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Andrew D the Jolly Roger

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    Tucson, Arizona, USA
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    Andrew Desautels

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  1. So...I ordered some interior flocking from an online model car company supply. I've ordered from them a time or two in years past with success. This time it's been a month and a half and nothing arrived. No tracking number given, only order and shipping confirmation emails, so no idea if it's the USPS's failing, or somewhere else. So I write to the company simply asking them to confirm the shipping, to make sure. No reply. Wrote two more times. Three times failed to answer at all. I'm hesitant to mention the company name but no doubt it is familiar to many. ....normal? Hard to think I'm asking too much with a simple inquiry....
  2. Ok; would that only be for the front seats, or might it have also been for the bench seat in the rear?
  3. I'm doing the Dixie Jeep (Daisy Duke's); not sure how to do the floor. Using the Monogram "Mork & Mindy Jeep" kit. I'm convinced there's black on the flooring, but whether it's mats or paint, or what, and then to what extent (what's black and what's white) I can't figure out. Tried googling pics of CJ7 floors and everything seems to be heavily customized or a total wreck, not indicative of the near-factory-fresh item used on the TV show. Can't imagine I'd just paint the whole flooring black from firewall to tailgate.... How would you interpret what to do? ]
  4. What would you recommend for the golden color on these wheel hubs? Obviously I don't want any-old-gold. Prefer Tamiya sprays or MM enamels, but open to other ideas.
  5. Finally got around to finishing. The classic/iconic steer horns on the roof was the last item to scratchbuild. Here's how I did it:
  6. CB radio work. Found one scene in the series supposedly showing the radio in Boss's Caddy. Mounted on a metal bracket. Made the bracket and the support arm from strips cut from a soda can. The rest is scratchbuilt from plastic and fine copper wire.
  7. Nope, simple mask, dry then cut the excess.. The peal it when done.
  8. How's this? Made the mounting plate/bracket from the metal of a soda can, cut and bent to shape. CB is scratchbuilt plastic and copper wire, the mounting arm from a thin strip of soda can.
  9. Latex liquid mask is dried; now trim with a fresh blade and remove the excess....ready for Gloss Classic White.... sorry the focus isn't the best....
  10. Yep! No interest since it was never part of the show. All my Hazzard models are that way except The General. Besides, this is being restored from two junkers, so I've got enough trouble already....
  11. Thank you! I got the grill and headlight mounts from an Ebay dealer, but the grill was badly warped, and I actually had to cut it into sections and mount it bit by bit to make it actually fit. The light mounts were uneven though much better molded; even so, I discarded the clear resin lenses and went with acrylic diamantes used for ladies' clothing etc, sanded and polished out the facets. Really looks the part, great trick now that MV lenses are about gone. The green is supposed to have a slightly aqua tint if one pays close attention to the show. I made a custom mix using Testors enamels from the little square bottles; after much experimentation I settled on the following mix: 7 parts gloss green; 3 parts gloss light blue; 1 part gloss dark blue. Thanks again for the kind comments!
  12. Thank you! I normally do military aircraft, so the weathering skills from that come in really handy for building cars that are not still on the showroom floor.
  13. Nope, not a bit! Alclad is a lacquer, dries almost instantly, seems impervious to anything water-based. Only 2 things I've found that bothers Alclad is 1) applying it too early over the gloss black primer, and 2) handling it too much (rubs off). If you saw my Ultimate General Lee build from over a year ago, or the Sheriff Little car currently over in the Under the Glass right now, they were done the same way.
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