woodsnake added a topic in Model Building Questions and AnswersFAQ's?Hey guys,
I know I am a newbie here, and I haven't had a chance to read all the previous posts about some of my questions.
But, there are a few things I am particulalrly interested in finding out.
For example, what is the most prefered method of paint removal for a barnfind?
Who likes brake fluid over purple power paint stripper, and why?
What do you guys use for detail stuff, like spark plug wires? I have three "real" Mercury Cougar's that I am in the middle of working on. Two are serious restomods, the other will be a cosmetic restoration, with upgraded drive train bits.
I would like to perhaps make a copy of my 67 Cougar XR7, to show with the real car, instead of the XR7 GT-E I was thinking of. Tough call for me.
I spent a lot of time while I was deployed planning engine build and drivetrain variations, I guess I will have more of the same with the kit restoration!
Also, what are some of your favorite tools to use on a barn find restoration? Other than an exacto knife? I was enjoying the read on using soap and water to freeze apart a built kit, I never would have thouhgt of that.
Dremel tools seem like they would spin too fast to be a viable option.
I also was reading about using automotive body filler and paint primer for plastic kits. That seems like it would be much harder to work with, than some other plastic filler. But?
Curious what you all have to say, and I aplolgize if I have missed a previous thread on these topics. If so, mods please let me know and delete this thread.
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woodsnake added a topic in Welcome! Introduce YourselfNew guy to an old past timeHello all you fellow model car builders! I have been away from scale model cars for many, many years. But, I now find that my only outlet
for building cars will be small ones for a while, and so since I will have the time to dedicate, I would like to do a better job than when I was a teenager.
I recently bought a 68 Cougar and a Cobra on ebay, and will be creating a "GT-E" type car, while my real fleet of cars are waiting for me out west.
I will put up some pictures soon, and try to update as I go along.
I'm looking forward to taking advantage of the rest of you who have done what I am doing, so that I can get a good looking kit, to show with my
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