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  • Birthday 12/26/1949

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  1. Thanks. I built up the Stingray bike already. Been ambitious lately. It’s over in the “All the rest “section under Schwinn apple krate
  2. This was a fun but finicky kit to build. I bought my son one when he was about eight years old. We ended up giving it to a neighbor kid when my son out grew it. My son said “l wish I still had that bike today “ — I told him he could have this one. I actually built it for him anyway lol Ray
  3. Everything fit together well. As I said earlier it’s just a matter of deciphering the instructions. I found myself doing a lot of test fitting before hand. I had the model sitting on a half wall separating the kitchen from the living room where I always put them upon completion to kinda show them off, hoping for some compliments. lol. As it was sitting there the more I looked at it the more pleased I was. It really has a lot of detail which really makes it stand out. It’s now in its glass case in the basement and on to the next model which is MPCs 1/8 scale Stingray bicycle that I got in the mail yesterday from Model Roundup. Another Big Boyz for me. A little easier on these old eyes than the 1/24 I’m used to
  4. This is my first attempt at large scale. This was a very tough one for me to build. As hard as I tried I couldn’t get the steering assembly to work. I was able to get the front and rear springs to function though. I also gave up on getting the front seats to fold forward and I couldn’t figure out the cloth sunroof. The instructions are kinda vague in most steps also. I buggered up the drivers door assembly so I ordered a new one directly from Italeri That was a bit of a challenge in itself I ended up calling them (in Italy) and ordered a complete driver door assembly and all they charged me was $8.00 for the shipping— no charge for the parts I must say I was very impressed with the customer service The lady even spoke fluent English lol All and all I really enjoyed the challenge of building this kit even with the issues I had My kits are far from perfect and I build for pure fun and then they go in a case where hardly anyone sees them lol thanks for looking Ray
  5. Adam, i knew you would love Great Lakes Hobby. I’m very blessed to live just a few minutes from them. Before I retired I would go there window shopping and decided I would get back into the hobby after retirement. Seven years later and 80 + models I’m still going strong. I think I’m obsessed. lol. I even built a little shop in the basement strictly dedicated to model building. Most of my paints and supplies come from Great Lakes. Next time you’re in the area let me know maybe we can meet at the shop and have lunch. Heck you can even come over to my condo and see my collection. Ray
  6. I live 10 minutes from Great Lakes Hobby and begin to tell you ow much I love this place. They have been around longer than I can remember. They have one of the best selections of model kits I have ever seen in a hobby shop. Tom , the owner always keeps up with all of the new releases and if you’re looking for something he doesn’t have he will order it for you if at all possible. They also carry a very large selection of model paints including all of the popular Tamiya colors. If anyone is into military stuff they have an unbelievable selection available. I could go on forever lol — I would suggest if you live within a couple of hours of here you take a road trip and check them out Ray
  7. Don’t know about automotive paint , I stay away from automotive paints on my models. The description does say its works on most paints though. I have personally used it on Tamiya ,Model Master, and Testors enamel which I use for airbrushing. It’s about $ 9.00 a can. Well worth it if you’re trying to save a model from the scrap heap in my opinion Ray
  8. I don’t claim to be an expert on this but I have had great results with a product called ELO by Testors I have used it to remove the clear coat, paint and primer right down to the bare plastic with no ill effects It works fast also much easier than the “purple pond” that everyone talks about
  9. Does anyone know where I might find any Dodge Prospector decals in 1/24 or 1/25 scale ? thanks
  10. Thanks for the positive comments. As for the brass I just brushed on Model Master paint and clear coated with Tamiya spray
  11. This is my version on Monograms 29 Ford Ratrod kit. My son gave me the idea for the yellow wheels. I kinda like the contrasting look it gives the truck. Like I said before I build for pure enjoyment and have lots of fun doing it. Hope you like it. Ray
  12. This is a kit from ICM model company. It was kinda challenging for me because the body comes in four pieces and I had a lot of “fun” trying to get it square. I used Tamiya gloss black. I really wish the brass parts had come plated. Like I said on another post with a 66 Suburban I’m building for pure enjoyment for myself and having lots of fun with it. Since I restarted building again about seven years ago after I retired I have built too many models to even count lol. I think I’m getting a little better as I go along thanks to listening and learning from you guys on this site. Ray
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