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About Bainford

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  1. Line-o-tape pinstripe tape

    For a good thin pinstripe, go with the 1/64". That scales out to about 3/8" in scale, which is still pretty thick, but as close as you're going to get with a tape, and it does look pretty good.
  2. License Plate Making?

    I've used the ACME plates a few times. I print some test plates, resizing in word until they print out at the right scale size. When I get the size right I print out a few, cut them out and glue them to a piece of flattened beer can aluminium with Future. Once dry, I cut the aluminium plate close to the plate image, then coat the whole thing with more Future. Sometimes, if the Futured paper image has a texture, I will sand it smooth with fine sandpaper, apply another coat of Future, then glue the plate to the model, usually with CA.
  3. In need of help repairing a car badge

    Back in the 80s I had a buddy with Ford Granada that had a 351 with the 4 spd OD trans. He fit an interior and body parts from a Lincoln Versailles (same chassis), basically creating a manual shift Lincoln.
  4. I used to paint in the laundry room (mega lint), and now I paint in the basement entrance-way where the cat's litter box is. Polishing is my friend.
  5. Why??

    If this was a nice car that was ravaged by a wild fire, then I would have to imagine there are usable or restorable chassis and under hood parts. Anything cast iron will be usable. Many heavy gauge steel parts would be restorable. The hood may have shielded bits from the most intense heat. When doing a full, concourse restoration, even some of the hard to find factory fasteners will be very useful.
  6. Johan 72 Torino stuff

    Yes, I'm well aware of that. I never said I was going to use the chassis from the '70. The '72 kit has a chassis. The frame just needs to be cut free from it. The '70 will give up its engine & drive train as well as other bits and details.
  7. Johan 72 Torino stuff

    If they mess the body up as bad as they did on the '74, then it won't matter if they do the '72. I'll be kitbashing my JoHan '72 with a Revell '70, whenever I get around to it.
  8. 76 AMC Gremlin

    Very clean appearance. It has a serious period look, just screaming mid 70s. Very cool, I love it.
  9. 39 Chevy Sedan Delivery - Foghorn Leghorn

    Excellent weathering. Very realistic depiction of old, cracked and weathered paint. Looks great with those wheels, too. Nicely done.
  10. Monogram Lotus Esprit Turbo US version

    Don't fettle those panel gaps too well. It IS a Lotus, after all.
  11. Effective Paint/Decal Stripper

    The shiny stuff comes off quickly, but it will barely touch the clear lacquer under coat. It's the same with most 'recommended' chrome strippers. There is little point in stripping the shiney stuff if you can't remove the detail hiding clear under coat.
  12. Monogram Lotus Esprit Turbo US version

    Looks like a cool project. Are you starting with the Monogram Sport 300 kit?
  13. P.E. benders

    You'll like it. I have The Nutter set and it comes in very handy. It comes with hex sizes of 0.5 mm, 1.0 mm, and 1.5 mm. What I really need is 0.75 mm, the perfect size for 1/24 scale lug nuts. I need to order a spare set of hex tips so I can modify them for sizes not currently available.
  14. Don Garlits Swamp Rat VI

    Very cool. Big's diggers always looked so sinister. Nice build.
  15. Well thank you very much for that. I have a 1/24 scale motorcycle scratch build im gathering ideas and materials for, and the one thing I can’t work out is a decent chain. Problem solved!! Many thanks.