    Keep them coming my friend!!! You are a HUGE asset to the community.
    Jimmy "RASS"
  5. jwrass added a post in a topic Fiat Fuel Altered....Futurattraction Parts..   

    Love the choice of the Hilborn, I personally think they look best without a hat or tubes, however it looks great!
    The color on the 1:1 Pearl White with Kandy Green panels and Freak Drops (or blow dots) outstanding!!! You can do it!!!
    Your skills blow me away!!!
    Jimmy "RASS" 
  6. jwrass added a post in a topic Fiat Fuel Altered....Futurattraction Parts..   

    Looooking Awesome!!!! I have a good idea but what era are you basing this build?
    Proportions are spot on!!!!  With the Altered class Zommies where all over the board (no right, on wrong) the main goal was to keep them equal length.
    I won't get all scientific, the main goal in any tune up was to get equal amounts of air and fuel to each hole and discharge spent exhaust with the same amount of friction (thus the equal length)
    Every time I see a update I am more in awe of you skills!!!! It is my hope that you continue to post and PLEASE keep sharing your gift. Those who don't appreciate what you do are ignorant!!!!
    It's kind of like brand loyalty, Some Like Gm, Ford, Mopar, and don't have a open mind to some really great cars from other Manufactures they don't aspire to......The bottom line is they miss out! I like them all! some more than others but open to all.
    Modeling is not just about plastic (think Sports illustrated swimsuit edition) It's about trying to render a reasonable facsimile of something you desire to make with the materials you choose to work with
    Remember it's not the quantity of people who follow along it's the quality!!!!! From my observation you have a bunch of awesome folks following along.
    Keep the Faith!!!
    Jimmy "RASS"
  7. jwrass added a post in a topic Fiat Fuel Altered....Futurattraction Parts..   

    Man oh Man you continue to blow me away with your metal work, Truly a art form!!! Simply AWESOME!!!!
    Jimmy "RASS" 
  8. jwrass added a post in a topic Fiat Fuel Altered....Futurattraction Parts..   

    I must be losing my mind  I took a look on the site today (it's been awhile) and I saw that your thread was shut down! (Sent you a email) and now presto changeo it's back!!!
    I'm glad you opened the shop doors back up so that we can all learn from you and admire your special talents.
    The self proclaimed experts of everything modeling couldn't hold your water!!!! Maybe I'm wrong but I thought the modeling community was a brotherhood with respect for all things modeling and for each other no matter what your skill level is, kind of like leave no man (or woman) behind.
    It's a shame we can't all play nice in the sand box of life, however their is always someone who finds the cat poop buried in the sand and can't help but fling it around.
    The progress on the build continues to blow me away! I wish I had 10 thumbs
    Peace, Jimmy "RASS"
  9. jwrass added a post in a topic Big thank you to Gregg for the forum   

    Jimmy "RASS"
  10. jwrass added a post in a topic Fiat Fuel Altered....Futurattraction Parts..   

    Looking Good!!!! Great information on the jig process! Congratulations on your design award LOL.
    Check your email, Package did a boomerang and came back to me. What to do ?
  11. jwrass added a post in a topic Bending wood or styrene   


    Great tutorial!!! Thanks for sharing.

    Jimmy "RASS"
  12. jwrass added a post in a topic Suggest air pressure regulator for airbrush?   


    I totally agree with a regulator/oil and water trap.

    I only way to know the true pressure at your Airbrush is to have a regulator at or near the brush itself as the pressure will change from the compressor to the airbrush through fiction loss of the air traveling through the hose.

    Most airbrush outlets carry these gauges with all the bells and whistles yada yada. I use a simple regulator that most people have on air tools, I really don't need to know the pressure as I adjust that by how the paint is flowing through the brush and by sound.

    I hope this helps!

  13. jwrass added a post in a topic Name That Tune....   

    Post # 6063 #4, Hint # 6071 The Band was the Cuff Links. A few got the title right

    Post # 0675 #1 I didn't think anyone would get this unless your taste in music went a bit underground, He was the lead singer in Roxy Music which was not mainstream but a great band. The answer is Right Stuff by Brian Ferry

    I would recommend anything Brian Ferry. IMO great artist!!!

    Most likely won't have a W.B.W way to much going on.

    Jimmy "RASS"
  14. jwrass added a post in a topic '32 Bantam Fuel Altered....FINISHED!   


    This is just my opinion, Back in the day allot of the top cars were built in home garages, their were very few chassis builder like the Loggies, R&B and the list go's on and on. My point is that most of the parts made in that era weren't clamped in a special jig so it was almost perfect, if it was off here or there it wasn't a big deal. IMO it gave the cars some character as ingenuity was always the deal, Don Garlits proclaimed he and T.C Lemons never ran the same car twice, granted that was before any real rules were in place.

    I respect and admire the people who take years to build a model and have the latest and greatest machinery to do their modeling, lathes, mills, printing, yada, yada. Much skill is involved, I would rather spent my money on my 1:1 equipment than for modeling but that's just me. I think more people should build a OOTB every once in awhile just for fun, no stress

    I have been to Don Schumacers shop a few times and it like a surgical suite, but when those guy hit the road it's anything go's.

    I have seen some mighty cobbled pit repairs due to damage on the pro circuit. It's a necessity. Sponsors, points, blah blah, it's not like Indy Cars or F-1 those car are perfect from start to finish.

    Drag Race Cars are the ultimate work horse of the breed, that's what makes them so awesome, I wish they would loosen the reins a bit as they are all pretty much spec cars, and I get it, it's all about driver safety, because went someone dies the media is all over it, I mean who doesn't like a good train wreck or plane crash with all the gory details (not me)

    I think you hand made parts are awesome and the castings really interest me. I hope you do start producing parts!!! I'm in, but leave them with the flash for me, as it will bring back great memories of all the filing I did on my fathers Hubby kits.

    Keep up the get work mate!!

    Jimmy "RASS"
  15. jwrass added a post in a topic '32 Bantam Fuel Altered....FINISHED!   


    Very Fine!!!!! Looks like that doggie wants to bark!!!!

    Off to prep and paint,

    The finish line is near!!!! Keep plugging man! Looks awesome!!!

    Jimmy "RASS"