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GeeBee

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  • Location Solihull, England
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  1. GeeBee added a post in a topic Amt 57 Chrysler 300C   

    I'd give them a go, they get a lot of bad comments, not sure if it's just brand snobbery, but I've been using them for years, and once stirred and thinned correctly they airbrush just fine, I also use Revell and Testors, and to me, they all airbrush just the same, but Humbrol do have a huge range of colours to choose from.
  2. GeeBee added a post in a topic Amt 57 Chrysler 300C   

    this is the only one I have seen, but no one seems to have any for sale
    http://www.rocketfin.com/resin_product.cfm?id=2482
  3. GeeBee added a post in a topic Amt 57 Chrysler 300C   

    I used Humbrol # 103, cream, it was a matt finish, so I added a little clear to it to make it slightly satin, I used photos i have of the real thing, took at an American car show I went to a few years ago 
  4. GeeBee added a post in a topic Amt 57 Chrysler 300C   

    It's just some single stage acrylic lacquer I borrowed from my local bodyshop, good job the managers a friend of mine, what ever it is, it was touch dry in around 5 minutes
  5. GeeBee added a post in a topic Amt 57 Chrysler 300C   

    I'm pretty much the same as you Bill, drives me crazy when things on a model are supplied or molded in that are just not correct, it's not top of my list, but if I ever come across a resin convertible body for the 300C, I'll grab it, as you say, just cutting off the roof just wouldn't be correct.
    Well I'm slowly carrying on with the build, but I've had to order a new set of photo etch scissors, I'm not sure who's been using them, looks like they've been used to trim a dinosaurs toe nails, so I've just ordered a new pair, as I have the photo etch sheet for this, I'll probably not use everything on the sheet, but I will be using the front grill, and the speaker grills for the rear shelf.
    With the roof lining painted and left to dry before I do the three chrome strips on it, I thought I would fix the front number plate th=o the bumper, but the front bumper has a slight bit of chrome missing on the edge, I wish I had seen this earlier, when I was painting the rear bumper in chrome, I tried the chrome pen, and it looked awful, tried a bit of bmf, and it still stuck out like a carrot in an omelette, so it's gone in the stripper and will be in K Colors chrome to match the rear bumper.


  6. GeeBee added a post in a topic Dodge Q3 light turquoise   

    there not the cheapest paints I've used, but there certainty the best, I used them for the Chrysler Im building at the moment, he's sure to have it listed 
  7. GeeBee added a post in a topic 1st WIP for 2017, the Tamiya 1/24 Morris Mini Cooper   

    it wouldn't, those instructions are for the Monte Carlo rally version, but the main parts are the same for all the Tamiya Mini kits, so far I've built 8 of them, although two were commissioned builds 
  8. GeeBee added a post in a topic 1st WIP for 2017, the Tamiya 1/24 Morris Mini Cooper   

    No you didn't, you've put the bottom of the steering column on the subframe mount, look at the instructions here, the bottom of the steering column os supposed to go between the brake and clutch pedal, a per the real thing

  9. GeeBee added a post in a topic 1st WIP for 2017, the Tamiya 1/24 Morris Mini Cooper   

    Just a tip for you, you need to move the steering column more forward, it shouldn't be sticking up like that, if you don't move it, you won't be able to fit the body, as the steering wheel will be too far forward and will catch on the windshield, 
  10. GeeBee added a post in a topic Amt 57 Chrysler 300C   

    Interior built up and then fitted onto the chassis









     
     
     
  11. GeeBee added a post in a topic Amt 57 Chrysler 300C   

    Finally got the wet sanding and polishing finished, it will get a coat of wax once all the bmf has been done, also got the headlamp buckets masked and painted in body colour, not the easiest masking I've ever had to do, but I'm pretty happy with the results









  12. GeeBee added a post in a topic Revell Starsky and Hutch Ford Gran Torino   

    Very nice build ....
  13. GeeBee added a post in a topic MPC 1970 Dodge Coronet Super Bee   

    Thanks for the heads up, I've been after one of these, since I lost my built up version in a house move, I bought it from the Ertl outlet in Dyersville, after visiting the factory as I was writing an article for a magazine about Ertl, you wouldn't believe the hoops I had to jump through to be able to take photos in the factory.
    It cost me around $7.00, not bad when i was getting close on $2 to the pound, when I got it home, the bodyshell was bent like a banana, which i  straightened, and it was a pig to build, but I've been after one ever since without paying silly money.
    Hopefully I'll make a slightly better job this time around
  14. GeeBee added a post in a topic Thinning ratio for car paint.   

    before trying it out on a car body, get yourself some plastic spoons, when your happy with the finish on the spoon you can then move onto to painting the model.
     
  15. GeeBee added a post in a topic Thinning ratio for car paint.   

    I would start with a 50:50 mix of thinners and paint, and depending on the airbrush and size of needle, you might have to go to something like 30% paint / 70% thinners, I buy most of my paint in 100 ml tins from Paints4u, after many years mixing paints, I do it by eye, and no longer measure out the paint and thinners ratio.