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    Randy Klein

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  1. The chassis is complete, but I still have the body to complete. I added fuel lines and some missing bars to the cage. The ride height is modified and the wheels are brought it. After having it complete, I ended up dropping it on its wheels and had to redo the rear suspension. That minor catastrophe aside, it turned out ok. I have more pictures available in the gallery: Gen 6 Chevy SS
  2. I use the Tamiya powders with the "Soot" (Set B in the link below) to tone down the tire decals. I usually apply it with the sponge end of the applicator. https://www.tamiya.com/english/products/87080weathering/index.htm
  3. Maybe this will help. I only sanded part of the edge in this picture.
  4. No groove, I just use the sandpaper to essentially scrape off the paint from the edge (others use an Exacto blade). If your wheels are white plastic to start, you should have a white ring when you are done sanding, then you can Sharpie whatever color you need. I don't have a lathe, this is done by hand.
  5. Hi Tim, I've added some close ups of the wheels and tires to the gallery. I use a method similar to others who scrape the wheel edge with a #11 blade. Instead, I just use sandpaper to sand away the paint. I then used a red Sharpie for the red line.
  6. This is the Monogram Mark Martin Folgers Thunderbird. Duplicolor Perfect Match Toreador Red Metallic BFM0344 (over Tamiya TS-30 Silver Leaf - if it matters) and Krylon Pewter Gray for the chassis. My only modifications were swapping the wheels and to the air cleaner. I created a few decals for the headlight covers also. I was pleasantly surprised with these 30 year old kit decals. The residue takes a bit to clean up, so cut as close as possible. I was worried when they when on super cloudly, but they cleared right up. Minimal use of solution was required. More pictures in the gallery: Mark Martin Folgers Thunderbird
  7. Great job. These sprint car kits are fun. I just finished the last one in my stash so it may be a while before I build another. Too many other builds to go.
  8. Another one I finally got around to finishing after starting years ago. Typical '90s decals that silvered like mad. I've found that if you let the decal dry, carefully peel it up and brush future underneath, they look decent. This is obviously easier on the flat portions of the model. Tamiya TS-35 Park Green. More pictures in the gallery: Quaker State Sprint Car
  9. This looks fantastic. I have yet to build one of the 87/88 T-Birds. Any tips on improving the body fitment?
  10. My build of the Mike's/Salvino's kit with the Powerslide decals. T Tamiya TS-16 Yellow and TS-26 Pure White. This is basically a straight out of the box build. The only mod was to extend the rear bumper and fill the gap. I created a few decals for the headlight covers also. More pictures in the gallery: Nationwise Pontiac
  11. I started these when they first came out and then shelved them for years. I finally got around to completing them. Snickers: Body is Tamiya Pure White. Since most stores were shut down, my choices for Brown were pretty limited. I used Krylon Short Cuts Espresso (bottle). It was fairly close. If I had to do it over, I probably would have just cut the brown decal portions out and resprayed them so everything matched. Chassis color is Krylon Pewter Gray. I messed up a few decals and had to create my own. Gallery: 1991 Snicker Buick Rick Wilson Mello Yello: Body is Tamiya Gloss Black and Mr. Color Fluorescent Green. Chassis is Krylon Pewter Gray. Powerslide decals. Gallery: 1991 Mello Yello Pontiac Kyle Petty
  12. This looks great. These are fun kits. As far as where to post, I've just put mine in the "Under Glass" forum.
  13. This is the Revell (Protar) kit. Fairly simple kit, but not the greatest and some fitment issues too. Overall it turned out OK. Rear wing decals (original 20+ years old) gave me some issues. I ended up printing my own for the front side. More pictures in the gallery below: Ferrari 412 T1B
  14. A couple of sprint cars. The new Revell Joey Saldana Indy Car Parts and an older Steve Kinser Bass Pro Shop. They are box stock except for the wing braces and the bump out for the drivers compartment on the Kinser kit. More pictures: Indy Race Parts Gallery Bass Pro Gallery
  15. My first build of the Gen 6 Revell glue kits. I lowered the ride height, added the splitter, brought the wheels in and shaved the spoiler to try to replicate the Pocono win. Ace Decals with a few of my own. Tamiya Pure White and Bright Red. More pictures here: https://onedrive.live.com/?authkey=!AJIngIU6agZVv7g&id=151834E7F1DA907C!887&cid=151834E7F1DA907C
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