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  • Birthday 11/27/1962

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  • Location Rochester MN
  • Full Name Steven Wade Guthmiller

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  1. StevenGuthmiller added a topic in On The Workbench   

    1965 Plymouth Fury
    I really enjoyed my last Johan 1966 Chrysler 300 build so I decided why not extend the joy & go right into another great old Johan kit.
    This '65 Fury is in exceptional condition.
    So much so that the chrome will not even need replating.
    Normally, I would remove the mold lines from the bumpers & have them re-chromed, but the chrome is so nice, I'll let them go on this one.
    Already started filling the few minor sink marks in the body.
    The color on this one will be "Medium Tan Metallic".
    A kind of champagne gold color with a white top & probably a gold interior
    See you soon!

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  2. StevenGuthmiller added a post in a topic 1966 Chrysler 300   

    That's the biggest reason I started using them.
    Availability of color choices was my main reason for trying them.
    Particle size of the metal flakes in the metallic colors is a huge deal also.
    If you look at these photos, it's very difficult to pick out any "flakes" in the paint, yet it is a metallic color.
    Just how a metallic paint job would look from this distance on the 1:1.
    I won't go back to a rattle can.
    At least for any metallic paint jobs!
  3. StevenGuthmiller added a post in a topic Let's See Some Glue Bombs!   

    These Johan '62 Plymouths are not all that rare.
    You should really have no problem finding replacement parts for it.
  4. StevenGuthmiller added a post in a topic 1966 Chrysler 300   

    Photo size issue aside, thank you everyone!
    Thanks Harry!
    I use MCW paints almost exclusively now with a smattering of Duplicolor.
    This is a Model Car World Color.
    I really love their paints!
    Thanks Marcelo!
    I have a giant soft spot for these C-bodies too.
    I owned a '67 Chrysler 300 in high school.
    I have the kit.
    I just need to get it built!
  5. StevenGuthmiller added a post in a topic 1966 Chrysler 300   

    Thanks Harry.
    Most responses I've had so far either say they look fine or they don't mention it.
    So far only you & Jon Cole have mentioned it.
    The camera I'm using is set on "normal" mode & seems to take the best photos at this setting.
    Anything smaller starts to lose resolution.
    I post these exact photos to several other forums & sites including some Yahoo forums & Flickr as well as other "magazine" forums.
    I've never heard any mention of it any where else.
    Never even knew there was any problem at all until I started posting here.
    I appreciate your bringing it to my attention Harry, & maybe I can make some "future" adjustment, but the photos that I have up till now will be staying as is. 
  6. StevenGuthmiller added a post in a topic 1966 Chrysler 300   

    Can't imagine what the problem would be, but I have far too many photos to start resizing them now every time I want to post something.
    All of my photos are posted from external photo hosting sites.
    If I start messing with them & change them in any way, all of my existing links begin to disappear.
    I'm using a 23 inch HP monitor.
    Everything looks just "hunky dory" on my end.
  7. StevenGuthmiller added a post in a topic 1966 Chrysler 300   

    What are you viewing it on?
    My guess would be an I-pad.
  8. StevenGuthmiller added a post in a topic 1966 Chrysler 300   

    I've heard you mention this before Harry, but I've never seen what you're talking about on my monitor.
    Seems to me that the problem is on the "viewers" end depending on the device they're viewing it on.
    I've seen these "squished" photos on an I-pad, phone, etc.
    But on a computer screen, they look just fine.
    The photo you re-posted looks absolutely fine on my end, just smaller, but they both look the same.
  9. StevenGuthmiller added a topic in Under Glass   

    1966 Chrysler 300
    Well, here it is.
    I was hoping to finish this one by the first of May.
    I guess I made it!
    This is probably one of my top 5 all time favorite cars & definitely my favorite Chrysler 300.
    A very nice kit as well, as most of these old Johan kits were.
    It's just a shame that these old tools will never be coming back.
    Nothing much to say as far as the build goes.
    Pretty much box stock, the way I like 'em, with a few added details.
    Cast window cranks & flocked carpeting on the inside, & a little plumbing & wiring under the hood.
    The color is correct 1966 Chrysler "Spanish Red".

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  10. StevenGuthmiller added a post in a topic Yellowed glass   

    I've had moderate success removing some minor yellowing by soaking the glass in Super Clean.
    Usually this old kit glass would benefit from a good cleaning anyway, & the Super Clean does a pretty good job.
    I have had some old kits with yellowed glass before, but nothing that dramatic, so I won't guarantee that it will help.
    I did have some minor yellowing on the last project that I worked on, but by the time I was finished soaking & tinting, it was indiscernible.
    That's another option that may help is some light tinting.
  11. StevenGuthmiller added a post in a topic 1966 Chrysler 300, Update, 5/1, DONE!!   

    My goal was to finish this one by the first of May!
    I guess I made it.....just barely!
    Look for it very soon in the "Under Glass" section.
    Thank you all so much who followed me on this build.
    You all keep the fire burning in me to complete these kits & I am eternally grateful!

  12. StevenGuthmiller added a post in a topic 55 Chevy fender chrome   

    That's where the confusion is.
    Jay was looking for the rocker panel trim & gravel guard.
  13. StevenGuthmiller added a post in a topic 1957 Ford Del Rio Ranch Wagon   

    The green decals were intended for the interior door panels.
    You could either foil the gold anodized area, or at this point it may be just as easy to paint them gold.
    Most times the gold foil looks too shiny for anodized trim anyway.
  14. StevenGuthmiller added a post in a topic 55 Chevy fender chrome   

    Sorry Michael, but Bill is right.
    That part is not included in the Monogram kit.
    You are probably mistaking the rear quarter side spear which includes the "divider" that covers the color change at the rear bumper.
    They do look similar.

  15. StevenGuthmiller added a post in a topic What did you get today?   

    Great find Bill!