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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 Hawley Minnesota
  • Full Name Steven Wade Guthmiller

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  1. StevenGuthmiller added a post in a topic Car song builds ?   

    Here's one.
    "Buick 59" by the Medallions.
     
    Steve
     
                                                                                            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=shyPdliUSAA
     

  2. StevenGuthmiller added a post in a topic Car song builds ?   

    Anybody have anymore ideas?
    Here's one where you can let your imagination run wild.
    One of my all time favorite songs.
    War's "Low Rider"
     
    Steve
  3. StevenGuthmiller added a post in a topic Car song builds ?   

    I love it too!
    One of my favorite Rush songs.
     
    Steve
  4. StevenGuthmiller added a post in a topic Someone please take the chrome away from the designers   

    Must be more than just Mercedes going on on the sides.
    Looks to be some almost Ford like tail fins rising up just behind the front door & then ending about half way back, followed by another duplicate fin running all the way to the rear.
    What a Frankenstein!
     
    Steve
  5. StevenGuthmiller added a post in a topic Duplicolor paint   

    True, but you need to be careful that your primer base is sufficient to handle heavy coats of lacquer.
    The heavier the coat, the more likely that it will penetrate through the primer to the plastic & then it's "craze city"!
     
    Excellent tip!
    I do this when using any paint in an aerosol can.
     
    Steve
     
     
  6. StevenGuthmiller added a post in a topic What did you get today?   

    There were a lot of those cheap "swill" beers years ago.
    My beer of choice when I was 19 was "Pfeiffer's" or "Wisconsin Premium".
    About $3.00 a case for long necks.
     
    Steve
  7. StevenGuthmiller added a post in a topic Someone please take the chrome away from the designers   

    Um......I would call that slightly over done.
    Not sure what's actually under there, but the front end appears to be from an early '60s Imperial.
     
    Steve
  8. StevenGuthmiller added a post in a topic Duplicolor paint   

    On top of the "hot" factor, many times the metallic particles in the paint can be far too large for 1/25th scale.
    But a lot of guys like it.
    I use plenty of Duplicolor paints on my builds, but I usually refrain from using metallics.
    Solid colors, primers & clears all work very well for me.
    You are almost guaranteed some orange peel with lacquer paints, but that's where polishing comes in.
     
    This '60 Merc was painted using Duplicolor products almost exclusively & polished.
     
    Steve
     
     

     
  9. StevenGuthmiller added a post in a topic Rear view mirrors...   

    A lot of us have been pressing the resin casters out there for quite some time to start casting mirrors.
    In the meantime, I either pilfer, make or cast my own.
     
    Steve
  10. StevenGuthmiller added a post in a topic What did you get today?   

    Had to.
    Some people will drink anything!
    I've seen empties in antiques shops, so somebody must have.
    Either that or they just poured it on the ground.
     
    Steve
     
  11. StevenGuthmiller added a post in a topic What makes you decide to "curb-side" a model?   

    Are there any "serious Palmer model builders"? 
     
    Steve
  12. StevenGuthmiller added a post in a topic What did you get today?   

    How could I forget!
     
    Steve
  13. StevenGuthmiller added a post in a topic What did you get today?   

    I'm perfectly calm Steve.
    I just think it's fun to have a discussion occasionally that might be a little controversial. 
    I'm not disrespecting anybody & I'm not screaming obscenities, so telling me to calm down won't help keep the discussion civil.
    As far as the target audience goes, I can understand oddball customs & super hero vehicles being targeted towards kids, but do you really think that any twelve year old gave a rip about who was president in 1977, or who his brother was?
    I've seen very few of the funny car kits, so I can't really say how well they did, but I do remember every sale table being stacked to the rafters with the Billy Carter pickups.
    They couldn't give them away.
    This smells more to me like an attempt to sell to an entirely different segment of the public.
    The collectors who never intended to build them, but just to stack them up in their boxes until they became valuable down the line.
    Seems that it didn't work very well though.
    You can pick up one of the Billy Carter trucks today for not much more than the cost of a new modern kit.
    All of that being said, I'll leave it alone now.
    I don't want to get anybody too worked up, so I'll just let it be.
     
    Steve 
  14. StevenGuthmiller added a post in a topic What did you get today?   

    It's not a big deal Jesse.
    I was just pointing out how the kit companies would take the time to produce a dopey kit like this knowing that it was not going t make them any money while ignoring subjects that might.
    I know, it's a little difficult to compare manufacturing practices today with those in the late 70s, but it's the same kind of thing that just drives us all nuts today.
    Trying to get us to purchase the same kits over & over again in new packaging & possibly a couple of added parts, & to top it all off, producing such a waste of good plastic when they could be coming up with some variations that might be worth buying.
    I didn't mean to ruffle any feathers, but this forum is supposed to be intended to be a place for voicing opinions about the hobby.
     
    Steve
  15. StevenGuthmiller added a post in a topic What did you get today?   

    I didn't mean them to be political.
    The last half of my original post was tongue in cheek.
    I'm sure that everybody is correct.
    It was just an attempt to capitalize on an existing tool by adding a few goof ball parts & making a few extra bucks.
     
    Steve