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  • Birthday 04/26/1981

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  • Location Mankato, MN
  • Full Name Ryan Chatleain

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  1. Toast added a post in a topic Tamiya Ferrari 360 Spider   

    That's a really nice kit! The sprues can be a little intimidating.
    Can't wait to see your progress. 
  2. Toast added a post in a topic "General Ferrari" Charger/Enzo hybrid   

    This will be fun to watch! Very cool concept. I like your progress so far. 
    Adding to what Espo said, you could set up the rear vents for brake or rear-end cooling. 
  3. Toast added a post in a topic First new project in years-Rubicon   

    Great job. Love the weathering! Clean Jeeps are unnatural.
    Can't wait to see after the mud!
  4. Toast added a post in a topic Custom Honda S2000   

    Bout time for another progress report!
    Finally got the suspension lowered. It wasn't too hard. basically all I did was modify the hubs so they sit a little higher when mounted. Kind of like drop spindles. No change in the suspension geometry.

    The Hobby Design set comes with slotted rotor faces that are spot on to the ones on the original car. I gave them a grey wash and then spun them against 600 grit sand paper to give them a used look.

    Starting to assemble the chassis. The real car resides in Minnesota, not a winter car, but has an underbody coating. So for the kit I just hit the underbody with satin black and then drybrushed it flat black.

  5. Toast added a post in a topic #11 Darrell Waltrip '84 Monte Carlo WIP   

    I dig it! The recent picture is missing the hat though.
    Revisiting an old kit can be fun. I've redone a few that I tried when I was younger. Either just really liked the kit or some I just didn't have the patience or skill to do the kit justice.
    And you can't go wrong with those Monogram Cup cars. Have fun with the build!
  6. Toast added a topic in Under Glass   

    Toast's Class of 2016
    Two builds completed this year.
    Monogram/Revell 1/32 Snap-tite Ferrari F40

    Tamiya 1/24 '88 Porsche 911 Turbo

    High hopes for more kits completed in 2017.
    Happy building friends!
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  7. Toast added a post in a topic MattB's 2016 : a poor (half) year...   

    I see nothing in your post that suggest you need to do better. Great builds. I hear ya though, sometimes the bench time just isn't there.
  8. Toast added a post in a topic 14 Builds for 2016   

    14 builds, and it looks like you spent a year on each one! Very nice work.
  9. Toast added a post in a topic Bumblebee - 67 Camaro   

    Very cool project. Great job so far.
  10. Toast added a topic in Wanted!   

    55 Chevy four door post?
    A friend asked me if a kit of this is available. I'm not familiar with that Era so I'm not exactly sure what I'm looking for. 
    Can be an assembled / die-cast kit as well. 
    Any help is appreciated. 
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  11. Toast added a post in a topic 2013 60th Anniversary Corvette 427 Convertible   

    Amazing what a bit of detail painting can do for one piece of plastic. Looks great!
    Glad to see some progress on this, what a cliffhanger! 
  12. Toast added a post in a topic Tamiya '88 Porsche 911 Turbo   

    Really? I tried the combination on a spoon first, even sprayed it heavy to make sure. They worked so I went with the same paint on the car.
    The Porsche script on the taillights was done with an extra fine point Sharpie. I just carefully traced the raised lettering on the back. Some 911s didn't have the script in black so it'd still be accurate to leave it red.

  13. Toast added a topic in Under Glass   

    Tamiya '88 Porsche 911 Turbo
    Porsche 911s seem to be a theme around here lately!
    Sorry I didn't get a work in progress on this one. I wanted to try spraying Tamiya acrylics through my airbrush so picked up this, what I thought would be an easy quick kit.
    It is very simplified but the one piece body makes for some tough masking. Lots of patience is the key to getting this body to look good.
    Build box stock. Only trimmed down the exhaust so it would fit a little tighter up under the body and added some spare Porsche crest decals on the wheel center caps.
    Painted about a 50/50 mix of XF-63 German Grey and X-13 Metallic blue. Cleared with Tamiya TS-13.

    The color changes a good deal depending on the light. low light it's very dark. Sunlight brings out even more color but it was a little low in the sky by the time I was able to take the pictures. I'll try to get some more with a little better outdoor light another day.

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  14. Toast added a post in a topic 1988 Porsche 911 Turbo   

    Your Porsche turned out great! All the extra work you did shows. 
    Nice work!
    Really looks clean with the license plates removed as well.,.
    Thank you for sharing. 
  15. Toast added a post in a topic Tamiya Honda S2000 1:24   

    That photoetch kit is really nice. The details that add alot to the kit.
    Looking good so far.