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Bill Eh?

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  • Birthday 03/10/1955

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    Bill Allen

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  1. The exterior paint and interior color choice compliment each other. A clean build that could pass for the real thing. Well done.
  2. Nice looking Prowler. Great choice of color for the flame treatment. It gives them an icy appearance. Also, good job on shoe-horning the 340 into what amounts to a very limited space.
  3. Bill Eh?

    Paint OCD

    I have a variety of paints from many mfgs. Most of my spray cans are from Tamiya. Bottles from Tamiya, Gunze, Humbrol, Testor, Bob's, Splash and others. Lately I have been buying a lot of artist's acrylics, mostly Golden brand. It is interesting that the pricing structure for these acrylics is based somewhat on the cost of the pigment itself. I do not know this for a fact, but it seems that the quality of the pigment in artist's acrylics is better than those found in hobby specific acrylics. Thinning them is to the same consistency that you would for any acrylic in order to spray through an airbrush.
  4. Thanks Erik. I still have a prior release still in the wrap. No PE and does have Tamiya decals. Should still build uo okay. 😀
  5. Erik, is that the actual box art? If so, I don't see any mention of Cartograf. Cartograf is usually pretty clearly identified on the box art if they are the decal producer.
  6. I checked both Splash Paints and Zero Paints. The silver should be straight forward, however the light blue/green may be an issue. I did find a website with the Hexadecimal Coding. This is probably way too much information. LOL Mercedes F1 Colour Website: https://encycolorpedia.com/teams/motorsport/formula-one Silver The hexadecimal color code #b9c5c5 is a medium light shade of cyan. In the RGB color model #b9c5c5 is comprised of 72.55% red, 77.25% green and 77.25% blue. In the HSL color space #b9c5c5 has a hue of 180° (degrees), 9% saturation and 75% lightness. This color has an approximate wavelength of 491.41 nm. This color is used in the Mercedes-Benz logo and Mercedes-Benz in Formula One logo Blue / Green The hexadecimal color code #009994 is a medium dark shade of cyan. In the RGB color model #009994 is comprised of 0% red, 60% green and 58.04% blue. In the HSL color space #009994 has a hue of 178° (degrees), 100% saturation and 30% lightness. This color has an approximate wavelength of 492.78 nm. This color is used in the Mercedes-Benz in Formula One logo.
  7. My good friend peter31a, was kind enough to drive both of us to the Motor City NNL this past weekend. I have lost count, but believe that this is our fifth year attending. This show just keeps getting better and better. There are great models on the tables, and the vendor space is beyond belief. I took a few pictures, but was not attempting to photograph everything. I just took pictures of models that grabbed my attention. Here are a few shots and a link to my Fotki album. https://public.fotki.com/Bill-Eh/motor-city-nnl-15/
  8. My good friend, peter31a, and I also attended the Motor City NNL this past weekend. On the way we stopped at the HL at the Schoenherr Rd location and at Great Lakes Hobbies. There is nothing like shopping before going to an event with even more shopping. Kit prices in Toronto usually start in the low $40 dollar range and go way up from there. Going to the NNL is like being a kid in a candy shop! The vendor space was expanded this year. The number of vendor aisles was unbelievable. Yes, I did pick up some kits and supplies. I took a few picture and have posted a link in the Contest section. My apologies for the fuzzy pictures.
  9. Leslie, when you go shopping, you go SHOPPING! LOL Many nice score there.
  10. Bill Eh?

    BMW R80 GS

    It looks nice and cleanly built. The decal yellowing is not really that noticable. Good job. I have an old Tamiya KTM kit that I need to get around to.
  11. You picked up the Alfa with the nicest of the available liveries for that kit. I really like Martini cars! Have fun with your build.
  12. Congratulations James. Curious, what model won you the 2nd in closed-wheel?
  13. If you are into Thunderbolts, this web page may be of interest: http://www.angelfire.com/hi/427fairlane/index.html
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