AzTom

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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 Walmart Kits & O'Reilly's Paint sale   

    Just a few miles west of that one at Astrella. You can see it just south of I-10. Most of the Testors bottle paint is gone, they were $1.00ea.
    Do you ever go into the Brass Armadillo antique mall at Dysart & McDowell?
  2. AzTom added a post in a topic Yet another paint question re: clear coats   

    Both spray cans. The Dupli-Color can says "Acrylic Lacquer Clear Coat" 
  3. AzTom added a post in a topic How About Some Light Commercial?   

    More nice ones Tom. I think the Jeep is Spec-Cast. They did a panel also.
    Here's you a very nice Chevy van in 1/25 by Diecast Promotions.

     
    Dodge Power Wagon 1/25 by Ertl

     
  4. AzTom added a post in a topic Moline Front Axle from Brass   

    Had to make a seat bracket as well. 


    I'm going to have to strip the paint and start over. Way too many paint chips. I ordered some Prairie gold and new decals.
  5. AzTom added a post in a topic How About Some Light Commercial?   

    You are correct Harry.  I'm one of the serious diecast fans and actually get more enjoyment altering one than building a kit from start.  With about 40000 pcs, I have plenty to lay with.  At least a few of the resin bodies out there have been cast off of diecast models.
     
    Tom, I think the Chevy wrecker is Saico. I have a couple stashed here somewhere for the beds. Like you I also  have a few of the panels and step vans. The First Gear trucks are real nice. 
    I saw a 1960 Ranchero today by MoterMax that looked pretty good. It measured about 8in long. 
  6. AzTom added a post in a topic Moline Front Axle from Brass   

    Jonathan, That one is more detailed than mine,lol  I noticed the front axle is different, maybe because it's a GB.
    Thanks for posting them.  I think I have one like that NF also.
     
    Lance, That is what I use. It is a better one at round $30.00. I tried one of those $7.00 ones and throw it away. 
    The best tool I have is the ceramic plate that has the holes in it. It doesn't effect the heat transfer and is perfectly flat. You can stick pins in the holes to help hold items together as well.
  7. AzTom added a topic in General   

    Walmart Kits & O'Reilly's Paint sale
    Our WallyMart has all the kits and paint on mark down with the big red sale tags. Looks like they are cleaning them out again.
    O'Reilly Auto Parts has all the Dupli-Color engine paint in the 12oz cans marked down to $5.49. Maybe they are changing them over to the smaller 8oz? cans like their other paint.
    That engine paint goes on nice and is rated for 500 degrees, good for us Arizona builders
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  8. AzTom added a post in a topic 69 Ranger long bed-In color 8/1/15   

    That is looking quite nice. 
    Are you planning on making the "Ranger" emblem for the grill?
     
  9. AzTom added a post in a topic Yet another paint question re: clear coats   

    There is also a Testor Clear enamel #1237, For myself, I wouldn't even try this.
    By the way, that Willys is ModelMaster Base Coat lacquer  with Duplicolor clear.
  10. AzTom added a topic in Diecast and Resincast Models   

    Moline Front Axle from Brass
    He's one of my current projects. I got this MM GTB in a box lot with a broken axle and seat. The tractor is a rather rare 1/16 scale model and in the $200.00 range so It needed to be saved. 




     
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  11. AzTom added a post in a topic bottom dump trailer   

    Here is a photo of my high detailed model 1/64 trailer.  It is made by Diecast Promotions. Maybe you can get one of these and scale it up.

  12. AzTom added a post in a topic Yet another paint question re: clear coats   

    Yes. I'm sure they could be built up even deeper but I think some of the real deep clear coats look out of scale, kind off like the large metal flakes.  I easily get them as good or better than the factory diecast paint jobs
    Here is one of my latest with no polishing. 

  13. AzTom added a post in a topic Yet another paint question re: clear coats   

    The issues you explain now, only after polishing is a different story than we started with.  Yes, if you are using polish with silicone that is the problem. Another note, if you have used those polishes on any paint and decide to do some sanding, wash the wax off good before you start sanding. Sanding will just keep rubbing the wax into the paint. Again, I wash mine with Rubbing alcohol, usually the 70% but I also have 91% for the tough stuff. 
    I seldom need to polish my paint. Practice, practice, practice!
  14. AzTom added a post in a topic Had to rejoin   

    I think there is a limit on how many Mopar guys are allowed.
  15. AzTom added a post in a topic 1969 dart   

    You can't beat that.  Make a gasser out the donor car.