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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 Foose Cadillac   

    The "A" posts in my kit also were bent down, the body being crammed into the box on it's left side with the posts against the box side. I bent the posts upward without problem. What I notice is that there's a small overhang of the roof over the windshield header- way too small to be an external visor but big enough to look awkward.
    That awkward ( to me) color combo of blue body, white roof, and tan/ white interior should be changed. I'm thinking darker blue metallic( TS-64) with a dark silver/gray roof and blue and gray interior trim. Or maybe a body in a shade of tan/beige, or a pale yellow, and a tan/ beige, or pale yellow, and blue interior.
  2. ZTony8 added a post in a topic What a shame   

    Odd that the '41 Chevy was burned but it's tires are still up.
  3. ZTony8 added a post in a topic How do you repaint chrome bumpers, to look chrome again?   

    Get a Molotow chrome pen( applicator size optional). That should repair the affected area very well.
  4. ZTony8 added a post in a topic How does your family deal?   

    My ex wife didn't care either way about my models. I didn't build much at that time and didn't have the stash that I do now. My daughter and I built a couple models together but she never developed a lasting interest, preferring other things. My mother has to live with me now because at age 89 she can't be totally on her own anymore. But she's the one who complains about the paint smell so I try to limit my paint time a bit.
  5. ZTony8 added a post in a topic Comfort Models, Ya Have One?   

    The Peugeot 206 WRC. Any version, but I'd need to catch up on my sleep to have the energy to do the white 1999 version with the segmented Peugeot lion decal.
  6. ZTony8 added a post in a topic How to make a 1980 Buick Regal?   

    The '87 is the only Regal of that era out there but it's noticeably different than the 1980 on down version. It's longer with a sleeker nose and a different "C" pillar. It would take a LOT of work to make it look like a 1980 version. How developed are your scratch building skills? How about doing this, Juha Airio?
    Useless bit of trivia- on the real cars the 1980 and older hood could be used on the newer cars if you could find the little adapter brackets that GM made back then ( discontinued long ago) just for that purpose
  7. ZTony8 added a post in a topic HHR Panel delivery   

    The HHR body is taken from a toy. Road something(can't remember the company name) is the one who made it.
    I have all 4 castings (2 Flintstone, 2 RMR). The RMR comes with an under carriage( from the PT Cruiser so some details are incorrect) and separate pieces for the grille, headlamps, instrument panel, mirrors, and rear valence. The windows are molded open but no clear inserts are provided. The Flintstone bodies are molded as one piece with the windows molded solid.(  mirrors are separate and included ) and have the cowl area with wipers where the RMR does not have this ( I suspect the pieces are meant to be taken from the PT Cruiser kit.) The rear valence on both is incorrect- HHRs didn't have dual exhaust outlets. The Flintstone bodies are better as slammers or as customs, the RMRs would be a better start for a stock replica.
    In summary, both offerings will take a lot of work to be accurate stock builds
  8. ZTony8 added a post in a topic Tamiya paint drying time and other questions   

    The Tamiya lacquers will NOT work over an enamel! Personal experience here.
    Yes, the clear pearl over a solid color looks great.
    Ace, you seem to apply TS-13 sooner than has been recommended. Have you experienced any of the infamous cracking for which TS-13 is famous?
  9. ZTony8 added a post in a topic #3, 1956 Chevolet   

    Looks like a good time for a top chop!
  10. ZTony8 added a post in a topic '65 Impala   

    I've been sold on the Molotow pen. I'll use it now for doing those pesky vent window frames that come out looking so awful with BMF. It can also be used to touch up bad spots on BMF.
  11. ZTony8 added a post in a topic Porsche 962c   

    What's always been a head scratcher for me is the inclusion of the rear brake cooler hoses on the 962 with the sealed rear body and the omission of them from the "full detail" 956 kit.
  12. ZTony8 added a post in a topic Micro Mesh Polishing Pads(wet or dry?)   

    It doesn't happen each time but it happens over time.
  13. ZTony8 added a post in a topic Micro Mesh Polishing Pads(wet or dry?)   

    I've found that using them wet makes the grit paper separate from the foam so use the water sparingly.
  14. ZTony8 added a post in a topic 1988 Mazda RX-7 Cabriolet   

    I smell a rotary powered Monza or Pacer.
  15. ZTony8 added a post in a topic The Black Pearl   

    Boiling the tires with no driver on board?