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jaymcminn

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About jaymcminn

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  • Birthday 02/26/1970

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  • Location Naples, FL
  • Full Name Jason McMinn

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  1. jaymcminn added a post in a topic Polishing Compound Preferences?   

    Meguiar"s Ultimate Compound followed by Ultimate Polish. Final wax with their #26 Yellow Wax. As a bonus, all these products work great on my 1:1!
  2. jaymcminn added a post in a topic Ferrari 308GTB Racer   

    I've gotta ask, and please don't take this the wrong way, but is there any particular reason you're going with the Tamiya water-based paint for the body? If you want to airbrush, you would be much better off using decanted Tamiya lacquers. If you insist on acrylic, Createx paints are more durable and stand up to what you want to do. Either way would be easier than trying to make a square peg fit a round hole. Your work on this project so far has been spectacular, and I'd hate to see that go to waste.
  3. jaymcminn added a post in a topic 1:24 '73 Porsche Carrera RSR   

    Both of these are really beautiful. I love the mix-and-match nature of the Fujimi kits... Kind of like real 911s!
  4. jaymcminn added a post in a topic Need a deep crimson color   

    Tamiya Dull Red is a near-perfect match for the oxblood interior you showed. It has a nice leather-like sheen too.
  5. jaymcminn added a post in a topic Another Russian retro-classic-sports limited production piece   

    Just buy and restomod an original P1800. Probably costs less than this monstrosity anyway.
     
  6. jaymcminn added a post in a topic Photobucket fix   

    Brilliant! Thanks!
  7. jaymcminn added a post in a topic Not Paying Photo Bucket Post Pictures   

    Oh, they will. They didn't get around to nailing mine until yesterday. The only plan they allow 3rd party hosting on is this ridiculous new $400/year one they've come up with. Don't think that your perception of yourself as a loyal customer will count for anything in the face of the monumental greed, stupidity, and desperation that causes a company to come up with a "business model" as boneheaded as this one. 
  8. jaymcminn added a post in a topic Not Paying Photo Bucket Post Pictures   

    I just sent P-bucket a short email expressing my concerns over their new pricing policy. Short, because most of the words I used were four letters. Fortunately most of my pics are saved on an external hard drive and, thanks to Dave and the MCM team, I can repost most of my pics right to the site. Plus as an added bonus I never have to go to their slow, lousy, ad-choked site ever again!
  9. jaymcminn added a post in a topic Maserati Bora, Revell, 1/24   

    Thanks for tackling this one Matt! I bought mine a few years ago. Once in a while I take out the box, fiddle with the parts, and put it back. That clamshell is warped on mine too and I'm anxious to see how yours turns out. Can't wait!
  10. jaymcminn added a post in a topic Citroen 2CV Club / TAMIYA / 1:24   

    Just wonderful. The weathering is subtle and perfect, the attention to detail is spot-on (dig those plaid seats!) and the build quality is first-rate. While I like the Revell kit a lot, I do believe that the Tamiya kit sits much nicer. This is an excellent, excellent model.
  11. jaymcminn added a post in a topic Matte Aluminum BMF   

    It looks pretty good, but has the usual poor adhesive that non-chrome BMF products are known for. I've used it for things like heat shielding.
  12. jaymcminn added a post in a topic Revell Mercedes SLS AMG   

    And a few pics with its ancestor...
     

     

     

     
    Talk about "model bloat"... that SLS is a monster compared with the original! Thanks for looking, and as always questions and comments are welcome!
     
  13. jaymcminn added a topic in Under Glass   

    Revell Mercedes SLS AMG
    I've had this one sitting in my stash with the Hobby Design photoetched detail set for several years now... building my Tamiya 300SL kit finally got me fired up to build its descendant. I was turned off from this kit by some body warpage that led to really poor panel fit... as I started test-fitting, though, I realized that as the various subassemblies came together they pulled the warpage right out of the body. Fit of the opening doors is surprisingly good, although it does take some persuasion to get them to close properly. The engineering of this kit is generally excellent, but I will never understand Revell of Germany's weird wheel design of this period (disc brake assemblies trapped between two sets of spokes). The HD detail set adds a lot to this model... all the mesh, the emblems and logos and brake discs as well as a ton of other parts. Paint is Tamiya Mica Blue over Model Master Leather. It's a pretty close match for factory Designo Mystic Blue over Light Brown. 

     

     

     
    The recesses of the wheels were painted in metallic grey and the entire wheels were clear coated in satin to replicate a turned finish. I left the brake discs in natural metal rather than replicating the optional carbon ceramic brakes.
     

     
     

    The brown interior looks great with the blue. Silver accents are Tamiya Chrome Silver acrylic and Molotow Chrome.
     

     

     
     
     
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  14. jaymcminn added a post in a topic 1963 Porsche 356 B Carrera   

    A very nice sympathetic restoration. Everything you did with this one serves to highlight the quality of your original build. Great work Bill!
  15. jaymcminn added a post in a topic Yet another 300 sl   

    Very, very nice. Those Tamiya AS paints work great under a clear coat. Great color combination and a really sanitary build!