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  1. It looks like your masking is ok, and the design is cool - but it looks like some of the bascoat pulled when you removed the tape (did you key the surface and use some primer) and the paint application looks a little thick maybe? It may need several lighter coats maybe? Hope you don't mind some feedback - but I've done PLENTY of paintjobs I wasn't happy with and found that these things helped me, personally...
  2. Yeah, how big IS it? I've been trying to work it out! Looks small!
  3. Thanks everyone! I need to give the paint a polish now that it's had a couple of days to set up, but in the meantime used a little embossing powder to give her some carpet Now to see how shiny I can get that orange-peely paint...
  4. That's a great one! I've done that too! In fact, this whole thread is great! I'd love to hear more if anyone has any. I quite like using paperclips for things - theyre great for pinning parts together, making small metal brackets or lines - tonnes of possibilities!
  5. Are there build threads for these Kenn? I'd love to see more of them coming together!
  6. Those are AWESOME! I'd love to see a build thread on both of those!
  7. What a great looking build! I never saw a Cobra wagon before!
  8. This looks great so far - I'll be interested to see how you tackle the suspension and that drop. I wanna see a build thread for the Porsche too!
  9. Great looking build so far! I'll be watching!
  10. Just trying an Alclad experiment - I didnt have any of their enamel base, but tried it over some of the same black lacquer that I painted the res tof the car with - came out great! I chromed the front axle, and the rear leaf - soon as this stuff dries I can get on with chassis assembly. The resin brake drums I'm going to use on the front were hole-ier than a Sunday so I've had to give them some putty but hoepfully I can prime them tomorrow and give them some steel Alclad
  11. What a wonderful tribute - and a great looking build!
  12. Today's haul of painted parts!
  13. And the frame getting some color:
  14. Got some paint laid down today - I'm going for a nice traditional all-black body and frame, black leather interior and a pastel green engine and wheels
  15. GREAT scratchbuilding! Really inspirational!
  16. Slow progress on this one, but after a few mock ups and try-agains I settled on a final design for chassis and I've started laying down some primer ready for paint: I'm going to fill the edges and get it nice and smooth before paint, but I'm just glad to have a rough idea of how this will piece together at least! A lot of the time was spent getting the stance right - I ended up using the stock T leaf spring mated to the modified front axle that came with the option parts in the kit. More (slow) progress as I make it!
  17. Thank you for the great welcome everyone!
  18. CabDriver

    31 Ford

    LOVE this! That color is great on this, and I love the weathering on this!
  19. Is it a mobile display table, that will have more little models on?
  20. What a great start, and beautiful worksmanship so far! I'll be following!
  21. Beautiful scratchbuilding! Got any tips for assembling stuff like that trans tunnel from sheet? Do you leave tabs for the seperate pieces to glue to, or fold them and use less pieces? I'd love to hear more about how you did those
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