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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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  • Location Spokane, WA
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  1. Erik Smith added a post in a topic 2018 Cannonball Theme Discussion   

    I think either the 4 or 6 cylinder restriction would be great - or both. Or just a “straight” anything...
  2. Erik Smith added a post in a topic CANNONBALL 2017   

    Well, the days are getting shorter and colder...guess it’s time  to dust things off and see where I left them....I hope none of the parts melted away over the summer.
     
     
    Congrats on the ranch, Rob!
     

  3. Erik Smith added a post in a topic See The Usa In Your Electric Chevorlet   

    The possibility of GM gearing up for a Chinese market that is known to steal ideas, have 50/50 ventures where young Chinese engineers work alongside US engineers (kind of stealing knowledge again)  is kind of scary...will we have to bail them out again?
  4. Erik Smith added a post in a topic See The Usa In Your Electric Chevorlet   

    China’s markets are notoriously, uh, bent to favor China - from large tariffs to forced 50/50 joint ventures. However, GM currently sells more cars in China than in the US (3.9 million vs 3 million). I think they are around 10% of the market, but with numbers like almost 4 million sales, hard to not want to continue in the market. 
     
  5. Erik Smith added a post in a topic See The Usa In Your Electric Chevorlet   

    One big thing driving the change is the auto market outside the US, mainly China. There are millions of affluent Chinese that want clean air to breathe. They will obviously be shifting the pollution from the big cities to the rural parts of the country, but the smog problems in cities may be reduced. If GM wants a part of the largest car market in the world, they better have something to offer. 
  6. Erik Smith added a post in a topic GMC Chevy Rally Wheels   

    Fireball Modelworks
  7. 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. 
  8. 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. 
  9. 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. 
  10. Erik Smith added a post in a topic Tenn. State Trooper VW (Litter Bug)   

    Yes!
     
  11. 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. 
  12. 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
  13. 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. 
  14. Erik Smith added a post in a topic HVLP Mini Spray Gun   

    I thought HVLP was High VOLUME, Low Pressure?
  15. 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?