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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 Tenn. State Trooper VW (Litter Bug)   

  2. 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. 
  3. Erik Smith added a post in a topic Datsun B210 Hatchback   

    Doyusha has a few early 70s Nissan Sunny models, close...?
    The Doyusha kits are pretty crude and, well, they suck...but, starting point I guess
  4. 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. 
  5. Erik Smith added a post in a topic HVLP Mini Spray Gun   

    I thought HVLP was High VOLUME, Low Pressure?
  6. 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?
  7. 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  
    The Camaro has a "winking turn indicator" on most of the race. 
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  8. Erik Smith added a post in a topic Calling All Units   

  9. 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. 
  10. 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. 
    then I just glued the separated ring back to the main wheel
    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
  11. 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. 
  12. Erik Smith added a post in a topic CANNONBALL 2017   

    Clean up in the body and gutting the interior - so cleaning it up too. The back seat is separate making a delete option a lot easier 
    Still not 100% on these wheels yet - I ordered some slightly bigger rubber and I am going to strip the chrome (poorly done anyhow) and add those pesky bolt lug things...
  13. Erik Smith added a post in a topic Nissan Fairlady 240ZG "Police car", 1/24, Hasegawa   

    Great looking model. Nice work!
  14. Erik Smith added a post in a topic 1962 Chevrolet Impala 409   

    I like that color too. It's really a splendid kit. Probably one of Revell's best. 
  15. Erik Smith added a post in a topic CANNONBALL 2017   

    Thanks! They are Pegasus. I'll be dropping the car so if the tires still appear small, I'll check into options.