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  • Location Brookings OR, USA

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  1. Brendan added a post in a topic HELP...! Has anyone used Scalecoat to strip paint from a resin body...?   

    I had problems with it if you leave it in too long. (I left it in for about 3 hours.) It makes the resin more like rubber instead of being hard. I've learned to let it sit for only 10 - 15 minutes at a time. And I use a toothbrush to clean it; then immediately wash it off with soap and water. You can go back and do this several times. Hope this is the information you needed to hear.
  2. Brendan added a post in a topic question about Simil R kits   

    The race car and the street car don't have anything in common except for the engine block and the roof line. The GT1 car is a completely custom done car. That's why they wouldn't be able to do a trans kit for the car.
  3. Brendan added a post in a topic Need help with Tamiya colors   

    Glad I could help.

    One other thing I think I should let you know about Tamiya...when the directions say to mix a clear color with silver, it's actually wanting you to lay down the silver first and then the clear color over the top, e.g. clear red, clear yellow etc. It's usually found when they're trying to do dashboard lights or some sort of lighting. The silver makes the clear color brighter.
  4. Brendan added a post in a topic Need help with Tamiya colors   

    It's saying to mix them in a one- to- one ratio. I usually have an empty glass jar into which I mix my paints. You have to remember that Tamiya thinks that most people who build their kits have an airbrush. If you don't have one, do a small mix and see if you can find a spray paint that is close to that color....
  5. Brendan added a post in a topic Lemans model palooza   

    Excellent job on the builds.

    The Cadillac is a kit from Quikskins. The kit might be coming back. Talk to Mark over at MSHobbies, We've been trying to get together a list of old kits by Quikskins to be re-released.
  6. Brendan added a post in a topic Tamiya paint   

    Where do you think Tamiiya USA is located? Also some of the biggest ports are in CA. It's the shortest distance for them to ship their products. All the stuff they're being nailed on is mainly for the labelling on their paint cans. All paint manufacturers go through this about every 5 to 6 years if my memory is correct.
  7. Brendan added a post in a topic major paint help needed   

    I'm with Mark on this one. It looks like it's moisture to me getting caught under the paint. A lot of times you won't notice it till the paint starts to dry. What I've done in the past to help get rid of the moisture after wet sanding the primer is I wipe the model down with denatured alcohol. That seems to dry everything out and you can put your color coat on in a short time after doing it.
  8. Brendan added a post in a topic Where do i find the factory colors for the 2010 Ford Mustang GT?   

    Talked to Jameston at Scale Finishes. He'll be able to match up paints for you.

  9. Brendan added a post in a topic Audi R8R LM 2001 Winner   

    I usually pick my kits up at model shows. But here's a link to MA Scale Models. I have never tried them before but when I get my kit, I'll let people know. I've heard good things about them though.


    I'll be out of town for a while. If comments are made, I won't be able to reply.
  10. Brendan added a post in a topic Audi R8R LM 2001 Winner   

    Thanks for the comments. I'm going to be working on a kit from MA Scale Models of a Momo Porsche 962C, the last year the 962 raced before they switched over to Nissan.
  11. Brendan added a topic in Under Glass   

    Audi R8R LM 2001 Winner
    The kit is from Provence Moulage in 1/43 scale. Outstanding kit. A lot of detail for the size. Picked this up at this past year's NNL West after seeing one built and was talked into buying it by a friend. (You know who you are!) Definitely would build more from this company. Paints used were Tamiya's TS-30 and TS-8 airbrushed for the body. And a mix of Tamiya acrylics for the interior. I'm really glad that the kit came with two sets of vacformed headlight covers. I have a hard enough time trying to cut them out on 1/24 scale kits. This is the second time I've built a 1/43 scale and I have just ordered another kit from another company to try. That's if my eyes can hold out trying to fiddle with all the tiny pieces. Feel free to comment.

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  12. Brendan added a post in a topic MCW or Scalefinishes?   

    I have used both MCW's and Scale Finishes' paints. Scale Finishes is far superior. I've had issues with MCW's paint literally peeling off the car some years later. Also Scale Finishes will try to do anything to help find the right color for the customer.

    They both make acrylic lacquer and enamels paints depending on the colors being asked for. In my personal opinion the Scale Finishes paints lay down much nicer than the MCW's paints. On top of that it is much easier to order from Scale Finishes than from MCW.
  13. Brendan added a post in a topic Ferrari 330 P3/4   

    Very nice! I think that this Ferrari is one of those cars that you have to have a model of if you're a sports car fan.
  14. Brendan added a post in a topic Ferrari 458 Italia GT2   

    There's quite a few pictures of the GT2 race car. If you know the team's name, you can do the research by the name of the team. All sorts of stuff will pop up. Here's a site for Risi.


    Junkman...they can't stop you from taking pictures. That's part of the deal ALMS has with the teams...that fans can take as many pictures as they want. When BMW first came in with the LMR, they tried to hide their car and they were fined heavily for it.

    Hope this helps.
  15. Brendan added a post in a topic Porsche 907   

    Thanks for everyone's comments. To kind of give you an idea of how bad the plastic was...the body was warped and I warmed it up in some warm water and tried to bend it back into shape. As soon as it cooled down, it cracked. I completely forgot that this was originally a Heller kit. The Wave kit added some photoetch pieces that were completely mis sized for the kit; not even worth using. Hopefully this will get my rearend going and start doing some models. I've been out of town so much, it's hard to get into a rhythm of building.