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Erik Smith

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About Erik Smith

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  • Birthday 11/18/1971

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  • Scale I Build 1/24

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  • Location Spokane, WA
  • Full Name Erik Smith

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  1. Erik Smith added a post in a topic GMC Chevy Rally Wheels   

    Fireball Modelworks
  2. Erik Smith added a post in a topic otaki dodge challenger swat value   

    One (looked to be in excellent condition) sold March 5th on eBay for $38 with two bidders. The kit's value is to Mopar and/or model kit collectors - as it is quite crude as far as details go. $18 dollars for a local sale is probably good. EBay has millions of shoppers - locally, you're probably looking at a few people. 
  3. Erik Smith added a post in a topic Best Citroen 2cv 1:24 kit?   

    That's what I thought. 
    Here is the actual hood, if anybody is interested:
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    The other resin parts are Clarisse's body. The rear window block outs are actually styrene. 
  4. Erik Smith added a post in a topic Best Citroen 2cv 1:24 kit?   

    Does the other Gunze Sangyo/Airfix kit have the earlier model resin parts like the Lupin III version?
    I have actually seen the The Castle of Cagliostro movie a number of times - the model is from that specific movie, I don't know if Clarisse was running from the Count in the 2CV in the series. The car is destroyed very quickly as it goes off a cliff. 
  5. Erik Smith added a post in a topic Tenn. State Trooper VW (Litter Bug)   

    Yes!
     
  6. Erik Smith added a post in a topic Duplicolor Perfect Match Primer question?   

    I've used both the scratch filler and sandable quite a bit. The scratch filler isn't really that thick - unless you spray it on really...thick. The scratch filler, however, in my experience, is not as "hot" as the sandable and does not ghost nearly as much as the sandable...but, I also have experienced some adhesion issues with the scratch filler. After priming, sanding, priming, painting, I have had masking tape peel paint - primer and all - when I used the scratch filler as a base. Could be random - but the sandable definitely does not peel. So the sandable is my go to. 
  7. Erik Smith added a post in a topic Datsun B210 Hatchback   

    Doyusha has a few early 70s Nissan Sunny models, close...?
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    The Doyusha kits are pretty crude and, well, they suck...but, starting point I guess
  8. Erik Smith added a post in a topic What did you get rid off today?   

    Funny - within the last year, I parted ways with almost this exact collection. No regrets. 
  9. Erik Smith added a post in a topic HVLP Mini Spray Gun   

    I thought HVLP was High VOLUME, Low Pressure?
  10. Erik Smith added a post in a topic Recaster Alert   

    Weird guy. Crook. He's selling recast Hobby Design turbos on one of Fireball Modelworks Holley carb bases! 
    I see a lot of resin garbage on eBay and wonder who buys it - and more interestingly, who leaves a favorable review?
  11. Erik Smith added a topic in General   

    Crystal Palace 1971 Saloon Race
    This race had a smile on my face the whole time - great little Escort fighting it out with a Camaro! 1.6 liters v 5.7  
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?ebc=ANyPxKoUz33XGZOQaIYO9UQZIb4H-9tpvpRRiPGCYufVncQ52sdnAfBhtlB-GMryEiShquTIhoa7DhQQwSV4wb5shE-mMIzRKA&v=cawBXWWgqCI
    The Camaro has a "winking turn indicator" on most of the race. 
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  12. Erik Smith added a post in a topic Calling All Units   

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  13. Erik Smith added a post in a topic 1990 Nissan 580ZX   

    Pretty cool. Looks like something from a movie or tv show. I like it. 
  14. Erik Smith added a post in a topic CANNONBALL 2017   

    That Supra kit looks pretty cool - be a great x-country run. 
    Still hacking on the Challenger wheels - the toy like spindle on the Pegasus wheel is too long, so I made a quick jig to cut the appropriate amount of material off and have each wheel with the same amount removed. 
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    then I just glued the separated ring back to the main wheel
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    I also managed to find a possible tire - from the Revell Porsche 918 (which look too thick on that car) - original Pegasus on left, Porsche 918 on right - ends up same height as original Challenger tire combo
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  15. Erik Smith added a post in a topic AMT's Horizon TC3- Loser from the past, out of box!   

    The engraving and overall crispness of the AMT kit far better than the MPC dodge Omni. The MPC engine has more separate parts. I haven't actually built either one, just looked at the parts.