StevenGuthmiller

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About StevenGuthmiller

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  • Birthday 11/27/1962

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  • Scale I Build 1/25th-1/24th

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  • Location Rochester MN
  • Full Name Steven Wade Guthmiller

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  1. StevenGuthmiller added a post in a topic Mock Up Glue   

    A little drop of one of the new UV cured glues like "Laser Bond" works well.
    You cure it instantly with UV light so you can continue working right away.
    When your ready to disassemble, it peels off easily.
    I haven't really used it on painted parts, but it works great for bare plastic.
     
    Steve
  2. StevenGuthmiller added a post in a topic painting the tri-color interior of a '62 Pontiac   

    I use mostly Tamiya tape with a little BMF on occasion.
    I usually airbrush the overall color & then brush paint the details.
    For instance, the '61 Buick interior started with white primer.
    That's the white areas.
    Then I masked those off & airbrushed the overall medium turquoise color.
    Then I masked off for the stripes & painted the pattern with a brush with thin pieces of tape separating the colors.
    Then the piping, which is also brush painted.
    I use a little tape with those as well just to eliminate any mistakes on at least the straight sections.
    Finally, I shoot the entire tub with a very light mist of pearl to give it that metallic sheen that many of these old interiors had.
    I pretty much use nothing for my interiors except Testors flat enamels mixed to whatever color I want.
     
    Steve
  3. StevenGuthmiller added a post in a topic What did you get today?   

    Nice John!
    I have the hard top version yet to build.
    I've always thought that this body style was one of Pontiac's best.
    I love them!
     
    Steve
     

  4. StevenGuthmiller added a post in a topic Why no kit plating chrome?   

    In my experience, resin will never be as "perfect" as a styrene part.
    It's kind of inherent to resin.
    They were cleaned & as smooth as possible in my view.
    They were exact copies of original Johan parts made by Jimmy Flintstone.
    Problem is, it's very difficult to properly prep in between fine grille pieces & such.
    As I said, they looked good, but not as good as a styrene piece.
    All of the platers out there specifically state that they will not guarantee the finish of resin parts.
    I'm sure that there is a reason for that disclaimer.
    As an example, I have never seen a Modelhaus plated part that looked as good as a re-plated original.
    That's why I always have originals re-chromed rather than replace them with resin.
     
    Steve
  5. StevenGuthmiller added a post in a topic A Rare AMT 65 Mercury   

    Very nice Al!
    I picked up a pretty nice built kit of this subject some time ago.
    Been on a search for a set of stock hubcaps since, with no luck so far.
     
    Steve
  6. StevenGuthmiller added a post in a topic '55 Bel Air Mild Custom   

    Nice!
    Can't beat the color!
    Looks as if you had some paint "cracking" issues.
     
    Steve
  7. StevenGuthmiller added a post in a topic Why no kit plating chrome?   

    I sent a pair of resin '61 Olds bumpers to Kustom Khrome with my last batch.
    While they turned out "ok", they were no where near the quality of the styrene parts.
     
    Steve
  8. StevenGuthmiller added a post in a topic Hello everybody!   

    That I can handle!
     
    Steve
  9. StevenGuthmiller added a post in a topic Hello everybody!   

    Welcome Guillaume!
    Your English is better than some people who were born & raised in the U.S. 
    I'll never be able to pronounce your name though!
     
    Steve
  10. StevenGuthmiller added a post in a topic '58 Edsel Wagon   

    Very cool!
    I've thought about buying one of these and doing a stock build......of course.
    Nice to know what kind of a casting it is.
    I bought one Flintstone kit a while ago.
    It's an absolutely beautiful casting, but is very thick, as his stuff can be.
     
    Steve
  11. StevenGuthmiller added a post in a topic Transparent Steering Wheels   

    I think if you get much larger, you're talking steel line for the "big" fish.
     
    Steve
  12. StevenGuthmiller added a post in a topic What did you get today?   

    My half of a trade with "mredjr" arrived today.
    The one I've had for many years is missing the interior after my dad tossed it out during one of his "basement cleaning tirades".
    Now I'll finally be able to build one.........if I ever find the time!
     
    Thank you Elvin!!
     
    Steve
     

  13. StevenGuthmiller added a post in a topic Great Traders List   

    Got my half of a trade with "mredjr".
    It arrived in record time!
    Thanks Elvin!
     
    Steve
  14. StevenGuthmiller added a post in a topic 1969 Dodge Coronet R/T, 8/23, Another Question.   

    Ok, I'm assuming that the 440 Magnum in the '69 Coronet R/T would have been painted orange.
    All signs point to yes, but I got a little confused when I looked at the box art on the Revell '68 Charger kit.
    I'm guessing Dodge made the color change for '69?
     
    Steve
  15. StevenGuthmiller added a post in a topic What kind of job do you have?   

    I'm still waiting for an opening.
    I have my application in!
    I think I'll excel in that role as well. 
     
    Steve