Jump to content
Model Cars Magazine Forum


  • Posts

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Posts posted by notfastenuff

  1. I just wanted to pass this along. I didn't see anything about it. Was a pretty good little show last year. The boys and I enjoyed it a lot. There were some crazy builds there, and we got some really good deals. Got info from their Facebook page here: Knoxville Scale Modelers Association.

    Edit: I noticed that when you look at their Facebook page, it's mostly military. There are a LOT of cars that show up for the show.

  2. Went to the Smokey Mtn. Mini Con in Knoxville, Tn today. Took the family and really enjoyed it. It wasn't as big as the Cookeville show, but still worth the trip. There were a lot of nice contest entries, including a few from Cookeville. Still LOVE that blue 57 Chevy. I'll try to get pictures uploaded to photobucket and a link put up.

    Anyone else from here go? Met a handful of people. We all had a good time.

  3. Their 23" empty rims might work, but I need 6. What I'm wanting to do is put semi wheels on dually that I'm building, but I need a really low profile tire. That's why I was asking about making some.

    Thought...what about using that brush on electrical tape, and rolling another tire over it right before it fully set up to add a tread pattern. Has anyone tired this? I've got lots of wheels, but no tires. (those kits that come with 2 sets of wheels and one set of tires really frustrate me)

    Thanks for the reply Zuk.

  4. After all... there are only so many old cars still left, and they ain't makin' any more of 'em!

    Not to sound like a smart a@@, but actually, they are. Here's one example. I own 4 classic/antique cars and one truck. I have mixed feelings on this topic. If it's a rare car, (Hemi, COPO, odd options, low prod. numbers) then by all means restore it. My '69 Camaro hardtop is the opposite side of that statement. It is a base model, no option, non-numbers matching car. It's getting the full protouring treatment. My wife's '69 Camaro 'vert is the opposite. It's an all original survivor that I'll upgrade with original parts, but it's not getting modernized. Nothing that I do to it cannot be put back to stock.

    At the end of the day, there's no right or wrong answer. It comes down to each owner. It's a shame to see a nice, original car hacked to pieces (tubbed cars/pro street cars come to mind). The saddest thing is what Barrett Jackson has done to the collector car hobby. Go try to buy a rusted out shell. Good luck.

  5. Hey guys. I coulda swore I told you guys that I picked up some stuff, but it's not here. My brain left after this week. :) Actually, I know I did. I listed what I could find locally, and Abe replied. The internets ate my post...

    Anyway, I picked up Dynatron DYNA-deLITE for a filler and Dupli-color primer sealer for primer. Am I finally getting back on the right track? They also had a Bondo Professional glaze and the same kind of filler. Should I have gotten them? Thanks guys.

  6. Hey guys. Do you mind if I jump in and semi-hijack this thread? I've checked locally and my choices in less than gallon size are limited, too. I can find plain ole Bondo, Bondo Professional, Bondo Professional Glaze, and Dynatron Dynalite. I know some of those were brought up, but which is gonna be best to use in small amounts? I don't wanna waste a bunch just to fill something really small. Also, I couldn't remember the name of the Dynatron stuff, and while searching for it, I ran across an Everclear putty in the same funny shaped bottle as the Bondo Pro Glaze. Is there any chance they'd be the same stuff? Thanks a bunch!

  7. Hi Dave. Beautifully sweet build. I find it greatly ironic that I run across this thread today. Yesterday I was watching a RM classic car auction with my family. My wife and mother were going on and on about the Duesenburgs, Auburns, Cords, and so on. These are all cars that in stock form are works of art, but do nothing for me, which I told them. They thought I was crazy. I went on to tell them that if I could own one, it would have to be customized. No vehicle should be left stock, which is just my opinion. I think you did a fantastic job of exactly what I was telling them. I will be showing them this thread, and thank you for sharing your work of art with us.


  8. Hi guys. I finally broke down and got an airbrush and compressor. I picked up an Iwata Eclipse brush and their Sprint Jet compressor. I got tired of screwing up my paint jobs with rattle cans. (I've apparently lost my touch with age :P I'm not really sure where to begin. What kind of primers work well with what kinds of paints and then clears? Please keep in mind, I have no LHS. I have WalMart and Hobby Lobby. Thanks ahead of time.

    PS: I've done a search for "airbrush" and read what comes up for it, but I couldn't find anything that addresses which primer work with which paints and which clears. Thanks!

  9. I don't know if they're trying to be the least bit realistic on this or not, but here's another thought. (remember, I don't know jack about how fast planes fly) A gallon a fuel weighs app. 6 pounds. 15200 gallons of fuel would come out to 91200 lbs. of fuel. That seems like an astronomical amount of weight. I'm wondering if they got carried away with the 0s, and it's supposed to be 1500 gallons. With that line of thinking, the approximate answer becomes C: 300. Just a thought.

  • Create New...