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TonyH

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About TonyH

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  • Scale I Build 1/25 & 1/24

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  • Location Madison, WI
  • Full Name Tony Hartjes

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  1. TonyH added a post in a topic Dow7 coating   

    I used Testor Flat Green and Bright Gold. I would like to knock down the brightness a little. The flash must have really brought out the metallic it doesn't look that bad in person.
    Thank you for all the ideas to recreate the coating! I definitely have some more experimenting to do.
  2. TonyH added a topic in Drag Racing Models   

    Dow7 coating
    I've been doing some research on options for replicating the Dow-7 coating used on magnesium wheels. I haven't had much luck in finding a specific brand/color to paint the wheels for my project. Part of the issue is that the real coating doesn't last very long and will darken as it ages from a greenish/gold to the gray.
    Here is something I came up with last night. Its basically just a 50/50 mix of Testors Gold and Flat Green although I feel a touch of gray to darken it might have helped.

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  3. TonyH added a post in a topic 66 Ford Fairlane   

    Thank you for your reply. It's always interesting to hear about other ways of doing things.
  4. TonyH added a post in a topic 66 Ford Fairlane   

    Great work!
    I'm curious about the foil work. I havent heard of painting over it. Why this method rather than over the paint?
  5. TonyH added a topic in Welcome! Introduce Yourself   

    Trying to get back into it
    Hello, my brother and I grew up building and collecting with our dad. My dad is still very active in the hobby which I'm grafeful for as it helps inspire me to get back into the hobby. I'm at the point in my life where kids and other life distractions take up my time. I do dabble here and there with pulling out a kit and mocking it up especially this time of the year when the big toys get put away.
    I'm really impressed with the builds and over all knowledge here. What a great website!
    I'm looking at carving out a small space to try and build some this winter. My kids really enjoyed doing the Build and Take at this summer's Car Craft Nationals in Milwaukee this summer and have asked about building more. In the mean time I'll continue to enjoy the great work you guys are sharing.
    THanks
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