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Everything posted by Chillyb1

  1. That's really spectacular. Those cars are great subjects in all their variety.
  2. That's about as cool as can be! Even in big scale it's a tiny model.
  3. 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
  4. 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.
  5. How about a piece of guitar string?
  6. I'm a little envious. Congratulations, Gee Bee. I love the idea of using a clipboard for the instructions.
  7. 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).
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. I'd use Model Master Metalizer brass with their sealer and/or clear on top.
  11. A gorgeous color on that Cougar. Looks like you got a great finish too. Did you shoot straight from the can?
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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?
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. Such a great color choice. I can't wait to see this thing when it is finished.
  18. Nice job on a beautiful model. I love the whitewall look. What is it about this kit that makes us want to paint it this color? Here's mine:
  19. I, too, am a big fan of everyday model subjects. Your build makes me want to get the kit.
  20. Could you please post pictures of your paint-shaking arm? And do you have any connection with the Planet Krypton?
  21. You DO NOT have a problem. This is what Tamiya acrylics do and it is why we modelers love them: they dry quickly. Don't try to paint straight from the jar. Put a little dab of the paint on a palette and add a little of their thinner. I use Tamiya acrylics almost exclusively for everything I'm brushing. I also use them through my airbrush, but that's a whole different thing. The only time I try to use this paint straight out of the jar is if I'm absolutely confident that I can finish the job in one stroke of the brush. If you are going to be painting for more than about thirty seconds, then you really need to use the process I mentioned above. It is possible to keep dipping your brush in thinner and going back to the jar but that also raises other concerns.
  22. MONA LISA FROSTING! I know the answer's there, man! If we try this... an anagram for "AFAR MOON'S LISTING."
  23. Yes, and it was bought by a return customer who now owns several of my built models.
  24. Do not listen to any modeler who says that Tamiya paints are not worth the money you spend on them. As for how many 1/24-1/25 models you can paint with one can, there are many variables that will determine your results; however, three model cars sounds like my results, or maybe even four because I usually decant the paint and shoot it through my airbrush. Their paint covers plastic supremely well and rarely requires more than a couple of coats for complete coverage. Buy it; use it; sing its praises! All hail Tamiya paint!
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