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About youpey

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  • Birthday 05/02/1977

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  • Location nj
  • Full Name michael rutan

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  1. youpey added a post in a topic Revell 1950 Oldsmobile 88   

    Thank you guys for the nice words. 
    I havent decided what to do with the build yet. i typically try to build as close to stock as possible using only what came in the kit (with the exception of BMF). However, my concept of the build is out the window since i am out of both colors i used and I dont want to spend any loot right now (and i dont want to wait for the shipping either). My plan was to use the kit rims and paint it the same color as the body (which i cant do).
    Probably i will just make the rims a steel color and use the chrome hubcaps. 
    I will look through my spare kits to see if i have any cool looking motor that will fit without much custom work (that always messes me up), maybe i will go crazy on it. I already decided since i did a color that was not available for this model year (nothing close to it), that i will do a custom color for the interior as well. My research shows me the 1950 Olds 88 only had a gray interior or a 2 tone gray interior, i might do a burgundy red interior now or maybe even a sand leather color interior.
    I will post more progress pics as they come in the coming days. at this point i am still cleaning up the small pieces, so nothing really to see yet.
  2. youpey added a topic in On The Workbench   

    Revell 1950 Oldsmobile 88
    This is my first kit in a couple of years.  the paint is testors black cherry with a basecoat of testors citrus yellow.  the kit was originally supposed to be only the citrus color but i didnt have enough to do a full car and with holidays around im cutting costs.
    I have not yet clear coated it but the paint is dry. i like the gloss.
    Hope the pictures show up

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  3. youpey added a post in a topic 1/43 target cars   

    you bought these at target?
  4. youpey added a post in a topic 32 Ford Tudor   

    beautiful. which kit is the one with the red wheels. any chance you have a kit number for it?
  5. youpey added a post in a topic what car is it in back to the future   

    nevermind i found it
  6. youpey added a topic in The Off-Topic Lounge   

    what car is it in back to the future
    when marty first goes to 1955 hill valley he ends up stopping in the street in front of the unbuilt lyon estates. He stops and gets out of the car and an old couple drives up in a red 4 door car slowing down and then they quickly drive off scared. 
    can anyone tell me what that car is. i cant even find a picture on google to link here. 
    • 2 replies
  7. youpey added a post in a topic Bare Metal 57 Ford   

    i see a delorean in my future using this method. i just hope i can hit 88 
    nice work
  8. youpey added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    clear coat on tamiya gloss aluminum paint
    I am painting my rx-7 the Tamiya Gloss aluminum (TS-17). This is the first time i am trying a silver paint.  I did a test piece and it looks nice, however when i tried to clear coat the test piece (with tamiya clear) it lost its metallic look and looks just grey.
    Can you not clear coat this color?
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  9. youpey added a topic in General   

    how to make black interiors nice
    I am going to be working on an 1993 Rx7 kit starting today and i have never been able to make a black interior look nice. For example, i use matte black for the the dash and the seats (to make the seats look like leather), but what would you do for the carpet and the door panels. probably matte black there as well, so it matches the dash.
    But now it looks like i can build the entire interior and drop it in a bucket of matte black paint and call it finished.  any ideas on how to mix it up a bit on modern cars to make it look realistic?
    • 11 replies
  10. youpey added a topic in General   

    tamiya mazda rx7 kit spirit r spoiler
    I ordered the mazda rx7 kit from tamiya and it should be arriving tomorrow. I am looking for the spoiler in the second picture with the flat top (spirit R spoiler).  does anyone know of a kit that has a similar spoiler that might fit or an aftermarket company that makes one?
    this is the kit
    the spoiler i am looking for is this one where it is flat and connects with 1 piece on the side (spirit R). 
    I would rather not buy the fujimi spirit r kit since they are costly and i already bought the tamiya one, but if this is the only one, then i guess i would buy it.  I would definitely prefer an aftermarket over a whole kit if anyone knows where to find one, i would appreciate it
    • 1 reply
  11. youpey added a topic in Truck Kits or Parts to Trade, or Wanted / Requests   

    Looking to buy Dodge Ramcharger truck from monogram
    Looking to buy Dodge Ramcharger truck kit from monogram.  pm me if you have one for sale
    • 1 reply
  12. youpey added a post in a topic 1948 ford custom coupe revell   

    i never have luck with resin. i dont have much luck with dong anything custom. i do ok with box stock, but when i try to put my 2 cents in, i always end up ruining the whole thing
  13. youpey added a post in a topic 1948 ford custom coupe revell   

    thank you very much for the information. i built the convertible a couple of years ago and i like it very much. its why i wanted to build the coupe to go along with it.

    i guess i will do the 40 coupe instead
  14. youpey added a post in a topic 1948 ford custom coupe revell   

    are there any revell 1948 coupe kits that are stock?
  15. youpey added a topic in General   

    1948 ford custom coupe revell
    does anyone know if this new 1948 ford custom coupe revell http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXZWS5&P=W
    is the same as http://u.jimdo.com/www37/o/se372970042158879/img/i62c7f4748afc5224/1309812373/orig/image.jpg except it has a coupe body?

    if it is not the same, can the custom coupe be built stock or does it only have custom parts?

    thank you for your help.
    • 19 replies