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  • Location Marlborough, Ma.
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  1. charlie8575 added a post in a topic What Irked You Today?   

    Bill, I've been saying the same thing for years. I always get poo-pooed. 
    To go with the experience you and Dan had today.
    I had to go grab a hammer to put together some RTA furniture for my office (that was my irk of the day.) And the hardware store down the street from where my office is (incidentally, the oldest, continually operating hardware store in America- opened in 1782,) had a problem with the register. 
    No problem, the clerk grabbed a three-part invoice out of the printer, hand-wrote the sale, my credit card number and had me sign, they'll process it sometime tomorrow. 
    Solved quickly and easily.
    Harry, dear God, I hope not....
    Charlie Larkin
  2. charlie8575 added a post in a topic 1960 Imperial Crown Coupe   

    Nice color and detail. I agree with Harry, the black-wash would make good great.
    I like those wires on it, not a stock option, but they look very good on the car.
    Charlie Larkin
  3. charlie8575 added a post in a topic Motorcity's 67 Galaxy 500   

    Wow, is that nice. The color looks good on it.
    Foiled bumpers? I'd have been very reluctant to try it, but you did a nice job on it.
    Hopefully you'll be at LIARS, Al, I'm toying with bringing my airbrush, compressor and Tamiya transparent blue. I need to learn that tinting technique. It's superlative. Either that, or, gee, maybe I'll have to stop into a TSMCC meeting some month. Only a few hours away....
    Charlie Larkin
  4. charlie8575 added a post in a topic Most fun you had in a car. KEEP IT P.G.   

    Yes, LT-1s are wonderful. When they're running right. 
    Lot of great ideas and well-thought-out design marred by cheap parts. 
    My '94 Roadmaster Wagon has been a nightmare mechanically because of that. Some of the least fun I've had with a car. Opti-Spark went south and it shorted the computer, among other things. 
    I may finish it, I may see if I can find one that's in better shape, but they're getting harder to find and expensive.
    Charlie Larkin
  5. charlie8575 added a post in a topic Stop Motion Build - Hilarious   

    Loved it. 
    Wonder if I can get that Falcon here? That's a very cool kit. Must weigh close to 5 pounds when it's built, if not greater.
    Charlie Larkin
  6. charlie8575 added a post in a topic 73-77 Pontiacs: LeMans/GTO, Grand Am, Can Am   

    Nice job. What do you recommend for the chassis/running gear, the 1968-72 A-bodies? 
    Charlie Larkin
  7. charlie8575 added a post in a topic My first diorama build (resto and custom shop)   

    You brush them on with a small, stiff brush. Tamiya makes them, and they work very well from report- haven't used them, but I have spoken to people that have and they swear by them.
    What I've usually done if I want something like this is thinned black paint for a little grime. Takes a little practice, but that can look very convincing, too. 
    Charlie Larkin
  8. charlie8575 added a post in a topic My first diorama build (resto and custom shop)   

    Hit the floors with a little bit of weathering pastel to dirty it up a little. Not a lot, but enough to make it look like it's been used. Might want to get the very lower edge of the wall, too. 
    Set the engine on a couple of hollow tires; you'd never set it on the concrete floor like that. 
    I agree- add some tools and similar objects. 
    Very good start that can finish very nicely. 
    Charlie Larkin
  9. charlie8575 added a post in a topic Background diorama   

    What a nice job overall. 
    I would tend to go more with some wood/plastic doors and windows, but the general effect is good. I like it.
    Charlie Larkin
  10. charlie8575 added a post in a topic Revell 57 Ford Sedan - Starting corrections   

    Honestly, this is a good idea, and by doing so, it might help to highlight exactly what went wrong.
    I've met Ed Sexton a couple of times. He's a very nice guy and will listen to what's said, but a lot of what happens beyond the conceptual stage is, unfortunately, out of his control. 
    Charlie Larkin
  11. charlie8575 added a post in a topic '77 Pacer Wagon sleeper   

    Oh, wait...I remember it now. I remember seeing that panel van. Time to keep an eye open at various places on/off-line.
    Charlie Larkin
  12. charlie8575 added a post in a topic '58 Impala Rebuild   

    Very nice. I like the blue.
    Charlie Larkin
  13. charlie8575 added a post in a topic '77 Pacer Wagon sleeper   

    I didn't even know they made the wagon. I'll have to look for one of those.
    I like stock, generally, but this is cool. 
    Charlie Larkin
  14. charlie8575 added a post in a topic 1959 Dodge Custom Royal D500   

    Light and dark rose.
    Nice pick.
    Charlie Larkin
  15. charlie8575 added a post in a topic 1995 volvo 850 turbo estate wagon   

    I've had cars that refuse to be painted, too. I'm dealing with one now.
    After stripping, give it a thorough cleaning in soapy water. There might be something on the plastic that even the stripper isn't getting off. 
    I'd also recommend one of the Little Motor Kar Ko. paint stands. About $10 U.S., and they work nicely. They really grip the body and it won't fall off. 
    Charlie Larkin