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  1. How are the tires and mold quality? Flash etc?
  2. Hey guys, months ago I purchased a 70 challenger flat hood for the 1/24 RM kit and some other items from a well known caster. They had numerous pinholes in them and I painted and used one piece and it came out fine since they were under the surface. I only recently prepped the hood and it seems like much more work than its worth. Im not sure what some of you would do. I dont buy much resin parts so I wouldn't know what is acceptable and what is trash. This caster has always seemed to have good reviews on his items. It did fit well at least. I was just trying to fill in the holes with dabs of tamiya primer. I'm just frustrated right now, if anyone knows who else makes one, let me know, thanks
  3. Wishful thinking but it would be nice if this was a 2 n 1 with the badman parts. Hopefully with matching rear wheels
  4. Does anyone have the story on that? I'd like to learn what happened
  5. Does anyone know if the AMT 77 wagon hood and grille fit on the MPC 78?
  6. I always have a hard time with the 1mm. Seems to always clog for me. Or should I buy a new tip?
  7. MPC turtle wax van, but yeah, round2 would occasionally include clear and colored glass
  8. Someone posted the flasher set
  9. The one on the box art looks oversized though, like those MPC custom parts from the early 70s haha
  10. Thanks for all the replies, guys. When I used to build 15 years ago I would let the color flash and put down clear, and I just got back into the hobby last year and read some stories that if I didn't let the base dry enough, the clear could crack over time ( I'm guessing due to different drying rates, and I do have some older cars that did this) so I've been being a little cautious. But now I'll have to take a better look into my methods, and I'll post if I figure out what happened to the gold paint
  11. I do it to remove dust, etc. I would love to minimize washing bodies but I'd like to learn what other guys do. Gotta use the search function sometime
  12. Yes, I know this too well. Thats why I'll lay a coat of clear before sanding
  13. Oh and hawaii tap water is heavy in minerals etc so that might be something too? We get water spots very easily
  14. These are some pictures from a few days before, with the first coat of clear. It looked really good and the spots came out afterwards. Also using a food dehydrator I only think its tarnishing because back when I was a kid my gold cars would tarnish because I didn't use clear Wondering if I should clear the car without washing it beforehand. I always wash and use hair dryer to remove dust, etc. If there's a better way I'd love to try. This is why I rarely 2 tone cars too
  15. Anyone know why I'm getting these reactions with gold cars? Doesn't matter what brand paint. This is Tamiya rattle can but its happened with Rustoleum too. The only thing in common is Mr Hobby clear. I think the gold may be tarnishing.. I would spray color, let it dry. Wash with dawn and clearcoat, wet sand and more clear. It looked perfect for a day or two at the end and these came up Kinda bummers but I'm not gonna redo it
  16. But with the Gofers, you get the regular front tires too
  17. The side panel on the original box claims working front suspension. I dont see how it would work I always thought this kit looked really cool though. Nice to see the posable wheels
  18. You shouldve hid the other 3 so they'll be there for you to buy them haha
  19. Are they any good? Anything to be aware of?
  20. From what I see, they're 3d printed bodies. He has a YouTube channel ( "too many projects") so you can take a closer look at some of them
  21. Ah I was wondering if anyone had one of these in hand. Is it near production kit quality? /fitment? Looks really good
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