charlie8575

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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. charlie8575 added a post in a topic '58 Impala Rebuild   

    Very nice. I like the blue.
    Charlie Larkin
  7. 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
  8. charlie8575 added a post in a topic 1959 Dodge Custom Royal D500   

    Light and dark rose.
    Nice pick.
    Charlie Larkin
  9. 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
  10. charlie8575 added a post in a topic Revell 57 Ford Sedan - Starting corrections   

    I like your color choice. The differences really are noticeable when it's painted and corrected. 
    I mean, really, even OOB, it doesn't look all that bad, but how much extra effort would it have taken to get basic contours correct? 
    I'm sure some pinhead in accounting made a good business case, and like most of the major car companies now, design by the Treasurer's staff will yield problems.
    Andy, you're to be congratulated on this. 
    And I agree with Bill, if you can scare up an inexpensive used digital camera, anything about 3MP and up, you'll be in good shape. 
    Charlie Larkin
  11. charlie8575 added a post in a topic Moebius 1965 Satelitte   

    Those reds are spot-on for many of the 1960s Big 3-1/2 interior vinyls. I will definitely remember that for the future. Dull/SG/Gloss as appropriate. 
    Great work so far.
    Charlie Larkin
  12. charlie8575 added a post in a topic Johan 61 Olds F-85 wagon Update 8/30/15   

    I need to finish restoring my '61. The paint got goobered, along with some of the body repair. I also decided on a different color, so back to the drawing board...
    Charlie Larkin
  13. charlie8575 added a post in a topic small dio for Ford Falcon 64   

    Very nice work.
    Charlie Larkin
  14. charlie8575 added a post in a topic 2014 CORVETTE   

    That looks very good.
    Charlie Larkin
  15. charlie8575 added a post in a topic Revell 57 Ford Sedan - Starting corrections   

    I'm still pretty much a 35mm holdout, but I do have a digital camera for stuff like this, primarily.
    I use a Fuji Finepix AX690, and it's a nice camera, and they're not overly expensive. 
    The only thing I've found with it is that it's very sensitive to ambient light and color registration.
    Charlie Larkin