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      Board Status   07/20/2018

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  • Birthday 02/14/1951

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    Jeffrey Bolthouse

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  1. I appreciate the timely responses to my question. Thanks
  2. Canopy cement? Clear acrylic? Thank you for your help.
  3. I use a food dehydrator, brand name:" NESCO American Harvest". This one has a therrmostat on it. I have run it at 100 degrees F. Of course, the shelving inside needs to be hollowed out, not difficult.
  4. I was interested in building the Corvette '54 Corvair fastback concept car at one time. Somebody on this forum suggested using the 'custom' fastback tops that came with, I think, the '57 T-Bird, and I think a similar thing came in the Cobra 289 kit (yellow plastic).
  5. Thanks for all the comments everybody. The body shell that I painted w/ enamel, looks dry enough to sand a little bit. I thought I would try it with a real fine 'sandpaper'. Well, I'll let you know.
  6. Hi. I just painted a Chevy model "Marina Blue" I got special mixed in a removable-top can from NAPA. I don't even know if there is clear enamel. How about clear, gloss acrylic? I'm pretty sure I should not try to 'rub out' enamel. I do have a food-dehydrator and this body has spent a good amount of time in it. Any comments would be great.
  7. need a set of 1/25 NASCAR whls. & tires; modern

    Wot? No more 1/25 scale NASCAR whls./tire sets? I am outraged. Also, I guess I'll have to buy a kit!
  8. need a set of 1/25 NASCAR whls. & tires; modern

    Thanks for the reply and pics, VV67, but I need 1/25. Beautiful wheels and tires, though!
  9. need a set of 1/25 NASCAR whls. & tires; modern

    I could get pics but I don't know how to post them. Let's just say they are from a very recent NASCAR kit. PM me. I have lots to trade. Thanks
  10. Hi. I am building a '57 T-Bird and will be using NASCAR whls. & tires. I have a set of 1/24 NASCAR whls. & tires but they will be used as the rear wheels. Big and littles, get it? hahahahahaha - sorry
  11. OK, everybody, thank you so much for your input. Now, is 'test-spraying' on plastic-spoons still an important technique? Again, thanks everybody!
  12. Hi Peteski. This Mopar paint came from a paint can. The man at NAPA said that all modern automotive paint is enamel. I really do not remember what I thinned it with. I may have shot it thru my airbrush unthinned. The man said that the Marina Blue was already thin enough, by just shaking the can. I told him it would be applied to model car styrene, and he thought it would be OK. If it needs to be thinned, what would you recommend? I guess I should try various thinners and spray the results on plastic spoons. Thanks
  13. I bought a "special mix' of Chevy Marina Blue from NAPA. Actually I bought 2 paints, the other, a Mopar color. I shot the Mopar paint through an airbrush, and the results were fantastic. I took the Marina Blue to my LHS and they said I needed a 'matching' thinner/reducer from NAPA. The person at NAPA said this was not so. (He saved me $21.00.) I suppose I should just try the Marina Blue on a plastic spoon. And if it needs to be thinned, I'm thinking isopropyl alchohol. Any comments on this would be great. Thanks