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  1. "Gulf" LHD Super 7

    Super clean build. Love the engine bay.
  2. Mercedes AMG GT-3 Beast of the Green Hell

    Very nice!
  3. 1969 Boss 302

    Thanks for all the kind words everyone. I think the biggest dilemma I always face is - how exact do I try and replicate the factory colors etc. Most of the time I wind up somewhere in the middle - often going with a non factory color for the body and trying to replicate the detailing the best extent I can. Needless to say - it's always an adventure and learning experience.
  4. 1969 Boss 302

    Ya know - after I was done it didn't look right to me but the illustration on the box makes it look like it should go the way I did it. Funny thing is now that you showed the instructions - I realized at that point I hadn't even looked at that illustration...
  5. Porsche 356 Speedster

  6. 1969 Boss 302

    Finished up the Revell 1969 Boss 302. My first car was a 1969 Mach 1 but I always wanted a Boss. It was a decent kit - but the interior isn't correct for a 1969 Boss and appears to be the interior from their Shelby model. In researching how to paint the car, I found that Ford didn't do anything consistent with the painting of the underbody. In looking at a number of photos - I decided to try and replicate how they did the paint. It came out ok - but trying to do it with a rattle can was well, challenging. I decided to paint it Pearl White - using Testors White Lightening Lacquer because I really like how this paint lays down and dries so quickly. Since I took these photos I've fixed the front bumper and the rear panel and got them to seat better. I did make one fatal error in painting the hood. Didn't mask the front correctly when painting the black. I didn't realize it until I was putting on the final decals. Not sure why they have a decal for the black on the trunk and not the whole hood. I also messed up the woodgrain decal on the dash - so I painted that instead. Overall I'm happy with the build but the hood just bugs me...
  7. The Lindberg Line - Little Red Wagon

    Yup - saw that when I was looking into building this kit. There were so many variations of the car. It's hard to not to do one variation or another and have it still look good.
  8. The Lindberg Line - Little Red Wagon

    Thanks for the compliments folks. It was frustrating but in the end pretty rewarding. On to finish the 69 Boss kit you can see peaking out in one of the pics.
  9. Loved to watch this thing in action back in the day. Saw the model online and picked it up. However, pretty disappointed with the kit overall as most of it was pretty ill fitting with warped doors etc. Did my best to replicate the original - although there was many different versions of the car. So I did sort of a compilation of the version I liked best given the parts I had. Painted in Testors Candy Red over Silver Metallic. Probably not the best model to do in candy - but I was pretty happy with the results. Chromed all the chassis pieces.
  10. Tamiya Mercedes 300sl

    Beautiful job.
  11. Tamiya Mercedes Gullwing

    Thanks for all the kind words everyone. Yes - the interior is probably my favorite part of the build - and the engine compartment second.
  12. Tamiya Mercedes Gullwing

    Thanks! Nice build in the Roadster. The Tamiya kits are always a nice build.
  13. Tamiya Mercedes Gullwing

    Originally I used Testors Model Master - German Silver Metallic out of my airbrush. Not sure if it was the paint or just me but the color had a very odd greenish hue to it that didn't go well with the blue interior. I only did one coat. I had some minor runs and cleaned it up. At this point, with the enamel base, I looked for other enamels and made the poor decision to go with Testors Silver metallic in a can. I needed it for a base for another model I'm doing Candy Apple Red, so I figured I'd give it a shot. I liked the dullness of the finish and color overall, but it kept settling and pooling no matter how hard I tried to lay down smooth coats. After cleaning it up a couple times, I shot one final coat. You can see some bubbling in some of the crevices etc. I finally said enough is enough.
  14. 1966 GTO

    Thanks for all the compliments. While I keep improving on every build I still have a long way to go.
  15. Tamiya Mercedes Gullwing

    My wife bought this for me for Christmas and I've had a fair amount done for a while, but messed up the paint on the shell. Therefore, the resulting silver didn't turn out so well. My own fault though - and after three tries I simply settled for the final product. However, I'm very happy with the rest of the model.