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  1. On 11/15/2018 at 9:09 PM, Ron Hamilton said:

    No. Go to Ollies. You can get it for $9.99 plus tax. That's how I got my 2nd one.

    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.

  2. 1 hour ago, thatz4u said:

    I feel your pain, I was painting outside last Summer, finish was very nice. set it on the shelf to dry & gas off, at that exact moment a gust of wind comes along & my car take flight with a non-gracefull landing in the freshly mowed lawn, roof first of course.....:blink:....purple ponded, redone 24 hrs. later.

    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"

  3. 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...


  4. On 11/10/2018 at 6:29 PM, Snake45 said:

    Woohoo! In that shiny silver, it looks like something George Jetson should be driving! B)

    Ten years ago, one of these would have brought a pretty penny on eBay. Thanks to the reissue, I now own three unbuilt kits and there is still a large stack of them at Ollie's for $10 each. Maybe I should get another one. :wacko:

    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.

  5. 1 hour ago, vintageford said:

    OK, I'll play, with the "on the books" that it still may not get finished anytime soon! This is AMT 49 Ford that I started back in the late 70's, its had no less than 10 paint jobs, I'm pretty pleased with this one which I did about three years ago, Rustoleum straight out of the can. Put the flames on last year and back in the box it went. Still have no direction on the interior or what engine I;ll use. Time will tell.





    Nice paint job, I'd say the "late 70s" would qualify as stalled... but idk? Hahaha

    But seriously, cool paintjob.

  6. 1 hour ago, Rider said:

    I'll be following this, good start so far.

    A note on the paint of the movie car, it was actually painted a very dark green. The car was painted the very dark green simply because black is the most difficult colour to capture in a photo and on film as it plays havoc on lighting.  

    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.

  7. 51 minutes ago, da_ashman said:

    For some reason the forum doesnt like portrait images, convert them to landscape & they'll upload.

    Like what your working on, I did the same many years ago, added lights to my build. Cant wait for your next update!

    Thanks for the tip. Hope to have more updates soon!

  8. 17 hours ago, Funkychiken said:

    Dash looks super detailed!

    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.



  9. This is the batmobile I'm working on, I'm planning on making all working lights that and a display base to simulate the seen in Batman after Batman and Vicki Vale escape the Joker and are in route to the batcave on a dark wet, woodland road with plenty of leaves blowing around.


    I haven't got the paint job done yet, still trying to get the color mix just right.

    Been playing with the idea of putting a bit of pearlex in some satin clear for an overcoat, to give the reflections the magic that's on the big screen. The right mix of red, blue, and green pearl is essential.

    Here's a shot of the dash before fiber optic installation. 


    For some reason I had to reduce the quality of the dash pic, to get it to upload... sorry.

    Any input or constructive criticism welcome!

    Any ideas out there on anything that could enhance this build further?

  10. 12 hours ago, Foggy 2 said:

    Hi Leroy,

    Welcome to the club, don't worry about your wife, just tell her that at least she knows where you are..................in your modelling room or at your club meeting place and not in a bar some place spending money.

    It worked for me and now she don't even ask me where I'm off to................down to the model shop again for something I need.


    Foggy 2.


    Thanks. and you have a good point!

    I just tell her its. Heaps cheaper than both my 1:1's

    That burns her up hahaha... but she gets over it.

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    I did end up "finishing" it (not really) got frustrated after the primer I used etched the body a bit and I just went ahead and shot the color buffed it out best I could and gave the model to my dad...

    I basically abandoned the build, but in fairness I wasnt going to putty the whole body to cover the etching caused by the primer.

    Dad enjoyed it so it was still a win.




  12. Hello everyone, this forum looks like a good place to share my love for the hobby. And I'm sure there is probably a few thousand years worth of cumulative knowledge here.

    Here's to the beginning of my tenure here at modelcarsmag, I hope to learn alot from some of the best out there!

    I started building when I was in single digits and then fell out of the hobby in my early teens. I've been back at it now for about 3yrs.

    This is both a love and addiction, and a constant pain for my wife...

    Hope to get to know some of you.


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