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  • Scale I Build 1/24 and 1/25

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  • Location Illinois
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  1. Chillyb1 added a post in a topic Tamiya Alfa Romeo Giulia, Hard to Find?   

    It is a really wonderful kit of a supercool car! If you are patient, then you'll find the kit available at decent prices. 
    Here are some pictures of the ones I've built: 
    http://smg.photobucket.com/user/ChillyB1/library/Tamiya Alfa-Romeo Giulia GTA?sort=3&page=1

    http://smg.photobucket.com/user/ChillyB1/library/Tamiya Alfa-Romeo GTA?sort=3&page=1

  2. Chillyb1 added a post in a topic Heller Renault 4cv   

    Very cool car. We don't see a lot of these on the forum. I've built a bunch of the Heller kits but never a 4CV. Can't wait to see what you do with it. 
  3. Chillyb1 added a post in a topic Curb Feelers   

    How about a piece of guitar string? 
  4. Chillyb1 added a post in a topic Remodelled hobby room   

    I'm a little envious. Congratulations, Gee Bee. I love the idea of using a clipboard for the instructions. 
  5. Chillyb1 added a post in a topic Out To Pasture   

    That is a really cool diorama and definitely a great way to display that kit. There are great Ferrari 250 kits available now so that AMT kit can be retired (or put out to pasture). 
  6. Chillyb1 added a post in a topic Tamiya TS Clear Question.   

    The TS and AS paints are perfectly compatible; however, be aware that some flat paints are very flat and may take vast quantities of clear to try to make a glossy finish. I experienced this with a Tamiya AS gray (can't remember which one) and TS-13. By the time I realized it just wasn't going to work I'd wasted a lot of paint and nearly a whole can of clear. 
  7. Chillyb1 added a post in a topic Best Citroen 2cv 1:24 kit?   

    Here are some I've built: 

    I'd advise you to avoid the Gunze Sangyo kit. It is one of a very few kits that I've simply tossed in the trash rather than waste more time, effort, and energy trying to build it into a decent model. 
  8. Chillyb1 added a post in a topic Ferguson tractor   

    Wow, that's too cool for words. That's a Heller kit, no? 
  9. Chillyb1 added a post in a topic best brass finish?   

    I'd use Model Master Metalizer brass with their sealer and/or clear on top. 
  10. Chillyb1 added a post in a topic Pics- paint is on the Cougar.   

    A gorgeous color on that  Cougar. Looks like you got a great finish too. Did you shoot straight from the can? 
  11. Chillyb1 added a post in a topic Ordering From Other Countries, Any Guidance?   

    I recommend that you order from Hobby Link Japan (http://www.hlj.com/) rather than go through Amazon. They usually have the best price and are so reliable and responsive that you can rest assured that yours will be a hassle-free transaction. I received a package from them yesterday, less than two weeks from order and payment! 
    There aren't any sorts of import duties or other customs fees for shipments to the USA.
  12. Chillyb1 added a post in a topic Tamiya Calsonic Impul GT-R(R35)   

    A very cool project. I've built the R34 kit from Tamiya in several liveries. I love these cars and the kits. Good luck with it. 
  13. Chillyb1 added a post in a topic Guitar color question.   

    As a guitarist, I'm appalled that you post not even a single photograph of this Tele. You should be ashamed of yourself. How are we supposed to get a vicarious thrill from your purchase without a picture? 
  14. Chillyb1 added a post in a topic 1954 Hudson Handyman   

    A very cool idea, Chuck. I love stuff like this and your build makes me want to get the kit and do something similar. My favorite aspects of your build: the tires and wheels, and the way we perceive weight distribution. Nice work. 
  15. Chillyb1 added a post in a topic What did you get today?   

    I want to know more about this. Earlier this year I bought a '50s Classic Player Stratocaster and I love it so much I'm thinking of getting the '60s Classic Player too.