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    Joseph Giaccio

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  1. Very true. I'm not even sure who or when the whole generation idea came into play and what prompted the end of one and begining of another other than later generations being somewhat drastic changes. Such as the mustang II in 74.
  2. Exactly. The early 70s completely changed the body style. Not to mention the several changes up to that point or the internal changes.
  3. Decided I wanted to create a display of one ford mustang from each of the six generations. (It is true that body styles changed within generation years but that is a future project...) I am trying to keep with the appropriate color blue (I am doing them all in blue) for the year so each will have a slightly different blue. Working on a Generation 5 (2006) currently. So far I have discovered two things: 1) Generation 2 (1974-1978) models are harder to find than any other. 2) Generation 6 (2015-present) only has snaptite models....will have to research if another year undercarriage will fit the gen 6 body. Here is the progress on the '06 so far:
  4. As opposed to paint, or glue. HAHAHAHA. (laughter means sarcasm was meant humorously)
  5. Because without experimentation and innovation you wouldn't have had a wheel to begin with and I don't mind getting my hands dirty.
  6. If you want to use an alternative to felt... I am using dryer sheets. They are thinner than felt but need to be painted.
  7. Here is an update on my dryer sheet as carpet experimentation. I have attached the most recent examples. The closer up one shows it glued in place but not trimmed or painted. The other picture is after painting. You can see the difference in the "carpeted" sections and the center area where the seats will go. I will post another picture once I get the center console and front seats in.
  8. First jump back into modelling and change over from 1/35 military to 1/25 autos This was pretty much my test dummy for anything I could come up with ….Figured I would do it up in classic 80s style, from the Iron Maiden seat covers, to the diy hood scoop and addition of micky D's bag and giant cassette holder. Not perfect but lots of lessons learned. .
  9. That looks great! I am going to have to research that. I actually think I have some embossing powder in the house. That is what comes from so much hobby jumping.
  10. My first transition from 1:35 military to 1:25 autos. Used this one to experiment on different techniques. The paint job orange peeled a bit but I am just saying the 80s rocker got a cheap paint job to go with his stick on hood scoop. Played around with the interior a lot. Iron Maiden seat covers, McDonalds trash, scratch built speaker box and the biggest cassette tape collection possible. This was fun and I learned a lot for future builds.
  11. Found a new way to carpet the floor. Never used flocking so can't compare but so far I like the way mine are turning out. What I have done is take one of those dryer sheets from doing laundry, cut it to shape and coat one side with spay glue. Press it into place. Be careful though as the spray glue will saturate and make it sticky on top as well. Then after it dries, it can be painted. I'll try to get some pictures of how it looks.
  12. In a previous life as a leather worker I found clear plastic they use for the little windows in wallets that works really well for scale models. It is thicker than what you might find otherwise but flexible and will curve well.
  13. Long time military modeller now getting back into it, only with cars. Making things shine and new instead of greasy and old has thrown a new wrinkle into things but so far so good.
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