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Steamboat

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    Bill Giles

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  1. I'm working on one too. As seen at the burnout contest at Cleetus and Cars. I think I paid about $40 for the AMT version on eBay. The MPC version is more accurate, although AMT used much of the MPC tooling. The grille in the AMT kit is from a Monte Carlo. It will need a lot of work!
  2. It's worth a try, and would save having to reshoot the primer and black paint. I normally use 3200 or 3600 grit before top coat. My concern would be getting all of the residual wax from the polishing compound removed before the next coat of paint goes on. If you don't it's likely to have fish eyes. I would try to find out what the body shops use as a wax remover before paint.
  3. I gave up on the marker after it got old and produced the results you described. I broke it open and poured the ink into a paint bottle. I either paint it on or for larger parts I airbrush it, both with good results.
  4. Nicely done. Great looking paint!
  5. You could saw 2 cylinders off a 350 LT1 and get a pretty decent rendition of a 4.3. The LT1 was in the Monogram C4 Corvettes. Was the 4.3 available in the Caprice? I would think that you would need to push it up hills!
  6. I used the wheels from the Monogram 70 Roadrunner. They are 1/24 scale, but look much like 15" wheels on a Duster.
  7. Be sure to use a good respirator designed for automotive paints, with new cartridges. I quit spraying nail polish after getting headaches a day later. I was using lacquer thinner as a reducer. I have now switched to acrylics. Although the results can be spectacular if done right, mine were inconsistent and it just didn't seem worth it.
  8. AMT made a 70 Challenger R/T convertible in 1/25. Coupe versions used the same body and interior with a glue-on hard top. The proportions of the top are not correct.
  9. Looks great to me! How much lift? Seems like it has enough to get over most obstacles, maybe even the occasional Prius!
  10. Nicely done! How did you do the blackout on the grille?
  11. Awesome! Did you make the decals? I've been wanting to build their Super Bee monster truck.
  12. I like the engine compartment weathering. A true road warrior!
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