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About DON-T2

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  • Scale I Build
    1/24th - 1/25th

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  • Location
    Long Beach, Ca
  • Full Name
    Don Thrapp
  1. scratch building header question

    Pick up a copy of the new issue of Scale Auto. There is a how to by Ron Ramsay on making headers out of solder.
  2. Side Mirror Attachment

    I use the pin method for both mirrors and door handles.
  3. $30+ kits - hows it affect you?

    A great example is the e-mail I got from Auto World yesterday. 25% off all Lindberg kits, I checked out the 37 Ford roadster. List was $39.95 25% off is still $30.00.
  4. Paint issue

    Just don't use brake fluid on a resin body as will turn to rubber.
  5. cogged blower belts ?

    Model Car Garage has a very nice blower drive set up with cogged belt.
  6. Testors Metalizer Question

    I have found that on plastic the buffing metalizer aluminum plate works best shot over bare plastic for the best results after buffing. Priming first gives a differ effect. For some reason it does not work the same on bare resin parts.
  7. 1955 Bel Air

    What happened to this build? Looks like it was coming along great.
  8. Isn't the X-7 the bottled paint? I believe they are a acrylic paint that would not be compatable with TS-13 clear coat. Please correct me if i'm wrong. I have used TS-13 for several years and never had a problem over the Tamiya and Model Master lacquers Also have used Mr. Hobby clear with no issues.
  9. Does anyone have photos of the wheels that are in the 41Ford woody custom that was recently released?
  10. Let's take the "DRAGSTER TEST"

    I got 10 out of 11, guess the old memory is still functioning
  11. Try Mr.Color thinner it works well with all the acrylic lacquers I have used.
  12. Splitting Tires

    Sorry for the error, I have been using the Gorilla super glue not Gorilla glue and like Steve have not had the problem with other tires.
  13. Splitting Tires

    I am not using the 2 half style slicks, they just don't look right even cleaned up. The Polar Lights slicks have a back side insert that is side wall only. I am seeing the split from the rim straight out to the tread area. I was just taking one of them apart to check where the adhesive points were and it was where it started, has to be adhesive related. I also found that the rim was a tight fit in the tire which is probably contributing to the problem. I'm tempted to try micro crystal clear or check out a vinyl adhesive, also using an exato blade to give just a little more clearance ( hopefully a slip in fit.