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About StevenGuthmiller

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  • Birthday 11/27/1962

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    Hawley Minnesota
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    Steven Wade Guthmiller

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  1. Interior painting

    There is ALWAYS room for improvement, no matter what the task. This is part of what makes modeling so much fun! Watching your own progression. My interiors were sorely lacking for many years and I just recently began focusing more attention on them. They are still not perfect by any stretch, but I feel that they have improved a great deal. Steve
  2. Interior painting

    Unfortunately, I have to agree with you there. I can't recall painting parts on the sprue EVER in my modeling career.......even when I was 10 years old. Steve
  3. Interior painting

    I do as well. Nearly every part that I paint has had some sort of work done on it, (usually at least mold lines removed) so priming shows me if there are any more issues to address before the paint goes on. In my opinion, removing as many mold lines as possible is a big first step to a realistic as possible finished product. I can't begin to count how many highly detailed engine compartments I have seen with a big mold line still running across the top of the radiator! Steve
  4. 53 Ford Custom

    Ain't that the truth! I can't remember ever seeing anything uglier! Not everybody has an eye for automotive styling, and this is the proof. Steve
  5. 67 ford Wagon

    Paul Hettick is doing the '66 Ford wagon. No '67s as far as I know. Steve
  6. Kids today...

    My kids know all about it. They're just not interested! Steve
  7. Interior painting

    This is just Testors primer. When you're doing this kind of extensive modification, it helps a great deal to prime the parts to make it easier to see how things are turning out. Plus the fact that I will often use automotive lacquers on at least some of the parts. Steve
  8. 7 Muscle Cars I Hope Will Be Kitted Soon

    I agree......but not likely. It's funny, but when you think about it, there are ZERO currently available, (non-vintage, annual) Plymouth fury kits! You would think that one of Plymouth's historically most popular models would be represented by at least one model year! The same unfortunate trend is evident with many other very popular models. ( Dodge Polara, Pontiac Bonneville, any large Olds, Buick or Mercury, and forget about Cadillac or Lincoln) Luckily, I have at least one example of every Johan Fury between the years of 1959 and 1967. Get them while you can, because it's quite obvious that NOBODY has had any interest in producing a Fury of any kind since Johan's demise. Working on a '65 Fury right now! Steve
  9. '65 Fury. Back on the Bench.

    Thank you! PM sent back at ya! Steve
  10. '65 Fury. Back on the Bench.

    I'm going with "Medium Turquoise" for the body with a black vinyl top. The interior will be a slightly lighter or darker shade of turquoise. Steve
  11. '65 Fury. Back on the Bench.

    I'll sure take them if you're offering! I've got the wheels figured out, but I'm still on the fence about tires. These pad printed tires would surely make my life easier. Steve
  12. What Did You Have for Dinner?

    Last night, Pork and Peanut Satay. Tonight, Chicken with Fig Sauce, and Brown Rice and Peas with Brown Butter. Steve
  13. '65 Fury. Back on the Bench.

    Thanks Scott! A little more progress on the firewall. Steve
  14. '65 Fury. Back on the Bench.

    A usual, I just couldn't leave well enough alone and decided that the firewall was not going to cut it. The thought of adding the "torsion bar" hood springs entered my mind and I started tinkering with the idea of doing them so that the hood could be displayed opened or closed. It really doesn't look to be a difficult task, but the heater box from the '64 Dodge was too prominent and would interfere with their function. The incorrect firewall was starting to bug me anyway, so the modifications have begun. I thought about simply cutting out a section of the Dodge firewall and transplanting the relevant section of the original Johan piece, but decided that it would be more fun to modify the Dodge one to replicate the Plymouth. This way I will have room for the hood bars, and I can add all of my own wiring for a little more realism. I started by grinding out the heater box and replacing it with a piece of plastic sheet. Then I added the upper and lower "ridge" detail. The "blister" for the master cylinder was also added, but I think that I'll replace it. It needs to be a little taller. I will cut the washer motor "well" from the Johan firewall and transplant it, as well as add more various bumps and bolts. More later. Steve
  15. Interior painting

    Thanks Gene. Interiors have become one of my downfalls! I find myself spending more and more time trying to perfect some of them. The '65 Plymouth Fury that I'm working on now has gone even a step further with removing those darned convertible top wells!! But it went better than I had expected. Steve