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About kitbash1

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  • Birthday 01/03/1958

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  • Location Pickering, Ontario, Canada
  • Full Name Douglas Graves

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  1. kitbash1 added a post in a topic Tamiya clear question.   

    I use a dehydrator to cure all the different paint types that I spray. After 24 hours in the heat, I clear coat my Tamiya paint with Tamiya clear. Never had any problems.
  2. kitbash1 added a post in a topic new for 2018   

    There are 106 miles to Chicago, we have a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark and we're wearing Sunglasses... 
  3. kitbash1 added a post in a topic new for 2018   

    How's about a Winnebago ? We got a herd of Winnebago's, we're giving them away... 
  4. kitbash1 added a post in a topic new for 2018   

    A 55 Olds Super 88 2 Door would be nice.
  5. kitbash1 added a post in a topic A Modeler does a TED Talk on making miniatures   

    Thank you for sharing this.
  6. kitbash1 added a post in a topic Reliable Resin?   

    My story.
    My first time ordering from him went well, got my order in three weeks, all my order was excellent quality. My second order with him was the order from hell. Multiple emails and phone calls, always the same excuse, waiting for resin, too many orders to fill and got behind, I'm very sick and will get your stuff done in two weeks. Yada, yada, yada. Well after almost two years of waiting and endless excuses, I wrote a very nasty sarcastic post on this site. Boy did I get his attention. The next day he called me and was pissed at me that I called him out in this site. But my post also got the attention of our Harry and he went to bat for me with him.A deal was struck, and I had my order within 30 days of Harry's intervention. Lesson learned, no more orders to RR, and I will always be indebted to Harry for his help. RIP my friend, you are missed.
  7. kitbash1 added a post in a topic I may be nuts,but...   

    Prepare to be assimilated...
  8. kitbash1 added a post in a topic My next modeling project... Maybe.   

    Well, I got word today that my offer to purchase was accepted by the vendor. Just have to go and pay for her and start getting the paperwork together for Canada Customs, then figure out how to get her home.
  9. kitbash1 added a post in a topic My next modeling project... Maybe.   

    Thanks for the feed-back guy's. The car comes with the original steelies and hubcaps as well as the large center part of the grill. The wheels that are on it now are from a Buick Wildcat. I had the vendor email me a shot of the build plate, and the colours that are on it now are the factory colours it was built with. The colours are Bronze and Polar White, although it looks like cream to me. If I do get the car the first thing I'm going to look for are a set of rear wheel skirts.
  10. kitbash1 added a topic in General   

    My next modeling project... Maybe.
    Along with my passion for building model cars, I'm also in to 1:1 cars. I'm big into Oldsmobile's and I've come across this old girl. Shes a 1955 Holiday 88 2 Dr, with a 324 cid with a 2 barrel carb and a 4 speed automatic. The cars from Arizona and is rust free and solid. The motor needs a bit of TLC, but it runs good and drives very well for a 63 year old car. The only thing that is off about this car is the colours. The two tone Brown and Cream needs to go. The next time I go to see the seller I'm going to take a photo of the build plate and go on line and decode the numbers and see if the colours that are on her are correct .If all goes to plan, I should have her in my garage by mid October and get some engine work done over the winter so she'll be ready for the cruise season next spring.  

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  11. kitbash1 added a post in a topic Any other people from Canada?   

    Pickering here.
  12. kitbash1 added a post in a topic Another Russian retro-classic-sports limited production piece   

    I think that it has potential., it just need a bit of refinement in a few places. Interior looks nice.
  13. kitbash1 added a post in a topic This is why the wife doesn't shop with me......   

    Not a Hammond B3, but you could pump out some rather cool jazz on that thing.
  14. kitbash1 added a post in a topic How does your family deal?   

    My wife still say's that I've gone to play with my toys. I always shoot back that at lest I have a hobby, unlike her father who's hobby was smoking and drinking and just being an all round jackass. So, I have zero support from family.
  15. kitbash1 added a post in a topic Large kit/promo collection going up for auction - low opening bids   

    There is some really nice collectibles up for bids. But as Mr. Obsessive said, I need more kits like a hole in my head.