Thanks! I used rattle can Ford Engine Red I bought fron Advance Auto parts. I used the same paint on my Buddy Baker nascar build. As seen here http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=58151
Loved this Polar Lights kit. I cut out and hinged the trunk detailed the engine and used cut off sewing needles for the deck lid pins (4 for hood 2 for trunk) But I didn't make the holes in the hood or trunk big enough to easily open and I was afraid I would damage it prying them open so no engine pics. I wonder if the guy I sold it to opened them up? ;D
You said "If one uses any pre-made kit or aftermarket parts in any build, one cannot (and should not) claim the build is "scratchbuilt", period." The builder of the Freight Train Dragster says in the article he used aftermarket parts and says many are after market resin castings So going by what you said about using "aftermarket parts in any build, one cannot (and should not) claim the build is "scratchbuilt", period" You won't call the Freight Train Dragster scratch built.
Hey Dave please read the parts in bold print that I sent to Scale-Master.
When you quoted my comment you needed to add everything I said in that comment and don't leave out parts and then say I insulted the builder of the dragster. Here's the comment of mine you put in quotes and in bold is what I said right after what you had in quotes that you didn't include. " So I believe there is no difference in the builder of the Freight Train Dragster calling his dragster scratchbuilt than me calling my modified scratchbuilt and yes I realize a whole lot more parts and skill went into building the dragster. So by my saying that and by saying this at the beginning of that thread "I'll begin by saying my scratchbuilt modified is not anywhere near the skill level build of the masterpiece 2 engine scratchbuilt Freight Train dragster" So I'm definitely not insulting the workmanship of the dragster as you said.
(Food for thought) I'll begin by saying my scratchbuilt modified is not anywhere near the skill level build of the masterpiece 2 engine scratchbuilt Freight Train dragster that was on the cover of MCM, With that said you brought up the entirely scratch built Tatra and the builder said he used no commercial parts (no parts from a model kit). Now the builder of the scratchbult Freight Train dragster said in the article he used 11 kit pieces (parts from other model kits) out of the 224 total parts he made it out of. Then he says the 213 non kit parts were scratchbuilt from brass, aluminum,stainless steel and styrene plastic or parts from model car aftermarket companies. Now if you take another look at my scratchbuilt modified I used kit parts from a pop secret nascar kit and I also used non kit parts like aluminum, stainless steel and styrene plastic to make mine. I measured and cut aluminum sheet, aluminum tubing and sheet sytrene and added them to the nascar kit pieces to look like a modifed racer So I believe there is no difference in the builder of the Freight Train Dragster calling his dragster scratchbuilt than me calling my modified scratchbuilt and yes I realize a whole lot more parts and skill went into building the dragster. So is the Freight Train dragster a true scratchbuild or because he used some kit parts you would say no because the Tatra didn't have any kit pieces in it.
A big thanks to forum members rmvw guy TooOld Dr. Cranky kruleworld Romell R TheCat Jon Cole krazyglu Grumpa Badluck 13 and retrobuilder for the great comments and trying to explain that this is a fun hobby and not to be taken so seriously by some.