Chillyb1

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  1. Chillyb1 added a post in a topic Tamiya Citroen 2CV: Maroon and Black   

    As you can see, this 2CV has been driven a lot but pretty well maintained: 

    And the best I can do for now: 

    I lived in Paris for two years and would be there still if I could have found a way to pay for it. When did your wife's family own these cars? I'm especially curious about the Mercury because a Simca Vedette would have looked much like a Mercury of that vintage. 
  2. Chillyb1 added a topic in Under Glass   

    Tamiya Citroen 2CV: Maroon and Black
    This is Tamiya's Citroen 2CV, which is an excellent kit all ways 'round. Paints are Tamiya without any clear coat. 




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  3. Chillyb1 added a post in a topic Hello from Malaysia   

    Welcome to the forum. You'll find lots of us have a shared interest in F1 and Le Mans racers. I look forward to seeing pictures of your work. 
  4. Chillyb1 added a post in a topic Static Charge Attracts Dust - Pics added Wed.15th   

    Now I feel like an idiot. I'd forgotten that I'd seen this advice from you before and even took a bunch of used dryer sheets upstairs to the model zone to use in this capacity. Then I found myself asking, "Why did I bring up all these used dryer sheets?" Mystery solved!
  5. Chillyb1 added a post in a topic Static Charge Attracts Dust - Pics added Wed.15th   

    It would be nice to know how to do this. Discharge the static from a body, that is. Is there any easy or certain solution to the problem?
  6. Chillyb1 added a post in a topic Star wars Trade Federation Tank   

    That looks like a really fun kit to weather. I may have to try my hand at this on one of these Star Wars models.
  7. Chillyb1 added a post in a topic Guitars   

    Okay, that might not work. Anyway, I certainly share your love of guitar. I've had many over the years, some good, some great, some pretty crappy, but am now down to the two that can be seen in this photo:



    The acoustic in the background is a 1968 Gibson J-50 and the one I'm holding is a DeArmond X-145. In recent years I sold off all my electrics: two Fenders (Strat and Tele), another DeArmond (Starfire IV), and a Les Paul Standard, as well as my 1960 Fender Tremolux amp.
  8. Chillyb1 added a post in a topic Guitars   

    Jeremy, I've got some real bad news for you: That guitar has been recalled and it could be dangerous, lethal even, if you so much as strum it. So you should pack it up and ship it to my address. That may sound unusual, but I'm handling the recall for Fender in this case. I'm glad we caught this one before disaster had a chance to strike!
  9. Chillyb1 added a post in a topic WalMart primer talked about, can anyone post a picture of the can?   

    I'm going to disagree with Foxer. Wal-Mart sells (or maybe sold) paints under the name "ColorPlace" that were about 96 cents a can and the color range was limited it included a very nice gray primer that goes on in very light smooth coats. I use it for everything except bodies because I like Tamiya's primer better for that purpose. Those cans have a label that is mostly blue with five little overlapping circles of different colors, presumably showing the various possible applications of the paint, in a design that can only be called retro. There seems to have been a change to a new line of paints called "HomeShades" with an updated label design that is mostly white. These paints are a little more expensive, at least locally, but seem to be the same paints in the same color range. This new type also has a gray primer, a can of which I'm looking at as I type this. I can't discern any difference between the two gray primers and I'm assuming it is just a matter of repackaging an old product line.
  10. Chillyb1 added a post in a topic Photo etch cutters/scissors   

    And when "just fine" isn't good enough, use the Xuron 9180ET.
  11. Chillyb1 added a post in a topic Photo etch cutters/scissors   

    It is worth it at twice the price.


  12. Chillyb1 added a post in a topic What did you get today?   

    What detail set did you get and what do you think of it? I'm looking around to see what's available because HLJ recently shipped my order of a couple of those kits.
  13. Chillyb1 added a post in a topic Le Mans 2015, 24hr build (Bentley Blower and Renault 5 LeCar)   

    I'm super excited about the Renault R5. Good luck with the build and don't forget to watch some of the race!
  14. Chillyb1 added a post in a topic greetings from bakersfield   

    Welcome to the forum and back to the hobby. You are right to think that your build quality will improve quickly by visiting this place if you keep building while you are at it.
  15. Chillyb1 added a post in a topic What did you get today?   

    Congratulations. Those two are great kits of really cool subjects. I'm currently finishing up a Stratos and have a couple of backups in the stash. And I went through a period of acquiring as many of the HiAce Quick Delivery kits as I could lay my hands on: I love that thing for some inexplicable reason.