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Art Laski

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About Art Laski

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  • Birthday September 30

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  • Website URL http://www.laskiscale.com

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  • Scale I Build 1/24

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  • Location Temecula, CA
  • Full Name Art Laski

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  1. Art Laski added a post in a topic Lloyd Ruby's 1970 Mongoose Indy Car   

    Thanks, Joe!
  2. Art Laski added a post in a topic 1/16 Scale Army Vega Funny Car - Updated 3/17/2017 Engine Update   

    Keep fighting, Brother!
  3. Art Laski added a post in a topic Lloyd Ruby's 1970 Mongoose Indy Car   

    Thanks, JC!
     
    Made a wheel that matches the reference shot a little better than the kit wheel. I started with a wheel from another 70's AMT kit.

    I tried to make a wheel center cut on a Cricut scrapbook machine, but that didn't work out. So I decided to use some printing plate aluminum my buddy Brad gave me just last weekend. Inspired by how my friend Randy D. uses his files to make parts to perfection, I thought I would give it a try on this. Not perfection, but as good as I could have hoped for.

    Polished it up and added some photoetch "bolts".

    I also made a shifter mechanism.

  4. Art Laski added a post in a topic 1971 Pinto Wagon - StreetFreak/Gasser/Showcar   

    Another winner, Eric! 
  5. Art Laski added a post in a topic Lloyd Ruby's 1970 Mongoose Indy Car   

    Thanks for looking, guys!
     
    I got some more done on the interior. The belt kit I got from Scott at futurattraction.com. It has some really small parts, but makes a real nice latch!






    Thanks for looking!
  6. Art Laski added a post in a topic '41 Willys Pickup Gasser circa late '60s - Weathering - 3/8/17   

    Looking good, Brad! I'm looking forward to seeing this Saturday!
  7. Art Laski added a post in a topic '41 Willys Pickup Gasser circa late '60s - Weathering - 3/8/17   

    Looking good, Brad! I'm looking forward to seeing this Saturday!
  8. Art Laski added a post in a topic Lloyd Ruby's 1970 Mongoose Indy Car   

    Here are some shots of it after clear and some polishing.



  9. Art Laski added a post in a topic Lloyd Ruby's 1970 Mongoose Indy Car   

    Thanks for the comments, fellas!
     
    Randy, several years ago one of my local model club members reverse engineered some Gunze thinner and made some big batches of it. I used that to thin Tamiya clear blue acrylic about 1:1 and sprayed it very lightly, misting actually. Lacquer thinner may work well also. Thinning it helps get a flatter finish. On plastic parts, I sprayed it over Testors Aluminum Plate Metalizer. On the wingnuts, I just polished the white metal and sprayed right over it. The side panels are some printing plate tin from Brad that I polished up then sprayed over as well.
  10. Art Laski added a post in a topic Lloyd Ruby's 1970 Mongoose Indy Car   

    I finally got some paint on this beauty. I elected to forgo the red stripe decals and paint it instead. After some talks with Jimmy "RASS", I picked up some One-Shot sign painters enamel. I used the Donn Yost method I usually use with my Testors enamels and mixed it 2:1 with lacquer thinner. I have to say, the stuff worked great. I laid it in real thin so as to not bleed under the tape, but I'm real interested to see how it would do on a full body. It seems like it would really produce a nice finish without a clear coat. My base coat is a little grainy, so that's how it looks in the pictures, but once I get clear on it, it's going to really pop.








    Here's a shot of the blue anodized parts for the car.

    Thanks for looking!
  11. Art Laski added a post in a topic Teresi / Blair : 1/8 Scale "Italiano" Buick V8 Drag Bike ...On The Workbench 3/23/17   

    Those wheels look awesome! Nice work, John!
  12. Art Laski added a post in a topic BANTAM FUEL ALTERED - Completed Front Suspension - New Pics 4-26   

    Tim,
    I see most of your posts through the email notifications, but I didn't realize how long it had been since I checked in until I saw all these great parts you've made. Keep up the great work!
    -Art
  13. Art Laski added a post in a topic 1929 Model A Roadster ArtDeco/Coachbuilt/Streamliner -DONE!   

    Fantastic build from start to finish! It turned out awesome.
     
    -Art