bbowser

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About bbowser

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  • Birthday 08/06/1954

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  • Scale I Build 1/24-1/25

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  • Location Green Mountains
  • Full Name Bruce Bowser

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  1. bbowser added a post in a topic The Black Cobra   

    I like it!  Just a dab of clear red on the taillights would really finish it off.
  2. bbowser added a post in a topic 2006 Dodge Magnum SRT8   

    I always liked the Magnum, but apparently not enough others did to keep it alive.  That thing is sinister in black, very nice work.
  3. bbowser added a post in a topic AMT 1923 Delivery Van   

    Great job, I really like this!
  4. bbowser added a post in a topic Viper ACR   

    That's cool, looks mean in black!
  5. bbowser added a post in a topic 1993 #24 Lumina Paint Questions   

    Decals won't adhere to a flat finish, they need a smooth, glossy surface to stick well.  Therefore you need to spray the red first, then lay down a gloss coat before applying decals.  Some folks then put another coat of clear over the decals to seal them but I never have.  If you decide to, test first to make sure the clear your using is compatible with the decals.
    Just a thought, you may want to tackle something a little simpler than the #24 for practice.  That is not an easy scheme to complete, FWIW.
  6. bbowser added a post in a topic Maserati Birdcage Tipo 61   

    Just goes to show, never throw anything away!   Great model, I wish someone would do this one in styrene.
  7. bbowser added a post in a topic 1993 #24 Lumina Paint Questions   

    I did a #24 using fluorescent red, it's flat so you'll need to clear coat it after so the decals will stick.
  8. bbowser added a post in a topic Dodge Charger   

    That is awesome, great detailing.  Your WIP was very informative.
  9. bbowser added a post in a topic 1958 Chevy Delray - Ann Arbor Police   

    Or Woody Hayes!  I really like this, always like seeing the lower trim models being replicated.
  10. bbowser added a post in a topic Delage D8 SS   

    LOL I'll have to keep that in mind!  It's been a long time since high school French class, I'll have to do some i'net research 
  11. bbowser added a post in a topic Delage D8 SS   

    Thank you Harry.  I know you don't do 1/24 but there are some interesting subjects in these old Heller kits.  I have the Delahaye (as well as the fire engine), a 540K Mercedes, and the blower Bentley on the shelf. There are others I'm looking to snag on eBay.
  12. bbowser added a post in a topic Delage D8 SS   

    Thanks Dann, yes they are decals.  They were very old so I coated them with Microset before application.
  13. bbowser added a post in a topic Delage D8 SS   

    Thanks Matt!  The front fenders fit pretty well, it was the hood that gave me fits.  The chrome strip down the middle is too thick and wouldn't let the hood sit on the cowl correctly.  There was some pain and suffering (and bad language) before I got it to fit, kinda.  Good to know about the Delahaye, I have that one in the pile for the future.
  14. bbowser added a topic in Under Glass   

    Delage D8 SS
    My first attempt at a Heller kit, I must say I'm impressed.  Aside from the multi-piece body and the odd molded-in-clear interior panels it went together pretty well.  Not a huge number of parts but the engine is fairly detailed, especially the carbs, and the working steering is quite in scale.  I've got some more of these in the stash for the coming months.  Comments welcome, thanks for looking.






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  15. bbowser added a topic in NASCAR   

    1952 Fabulous Hudson Hornet
    My second Moebius Hudson, aftermarket decals - I can't remember where I got them.  I really love this kit, it goes together so well.  Comments welcome, thanks for looking.





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