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gman

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About gman

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  • Birthday 07/04/1967

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  • Location Vancouver BC
  • Full Name Greg Peters

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  1. gman added a post in a topic Next Meng Kit Announced - How About a Jeep?   

    I have a JKU as well, but will be able to summon enough enthusiasm for the JK that I'll probably buy one. Glad they chose a 10A version to kit.
  2. gman added a post in a topic 32 Five Window - Traditional Style   

    Beautiful- nice period piece, extremely well-executed. 
  3. gman added a post in a topic REVELL 66 BERB   

    That is perfect- the only thing missing is a rear 3/4 shot
  4. gman added a post in a topic '51 Chev Fleetline Deluxe Restoration   

    https://www.scalemotorsport.com/wizard-of-o-s-no-3.html
    ^^ something like this might work if the sheet has a ring of the correct size
  5. gman added a post in a topic '48 Ford mild custom-- body painted and foiled, 9/7   

    Thanks, looks really good. You might say it's a perfect match for your '48
  6. gman added a post in a topic '48 Ford mild custom-- body painted and foiled, 9/7   

    That does look good- what paint/color did you use?
  7. gman added a post in a topic 37 Ford street rod   

    Beautiful- nice job.
  8. gman added a post in a topic 1948 Aerosedan - Metalic Paint Issues   

    Not necessarily- some enamels intended for 1:1 automotive use could still contain thinners hotter than a hobby lacquer can withstand. Does Scale Finishes recommend a specific primer for use with their paints?
    Failing direction from the paint supplier, a good automotive lacquer-based primer (Duplicolor, Plastikote) would likely hold up well. Spray some test panels on a junk body with mist coats and a wet coat to see if that sorts things out.
  9. gman added a post in a topic 1948 Aerosedan - Metalic Paint Issues   

    Lacquer paints work in a specific way- they mechanically bond to the previous coat (be it the primer, or another color coat) by melting the previous coat. It looks like your wet coat was a little too hot, and that melted the primer and the plastic underneath as you waited for the solvent to gas off, allowing the grain of the bare plastic as-molded to show through into your colour coat. 
    You could strip it and start from scratch, you could sand it and re-apply primer, or you could sand the color coat and mist on a few more light coats on top and let them cure, and then hit it with a few more mist coats plus a wet coat that hopefully won't bit into the previous coats and bring the grain of the plastic through to the surface again. Was your primer compatible with the top coat you used?
  10. gman added a post in a topic '64 Dodge 330   

    Thanks for that- will look for one to add to the modelling toolbox
  11. gman added a post in a topic '64 Dodge 330   

    What kind of pen is it? :interested:
  12. gman added a post in a topic R&M of Maryland   

    Also by phone. Great products.
  13. gman added a post in a topic Late 40's Traditional '29 Ford Roadster on '32 Rails   

    The natural look of your finished "A V-8" belies all the work it took to get it that way- great job!
  14. gman added a post in a topic New from MAD (Morgan Automotive Detail)--1948 Ford Tudor Sedan resin transkit   

    I've wanted one of those forever- was looking at one on modelroundup.com (Hendrix Manufacturing IIRC) but something looked a little "off", including the price tag .
    Checked Morgan Automotive Detail's site and didn't see it listed.
  15. gman added a post in a topic Do any resin casters off these Centerline wheels in 1/25 or 1/24?   

     
    If you want the first ones in styrene, they were included in the "Hot Rod" boxed version of the Revell Model A pickup- minus the spinners. 
    http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/k1IAAOSw241YUt-u/s-l300.jpg
    That was a dark time for Revell- quality of parts and chrome was pretty bad, but with some clean up might serve as a "roll your own" resin master.