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Mr. Metallic

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  • Birthday 12/09/1976

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    Durant, IA
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    Craig Stansfield

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  1. News of Revell molding preparing in US

    Who says it's not coming? The stuff that is on this list was already already in the catalog when Hobbico went under, or very close to being released. So, basically all the new owners had to do was give the green light to run plastic through the tools(and possibly come up with new packaging to reflect their ownership if they decide to go that route) So, other rumored or hoped for projects can still be coming. Don't give up hope. Let them get the money moving first. This is just the first step of many.
  2. Flat Head finned head ?

    The MCG pieces are beautiful, but I believe are intended to use on 1/24 flatheads. Normally, I don't care about swapping parts between scales, but these are obviously oversized when you put them on a 1/25 flathead. They can be made to work with a little clever sanding and shimming. Rep+Min of MD has quite a few beautiful flathead parts, including heads
  3. Dragster front wheels

    the second picture above (and copied here)is described as 1/24 by the OP
  4. Though I've not tried it myself, I have seen guys get good results using thread. It acts like a band saw or coping saw, but on a smaller scale. Drill a pilot hole just big enough to feed the thread through, and then pull the thread back and forth as you make your way along the panel line. Anyone out there use this method successfully?
  5. Removing Paint

    If you're able to get the job done in a short amount of time you may be able to get away with it. But trust me, I've learned from experience, on Modelhaus parts even. I wouldn't tempt fate even overnight, as i lost a set of Modelhaus wheelcovers that i tried to remove the chrome from.
  6. AMT MOUNT 'N GOAT Jeep Commando

    For those of you that don't want to watch a video, here is the complete parts breakdown of the Mount 'n Goat edition from Round2
  7. Removing Paint

    Stripping paint in our hobby depends on 2 main things. 1) Type of paint 2) Material that is painted (resin,metal,plastic) For stripping die casts, Aircraft Stripper usually works on just about any type of paint For stripping Tamiya and Testors lacquers, 91% alcohol usually works best, but test first because it can have different effects on different materials Fro stripping enamels and a good general purpose stripper, use Super Clean, but DO NOT use it on resin. It will destroy it. But I have had plastic parts soak in it for years with no apparent effect on the plastic. Easy-Lift-Off or Scalecoat (whatever it's called now) is a wipe on product that works well, but do not soak parts. As always, test any stripper on your material first if you've never used it before.
  8. Nice conversion work, and a clean, understated build.
  9. Bronco Buster

    Nice build, love the paintjob Is this a 1/25 kit or 1/16? I ask because those front wheels and tires are sweet and I'd like to know the source
  10. Since you asked, here's a few thoughts. First, I understand why he picked that name, but there was another well known aftermarket supplier called S+S Specialties, that used to offer similar products to what you intend. So, I would suggest changing the name to avoid getting roped into confusion with the old company. And I'm not just speaking out of my rear on this. I have an example. R+R Resin Casting was one of the big casters in the 80's and 90's. They have been gone for awhile, but to this day I still see people confusing them with RMR, a current resin company. And bothj of them get confused with R+M of Md, and vice-versa. Also, if the products are good and desirable, be prepared for it to consume your hobby time. There are many tales of aftermarket company owners who started their business to make a little extra cash and/or help out friends, and the business grew to take up all their spare time and they didn't have time to build anymore, and sometimes even to the point where they couldn't keep up with the demands. That usually results in upset customers and even legal action and a bad name in the hobby. Not that I'm trying to scare you away from your endeavor, just presenting you with some info so you can possibly avoid others mistakes. I look forward to seeing the products, and I wish you luck in your new venture!
  11. 32 ford woody

    That's the first one of those resin bodies I've seen built. Your build turned out really nice. Clean execution, pleasing color scheme. i did the master for this btw. Still haven't built one myself
  12. Flathead

    Yeah, a lot of your parts look good in that big pic of the full "kit" you printed. But those KH bent wires you printed came out really nice.
  13. MPC Daytona Show transporter

    That build is a thing of beauty. Excellent build Sven
  14. 40 ford coupe

    Coupe or Sedan? The coupe has been available for awhile
  15. Mountain goat

    What's so awful about it? I think you've got it looking pretty good