Ben

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About Ben

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  • Birthday 05/08/1967

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  • Website URL http://public.fotki.com/lotso/

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  • Scale I Build All scales

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  • Location San Antonio, Tx.
  • Full Name Ben Wicker

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  1. Ben added a post in a topic Moebius 67-72 Ford Pick-up news   

    I would hold the hood under very hot water, not boiling but as hot as you can get it out of the tap. While holding it under the hot water twist it in the opposite direction of the warp, going a little further then you need to. Then, while still holding it in that position, run it under cold water. This will relax the molecules in the plastic and allow it to go back to shape. You may have to do it a couple times.
  2. Ben added a post in a topic AMC Gremlin Street Freak / Gasser late 70's ShowCar   

    Beautiful!! Nice work!!
  3. Ben added a post in a topic Help identifying a part   

    Yeah, what Mike said! :)
  4. Ben added a post in a topic Shocking news!   

    I have not seen a Dremel yet that will turn as slow as this drill does. It is geared very low so as not to melt the plastic as it drills.
  5. Ben added a post in a topic Looking for these NASCAR wheels   

    Those wheels came in quite a few of the monogram 1/24 stock car kits.
  6. Ben added a post in a topic Smokey & the Bandit truck color?   

    OK I was just messaging back-and-forth with Brad Wike. The guy that built the most accurate real replica of the Smokey and the Bandit Kenworth. He said the truck is not coffee brown, it is black. It was painted to match the Trans Am. He had even confirmed it when he built his replica from the guy that painted the original trailer.
  7. Ben added a post in a topic Shocking news!   

    Yes, I bought mine off EBay. It came from Hong Kong. Took about ten days to reach me.
  8. Ben added a post in a topic Shocking news!   

    That little tube is a clear grease for lubricating the internal moving parts.
  9. Ben added a post in a topic Shocking news!   

  10. Ben added a post in a topic Shocking news!   

    LOL, my buddies always tease me because I have 10,000 projects that I have started but I never finish anything. I proved them wrong today! LOL
  11. Ben added a post in a topic Shocking news!   

    If you don't have one of these, get one! They are really nice! Lots of torque surprisingly! It's very well built too! :)
  12. Ben added a topic in General   

    Shocking news!
    Ok, I don't want to scare anyone! Are you sitting down?? Today at 12:30 PM, I, Ben Wicker............actually finished a model!! It's true!!
    For anyone thinking of getting one of these, there are two upgrades I recommend. First, the main bearing in the drill is plastic, it can be replaced with an actual sealed bearing from the RC car co. Traxxas, part number 4611.
    Also, in order to use really small drill bits, you'll need to get the Dremel collet, part number 483



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  13. Ben added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    Aluminum radiator with fan or fans?
    Who sells a detail, resin, radiator and electric fan set that replicate a modern, Be Cool type aluminum radiator with electric fans?
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  14. Ben added a post in a topic Fine point paint marker?   

    Thanks guys, this information is very helpful! I'm actually wanting them to paint the raised areas on vector wheels. I plan on shooting the wheel semi gloss black and then using the marker to paint the raised areas, silver.
  15. Ben added a post in a topic Fine point paint marker?   

    What is the name brand? Are they "chrome", "aluminum" or just "silver"?