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  1. Well... gentleman... I've failed. Two paint disasters later, I'm still at square 1. I think it's going back in the closet and on to something a little less irritating. Maybe I'll try again later this year... but 2 months worth of work wasted has got me a bit irritated. Trying a new paint process was a mistake on a deadline.
  2. Tamiya paint stands...

    I thought about maybe a carriage bolt a bearing and a stover lock nut...
  3. AMT Piranha Spy Car

    You talked me into... went ahead and got a second one at Ollie's last Thursday after I picked another 330 dodge... couldn't pass it up.
  4. Tamiya paint stands...

    I've never used the stands until now... talk about making a bad first impression... I think gluing it down is the way to go... duct tape isn't a bad option either in case I ever need to take it apart for something... although I can't imagine why I'd need to.
  5. Tamiya paint stands...

    Yea, fortunately I was spraying Vallejo Black so I just washed it off with soap and water and resprayed, but man... any other time I would have been spraying enamels and I'm no fan of brake fluid... I think I'm going to glue it on. Seems like an oversight on Tamiyas part... or god forbid a "feature"
  6. Tamiya paint stands...

    So, yesterday I'm working on laying down the first color coats on the lindberg Dodge 330, for the "Bring out your dead" group build.... 3rd and final coat goes on smooth as butter and then poof the top of my brand new Tamiya paint stand falls off sending the body roof down into the floor! You all can imagine the scene I'm sure... The wife is at work, the dogs are asleep and it's been dead silent except the mild hum of my compressor for nearly 3hrs.... NIRVANA!! And then Murphy barges in and wrecks it. Anyone ever had this happen? I'm about to go back to pipe nipples...
  7. Well here's an update on the 330... I've got the interior 90% complete. The body is prepped for paint, the chassis has been base coated. It turned satisfactory... but not great. I'm shooting for the week after next completion. This will be done box stock, with the possible exception of plug wires...because it's a hemi lol.
  8. AMT/MPC 69/70 Charger (Parts Box Build)

    That looks awsome reminds me of something I can't quite put my finger on. Cant wait to see it "under glass"
  9. AMT 89 Batmobile

    Well I've stripped the wheels... ready to try again..
  10. AMT Piranha Spy Car

    How ironic... I just saw these at Ollie's yesterday... went to see if they still had any lindberg dodge 330's... so I could rob the coil for my build entry. They had the Maverick 330 so I was in luck... and a ton of spy cars.
  11. Nice paint job, I'd say the "late 70s" would qualify as stalled... but idk? Hahaha But seriously, cool paintjob.
  12. AMT 89 Batmobile

    I believe it's got a few layers of Metallic green, blue, and red under a few more thinned out, almost translucent coats of semi gloss black. But in 1/25 I think the effect will either be too much or non existent sadly. But I'm gonna post what I wind up with. I'm starting the gloss black "returns" car after this one.
  13. AMT 89 Batmobile

    Yea I've read all that entire thread looking for the right mix. I've tried several mixes and methods on plastic spoons and I think I've found one that I like. Will be laying down color either today or tomorrow.
  14. AMT 89 Batmobile

    Thanks for the tip. Hope to have more updates soon!
  15. AMT 89 Batmobile

    Thanks, I'm hoping to have the whole thing lit with fiber optics that change colors, pulse and flicker. First, I have to get the wheels resprayed and then mix the body color.