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

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  1. Ben added a post in a topic Painting the vector wheels   

    Here's what I'm thinking on the finned wheels in the A-Team van kit. I'm thinking of stripping the chrome and then shooting the wheels with a bright red enamel. Then, after the enamel cures, I could brush paint some flat black, acrylic paint into the recesses and then, with a damp Q-tip, wipe the top surface of all the spokes clean, exposing the red paint. 
  2. Ben added a post in a topic Painting the vector wheels   

    I'm actually asking this, not only for the vector wheels, but also for the finned aluminum wheels found in the A-Team van kit. I'm really not wanting to paint the red over black, as it would need to be thick to be bright red.
  3. Ben added a post in a topic Painting the vector wheels   

    Very good ideas guys, I'll think about each one. Thanks!
  4. Ben added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    Painting the vector wheels
    Hey guys, does anyone here have a trick for painting the vector wheels with spray paint? I know they can be painted with brush but I would rather have a smooth even finish that is produced by spray. Just wondering if there is a way to mask them off?

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  5. Ben added a post in a topic General Lee that I would like to build   

    I wonder if anyone is offering resin copies of the Eckler wheels found in those AMT Corvette kits? Even still, I really want to use those Vectors that Joseph sells as they are just cool as they are with the separate Lugnuts at all! Not to mention very accurate! 
  6. Ben added a post in a topic General Lee that I would like to build   

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  7. Ben added a post in a topic General Lee that I would like to build   

    I just saw today, that archer transfers has a new sheet with all different sizes of confederate flag decals
  8. Ben added a post in a topic General Lee Decals??   

    There's a picture of a Revell Charger built as the General Lee, using Joseph's wheels on Google images. They look perfect on it! I'll be using them on mine!
    The next best Vector wheels I've seen come from the AMT Eckler Corvette kit.
  9. Ben added a post in a topic General Lee that I would like to build   

    Looks like slixxs is about to release a brand-new set of decals for the General Lee. I'll be using those if they do.
  10. Ben added a topic in General   

    General Lee that I would like to build
    Hey guys, I know, I know, everyone is tired of hearing about the General Lee. I've never really been interested in that car very much, but for some reason, it has currently peaked my interest. I would like to build one but I would like it to be as good as possible. My question is, would the Revell 69 Charger be the best kit to use to build the most accurate version? I plan on using the really nice Vector wheels from Fireball Model Works and some aftermarket decals. With this build an accurate General Lee?
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  11. Ben added a post in a topic stallone's Mercury Cobra   

    Very nice work! Always loved that car!
  12. Ben added a post in a topic Correct, deep Cragar rear wheels to fit the Zingers kits?   

    Hey John, I'll check into that! Can you post some pictures of your builds I would love to see them!
  13. Ben added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    Correct, deep Cragar rear wheels to fit the Zingers kits?
    I'm a stickler about replicating the real thing when possible. I really love the little MPC Zingers kits but don't like how they have the wrong rear wheels. I was wondering if anyone has found a source for a deep Cragar wheel that will fit the Zingers rear tires?


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  14. Ben added a post in a topic F350 Super Duty   

    Tires do look a tad bit small but the truck does look good.
  15. Ben added a post in a topic 1974 Ford Ranger XLT Camper Special   

    Now you just need one of these slide in campers to go with it!