Erik Smith

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About Erik Smith

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  • Birthday 11/18/1971

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  • Location Spokane, WA
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  1. Erik Smith added a post in a topic Lexus LS400   

    Great work on a boring car, my neighbor has some similar variant. White paint is a modeler's nemesis...yours looks excellent, though.
  2. Erik Smith added a post in a topic Mazda MX5   

    Nice work! Where's the driver?
  3. Erik Smith added a post in a topic Heller 2016   

    Heller's gone mad.
  4. Erik Smith added a post in a topic To which super hero does this car fit?   

    You would need to be a superhero with x-ray vision to drive it...
  5. Erik Smith added a post in a topic Revell 2nd QTR 2016   

    Looks like a small block chevy?...
  6. Erik Smith added a post in a topic The least kitted brand....   

    Kia? Probably more Kias on the road than Ramblers, Studebakers, and Nashs combined.
  7. Erik Smith added a post in a topic Nemo's car.   

    Very cool. Thanks for building it! I haven't seen a completed one before.
  8. Erik Smith added a post in a topic LazerBondUSA glue?   

    I haven't tried it in clear plastic. Judging by the perfor
    ance on regular plastic, if your window glass fit well, I think it would hold. If you had to clamp or tape your glass in and the joint would be under pressure, I don't know. Maybe, maybe not. It does help if you rough up the surface, but that might not be easy on clear parts. 
    Bondic does work for quick filling of holes etc - just fill, light, repeat. 
  9. Erik Smith added a post in a topic LazerBondUSA glue?   

    Looks to be exact same stuff as Bondic (looking at applicator, etc).
    I haven't been overly impressed with Bondic's ability to hold plastic together.
  10. Erik Smith added a post in a topic Hasegawa Honda N360   

    Tamiya did a 1/18 with engine - been a while since its been tossed in the mold but not hard to find one at a decent price.
  11. Erik Smith added a post in a topic Tamiya Fine Surface Primer Alternative? Dupli-Color Primer?   

    Try the smaller can of Duplicolor. It's light gray, thin, smooth, and doesn't seem to be as hot as the big dark gray can. I used to use he dark gray a lot, now I've switched to the slightly more expensive small can like this: 

  12. Erik Smith added a post in a topic Gluing suggestions   

    Pinning parts is great advice. 
    What type of glue are you using? I use CA glue 90% of the time - you only need a small amount, it dries fast, and can fill small gaps on joints, etc. I use the medium viscosity type - thin runs too much for my preference. I also regularly use a "kicker" to instantly dry the glue - just make sure you have things lined up correctly. 
    For "glass", tape the parts in place and then use a clear glue around the edges - glue, like Testors clear parts glue, is pretty thin, so it wicks between parts well, and dries clear.
    Try to find a spot to glue that won't be readily visible. Paint and touch up after gluing is important. All modelers make mistakes - fixing those mistakes makes you a better modeler.
  13. Erik Smith added a post in a topic Hasegawa Honda N360   

    True that, brother...but these aren't the only kits they make in Japan...plenty run of the mill, non-historic four door and KEI cars in kit form...I am just glad for the variety.
  14. Erik Smith added a post in a topic Hasegawa Honda N360   

    Oh, nice. Probably be a great little kit - thier Subaru 360 is and I assume this will follow suit...
    The Japanese market seems 180 degrees from the US - and I love it! Base model 4 door cars, tiny KEI cars...imagine if Revell announced a 1980 Plymouth Volare four door and a 1985 Oldsmobile Firenza...
     
  15. Erik Smith added a post in a topic If you could afford to have a kit designed   

    1974 Volkswagen Dasher