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About vairnut

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  • Birthday 07/21/1962

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    Grand Blanc, Mi
  • Full Name
    Jeff Shreve
  1. Sad day for NASCAR fans

    Starter 1/43rd scale kit
  2. Clear coat over decals?

    I also always clear over the decals. Had a couple very bad experiences with ones I didn't clear over. Including a recent build that had decals destroyed when a contest judge handled it. Some will state that they are more accurate by leaving the decals uncleared as the real car will have a difference in gloss level between the painted surface and the markings. True but only if you then remove all the clear decal film between lettering or numbers. I clear coat over them and then sand and polish, and I use automotive lacquer for both color and clear. Have to be very careful and build the clear up in light dust coats.
  3. MCW Oldsmobiles

    Very nice kits, good quality resin castings. The only issue at all is unplated parts. Some include engine and decals for scripts/emblems.
  4. Corvair rampside

    Both the Best and Robert Burns resin rampsides are very nice kits and both more correct in size than the old Premier kit. Both have +'s and minor -'s but are great kits. Nice to have available. The Corvair trucks did not share the floorpan of the early Corvair cars - both very different subframe structures. Similar front and rear suspension assemblies and drivetrains but that's all. Looking forward to the Greenbrier version as that's what I own in 1:1. Still need some Corvair cars in resin as well like a 1960 4 door, '62 or '63 coupe, and '64 cvt.
  5. Fujimi Ferrari 288 GTO Variants?

    Some of the EM kits have been reissued as curbside kits in the RS series so they are all not the same. At least some 911's and the Dino's are that way.
  6. Scam 'Bay Listings?

    Here is a good example. These show up every couple of weeks with same photo and different 0 feedback seller. People keep falling for it though. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Old-PROMO-model-1961-Corvair-700-Seamist-Turquiose-color-Nice-origin-/152630247448?hash=item238978c018%3Ag%3AxzoAAOSwD5BZb4fi&nma=true&si=bJ5MNStTRLuipmwuzew9Hv%252BKBnk%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557
  7. 1962 Ford Galaxie. This tool would provide variations to cover the 500XL 406 factory stock version, Nascar racers, and factory drag versions. Wild wish is for 1962-1964 Corvairs
  8. Astro I OHC Corvair Engine

    I'd be interested in at least 3-4 of them
  9. Great news and a nice looking kit. While the new Camaro doesn't look much different than the 5th generation it is much improved in ride and handling. And I really like the LT1 over the previous Gen IV small blocks. Hope they can do the new 2017 ZL1 version as well. Bring on more full detailed kits !
  10. Monogram Deuce

    Very Nice !
  11. Modelhaus going, going Gone !!!!!!

    That has been the case for some time now. Ever since I started trying to get parts to complete the project cars I have the prices for original parts needing rechrome have been more than Modelhaus replacements. Lots of $12 - $15 bumpers that need replating found on Ebay but why pay more than nice replacements ? I still need several bumpers and wheels for 1960 - 1964 Corvairs if anybody has a stash! I was putting off ordering the Corvair parts needed until this fall. BUMMER!
  12. Which Model Gave You a Whoopin'?

    Built the Revell '57 Nomad way back when - still have it and still looks good. Did it just like the box art car with metallic bronze paint and the reversed chrome wheels. 2 that I have had issues with are the Monogram 1966 Hertz Shelby. I didn't follow my normal process of doing the body first so finished and fully detailed the chassis, engine, and interior. Nice black lacquer on the body but messed up the gold hood stripe decals while sanding after the first couple clear coats. I bought another kit but found the decals were not the same as what was in the original issue. Also got Keith Marks decals but they are different size and color. So it still sits unfinished after many years. Worst kit as far as assembly was the Pocher Ferrari Testarossa. Kit parts are so bad nothing on the engine fit together. I even broke some on the intake runners trying to get things lined up close enough to glue together. .
  13. Modelhaus going, going Gone !!!!!!

    Well I missed out on getting in my last couple of large parts orders. Did get a large mail in order sent in June and 2 online orders placed in May. I have a large amount of restorable built ups and other resin kits I have been trying to complete before they closed. I used to order the parts as I started to rebuild a model or add wheels/tires or other parts to resin kits from other manufacturers that didn't include them. Even have some older Modelhaus kits that did not include all stock parts. Although I may not build all of them I at least wanted to make them complete, since w/o Modelhaus trying to find the needed parts will be much more difficult. The cost of the parts needed to complete the kits/builts that I've ordered is more than the difference I could sell them for. I wanted to make them complete rather than possibly offer them with missing parts or unrestorable parts. I have lots of parts to send out for plating but still come up short. May have to try casting parts but what I need will need plating so that will be difficult. I will miss Modelhaus having been a regular customer since the 80's and they very much deserve to enjoy a well earned retirement. Hope they take a very nice cruise or vacation, buy a nice classic car, lakeside vacation home, or do whatever they want with the overtime income prior to closing. As for out of production profit, check out the WIngnut Wings website for 1/32 WWI airplane kits and then look at the selling price of their discontinued kits on Ebay. Kit prices more than double as soon as the kit goes out of production - and all sell. Supply and Demand is all it takes.
  14. Recieved 2 of the kits in the mail Friday. Both boxes had bulges on top from the body not being inside the box bottom when sealed. Both bodies are straight so I got lucky this time. Did get 2 replacement Satelite bodies for $10 shipping from Moebius. They really need a deeper box to fit this kit in.
  15. My last order was mailed in back in mid January. Just got an email that they are starting on it. Still have a couple large orders to get in. I have a lot of old annual restoration projects that I need parts for.