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      The Report function of the forum works well. If you see someone acting up, acting out, or just being an okole, use the Report function. It works! I have it set up so it not only sends me an email, but that email is then marked with a flag, and get's put to the top of my email list. I will try to access/look at the report/topic as soon as possible, but remember, I'm on a six hour time delay, and other mods not only have a life, but a real job as well.  k den

Jantrix

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  • Birthday 06/13/1968

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  • Scale I Build 1/24 or 1/25

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  • Location Mountain Home, ID. USA
  • Full Name Rob Mattis

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  1. Jantrix added a post in a topic Clear over decals - whats the trick?   

    Thanks Pete, very descriptive and on the mark. I will follow that recipe. 
  2. Jantrix added a post in a topic Clear over decals - whats the trick?   

    Thanks guys, I'll give it a try.
  3. Jantrix added a topic in Tips, Tricks, and Tutorials   

    Clear over decals - whats the trick?
    I do not have a good track record for clear over decals. On this '49 I waited a full week for the decals to set, and then cleared. Three coats - two mist, one wet, 15 minutes apart. The decals wrinkled after the first wet coat. It was Testors One Coat White Lightning and Wet Look Clear. I was crushed as the model was looking so good. 

    In this second instance it was just one coat of Testors Dull Coat and only one decal of many, wrinkled. The BB/G decal wrinkled and the rest were fine.

    So whats the trick? Star alignment? None of the decals were very old. I always allow plenty of time for the decals to set and the base coat is well gassed out. I have another project currently on the bench where I want to do a serious polishing job on, with decals. So that means the decals must be buried in the clear. I'd really appreciate some advice. And before you go there, I'm not air brushing yet. I still need a compressor. I'm planning on using Testors One Coat again. The paints lay down super nice straight from the rattle can. Thanks.
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  4. Jantrix added a post in a topic CANNONBALL 2017   

     
    Ash welcome back to the Cannonball. We're happy to have you. The Cannonball left SA forums for two reasons. 1. Participation on that forum was on the decline. 2. SA admin took away the poll function that we use as "the race" at the end of the CBP every year. After a back and forth with their admin, it became clear they didn't care if we used their forum at all, so we moved it here.
     
    Looking forward to seeing the Subaru.
     

  5. Jantrix added a post in a topic CANNONBALL 2017   

    Why not adapt a modern Camaro chassis and engine? I'll be doing something similar on my Mopar.
  6. Jantrix added a post in a topic 37 Chevy Rad Rod   

    It's the engine from the Beretta Pro-street. More soon.
  7. Jantrix added a post in a topic 37 Chevy Rad Rod   

    Yep. Out of curiosity, I measured it at 142mm. It's on par with most of the big Duesey/Linc/Cady luxobarges of the era or a big extra cab pickup of today. I've added 30 inches total. 
    I spotted a '37 coupe done this way somewhere online. I have no idea where, nor can I find it again. No idea if it was an art piece, a photo, or a model. But it sure got the idea firmly stuck in my noggin.
  8. Jantrix added a topic in On The Workbench   

    37 Chevy Rad Rod
    Sort of a mixture of flavors in this one. It's going to be a nice shiny hot rod, with some rat rod attitude. The body will the same color as the engine. I'll be using the clear hood from the AMT '37 kit. 






     
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  9. Jantrix added a post in a topic CANNONBALL 2017   

    Excellent choice. I'm glad you are modifying the intake. If you look at the instructions carefully, you can see that the twin turbos are plumbed backwards. I was able to use the engine for the sleeper Cannonball, but it took some innovation to make it work.
    Erik, great wheel choice. That should do nicely.
    Looking good Bruce.
  10. Jantrix added a post in a topic CANNONBALL 2017   

    Guys, I'm sorry I've been away for a while. Between the move, the job hunt, interviews, and my internet provider proving to be incompetent, it's been a full couple of weeks. I'll be back on soon and starting my build, and getting the roster caught up.
    Happy building!
  11. Jantrix added a post in a topic Rat Rod Community Build   

    Thanks Bob.
    Steve, that looks terrific.
    More work. It's always nice when you've done so many suspension mods and when your done all four tires sit flat.



     
  12. Jantrix added a post in a topic Rat Rod Community Build   

    Thanks Bob. First mock up. Man, I'm digging the attitude. Interior has been channeled and everything fits. 


  13. Jantrix added a post in a topic Chopped Phaeton   

    Most impressive. 
  14. Jantrix added a post in a topic 2017 America's Most Beautiful Roadster...and the Winner is...   

    I wouldn't kick any of them outta bed for eating crackers.  Just fantastic work.