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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. 46 lincoln coupe

    Excellent workmanship! And it looks great!
  2. Porsche 904 Indy

    Gutsy project - keep up the good work!
  3. Ferrari 275P/360M Restorod

    A lot of great work!
  4. Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano(Fujimi)

    Very realistic!
  5. Ferrari 288 GTO Fujimi EM

    Well done!
  6. Studebaker Atlantic custom concept

  7. Body putty

    I second Mr. Engwer: Bondo Pro is very easy to use; varying the mix ratio just affects hardening time - I haven't had a problem, so anyone can use it. Be aware, it is softer than styrene, even softer than resin.
  8. Mold release?

    I've made a huge number (hundreds) of RTV molds (Permatex) using about a 70/30 mixture of mineral spirits and petroleum jelly on the object to be duplicated. I do let it dry before applying the RTV. This leaves a nice, thin, even coat of petroleum jelly on the master. This also works well as a mold release for poured resin, which I use if the mold has thin projections that might break.
  9. Bondo one part putty is basically thick lacquer paint; as such, it will bite into paint and styrene. It has to gas out to dry, and so will shrink. Except for very thin applications, I use Bondo professional two part. It is a little softer than styrene, even when fully hardened, which I like.
  10. BMW Isetta custom

    Altogether excellent!
  11. 48 Ford Custom Coupe x 2

    Two great builds!
  12. Tamiya Laferrari - Bronze Matte

    Looks so real!
  13. Dune Rod

    Just remembered: The tail lights are cast from white CR-300 (as are the tires, wheels and radiator), coated with a Molotov chrome pen and then detailed with clear red paint. BTW, I brush-painted almost everything (except the chassis and interior, sprayed flat black by the original builder). There are a few things I would now do differently, including: raise the body-stiffening bar behind the headrests to also serve as a roll bar; fill the mufflers before gluing them in.