[[Template core/front/global/utilitiesMenu does not exist. This theme may be out of date. Run the support tool in the AdminCP to restore the default theme.]]
  • Announcements

    • Dave Ambrose

      General Usage   05/10/2017

      If someone is acting badly, either in a forum or a private message, please report it. There are conveniently located buttons for sending the post to the moderators. 


  • Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

About sdbos777

  • Rank
    MCM Regular

Previous Fields

  • Are You Human?
  • Scale I Build

Profile Information

  • Location
    Quincy MA
  • Full Name
    Steven Dyer
  1. Convert Monogram 70 GSX to 71 GS

    Dashboard Done. As the original kit had a console, I had to add the shifter stalk.
  2. Convert Monogram 70 GSX to 71 GS

    More pics of current progress. Last remaining fabrication issue is how to add some horizontal lines to the grille. I'm thinking artisan wire, very small scale.
  3. Convert Monogram 70 GSX to 71 GS

    Progress today. Back bumper - glued in styrene rod to shape the new spaces. Putty will fill it all in later. Front seat - I bought a second kit, cut out the back seat and cut it down to be a bench front seat. I cut the headrests off the bucket seats that were in the kit. I will fabricate sides and back, putty, etc. I may cut the seabacks down a bit, as they look high. Dashboard - the 70 didn't have a center vent, but the 71 does. I'll cut a hole for it and use the photo-etch vent cover.
  4. Convert Monogram 70 GSX to 71 GS

    I had time to begin transforming the bumpers from '70 to '71.
  5. Convert Monogram 70 GSX to 71 GS

    The body I received looks pretty good. The pics below show it as received, and after some initial cleanup. Beil
  6. Convert Monogram 70 GSX to 71 GS

    Bump. Anyone know a good photo-etch mesh that I could use for the grill?
  7. Convert Monogram 70 GSX to 71 GS

    Can anyone recommend a type of photo etch mesh that I could use to make a new grille? I've been doing a lot of googling and have some options, like this, but I've never made a grille from scratch before, so I thought I'd check with the experts. (I.e. you guys.)
  8. I have Monogram's '70 Buick GSX kit, and I'd like to build a '71 GS convertible. I ordered a resin convertible body from Mill City Replicas. The only other real differences between the years are the bumpers and the grill. --> Does anyone know if there is a '71 version of the bumpers and grill out there that I can use? Someone making them in resin or something? If not, I'll have to fabricate them. Below are pictures of the front and rear of the 1971 GS, which is slightly different from '70, the Monogram 1970 kit, and the resin convertible body I ordered.
  9. Help - Gelly Never Dries

    El Caballo - I highly recommend this kit. It is nicely detailed, well molded, and well designed. There are positive contacts for nearly all parts, and everything fits together as it should. Well, mostly - the front-end bumper/grill assembly does not fit well and took much finagling, and I still did not get it quite right. But everything else all went together perfectly and easily. This kit was a joy to build.
  10. Help - Gelly Never Dries

    I ordered a Molotow acrylic pen, and it worked great.
  11. Help - Gelly Never Dries

    Well, after some more googling I found threads about how enamel and oil-based paints won't dry on rubber, or really on any glossy surface. No idea why that didn't come up during my initial "which pen do i need" search. Anyway, I've ordered a could of red pens that are acrylic based, from JetPens: https://www.jetpens.com/Sakura-Pen-Touch-Paint-Marker-Medium-Point-2.0-mm-Red/pd/14161 https://www.jetpens.com/Molotow-ONE4ALL-Acrylic-Paint-Marker-127HS-1.5-mm-Traffic-Red-013/pd/16014 Together they were $16. Hopefully they'll do. Now I'm going to scrub the useless red gelly ink off my tires.
  12. Help - Gelly Never Dries

    Maybe, but the reason that I got a Gelly pen for the redline tires is that others in the forums were recommending Gelly pens for whitewalls and such.
  13. Help - Gelly Never Dries

    I got a red Gelly pen and a circle template to make the plain tires in the AMT 1967 Oldsmobile 442 kit into redline tires. The red lines came out great, but - THEY AREN'T DRYING. Even after a week the red lines are wet. I've tried sitting them in front of a space heater, blowing warm dry air over them for hours, but they're still wet. Has anyone else had this problem? How did you deal with it? does Gelly EVER dry?!
  14. In the end the Monte Carlo came out ok. After stripping it all back, I redid the finish. The layers are: Tamiya primer, Zissner-Bin, color coats (scale model finishes Dark Camel), Alclad clear coats, micro gloss polishing compound, "the treatment" model wax. The primer/color/clear were pretty heavy coats, with sanding in between to even it out. The Zissner especially needed flattening - it was beyond orange peel, it was "lumpy". In the end the finish came out very nice. It is very brittle, though. The slightest contact tends to chip the paint. Does anyone know if Scale Model Finishes is usually this delicate? I'm dissuaded from using them again. Below are pics from done/nearly done.
  15. StevenGuthmiller - you said you put foil on before the last "color"coat? Do you put a rectangle of foil, then color over it, then rub off the color on the script? Then clear? What is your technique for the script foiling?