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About GerN

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  • Scale I Build 1/24, 1/43

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  • Location Bel Air, MD
  • Full Name Gerald Nielsen

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  1. GerN added a post in a topic '35 Mercedes Benz Hot Rod - "Mad'am"- Update 10/04/17 Page 2   

    Viper V10?  With Lamborghini help, befitting its tractor start.
  2. GerN added a post in a topic 1959 Ferrari 250 GT Passo Corto (SWB)   

    http://www.italianhorses.net/DB/db.htm is a great resource by Alex Kustov for Ferrari kits, just in case you are looking for another.  BTW, excellent build.
  3. GerN added a post in a topic AMT 1939 Station Wagonrod   

    Yeah, better as a wagon - good work.
  4. GerN added a post in a topic AMT Studebaker Avanti 1963   

  5. GerN added a post in a topic Those that have done resin casting; what is your favorite casting resin?   

    I only cast parts for myself, in one-part molds usually, so I'm a low-volume user.  I want a resin with very low VOC, or offensive odors, and one that is easy to carve, but reasonably strong for bodies.  Also, one which does not spoil before I can use it.  I've tried Alumalite, Smooth-On and MicroMark.  I prefer MicroMark 300CR, as it satisfies my requirements.  I've read that Smooth-On and Micromark come from the same source, but my experience is that S-O goes bad much quicker.
  6. GerN added a post in a topic Fujimi Ferrari 288 GTO Variants?   

    Here is a good source of Italian car kit info:  http://www.italianhorses.net/DB/250 Series.htm#250 is for the Ferrari 250, for example.
  7. GerN added a post in a topic Ferrari 250 GTO (10/16 UPDATE)   

    Many companies have offered kits of the 250.  Here is a very good list and critiques:  http://www.italianhorses.net/DB/250 Series.htm#250 
  8. GerN added a post in a topic Posting photos to the forum   

    I've had no problems using "choose files" to attach photos.  I do usually reduce to 40 to 70 KB data size of photos in GIMP before posting them.  
    http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/topic/126339-c4-vette-custom-082/  is an example.
  9. GerN added a post in a topic 1936 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Cabriolet B - The Old Italeri Kit After Some Improvements * * * Plus Tutorial: Better Treads for Styrene Tires (complete)   

    Excellent in all ways!  I completely agree about styrene tires - I often cast tires for my model cars, particularly to allow modifications.  And styrene or resin tires can be painted.
  10. GerN added a post in a topic C4 Vette custom ($0.82)   

    The first picture is after I cut out a hood opening and superglued the front end on.  It shows a bit of the overzealous glue application from the original build.  I'd love to hear from other custom builders (Are you there Bill Stillwagon?);  I'm already planning to extend the grille upper lip about 2 mm.  I'm wondering about the extreme undercut on the sides:  should I fill it to match up with the front better?
  11. GerN added a topic in On The Workbench   

    C4 Vette custom ($0.82)
    This little project was inspired by the August 1987 issue of Scale Auto Enthusiast which I found in my basement.  It focuses on Vettes and even includes some custom builds.  I recently got an AMT/Ertl C4 glue bomb body and interior for $0.82 and of course I had to start the butchery.  Warning:  I'll probably never get this past the primer stage (but with all necessary subassemblies), as usual.  I wanted to do something to the nose and roof primarily.  Then I decided the faux Ferrari cut line/trim strip had to go.  So here it is:

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  12. GerN added a post in a topic Toyotas   

    ARII Toyota 2000 GT - motor-ready curbside, RHD only
  13. GerN added a post in a topic 1964 Studebaker Avanti (DONE)   

      http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/topic/117564-a-studebaker-story-phase-two-the-hawk/  I think is what you want
  14. GerN added a post in a topic 1964 Studebaker Avanti (DONE)   

    site:modelcarsmag.com Studebaker gt hawk   might find it.  This is a good way to google-search a specific web site.
  15. GerN added a post in a topic Nissan R34 Z-Tune - Tamiya 1/24