AzTom

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

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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 Collecting Engines, Just Engines and more Engines.   

    Thanks. glad you like the engines.
    Lance, the 1/18 engines do not have fan belts. I wrapped a thick black thread around them with dab of superglue on the bottom pulley to hold it.   Space is an issue for me until  I get my man cave set up. I plan on getting all the engines in one display. 
    This weekend I'll do a photo shoot of some more engines. 
  2. AzTom added a post in a topic Collecting Engines, Just Engines and more Engines.   

    Thanks guys.  Greg you have me on the hunt for one of those Ford 4 bangers.  
    Scott, I also have been fascinated by the early plane engines. I have a small kit of one here some place.
    I added 2 flathead 1/6 engines and 3 1/4 Hemi engines.
  3. AzTom added a post in a topic Has anyone used the Testors/Aztec paints?   

    I sprayed mine over a light coat of self etching primer on the diecast corvette. The spoon was primed with Dupli-color white primer. I taped one side off so if you look close one side clear coated the other is not.  I used cheap Krylon acrylic clear about two hours after spraying the color. 
    I will be getting more of this paint.  
    Glenn, Thanks for the tip on touch up.  Your paint jobs look awesome.
  4. AzTom added a post in a topic Collecting Engines, Just Engines and more Engines.   

    This is actually a display of the John Deere Triple Link Suspension system but has a nice engine so it counts to me. It was made for JD dealers to demonstrate the front axle and is made of diecast on a wood base in 1/16 scale. 

  5. AzTom added a post in a topic Collecting Engines, Just Engines and more Engines.   

    If you are asking about the one in the Falcon, it is 1/18, like the third photo from the top. The photo above that one is the same engine on a stand. 
    Thanks for sharing the link and the Model A engine. I had not seen that version before and having had a few 1:1 A's & T's I would sure like to find one.
     
    Thanks Mike, Looking at that again makes me want to dig my stash out and get started.
  6. AzTom added a post in a topic Collecting Engines, Just Engines and more Engines.   

    That's a good one Danno.  I'm just getting started, can't find all of my photos.  I hope I didn't lose them in my computer crash
    1/4 & 1/2 Scale Engines
    Here are a few more that need built. 
    HD 1/2 scale 

    HD 1/4 scale diecast and plastic

    1/4 Scale Hemi engines in diecast by Hawk. 

    This one is a 1/4 scale plastic visible engine by Testors.

  7. AzTom added a post in a topic 1992 Shell ATCC Ford Sierras DJR   

    Great job. They look factory made.
  8. AzTom added a post in a topic Tootsietoy Paint Tests   

    Thanks Ray. I love doing these and it's easy to make some extra hobby money
    This a beverage truck made by London Toys and is about 3 in long.  The paint is Createx acrylic. Very easy to use, pretty hard to mess this stuff up.

     
    This one is Tootsietoy and is about 4 in long. I painted it with MM Lacquer Hugger orange and did not clear coat it. I just polished it with a automotive polish and it made it look more like the original paint.  Clear coat looks great but too glossy for old toys. 

  9. AzTom added a post in a topic MPC AMX   

    Kevin, Looks great in the photo. Nice color.  I'm glad you're working through this, practice, practice, practice
  10. AzTom added a post in a topic 1969 Moebius ford pickup grille   

    Looking good.  I think now the parking lights look too big. Are you going to make a mold of this when you're done?
  11. AzTom added a post in a topic Food for thought, Are models intentionally made with...   

    Was this kit ever sold as a Mack Superliner?  i have only seen it as Superliner. 
  12. AzTom added a post in a topic Yet another paint question re: clear coats   

    Fingers crossed
  13. AzTom added a post in a topic Has anyone used the Testors/Aztec paints?   

    I just posted this in the diecast section.  I tried this paint for the first time a few days ago and think it's the best acrylic ever. Went on smooth and covered well. I used  the Aztec airbrush with white nozzle and about 20 PSI.  Clear coated about an hour later. This is the Pearl Copper.

  14. AzTom added a topic in Diecast and Resincast Models   

    Tootsietoy Paint Tests
    These are a few old diecast trucks and cars from my junk box that needed paint jobs.  I dig some of these out every now and then to test new paints or just practice on. Some I will keep in the collection, others I will sell at the antique mall for hobby money.
     They were all stripped and primed with self etching primer. 

    This is a Midgetoy Ford wrecker about 3 in long.  It's paint with Testors MM Guard red with a drop of hardener added. 

    Midgetoy 58 Corvette about 2-1/4 in long. Painted with Testors Aztec acrylics.  This is with out a doubt the best acrylic paint I have ever sprayed in an airbrush.

    Here we have both Corvettes, one Copper and the other Guard Red finished. 

     
     
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  15. AzTom added a post in a topic Collecting Engines, Just Engines and more Engines.   

    Mike, That was a great build http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/topic/59583-1964-falcon-futura/  you need to fix the photos on this one so it can be enjoyed.