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  • Scale I Build 1/18 -1/25

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  • Location Arizona
  • Full Name Tom Allen

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  1. AzTom added a post in a topic Taking pictures of your models   

    Thanks Matt, I'm going to dig out my DSLR and play around.
  2. AzTom added a post in a topic Painting and paint fumes question   

    That's the part you have to worry about. The "short while" is 4 minutes.  With some paint build up that time could be cut in half.  I run mine at least 15 minutes for most paint jobs.  
  3. AzTom added a post in a topic Swede Savage Trans Am AAR 'Cuda Hwy. 61 based project   

    Okay, you're just getting crazy now,lol  That is some excellent scratch building.  
    Thanks for sharing this.
  4. AzTom added a post in a topic Painting and paint fumes question   

    This is not necessarily true.  Most Bilge blowers are just that, blowers.  They are not in the gas fumes, they  just blow fresh air down into the bilge forcing the fumes out vents.  The fans that are in the bottom of the bilge are squirrel cage fans with the motor in a safe place. 
    The only hood fans that would be safe, again would be the ones with the motor outside the air flow.  Most fans in above stove mircowaves are that way. The Jen-Air down draft is a large squirrel cage fan, may almost me too much for a small paint booth. 
  5. AzTom added a post in a topic Painting and paint fumes question   

    I would say it's mostly the fan. Any motor that is not explosion proof in the air flow can spark. I can say that I have had a few computer fans melt down in my computer. It would not take much paint build up on one of those fans to cause an issue. 
  6. AzTom added a post in a topic Did this spoon test of C1's metallizer   

    This was my experiment with Kosutte ginsan powder.
    The Grill is Kosutte ginsan, the head lights are kit chrome and the bumper is Bare Metal foil. 

  7. AzTom added a post in a topic Painting and paint fumes question   

    Those are intended for water base paints only.
    If your house is tight,  you will also need to crack a window or door to allow fresh air in. 
  8. AzTom added a post in a topic 1:18 Resin Rover 3500 by Cult Scale   

    Very nice model and even a nicer real car. What year are these?    I also see that it is a V8, seems like a lot of motor for that size car, a good thing in my mind.
  9. AzTom added a post in a topic Yet another paint question re: clear coats   

    Wow!  That looks great.  
  10. AzTom added a post in a topic 41 Willys Kit, my next project.   

    Not sure what you are asking here. I do know how to make babies.   There are several 1/18 flathead hot rods made, and it is a lot fun swapping engines in them.  
    These just came in Friday.  There has been a few  diecast 1/18 kits made going back to the 60's with the Hubley Duesenberg.   I can only think of one plastic kit, a Corvette experimental. Send me a PM if you want more info.
  11. AzTom added a topic in Diecast and Resincast Models   

    41 Willys Kit, my next project.
    This is the new  1/18 scale 41 Willys by Acme in kit form.  It is a high detailed model so it has lots of parts, although some are pre-assembled.  The diecast frame has the rear axle assembly installed and the front springs.  The front axle is assembled including wheels and tires.  Both engines are partially assembled as well.  
    Options choices:
    Blown Hemi Engine or Small block Chevy
    Tube front axle or dropped beam front axle. (requires changing the riveted spindles)
    41 Willys rear bumper or chrome push bar
    Five spoke rear mags or slotted mags
    Two, three or four point roll bar
    Once I get my 32 Chevy finished Ill get started and go into more detail.  If you have any question before that fell free to ask.

    You can also click on the photo to see more photos.
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  12. AzTom added a post in a topic Paint spray booth   

    Good point Lance. The squirrel cage type fan is what you want to use.  
    Any motor in the air flow has a chance to fail and cause a spark. Having been in the electrical business for thirty plus years, I have seen way too many bath fans and kitchen hood fan motors burnt up.  They were doing what they were designed to do. Paint and thinner build up on any open motor is, in time, going to fail ... How lucky are you? 
  13. AzTom added a post in a topic Don Granata`s KNUCKLEHEAD DRAG BIKE : On the Work Bench 9/30/15   

    I know this will be a cool one. Love watching your builds.
  14. AzTom added a post in a topic Jet Sweep X5: 1/64 Jet car Resto-Mod **FINISHED**   

    Very nice, turned out great.
  15. AzTom added a post in a topic what to do with old car magazines   

    I still like the old small hot rod magazines. 
    Maybe your model club can start a reference library.