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fiatboy

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About fiatboy

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  • Birthday 02/14/1951

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  • Scale I Build 1/24 - 1/25

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  • Location Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Full Name Jeffrey Bolthouse

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  1. fiatboy added a post in a topic small zip-lock bags, ~3-4"   

    Thanks everybody.  Now I can get organized!
  2. fiatboy added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    small zip-lock bags, ~3-4"
    Where do you get those real small zip-lock bags, maybe 3 or 5 inches wide?  I would like to use them to  seperate small parts, like fuel pumps, windshield wiper motors, ignition parts, etc.  Thanks
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  3. fiatboy added a post in a topic Roof mounted air foil   

    I have a little kit, by Aoshima, of several small wings, "GT  Wings", I think, but they are quite small but finely engraved.  They are more than a little finicky.
  4. fiatboy added a post in a topic 1970/71 TransAm Camaro?   

    Hi Matt.  I have, on my hard drive, a photo of Jim Hall's (Chaparral) Trans Am '71 Camaro.  It does not have the split bumper.  I also have a photo of a 1/25 model of the same thing.  If you send me you email address, I will send you both photos.  
  5. fiatboy added a post in a topic need masking tape roll 4 cm wide (~ 1.5 in.)   

    I found the Tamiya masking tape, 4 cm wide: "Cornwall Model Boats" in the UK.
  6. fiatboy added a post in a topic need masking tape roll 4 cm wide (~ 1.5 in.)   

    Thanks Ace.  Presently, I am 'gun shy' of laquers, although I have never used Duplicolor.  I bought some paint from the local NAPA 'paint mixer guy' to match some Mopar paint.  He got the color wrong but I used it anyway.  He said all the manufacturers use (some type of) enamel.  Anyway, was that paint delightful to use thru my AB!!
  7. fiatboy added a post in a topic Making headers   

    There is a company in the UK, "Cornwall Model Boats", that makes styrene rod that is easily  bendable and stays set.  I've ordered some from them but have not tried it yet.  I read about this on this online forum.  I can say that it is not expensive at all, even considering shipping.  
  8. fiatboy added a post in a topic 1/24 Monogram Olds Delta 88 engine details   

    Thanks you guys for all these essential diagrams!!
  9. fiatboy added a post in a topic AB issues,, still a struggle   

    I too have given up on laquers because of the (inevitable?) orange peel.  Acrylics thinned with acetone works very well for me.  I have a Paasche H and use the medium tip.  Viscosity is almost everything to me.
  10. fiatboy added a post in a topic need masking tape roll 4 cm wide (~ 1.5 in.)   

    Hi Ace.  Thanks for the response.  Since this is automotive grade tape, I wonder if it would be too harsh for model paint.  You know, pulling up hobby paints underneath.  
  11. fiatboy added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    need masking tape roll 4 cm wide (~ 1.5 in.)
    I've been using this tape (I'm almost out) by 'Kamoi'.  It seems like good tape: it is yellow like Tamiya and I thought it was!  I went online and I can get it in Japan, but that seems expensive.  Anybody know a good place to get this tape, or similar?  Thanks
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  12. fiatboy added a post in a topic Wanted Revell 440 from the 68 69 Charger. And more   

    I have 2 '70 SuperBee kits, but I don't how much of the engines are left.  Right now I don't have time to look.  Remind me.
  13. fiatboy added a post in a topic Source for good gauge decals   

    How about 'Slixx' decals?  They offer a big sheet of guages, big, small, and different colors.  Also, MicroMark tools offers a small, very sharp, scissors for cutting out decals.  It seems like they may be 'surgical' grade or something.  Excellent product, I think.
  14. fiatboy added a post in a topic Source for treaded drag radials   

    Hey 'stockboresme', it's me Jeff in G.R.!  You have to check out 'Speed City Resin'.  It is listed in the 'after market directory'.
  15. fiatboy added a post in a topic Respirator needed ?   

    I use a 3M Respirator I got from a safety equipment store, paid about $35.00.  They last a long time.  Right now mine is letting in some paint smells, so I think I have to replace it.