Hawk312

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  • Location York, PA
  • Full Name David Eicherly

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  1. Hawk312 added a post in a topic clear sprays...tamiya or testors wet look...whats the best...   



    THIS! I touched a little on this in the Big Scale Beauty article. I had a tough time getting the white and blue stripes to not turn pink or purple on my 1/12 `67 Corvettes.

    And, I usually use Duplicolor clear, and sometimes testors lacquer clears. Tamiya goes on nice, but I have had problems in the past with their clear burning through the colors on edges.
  2. Hawk312 added a post in a topic PAINT QUESTION   

    For those who care, the reverse is also true. You can use model paints on RC/Lexan as well.
    This one was painted using Duplicolor, Tamiya, and Testors lacquers from memory:



    And this one was painted using all Duplicolor:




  3. Hawk312 added a post in a topic Shelby Cobra 427 Kit?   



    Second that! Proportions are excellent, IMO, and between the kit offerings, we have some nice part and decal options.
    Revell kit:




    Compared to the AMT 1/16 kit, which is decent, but looks toyish compared to the Revell kit:


  4. Hawk312 added a post in a topic What is YOUR favorite Monogram '55 Chevy kit ?   



    This one!!!!

    I have built two of these so far, along with the `56, and want to build more when I get the time. They build up real nice. If I had to choose from the list above, I would have picked 3. But IMO, the accuracy of the above kit eclipses that one. I really like them with the Torq Thrusts from the `56 kit:



  5. Hawk312 added a post in a topic custom cars of today...   


    I was wondering if this was going to come up. I have been thinking about this same thing. I used to be into RC`s in the late 80s/early90s. I just recently started buying older cars and installing new internals. I have Grasshoppers and Hornets that have a brushless/lipo setup that, if my numbers are correct, should reach a speed of 73mph theoretically. Of course they never reach that because they end up crashing into something or flying out of control first. Anyway, the electronics were surprisingly cheap to do this, very inexpensive. To go half as fast, we probably would have spent double the $$ back in the day. It just makes me wonder how much farther electrics in automotive applications have come in the past 5 -10 years. I am betting far further than our perceptions.
  6. Hawk312 added a post in a topic 1/12 `69 Camaro Z/28 Cross-Ram...Black   

    Thanks guys. i started posting my finished 1:12 builds in the completed section, fyi. I don`t think I posted the recent L-88 and tri-power in the Big Boyz section, FYI. Oh, and I am pretty excited for you guys to see what I have been working this year, but you will have to wait til close to the end of the year.
  7. Hawk312 added a post in a topic Some more Round2 surprizes!   



    Ohh, man. I had no plans on a `70`s drag racer, but this is a must have! When are these due out? Anyone have experience trying to mate this kit with the wheels and tires from the Revell funny cars of that era? I want to try to use the Super Tricks I used on my Prudhomme and Snow funny cars:




  8. Hawk312 added a post in a topic 1/12 Scale 69 Camaro Z/28   


    What he said! I love seeing this one again.
  9. Hawk312 added a post in a topic 1/12 `69 Camaro Z/28 Cross-Ram...Black   


    Thanks Kenny! Yours still looks also too! Ours could be twins.
  10. Hawk312 added a post in a topic 1/25 Gene Snow "Snowman" Vega Funny Car   


    Someone here tipped me off to these. They, both fronts and backs, are in this kit and are much, much better than the generic die cast rims that are in the Snow kit:



    If I remember correctly, I used the kits front tires, and the slicks are from a newer (mid 90`s) Revell funny car. The rear slicks are pretty well modified though.
  11. Hawk312 added a post in a topic 1/25 Gene Snow "Snowman" Vega Funny Car   

    Thanks guys!


    I just used Evergreen styrene strip, cut to the width of the lower portion of the spoiler, and rounded of by sanding.
    Hope this helps!
  12. Hawk312 added a post in a topic 66 NOVA Pro Touring   

    That mock up looks really cool!
  13. Hawk312 added a post in a topic Selling your builds?   

    I have been selling mine for about a decade now. It started with a 1/25 `68 L88 that ended up going for way more than I thought it would.

    Over the years, I have had some real nightmares trying to ship. Some of them arrived to the buyer completely obliterated. That is, the kit was closer to "assembled" when I bought it off the shelf at Walmart than after I had shipped the built model.

    Lately, I have refined my process, I usually wrap the car in TP, like layer after layer. I then surround with bubble wrap and mount it to a plastic container. I then place the plastic bin in a larger box with packing peanuts.

    I have shipped a bunch of 1/12 models this way, including the `67 L88 Barrett Jackson car and the red `67 Tri-power I just sold. They both went about 1000 miles without issues. I had one guy out in California, about a 3000 mile trek from me, buy three of my 1/12 builds a few years back. All of them made it to him completely in-tact. I have been using USPS to ship.

    As far as value, it is worth what someone will pay for it.
  14. Hawk312 added a post in a topic 2015 Revell share the Dream   

    Still waiting for the 1/12 `67 Corvette reissue.
  15. Hawk312 added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    Adding window trim/molding for modified roofs.
    I think I have a plan, but am wondering if there is a better way. What do you guys do for window trim if you are modifying a windshield or rear window and need to remove the trim and replace what is already there? This will be on a 60`s muscle car, so the trim will look similar to this:


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