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jaymcminn

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  1. jaymcminn added a post in a topic Tamiya 1/12 Porsche 935   

    What a beauty. I love those old big-scale Tamiya kits and you did justice to this one. I have the 934 sitting in the box just begging to be built... your 935 is kind of starting up that itch again!
  2. jaymcminn added a post in a topic More on Molotow pens   

    I've found myself using mine a lot. I ordered the 1mm size, but can definitely see myself using the 2mm size for larger areas. The finish is closer to kit chrome than I've ever gotten from Alclad or Spaz-Stix, but it is pretty fragile. Like most chrome paints, it doesn't like any sort of clear coats either. I've actually used it to go over bumpers I did with Alclad and wasn't too happy with. The ease of use is what is truly mind-blowing, however. It doesn't need a special base coat, can be used over flat paint on interiors, and flows out seamlessly on larger areas once you get used to laying it down wet. I'm sold!
  3. jaymcminn added a post in a topic How Do You Select Your Projects?   

    Sheer randomness. I'll buy a model, let it gather dust for a few years, and finally get a wild hair and build it. The Porsche 356 Speedster I just finished is an example of one of those. Sometimes it's a case of buying a kit and starting it the same day... my previous build was the AMT Sunbeam Tiger, which I finished within about a month of buying it. (Pics of both soon... Windows 10 install bricked my built-in SD card reader and I haven't gotten around to buying a new one yet!) I like having a big stash of kits on hand so I can build what I'm feeling at the time. Next one will be the Aoshima Pagani Huayra... or maybe the Hasegawa Lancia 024... that Ferrari f50 won't build itself, though...
  4. jaymcminn added a post in a topic Porsche 356B 2000GS Convertible   

    Great work Geoff. Love that color combo, and your photography really shows off your skills. Just got my Molotow Chrome pen... that thing is amazing!
  5. jaymcminn added a post in a topic Please keep Grandad away from the tools!   

    Grandma's going to be pissed that her Altima doesn't have lights anymore.
     
  6. jaymcminn added a post in a topic Fujimi Porsche 356C 2000GS Convertible   

    Beauty. The color is perfect and your work is top notch... in fact, I've finally decided to get started on my 356 Speedster now that you're finishing your Cabrio. I just ordered one of those Molotow markers... any tips on using them?
  7. jaymcminn added a post in a topic Tamiya Porsche 930 mashup   

    This is soooo cool. I love the exhaust and the projector lights. Awesome!
  8. jaymcminn added a post in a topic Ferrari challenge update   

    Beautiful work. Your decal work and detailing is really bringing the generally so-so Fujimi kit to life. Well done!
  9. jaymcminn added a post in a topic Revell Golf chassis under AMT Scirocco?   

    Sweet deal on that Scirocco! I'm kind of planning on using the US release Revell Rabbit for this conversion and ordering up some of Clearly Scale's engine parts and wheels. I like the Golf GTI's decal sheet more, but not enough to justify cannibalizing an expensive kit. Good luck on your project!
  10. jaymcminn added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    Revell Golf chassis under AMT Scirocco?
    Any thoughts on swapping the superior-looking engine, engine bay and chassis from the Revell Golf/Rabbit into the AMT Scirocco? I know there's a 1/24 to 1/25 scale difference between the kits, but does anybody have any idea on the actual dimensions? Anybody try it yet?
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  11. jaymcminn added a post in a topic Don't hate me, but...   

    That's like finding a real one in a barn for $10,000! Great job!
     
  12. jaymcminn added a post in a topic Bench cleaning   

    Same here... just substitute 10 minutes for 10 seconds. I might not be the most organized modeler.
  13. jaymcminn added a post in a topic The Civilier   

    Only change I'd make would be to add JDM fender mirrors and really mess with some people. Very cool!
  14. jaymcminn added a post in a topic What is your Favorite Auto or Truck Program??   

    I can't stand most of them. They've fallen into a familiar formula- roughly 30% working on cars and 70% shop hijinks and fake drama. The most interesting thing about most of them is the facial hair. Jay Leno' s Garage is generally very good, Wheeler Dealers is fantastic, and Seinfeld' s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee is fun. I can also zone out to Garage Squad if there's nothing better on. Brian Johnson's new show is pretty fun as well...he's a genuine car guy and his enthusiasm really shows. Top Gear was the best, but Chris Evans' brief tenure as lead presenter really hurt. Maybe it'll be better with Matt LeBlanc. Can't wait for The Grand Tour.
  15. jaymcminn added a post in a topic Model car builders are cheapskates, right?   

    About $185 for the 1/12 Tamiya Porsche 934. The Trumpeter 1/12 GT 40 was cheaper at about $150 but I had about another $100 in it for aftermarket tires and decals.