carrucha

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  • Location San Jose, CA
  • Full Name Hector Sanchez

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  1. carrucha added a post in a topic 1937 Chevy Business Coupe   

    Good job.  Nice color choice.
  2. carrucha added a post in a topic AMT Meyers Manx   

    Very sharp  Good job.
  3. carrucha added a post in a topic Venetian Blinds?   

    I made a set for my 1939 Chevy 4-door sedan and 1951 Chevy Fleetline from thin sheet styrene.  The problem with using thin sheet styrene is that the blinds bow and looks off.  It's something that I am going to have to figure out.
  4. carrucha added a post in a topic ´34 Ford Pickup   

    Looks good.  Nice choice of grille. 
  5. carrucha added a post in a topic ´29 Ford Pickup.   

    Looks sharp.  Well built and finished.
  6. carrucha added a post in a topic Monogram Deuce   

    Cool deuce.  Nice period look.
  7. carrucha added a post in a topic Revell 1948 Ford Woody   

    Cool woody.  The body color contrasts well with the wood.
  8. carrucha added a post in a topic How About A Call Out For The Old Time Hobby Shops   

    In my area the oldest hobby shop would be Sheldon's Hobbies.  They specialize in R/C cars but they carry a decent inventory of model car kits and finishing supplies.  They have been in business since the late 1950's.  Last October the other long time hobby shop, D&J Hobby closed up for good after 30 plus years in business.
  9. carrucha added a post in a topic Alclad Chrome - ARRRRGGHHH!!!!!   

    Last year I used Alclad on a set of valve covers.  I used Testors enamel gloss black as a base and allowed it to cure for at least a week.  I then airbrushed Alclad in thin coats at a low air pressure.  You need to check the progress after each coat until you reached the finish you want.  Once it seems to look like chrome, stop.  Any more coats will ruin the chrome finish.  You might be tempted to add another coat to make it more like kit chrome but don't.  This process takes a while. Take your time and don't rush it.   I was surprised that it took me 30-45 minutes to paint a set of valve covers.  You need to remember that the best Alclad finish will never be as good as kit chrome.
  10. carrucha added a post in a topic Now Harry can't complain anymore!!   

    Nice solution.  The lack of door mirrors on some kits can be frustrating.
  11. carrucha added a post in a topic 62 Bel Air 409   

    Good job.  I wish I could finish a build in 10 days.  The red interior really pops against the silver body.
  12. carrucha added a post in a topic Hobby Lobby Clearance in Glendale AZ store   

    I went to Hobby Lobby last Friday in Morgan Hill, CA and found the same kits listed in this topic on clearance.  Good deals.
  13. carrucha added a post in a topic who you going to call   

    Nice build.  I am going to have to get me one of these kits.
  14. carrucha added a post in a topic 1977 Monte Carlo   

    Very sharp.  Good job making a snap kit look nice.
  15. carrucha added a post in a topic 1957 Ford's - 7 Different Versions   

    Very impressive collection. Thanks for sharing.