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StevenGuthmiller

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About StevenGuthmiller

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  • Birthday 11/27/1962

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  • Location Hawley Minnesota
  • Full Name Steven Wade Guthmiller

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  1. StevenGuthmiller added a post in a topic Masking Tape Help   

    Enamel is fine over lacquer, just don't reverse it.
     
    Steve
  2. StevenGuthmiller added a post in a topic What did you get today?   

    I got mine yesterday as well.
    Came in the same box!
    I guess, with a 3 foot long piece of 22 gauge tubing, it's difficult to ship without damage.
    The last time I ordered some, it came in one of those heavy cardboard tubes.
     
    Steve
  3. StevenGuthmiller added a post in a topic Masking Tape Help   

    Just be aware that lacquer doesn't play well with enamel as a rule, so if you plan on spraying lacquer over an enamel painted hood.......don't!
     
    Steve
  4. StevenGuthmiller added a post in a topic Masking Tape Help   

    That's part of the problem with enamel.
    to get a nice smooth, shiney finish, a fairly heavy coat is required leaving you open to runs, sags & bleed under.
    Lighter coats can sometimes lead to orange peel.
    I wish you luck though.
     
    Steve
  5. StevenGuthmiller added a post in a topic 72 Roadrunner Kitbash   

    That's sweet!
    Great paint & excellent detail.
    Love it!
     
    Steve
  6. StevenGuthmiller added a post in a topic Masking Tape Help   

    I'll bet you're using enamel paint.
    Enamel dries much slower giving it a lot more time to seep into all kinds of nooks and crannies, especially if it's sprayed on heavy.
    If you're going to use enamel, spray the first coat or 2 lightly.
    That way it won't seep under the tape as easily & it will seal up the tape edges before the final wet coat.
    I never have any bleed under issues with lacquer paints & Tamiya tape.
    I painted the fine pinstripes & FORD lettering on the tailgate of my '63 Ford with zero issues using lacquer & Tamiya tape & foil for masking.
     
    Steve
     

  7. StevenGuthmiller added a post in a topic Nonsense.   

    Still do!
     
    Steve
  8. StevenGuthmiller added a post in a topic Who does the best Chrome Plating?   

    It has suffered over the past decade or so.
    I had excellent results with Kustom Khrome when Bob was running it.
    Have yet to try it since George took over, but if he's using the same plater as Bob, I have every confidence in him.
     
    Steve
  9. StevenGuthmiller added a post in a topic '51 Chev Fleetline Deluxe Restoration   

    They are the "custom option" from the '58 Chevy kit.
    Perfect if you're looking for '62/'63 Chrysler 300 stock caps.
    Steve
     

  10. StevenGuthmiller added a post in a topic '51 Chev Fleetline Deluxe Restoration   

    You can find a set of these exact wheels in the Revell "Skip's Fiesta" '59 Ford kit.
    I probably have a set if you need them.
     
    Steve
     

  11. StevenGuthmiller added a post in a topic Cars for Planes (REVISED)   

    Don't know if any of these are anything that you might want, but they're the only Airplane kits that I have.
     
    AMT, 1/48, Spitfire MK VIII. (started)
    Hasegawa, 1/72, F14 A Tomcat. (started)
     
    And a pair of old bi-plane kits.
     
    ESCI/ERTL, 1/72, Albatros DIII. (unstarted)
    Academy/Minicraft, 1/72, Sopwith Camel. (painted)
     
    Steve
     
  12. StevenGuthmiller added a post in a topic Making Antennas   

    Already got it Nick, thank you!
    I ordered a package of them through ebay.
     
    Steve
  13. StevenGuthmiller added a post in a topic Making Antennas   

    Then you could go with an even thinner tubing for the lower half of the telescoping aerial.
    Possibly as thin as 26 or 27 gauge.
     
    Steve
  14. StevenGuthmiller added a post in a topic 1966 Cadillac Miller-Meteor window hearse   

    Very nice Al.
    I'm not much into service vehicles but you did a bang up job an this one.
     
    Steve
  15. StevenGuthmiller added a post in a topic Making Antennas   

    Ok guys, I've been doing a little bit of research & I think I've found a great combo of all of our suggestions to make some really nice antennas.
    I checked out those "Grandt Line" nuts & washers, looked at some more tubing & some wire & here's what I'm coming up with.
    If the guitar string fits into the "O" scale nuts & washers, then it must be .02" wire.
    If we do the exact same antennas that "High octane" & "gtx6970" did with the .02" wire & the "O" scale nuts and washers for a base, you could slip a section of the hypodermic tubing over the wire to give the 2 piece look.
    The tubing I have is .02" inside diameter, but there is a thinner option that can be ordered from Amazon.
    They have a 22 gauge .02" ID .028" OD with a .004" wall thickness that would give the lower half a little bit thinner appearance.
    On another note, for those of us that can't readily pick up guitar string, I did a little digging in my stash & found some .02" "music wire" from "K&S Engineering" that I picked up at a Hobby Lobby a while back, so it should be readily available.
    I believe that they carried it right in the model section along with all of the other brass & aluminum tubing & rod.
     
    So, some Hobby Lobby wire, some Amazon tubing & the "O" scale nuts & washers might be a great answer.
    Maybe a dab of some sort of glue or epoxy for the tip & you're good to go.
     
    Thanks, everyone, for your input.
    We can do great things when we put our heads together.
     
    Steve