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Everything posted by JerseyRed

  1. All very cool stuff! I like the orange 🍊 on the Mustang. The Ford and GMC pickups are really tough looking.
  2. Do you remember what the name is? I don't have a Walgreens conveniently located so maybe I can order them online. The Tamiya ones are a little expensive and I like using them for a lot of things.
  3. I'm not sure but I think I'm burnishing too much or too little. Or both in different areas, if that makes sense. In some areas it took more pressure to cut and then it was very hard to remove the excess. In other areas the BMF tore as I was cutting it but the excess was easy to remove.
  4. From my limited understanding, the problem with Alclad is getting everything smooth, laying down the gloss black and then getting the chrome layer perfect. I'll probably won't try it on the Caddy, but I probably will at some point just for the experience and the challenge. I had an easier time originally on the windshield and rear window than I did on the side body moldings. I ended up peeling the BMF off four times each side to get them to what you see. Another problem was having to work around the chrome. Some of the windshield peeled off putting in the glass.
  5. I'm going to give this a try. I have a crappy Firebird I can experiment on. Would you use it for all chrome? I can picture using it for thin chrome like windshield moldings, but the Caddy has wide quarter and rocker panel moldings
  6. Two more nice looking builds. Good job 👏
  7. I really like BMWs, this one is no exception (especially for the price). I'm looking forward to what you do with it.
  8. You see I WAS right when I was a kid.
  9. Yes! I love that one too. RHCP is another band that does a real high energy live show.
  10. You got me curious about gas prices, I looked around and found this and thought maybe it would help.
  11. Yeah...I'll say beautiful to that one too!
  12. And some dude in a SUIT gets to drive it! Bum deal. Great looking car though.
  13. Welcome! I have no doubt you'll find yourself right back in the mix and having a ball.
  14. Two things about the Chili Peppers for me, one is that their cover of Stevie Wonder's Higher Ground helped turn me on to them. And second was that through them I discovered Parliament Funkadelic. And that is one hell of a fun act! George Clinton is playing B.B. King's Blues Club in NYC sometime in the next couple months. I'm sure it's not the same as P. Funk but man, what an experience it would be.
  15. I can remember my brothers talking about how you could possibly build a car like that when I was a kid (they worked in a body shop). Then I would always annoy them about it when I went to the shop because I wanted them to build it. I like the job you did! And is that the beginning of a garage dio in the background?
  16. Thanks for all the kind words guys, especially concerning the BMF. It seems BMF is the primary choice for chrome here. I have a '59 Cadillac that I'm finishing up and I don't like the decals they give you for the chrome molding. I was debating whether to use BMF or give Alclad chrome a try. There's a fair amount of chrome molding so there would a lot of taping, which I wouldn't mind if the results are worth it. Anyone have any opinions which way to go with it?
  17. It's Bronze, Testors Lacquer spray can. I originally wanted to paint it the same Gold color it was on the box but this was the closest thing they had at HL. I was happy with it in the end.
  18. These are really neat little cars. I love the opening "front door". Although I'd be a little nervous tooling down the autobahn in one of these. Really cool build, I love it!
  19. Everybody gets frustrated to some extent. If you're looking for perfection, you're probably not going to find it in your first model. Keep in mind also that models contain imperfections from the factory that you may have to deal with. This could mean sanding parts down or having to fill gaps in order to make parts fit correctly. If you're having a specific problem you can post your question in the forum and someone will try to help. I know nothing about airplanes or how expensive the kit you're building is, but I can think of a couple ways to deal with it. You can slap this kit together butcher style, not worrying about how good/bad it looks, and then buy the same kit and learn from your mistakes building that one better. A second choice is to struggle through, take your time, ask questions, do research, make this one as best you can. Either way you go I can pretty much guarantee you'll feel satisfied when it's done and look forward to the next build!
  20. They all look great! I like the paint/weathering on the Olds. It seems though that the chrome on the Olds should have some weathering on it too. Not that I would know how to do it, but it looks too perfect to be on a car that beat up.
  21. I don't know what else can be said. It's a beautiful job. Not to nitpick, or maybe I'm missing it, but the only thing I don't see is a sign with gas ⛽️ prices on it.
  22. At first I wondered why they were going by so fast, that soon became apparent. Wow! You really covered all your bases, great variety and quality. Do you do any other videos, builds or previews or anything?
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