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dmthamade

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    don hamade

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  1. Look pretty typical for drum brake backing plates. Use the bottom for the rear, they have the dimples where the parking brake cables would enter the plate. Don
  2. Now that's just silly sez i, flying around in my F-15 or P-51, or X-Wing, doing flybys.... Don
  3. Jezzuss!! 1972!! I remember buying that issue and trying that technique. Man, i was just 13...feeling old, now.... Don
  4. I remember reading a long time ago, the only ones that hated the Phantom were the ones on the receiving end of their wrath. Don
  5. I'm happy with the build, got a Marine Phantom done with a loadout I've wanted to do for w while, now. Thing is big, footprint about the size of 5 1/25 scale car models!! Phantoms look their best with a full loadout, this one is loaded for CAS, marked when base at Chu Lai or Da Nang. Thanks for the positive, guys, much appreciated!! Don
  6. Haven't done a car in a while, built an jet instead. This is the Tamiya kit built in the markings of a Marine attack fighter squadron VMFA-334. Configured with the classic Snake 'n Nape loadout. Don
  7. Have to agree with everyone, nice clean build with great paintwork!! Finding these Tamiya Porsches are just really enjoyable builds. Don
  8. I enjoyed this build because it was so simple and well engineered. Never thought much about porsches until started working on them. Just finished doing an LS swap into a 1999 boxster, as engine swaps go, it really wasn't that bad. Don't have a lot of pics as it was fill work in between. This is the bosses car. This is the LS1 mated to a 6sp trans from a Boxster S, different from the stock trans. You can see the adapter and the front crossmember. These are from a kit, well engineered. The heads were gone through, changed the trunions on the rockers. Cam specs are for the LS3. Guesstimate of 440 hp.Will spin tires half way through 3rd. Shows drivetrain in place On layoff right now. Can get more pics when I get back. Don
  9. It's like when they rearrange aisles at the store, confusing as heck, but you get used to it. Don
  10. 2nd Porsche done, this was a real easy build. Straightforward, fit is great. Kit is molded in yellow, I prefer metallic colors on Teutonic cars. I sprayed this with Tamiya TS-42 Light metallic grey after seeing builds here in this color. Middle of a F-4 Phantom build now, have a Tamiya Mercedes after. Don
  11. Great progress on the charger!! Did some of these when they first came out, and recently did another. Ride height always looked wrong on all the kits. Never did the axle relocation, I modified the tinwork to drop the height. Something else I did was add the reinforcing strip along the bottom of the rocker panels, this also gives the look of a lower ride height. Don
  12. try adding a drop of dishwashing soap, breaks the surface tension of the wash. HTH don
  13. Most recent Revell P-51D Mustang in 1/32 is a good kit to start with. Easy to assemble, good fit, very reasonable price and availability, good size if your all thumbs...there are others in different scales/manufacturers, but the mustang would be my first choice. HTH Don
  14. I've found they work great as long as you don't use the recommended primer. Don't know how they would be for a shiny, new finish or chrome, but for a used finish I find them great. Just started into car models, primarily aircraft for a long time. Did this with the Vallejo Metal Colors. Don
  15. That Charger looks great!! Had to look twice to see it was a model. I bought a tin of the TS 42 to paint a Porsche, wasn't sure it would be right. Will go ahead now!!! Don
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