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About Steamboat

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    Jacksonville, FL
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    Bill Giles
  1. '69 Dodge Charger Daytona

    You could tape the nose on while you do the color coat. You could also tape it on and see if the chassis will fit before gluing. I built the Superbird a long time ago and painted the nose separately, which I regretted because the color difference is very obvious.
  2. Fujimi Ferrari Daytona Spider

    Very nice! It looks like you could jump in and drive it.
  3. Aoshima ‘75 Nissan Laurel 2000SGX KHC130 Shaktan!

    Very clean and well done!
  4. Monogram 70 Roadrunner

    No offense taken to any comments. All suggestions are welcome and will help us all improve. I just checked, and I had used .040 half- round, which is. 020" in height. I have .010" available in both clear and white styrene. I would think that .020 x .010 (1/2 × 1/4" in scale) strips would be visually about right. Thanks for all the thumbs up!
  5. 49 Merc rusty car

    I love the detail on the chassis. Very well done. I wouldn't want to drive that one very fast!
  6. Monogram 70 Roadrunner

    I think you're right. I noticed it looked weird after I painted the top but the green was already done, so I decided it was too late to turn back. Next time I will have all the construction work done on the top before I shoot any paint.
  7. Monogram 70 Roadrunner

    I just finished this one for a club build. My first experiment with a vinyl top, and I learned a lot. After much experimentation with the paint, I settled on Valspar rattle can flat black #86001. It was shot from about 3 ft. above the model. The styrene strips on top are a bit too thick - lesson learned. I used bits of monofilament fishing line to make the trim between the quarter window and back window, and covered them with BMF. Paint is Gravity Colors Chrysler Sublime Green. 10 coats of Future were used as the top coat, and hand rubbed to a glossy shine. By the way, NOTHING sticks to Future, including decals, which I learned the hard way, and CA glue, which is a good thing. The model is basically box stock except for the Beep Beep horn and a more detailed distributor. Comments and suggestions are welcome.
  8. JoHan 1963 Plymouth Fury Max Wedge

    I'll be watching this one. I want to do a similar build for a Grand National stocker.
  9. ‘71 Duster 340

    Sweet! Love that kit. The tire lettering looks awesome. How did you do it?
  10. The Charger Squad - Post Pics of your Chargers

    Here are my two wayward sons. The Petty Charger is a MPC body on a Polar Lights stock car chassis. The lowrider is painted with color-shifting paint and is curbside only. It's slammed so far that it has no room for engine or interior!
  11. Street Hemi Orange

    I made my own by taking a bottle of Testors yellow that was nearly empty and adding red to it until it matched the color I see in magazines.
  12. Lindberg Charger poliice car wanted

    I have the Revell version with the scissor doors if you're interested.
  13. Junior Johnson #3 Dodge?

    A quick Google search indicates that Dodge had a wide variety of interior options for 1965. The dash is different from the Plymouth, and it looks like the dash was different for every Dodge model. The interior from one of the Polar Lights kits would probably be most accurate.
  14. 1932 Ford Bonneville Coupe / Revell

    Nice paint work. Painting with that color from a rattle can is extremely difficult. You did a wonderful job. Did you use multiple very light coats?
  15. 1970 Dodge Charger R/T

    Excellent job! That grille looks fantastic.