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 topic in Wanted!   

    'custom fastback top' from AMT Cobra Roadster
    My example of this kit (1/25 th) did not come with this Fastback Top, but the instructions sheet shows it.  Don't worry; I won't be using it on the Cobra: I'm thinking of modeling the '53 (Corvette) "Corvair"!  Thanks
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  2. fiatboy added a post in a topic embossing-powder, replacing flocking?   

    OK, you guys; thanks again.  I think this thread can now be closed.
  3. fiatboy added a post in a topic embossing-powder, replacing flocking?   

    Is there an "all-purpose"  embossing powder that can be painted any color?  Thanks for all the help.  
  4. fiatboy added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    embossing-powder, replacing flocking?
    Do I have this right, 'embossing powder'?  I saw it mentioned in a model car magazine.  Help, anyone?
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  5. fiatboy added a topic in Wanted!   

    simulated wood decals/stickers, where?
    I am planning to 'cut out' gauge panels from some 'stock' dashboards in order to add better detail.  By the way, I saw in one of 'our' magazines, a way to make gauge bezels: take some very thin 'silver' wire, and wrap it around a suitable drill bit, and you get a shiny circle!
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  6. fiatboy added a post in a topic Good Airbrush/needle size for spraying lacquer???   

    I've been told that the 'needle opening' only controls the 'width' of the actual paint-spray coming out of the tip.  So if you open the needle more, you will get a wider spray, and if you close it, you will get a narrow spray.  For me, the viscosity of the paint is (almost) everything.  I very rarely change tips.  But if the paint is thick, go to a bigger nozzle, and if the paint is too thin, go to finer or smaller nozzle.  To check the viscosity, I mix it good and then tip the paint-jar so you can observe how the paint 'swirls'.  
  7. fiatboy added a post in a topic Good Airbrush/needle size for spraying lacquer???   

    Yeah, Peteski.  I have a 3-oz. bottle I got from "Chicago Airbrush Supply".  I successfully decanted the entire spray-can and after I thinned it out properly (it is still too thick) it filled the 3-oz. jar, and it is still too thick.  I did successfully airbrush with it but I had to turn the pressure way up ( 40 psi).  Hope it helps.
  8. fiatboy added a post in a topic Good Airbrush/needle size for spraying lacquer???   

    To put my 2 cents in: I recently decanted Tamiya laquer and after letting it sit in an open jar (for 6 hrs.?) and I had to add a LOT of laquer thinner to get to the (thin)viscosity AND turn the pressure way up.  I probably got at least 4 ounces of paint out of that aerosol can after it was thinned way down.
  9. fiatboy added a post in a topic soaking resin and styrene parts to clean   

    OK you guys; thanks for all the great info!
  10. fiatboy added a topic in Car Aftermarket / Resin   

    soaking resin and styrene parts to clean
    My question is what is the most economical 'media' to soak these parts in (to get the mold release agent cleaned off).  Whitewall-cleaner?  Simple Green?  Oven cleaner?  Any ideas?  Thanks
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  11. fiatboy added a post in a topic '66 Toronado chassis   

    Thanks for all the helpful info you guys.
  12. fiatboy added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    '66 Toronado chassis
    I just bought and received a beautiful resin kit of the '66 Toronado.  But I am pretty sure I am going to need an accurate Toronado chassis.  Any comments of any kind will be very welcome.
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  13. fiatboy added a post in a topic how to glue billet-intake-horns to styrene   

    Hi people.  Thanks for the warnings.  I think I will try epoxy.  Thanks again.
  14. fiatboy added a post in a topic How to glue solder to styrene?   

    Alright!  Thanks for all the great info.
  15. fiatboy added a post in a topic Chevy 302 Engine- Z/28 Camaro `67   

    I believe there is a very nice dual-quad 302 in a Camaro kit, RS/SS, 1/25 probably.  Someone out there knows of this kit whereof I speak!