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About Safire6

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    Cincinnati Ohio
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    Steve Broerman
  1. Very cool! What paint is it? Looks close to the color of the Triumph GT6 that I'm currently building.
  2. 56' NOMAD

    Very nice, love the colors and the wheels!
  3. Revell 1/12 camaro z28

    WOW that is beautiful!
  4. VW Golf GTI, Mk1. “Silver”, Revell

    Very nice! I like the plaid seats.....just like on my 1:1 2015 GTI. Nice work!
  5. Thank you everyone for all your comments and tips! I'll post a few pics here once I complete the Triumph.
  6. Hey guys-I got back into modeling about two years ago and have built 7 models since then. I've painted the 'chrome' window trim on all of these models and while I think I've done a pretty good job with it, I think I'm ready to try BMF. So I went out and bought a sheet of BMF "Ultra Chrome". To prepare myself I've watched and read several tutorials but I still have some questions. I'm building a Model King Triumph GT 6+ currently. I've read that it is best to clear coat the model before applying the BMF instead of clearing it after applying the BMF. Any comments or suggestions? I'm planning on using Model Master enamel high gloss clearcoat. On the windows and windshield trim I'm going to fold the BMF over inside the car. I want to paint the headliner inside. I assume that I can paint over the BMF sections that are folded over? I painted a test sample piece and it appears the paint it sticking OK but not sure if it will eventually flake off?? If I fold the BMF over into the car interior will I be able to glue the windows and windshield to the BMF? Any special adhesive required? (Or can I just use Testors pastic cement??) I've read that some people have had bad experiences with the BMF "Ultra Chrome" and prefer the regular chrome because the regular stuff seems to be thinner, cuts easier and sticks better. Any comments? I'm planning on using scalpel blades from Squadron Tools but was wondering where I can get these instead of ordering them online from Squadron. It looks like Hobby Town and some of the other local hobby places around Cincinnati don't have them. Thanks in advance! Steve
  7. 60`s Revell "Evil Iron" Trike

    absolutely beautiful!
  8. Monogram T'rantula

    Thanks everyone! Here's some pics with the open chute.
  9. Monogram T'rantula

    Not my best work but fun to build anyway. Box stock but left the radiator off. Built one as a kid and torched it....I just had to build it again! I'll be putting the open open chute on it in the future I hope.
  10. I built the 1/16 scale Tony Nancy dragster when I was a teen. I wish I still had it. I still do have one of the slicks from it. It's huge compared to the slicks on the 1/24 scale Monogram T'rantula that I'm currently building. Are any of those 1/16 scale kits still available?
  11. First Tamiya build-66 VW Beetle

    Nice build Shoopdog! I built the Revelle '68 Beetle and posted pics of it a few weeks ago. The Revelle kit was great quality also but it appears that the Tamiya kit is even better. I have yet any to build any Tamiya kits but I think this one is now on my list. The bumpers look great along with everything else. Do you have any interior pics?
  12. Dad's VW Bug

    Thanks Fred-I always wondered what made that smell. I just thought it was old wool upholstery or something.
  13. Patreon channel Willys

    Wow that is beautiful!
  14. Dad's VW Bug

    Thanks for the nice comments everyone!!
  15. Dad's VW Bug

    Thanks Kurt! Yes a couple of the TR6s I test drove including the one pictured had the customary "tail squat" that is well known in the Triumph independent rear suspension (IRS). The condition can be rectified by some simple modifications, if you want it rectified-some people consider it part of the character of the car!