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  1. Consider removing the dust cap as well then you could just replace the whole center , I'd imagine a plain old hole punch would be pretty close to the size you'd need which you could add the lugs to before gluing the center back in .
  2. That dash looks much harder but doable .
  3. For this conversion I simply made straight cuts of equal size and swapped the glove box for the dash panel this was not a think piece as the dash was pretty symmetrical .
  4. Jeff is good , he's not building much these days .
  5. Here's an excellent video that breaks it down
  6. I don't even know what to do with all of the trophys but they're fun to find . I can't remember which revell kit it was but there was one that had some very nice heather detail it was impressive for the time maybe the original attempt 1 kit or a Roth kit ...
  7. I just checked a couple of kits I thought came with a helmet or two and realized I don't remember or the newer releases I have on hand don't have them anymore . I think the AMT 1963 corvette has one . Finding those little extras in kits is one of the things I've always enjoyed I'd bet someone would just give you one if ya asked , but be specific the ones I have pictured look mostly the same but there's some subtle differences .
  8. I was going through my parts doing a little prep for future projects and came across a pocket of helmets . How many helmets do you have floating around ? Any favorites ?
  9. I think a light box is more about diffusing the light rather than aiming the light . I'd recommend trying different colored poster board as a backdrop set up like a skate ramp with diffused lights around it instead of a box . Here's a link to over 15 years worth of pic taking advice which includes light box construction .
  10. I found these in the ol parts bin they scale to about 14in but look like they were from a 1/32nd scale something . If you think they'll work I'd be happy to send them your way
  11. Thank you . I scratch built the rack out of brass .
  12. Those are the kit flares , all I've done to the body is paint it .
  13. When Amt released this kit I was pretty excited . I thought it was the original AMT rabbit as the box art was so close . I received this kit as a birthday gift when I actually saw the box and opened it up I was a little disappointed. Not because this kit is bad but rather it wasn't what I thought it was . Honestly the subaru brat , vw scirocco , Meyers Manx etc . The OG rabbit seemed a logical expectation . I wanted the amt kit to build a desert racer based on the hot wheels Hare Splitter . That's still the plan but this kit became the rough draft and a slump buster and a reason to try something new .
  14. When I was 4 or 5 ( mid 70s ) my dad worked at a group home that had a canteen that had some display models one was the revell 56 pickup with opening doors they used Terry cloth cut to shape for the interior . I know it doesn't help much but thanks for jogging the memory , it's weird what we remember.
  15. Thanks guys . I have access to a laser cutter , outside of those tool organizers I have complete writers block on what I could do with it . I figured something along the lines of basic open trailers or different fonts of signage letters . But those seem a little basic for the technology . I like the idea of putting the paper model technique onto plastic and that diner looks cool .
  16. I'm looking for laser cut ideas . Are there any laser cut kits or accessories out there ? Or laser cut tools you'd recommend ?
  17. I had a bunch of loose vintage decals that outgrew the cigar box they were in . I got some card stock , a non permanent gluestick, and acid free photo protectors glued the decals to the card stock cut the cardstock to size and put them in the protectors and those went in to a 3 ring binder . It works well but the weight of the entire package means the binders have to be stored laying down rather than upright library style .
  18. My 16 yo likes to build models . Enjoys tuner and supercars and more modern cars . His favorite car is the subaru BRZ . He airbrushes and uses spray cans . We have an NNL event that he's attended most years since he was 3 or 4 . Most adults at the show are very encouraging and he's gotten some pretty good deals on kits . Three things that are negatives for him are 1. Hobby supplies add up quickly $$$$ 2. Patience is hard to master , he's definitely getting better and recognizes when he takes the time the model turns out markedly better . 3. He is not as interested in hotrods and muscle cars so model shows aren't always a great information/idea sharing/motivating scene that they could be . Frankly it's a bit disheartening to read fellow hobbyists judge how people should spend their freetime and it literally can take just one of those talking out loud to ruin it for a kid .
  19. I'm not familiar with that kit so this is a general suggestion . Where the axle mounts I'd glue a plastic tube or rod that has been cut to the appropriate angle for the camber then to the wheel I'd attach a brass tube or rod that will fit in or around the plastic tube or rod . I'd use the different materials so the two don't get glued together and it will still roll .
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