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  1. i really like these wheels, I have two sets and I like the way they look on your build.
  2. All of them are awesome builds, love the diversity of styles and colors. On the '68 Dart , are those wheels from Aoshima?
  3. Built this a few years ago, forgot to put rear wheels back on
  4. Built box stock except for body color. Used testors graphite metallic enamel instead of white.
  5. Completed this one a month ago, and nervous about posting anything up as I build for myself and rarely show anyone what I build. Painted using tamiya ts-39 mica red and added a set of 19" SSR CV01 wheels fromAoshima as well. Accessories added were a set of photo etch pedals and Sparco steering wheel and exhaust from a Fujimi upgrade set . I like this body style, and equipped with a 1jz turbo I6 adds to the appeal
  6. Anybody else going to this show? Its in my hometown ,so I will be there.
  7. Okay, I was working on this Toyota truck kit from aoshima awhile back, and stopped because Of the phantom grille it came with. I don't like it and thought it would come with a stock grille included Like many aoshima and fujimi kits have, but it didn't and so I attempted to add some headlights from a donor kit and I don't like those headlights and I don't have anything else that would go with that shape of the grille. What would you guys do to fix this grille, one thing I thought about was casting a resin mold of another Toyota grille but I'm not sure if the chrome would get damaged doing so.
  8. OK, thanks for the replies, I am gonna skip the clear, since I got the paint polished, and shiny and didn't want to mess that up. One more question, I did a few racecars that I also painted in testors enamel, didn't buff and polish paint, as it came it pretty good with no orange peel and or runs etc. Plus they are heavily decaled. Would a flat clear coat or semi flat be advised for these type of builds ( tamiya Aston martin DTM, Toyota supra jtcc, piaa Honda accord jtcc etc.)
  9. I've got some models that are almost done and was wondering on whether to clear coat them. I clear coat the models that I spray paint or airbrush using tamiya paints , but haven't done any on enamel paint jobs that I've done. I have painted them using testors enamels and polished the paint and happy with the results, but wondering if I need to clear since I have decals on the bodies. Would i be okay if I just left them be without clear or what do you guys think?
  10. Thanks for the welcome to this forum, I have a lot to learn still and I look forward in showing what I have got done so far . Modelbuilder Mark- no, I don't work for Toyota anymore. I worked in parts dept. and got restless just being in one place for 8+ hours daily, so I jumped trades and now work as a beverage equipment technician. I enjoy working with my hands repairing, installing and maintenance rather than selling parts . plus the internet has put a big dent in that industry where you are able to get same factory parts for so much cheaper price than a dealership
  11. Hi everyone, I have enjoyed this hobby for a long time now, I got introduced intoScale modeling when I was about 12 yrs old by an older cousin of mine.He was a great guy and saw him as a mentor and a great friend. I had purchased about 30 different Model cars mostly being Toyota, when I worked for a dealership back in 2003-2008 and never Did anything with until when my cousin unexpectedly died from a heart attack in 2008 so I started to build them kind of as a tribute. Anyways , I have started on mostly all my kits , starting and stopping throughout the years . I bought mostly everything I needed to complete them like wheel sets, paints airbrushing, etc. I have used the skills my cousin taught me and they are valuable to me ,but I have needed to look online for tips that I have been having trouble with, and that's why I am here, thanks
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