Chillyb1

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  • Scale I Build 1/24 and 1/25

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  • Location Illinois
  • Full Name Curtis

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  1. Chillyb1 added a post in a topic 1959 Jaguar Mk II Saloon   

    Excellent choice of color: 

    It is a really cool kit of a really cool subject. I also had trouble with the long side spears. Not sure how I made mine stick. 
  2. Chillyb1 added a post in a topic Another '66 Bug   

    It is a gorgeous color on these cars even though it isn't a VW color. And you are wise not to try the fender beading on your first Beetle: This was my first attempt but my fifth or sixth Tamiya Beetle, so I knew what I was getting into. I did it with very careful and very tedious Tamiya masking tape application, and it ain't easy! I'm sure you'll build this kit again because it is addicting if you like VWs. My only real complaint is that the taillights are molded in clear plastic and have to be masked to be painted body color, and that ain't easy either. 
    My windows are done with Bare Metal Foil. Here's a helpful tip: put a piece of masking tape over most of the window surface before applying the BMF and you won't get adhesive residue on the "glass" that has to be removed. And to further create a realistic look, you can run a black Sharpie around the window frame on the body to simulate weather stripping, and you can run a fine-point Sharpie around the window frame on the glass parts to both burnish down the foil and to simulate the gasket. 
    Good luck with your project and make sure you tell your daughter that I've sent my compliments on her excellent taste in cars and colors. 
  3. Chillyb1 added a post in a topic Another '66 Bug   

    Your daughter has excellent taste in both cars and colors: 

  4. Chillyb1 added a post in a topic Brainteaser   

    There is a difference between linear and rotational movement. Revolutions per minute are not "speed" the same way distance/time is speed. 
  5. Chillyb1 added a post in a topic Dodge Charger   

    Never let it be said that James can't build spectacular models. There is just so much to look at and admire. Thanks. 
  6. Chillyb1 added a post in a topic Tamiya Porsche 993 GT2 With Hobby Design Detail Kit   

    That is a very fine example of effective detail painting and weathering. The chassis looks spectacular. 
  7. Chillyb1 added a post in a topic Winnebago Man   

    The name of the documentary is the title of this thread. 
     
  8. Chillyb1 added a post in a topic RENAULT Vivastella   

    You've proved conclusively that those Heller kits of classic French subjects can, in the right hands, be built into very fine models. They do repay a modeler's patience. 
    I love the colors you've used. Tres bien fait, mon ami. 
  9. Chillyb1 added a post in a topic Orange paint search(video added)   

    I use Tamiya TS paints decanted from the spray can for my airbrush and mix them to suit my taste. That's is what I would do in this instance if I were building this Audi. As I said, I see lots of red in that particular picture of that particular orange. I'd start with the TS-12 or maybe TS-56 (Brilliant Orange) and add TS-49 (Bright Red) until I got a match. 
  10. Chillyb1 added a post in a topic Orange paint search(video added)   

    Scale Finishes also offers an Audi color called "Samoa Orange" that is probably suitable. I would just use Tamiya black and orange. The photographs you linked to don't capture the colors well. The orange looks like it has a lot of red in it. 
  11. Chillyb1 added a post in a topic Hellers 1/8 Citroen Traction Avant   

    Shaping up real nicely. I can almost see it completed. 
  12. Chillyb1 added a post in a topic 2016 Revell Germany, new releases   

    This is appealing to me: 

  13. Chillyb1 added a post in a topic Hellers 1/8 Citroen Traction Avant   

    Every update you post makes  me happy. The engine bay is looking very good indeed. There's so much detail at that scale and all the little wires and tubes and hoses add to the overall effect. Keep it up. 
  14. Chillyb1 added a post in a topic British supercar from RoG in 2016   

    Not really. He sent me a clarification via messenger. But thanks anyway. 
     
  15. Chillyb1 added a post in a topic Revell Thermopylae   

    That's a very nice gesture. But I agree with your wife on this one and no amount of sweet talking will change my mind. Your life should be all 1/8 Citroen Traction Avant all the time!