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samdiego

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  1. samdiego added a post in a topic Caspers Cosmic Charger paint   

    Oops, typed that response before remembering that you quoted me in that very post
  2. samdiego added a post in a topic How can I get this exact finish on my model wheels?   

    I've done this by spraying the entire rim with Tamiya flat and brushing Tamiya clear over what I wanted bright
  3. samdiego added a post in a topic Caspers Cosmic Charger paint   

     check "1/25 MPC Carl Casper's Cosmic Charger Fuel Dragster" in "car kit news and reviews". There are a couple of suggestions in there
  4. samdiego added a post in a topic MPC Bed buggy   

    But will the reissue include the leopard print sticker for the bed?
  5. samdiego added a post in a topic Monogram Long John Streamlined Dragster   

    I liked this kit a lot, dead simple but nice. The redone tires and wheels make the reissue. With some judicial masking you can mold the body into 1 piece before painting


  6. samdiego added a post in a topic Preview - what's new with Round 2's upcoming Tom McEwen Hot Wheels Dragster kit?   

    I just did the Prudhomme car. I remember these rails from when they were new, still good kits. Front rims in this medium and scale are always a compromise and I wish they had re-tooled the body with the sides mated with the top. I'll bet  a vacuum formed body could be done The new stuff is better and the decals are great.
  7. samdiego added a post in a topic What did you see on the road today?   

    A Nissan Figaro. I wasn't aware that these were being brought into the US
  8. samdiego added a post in a topic Your Rarest Built Kit.   

    An original Monogram/ Tom Daniel Garbage Truck. Way before the rerelease. I was at a friends house helling him thin his modeling herd. As I was leaving, he said here take this too. "It" was a grocery bag full of miscellany. In with the rest was all of the parts for the Garbage Truck except the roof panel. At that time it was on my grail list.
  9. samdiego added a post in a topic Revell RoG 2017 releases: Panamera 2 and Porsche Junior 108   

    Obviously a dry lakes tractor. I wonder what the class records are for those?
     
  10. samdiego added a post in a topic RIP Rete Chapouris   

    Didn't see this before I posted the same. Just read in the new Street Rodder that Richard Zocchi has left us as well
  11. samdiego added a topic in General   

    Pete Chapouris III
    Another hero gone. Pete was the Pete in Pete and Jakes. Rod and custom readers should know his name well. He was also responsible for the resurrection of the So-Cal Speed shop name. RIP, Pete. A car guy's car guy.
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  12. samdiego added a post in a topic Revell RoG 2017 releases: Panamera 2 and Porsche Junior 108   

    I'm waiting for the race version of the Porsche tractor. Wider tires, supercharger, ground effects and livery decals
  13. samdiego added a post in a topic In-depth first look: AMT's 1968 El Camino Derby II kit....   

    Definitely on my want list. I can't remember a reason for my not having a go at this one when it was first released and I've wanted one for years mostly for the Derby car. I guess that may have been my wacky show car fascination overriding my musclecar interests. 
  14. samdiego added a post in a topic Nautilus by Moebius, oops, I mean Pegasus   

    I just googled the Thingmaker. It may be way more sophisticated than I initially assumed. They developed software for this device that is capable of design from scratch as well as using various templates. Simulations are possible to test range of motion for figures and such. It was engineered to be more friendly for entry-level use. I'm kind of excited about this now.
  15. samdiego added a post in a topic Nautilus by Moebius, oops, I mean Pegasus   

    Scott, I think the time may be near where it might be quite reasonably priced to have your ornament scanned, enlarged in the computer and printed in 3D  (pull the hanger out first).  I've heard that Mattel is bringing back the Thingmaker name on a $350 3D printer in time for Christmas. Maybe it's good, maybe it's not. But I'm sure that having this tech on this level can only bring good things. It doesn't address the scanner issue as it uses downloadable files.