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  1. Hey everyone I want to build a Nova for buddy of mine wounder if anyone has these rims and possibly the rear set up for them I believe they came from a Chevelle kit , I have a complete garage kit (new) that has the lift and bunch of other tools willing to trade if you have those items here is a pic of what looking for. Thanks 

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  2. I bought some of the revell paint recently and the stuff is REALLY thick seemed like a 50/50 MIX WAS STILL TO THICK TO SPRAY, but once got it thin enough to spray(used water) it sprayed GREAT,but in my gun it was REALLY hard to clean had to take apart and flush laq thinner through it good

  3. This was actually a fun model despite all the pointed out inacurte porprtions ,still may paint the black along the bottom,but this color at first looked ugly ,,,,but its growing on me🙂

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  4. On 3/31/2021 at 2:10 PM, Snake45 said:

    As Steve said, Tamiya is the "weapon of choice" of many here. But it's expensive and can be hard to find. 

    Lately I've been having excellent results with Touch N Tone Flat White, Flat Gray, and Flat Black as primer. This is cheap, near-generic spray paint I found in a couple local hardware stores but it works great as a primer. It might actually be the same stuff as the late, lamented Walmart Color Place flat white, gray, and black, which were also excellent primers. I hope you can find it in Canada. 

    Snake the walmarts in my area no longer carry the primmer so if they do in your area better get all you can

  5. Ok everyone here is the amt 68z28,besides all the in acuracies😉 that been pointed out ,what do you think so far about color choice ,at first i thought oh my god that is hideus looking but once i sprayed the clear was like wow that really looked decent,,,,,ok question is should i go and put the black stripes on or leave off,,,, the trunk deck spoiler is NOT going on cause it no where near matching the contour of trunk and i AM NO good at so called body work😁 So wasnt sure if the stripes would look good or not ,searched google to see if there was a picture of one with strips and without spoiler, came up empty on that .i will paint the lower part below the molding black also.well hopefully the rest goes smoothly.also included the color ,if woundering what it is,,i know NOT many people on believe that craft paint makes good choice for bodys but hey it been working out great so far😀

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  6. Just finished this up ,SORRY all mopar fans tryed three times to do the wood grain interior,gave up said heck with it painted black, had issues with the rear tail lights fitting right, the frame was really bent badly ,and the hood was warped Really bad ,when i seen those issues i almost threw it in the round file cabinet ,but as expensive as models are now days ,i went ahead with it ,it looks like it going way in back of cabinet on bottom shelve 😃

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  7. hey everyone can anyone point me in direction for plaststuc or evergreen for the right size or close to it by providing me the the item number,,,i have tried to call both manufactures but no one answering, this would be for 60s thru 70s  1/24 or 1/25  cars ,i have done the conversion thing but i keep screwing up when i look at the manufatures sizes trying to get it right ,,this is probably something simple im over looking ,i also did a search on here but came up empty on item numbers that were used ,i seen plenty of sizes people use but no item number to go with the size they use ,,,,,,, im basically wanting to back halve some cars with out having to buy a model to use part, i already built one but the pieces i have are to big ,but it did turn out great , and i didnt have the package so the size of them is unknown ,,,,but BLAH_BLAH_BLAH_BLAH it looks good just out of scale

     

    thanks bill

  8. Hey everyone im starting to have problems with bad cases of orange peel, i use duplicolor laq clear ,my base coat is great no orange peel until i apply clear coat, i use different color coat manufactures never used the same manufactures of color or clear ,never had problems mixing manufactures of clear and colors,if your wondering why i clear is because i have a habbit of sanding through color coat ,thats why i clear now. my room temp is 73degrees, 23 % humidity,i spray about 6inches from body ,i have tried different speeds at spraying different distances ,and im spraying out of can,,,i have an iwata gun and another one that has the bigger spray pattern that i seen here recomended,and i have two paasche h with #5 tips,,,,,,im afraid to use the spray guns cause i cant even get the can spray technique down . as i said im just starting to have these problems .never had them before useing the same clear, same technique , other then the room temp and humidy might vary very little, its getting so bad that im not wanting to spend that much time building because the rest of my builds are going beautiful until i get to the body painting, than it goes south. this used to be a hobby i loved for so many years but this body painting problem is driving me nuts.you can check out my gallery and see that for the most part they look ok to display ,,,,,but now i would be ashamed to post on here 

  9. Thanks everyone, the color is just a rust-oleum SAIL BLUE, someone mentioned the engine color was wrong so what color is engine supposed to be ? want to build another one so can get the right color 

  10. dug this old one out of pile completed today,nice kit but decals are rough ,oh and all the mopar fans sorry i know its wrong color,any way like to get another one soon.hopefully do better job on next one.

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  11. Sorry guys nothing fancy was a relaxing build ,starting to try out testors one coat laq paints so far liking them ,but havent got the nerve to start try there one coat gloss yet ,so far all i have been doing is a little wet sanding then polishing out ,looks good enough for my eyes ?

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  12. Not sure if this in right section so please move if not,,,,,,,,,well I spent a week using the Tamiya handy drill,,love it ,don't know why I didn't get one sooner,had to buy the dremmel collet set to use the smaller bits but they weren't expensive,didnt have any problems breaking the smaller bits,seems to be the perfect speed for drilling into styrene ,don't get me wrong its not perfect,,,but it beats using the pin vise  ,,assembly was a BREEZE, I use it mainly for spark plug wires ,and pinning things ,in fact I plan on ordering another for spare after the holidays,,,no I don't work for anyone who sells them ,this was just my own observation ?,so if your on the fence about getting one ,go for it!

  13. Hey everyone here are some quick shots of 69 nova was going to be the 427 version but i really screwed up some things so went with the 396 version,tryed to use the red line tire decals but messed them up then tryed the white ones and screwed them up also so i just painted on white line since i didnt have any red paint,this paint job was redone 3 times tryed spraying from can inside my booth but kept getting dirt,so i said what the heck took it outside in 38 degree weather and sprayed on deck,came out better spraying outside than inside ??still not perfect but definately better than 2 previous attempts,(MAY BE SPRAYING OUTSIDE MORE OFTEN ?),for some reason my frame was horrably warped?this nova definatly not the best one i have done but it is what it is.back of shelve it goes.

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  14. First let me apologize to all you mopar guys about the boring WHITE paint job,Iknow theres alot wrong with this build ?,i know i should have cut the lower part of the front out instead of painting it,the decals on the side i know should go more straight along the rear upper quarter

    the battery is in wrong,missing water bottle,  i.could keep going BUT my main objective on build was to try something different ,mainly the hood,i use carbon fiber look that is that 3m vinyl adhesive,i know the pattern is a little out of scale but thought it looks good.(really cant tell if you just glance at it)  that stuff really went on very nicely it dosent look like it in photos but that stuff REALLY conforms to the shape OF HOOD WHEN HEAT APPLIED it went down in every nook and vent on hood,im not saying it was a quick process maybe 20 minutes .but i can see my self using this vinyl stuff on other things in future?now my question to you guys who built this ,the decals,i COULD not get them to go on like the they are on box,when i tryed to make it go a lilltle straigher at the the end of quarter the decal ripped on me,so i just let it go the natural arch that the decal had in it( my decals had a real arch to them from the factory)and did anyone find the water bottle,and wiper motor,cause i was definately missing those items from the kit?? and also didnt realize that the turn signals were on the decal sheet TILL AFTER i painted them?  all in all im pretty happy with the outcome.i have one more of these im going to hold off on because of decal problem.and in all honestly this thing looks Very good in real life,pictures just dont look as good as really seiing it in person?

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  15. First off let me apoligize to those dye hard 57 fans (including myself)for a botched job,originally was going to do box stock ,but things went down hill very rapidly,first off the front headlights were NOT going to fit this body ,they were TOO big for the opening in the body ,so i tryed to mold them flush to the body (in not one to do any kind of body work ,or mods ,dont have the patience :angry: so to all you body men you guys amaze me),then the same BLAH_BLAH_BLAH_BLAH thing with the rear chrome tail pieces TOO big would not sit flush,so again my attempt at some body work ,made them flush(or tryed to)then the bumpers,the flash on them were so bad ,so i said hell with it painted them same color as body,didnt even bother with the engine was so upset by then,this is THE ROUND 2 version of the 57 chevy with blue box art,i also had some major problems with the 66 nova from round 2 also,i also have the the 67 shelby gt-350 mustang,still undecided if i want to mess with that one knowing all the problems from the other round 2 models.with out futher a do here are a couple sorry ass pics of a icon (almost to embarresed to post :( them)

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  16. I hear ya I bought the same one ,along with the 66 nova, and the 57 chevy from round 2,never again dealing with round 2,the 66 nova rear was too wide the rear tires wouldn't even fit under body, the seats were to big wouldn't fit in the interior bucket,plus the body seemed very soft when I put a very light coat of primmer on it ,it crazed like crazy,and the 57,the chrome head light buckets WERE not fitting in the hole of the body they were either to big or the cut out for the light was way too small,tryed to trim down the light but it needed to much trimming ended up going throught the light housing a little,so I just ened up glueing them on and blended it into the body ,so instead of building it stock now im going to have to go with some kind of custom job ,which is really way out of my comfort zone cause I never modified bodies before even if it just slapping some bondo on :unsure: and the bumpers,,my god ,the mold lines were so bad just stripped those and again probably paint to match car....So just giving ya heads up if you got those also 

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