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About ZTony8

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  • Birthday 07/26/1954

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  • Location Eastpointe,Michigan
  • Full Name Tony Buglione

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  1. ZTony8 added a post in a topic WHERE DO YOU BUILD   

    I use about half of my basement for building and kit storage.
  2. ZTony8 added a post in a topic What did you get today?   

    One of the model clubs I belong to bought up a former club president's collection of over 800 car and truck kits,built ups and promos. So yesterday we split  a good chunk of the haul.I picked up 26 kits(including 8 Jo-Han mid 80s re-issues,3 still sealed and enough pieces to build a '66 Caddy ambulance plus spares),some wheel sets,and a nicely foiled '59 Dodge Jo-Han(X-EL) promo.
    Earlier in the weekend I got 3 Heller Citroen rally car kits,the new Moebius Ventura and the Round 2 re-issue of the 1960 Corvette and then my nearest hobby shop put some kits on clearance and I picked up the 1979 version of the Tamiya Lotus 79 F1 car( been waiting 2 years for that to go on sale) and the Wurth liveried Group 5 Capri.
    I can now walk faster since my wallet is so much lighter.
  3. ZTony8 added a post in a topic To the KOOL KATS at Round2   

    I hope that our continued support of Round 2 by buying these re-issued kits leads to them being able to tool up new kits for us.
  4. ZTony8 added a post in a topic trick`s of the trade   

    Sometimes I'll leave the small parts on the sprue,sometimes I'll use clips.Or if I have several small parts to be painted the same color I just put them on folded over masking tape and spray them.
  5. ZTony8 added a post in a topic If You Hit the Powerball Tonight...   

     Since I'd be taking the lump sum because of my age( I don't expect to live to almost 92), after the tax hit I'd be left with about 570 million dollars.I would take a different route.I'd look into buying Modelhaus and other aftermarket companies and combine them into one full line accessory company operating from a large commercial facility with expanded product lines and consistent production,inventory, and delivery.
  6. ZTony8 added a post in a topic Barnes & Noble and MCM   

    The B&N closest to me doesn't carry the magazine.Next time I go there I'll bug them about carrying it.
    The hobby shop closest to me is where I buy my issues of the magazine.
  7. ZTony8 added a post in a topic How to remove polish before repaint?   

    IF it's a lacquer you burned through and IF it's on an edge or a ridge(a wheel opening or a panel crease line) you may be able to blend in by brushing some of the color on the burned area.It will usually flow out and blend almost invisibly.I've done this a few times with Tamiya sprays and have had good results.
  8. ZTony8 added a post in a topic Orange paint search(video added)   

    You might look to Tamiya TS-85 which is the red mica for the Ferrari F60 Formula 1 car.It's actually very close to small block Chevy red/orange with a mica in it.The color on that Audi looks like a hot red/orange.
  9. ZTony8 added a post in a topic When Badges go bad: Daewoo LeMans out of box   

    Tom,did your neighbor end up keeping the Yugo for free?
  10. ZTony8 added a post in a topic Is this too many models   

    Yes,Bill,there are some of us on here with over a thousand kits(I have between 1200 and 1300).A couple of guys in my model clubs each have three to four times that.
    My kits are my life insurance policy.I need to live to be about 400 years old to build them all.So far,so good!
  11. ZTony8 added a post in a topic When Badges go bad: Daewoo LeMans out of box   

    Knowing that the engine family of this car is the same as the U.S. J car I had the wild hair idea of putting a Sunfire or Skyhawk turbo 1.8 engine and bigger brakes in one of those cars and picking off a few Camaros and Mustangs.Never did follow through but I still think it's a cool idea.
  12. ZTony8 added a post in a topic 32 Ford 5 Window Coupe   

    Issue with plug wires?Wait until you get to the headlights!
  13. ZTony8 added a post in a topic Best Carbon decals?   

    Try Studio 27,Tabu,Museum Creation,and Model Factory Hiro.
  14. ZTony8 added a post in a topic What kits,etc.did you have once and wish you could find another..?   

    AMT '62 Buick Special wagon
    Jo-Han '69 and '70 Road Runner and GTX
    AMT '60 Buick hardtop-the first kit I ever built myself(at age 5 1/2)
    MPC '71 Firebird Formula
    MPC' 70 Trans Am(to compliment my still un-finished original kit)
    AMT '64 Galaxie convertible with the working lights
    AMT '65,'66,or '67 Falcon
    I realize that most (or all)of these are obtainable on the massive auction site but I'm talking for reasonable pricing,not second mortgage or lotto winner territory.
  15. ZTony8 added a post in a topic Winter of restorations   

    I'll get to my resto-models someday.Right now I have about 1300 future restoration projects to build for the first time.