shawnh24n43

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About shawnh24n43

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  • Location Wichita,Ks.

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  1. shawnh24n43 added a post in a topic What's your opinion on clearcoating over decals?   

    Well you guys have me convinced, I won't post another build here. Between having my last build thread actually locked, because I was accused of it being a die cast and having to post pics to prove myself, and basically being told here that my builds really are not worth posting here because they're all wrong by being clear coated, really doesn't do much for the support and enjoyment of the hobby to me here any more.
  2. shawnh24n43 added a post in a topic who is going to the KC Slammers show sunday june 10th?   

    I'll be there!

    FYI, if you're entering builds, registration is 2-7 (IIRC) on Sat., and the show and vendor part is Sun.
  3. shawnh24n43 added a post in a topic Autism Crusher   

    Chris, while you did a really nice job on this truck, I know this build came from a special place in your heart, and greatly appreciate you building it for your stepson.

    I also have an ASD, and me and my family also know and live the signifigance of the puzzle pieces, that you so awesomely implemented in your build.
  4. shawnh24n43 added a post in a topic delete   

    Nice job! Your extra time and effort shows!

    Marty's Charger is on my "must build someday" list.

    Looks to be the Polar Lights kit, and Sunset decals?
  5. shawnh24n43 added a post in a topic 06 Fed Ex Monte Carlo   

    Jay had PM'ed me an apology already, yesterday evening, just wanted you guys to know.

    Apparently it was also my mistake to not include what kit it is in my original description.
  6. shawnh24n43 added a post in a topic What's your opinion on clearcoating over decals?   

    I will add myself to the list of those that clear over the decals.

    I'm with MonoPed and Scuderia on the clear adding durability to your decals. I've got cars over 20 years old that I've reccently polished again, without any incidents regarding decals, and they look good with the rest of the cars in the case.

    The decals they use on the real cars are 3mm thick on average, kinda hard to replicate in scale. My other opinion is, if you want ultra realism by having the decals not cleared, you have to cut out every letter, number and logo, because there is no clear film around any of the graphics on the real cars.

    Of course, there isn't a single contest judge here in the midwest that will pick a car over another because the decals aren't cleared.

    Do not consider my opinion a slam on anybody's opinion by any means! I have my opinion that I'm happy with, and won't judge others on a different choice. Shoot, this question is almost as debated as "What is correct for Petty blue!
  7. shawnh24n43 added a post in a topic 06 Fed Ex Monte Carlo   

    Here's pics of the engine and underside.

    Revell 06/07 kit, JWTBM decals with a couple Powerslide pieces. The only non kit pieces are in the original description and some modification of the front engine compartment bars, otherwise it's out of the box, or modified kit pieces, no resin either.




    Harry, just had to get home from work today to post the pics.
  8. shawnh24n43 added a post in a topic 06 Fed Ex Monte Carlo   

    Thanks Jay, guess I won't worry about posting my stuff, don't want to bother everyone with die-cast looking builds.
  9. shawnh24n43 added a topic in NASCAR   

    06 Fed Ex Monte Carlo
    Thought I'd post my most recent build.

    Modified nose and wheel openings, fuel filler and overflow and flipped exhaust to right, added dash wiring, antenna and roof camera pod.



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  10. shawnh24n43 added a post in a topic 1980 Caprice body and kit   

    Southern Motorsports Hobbies lists an 80 Caprice and an 80 Malibu in the SMH resins line.
  11. shawnh24n43 added a post in a topic Dirt late model project   

    Thanks guys! Steven, he does make some shows in Ok or Neb, but mostly sticks to tracks here in Kansas. If you want to build something like this, stay tuned at Dirt modeler, a less intimidating way to build one is in the works.
  12. shawnh24n43 added a post in a topic Dirt late model project   

    A small but not so small update. Interior and deck are done and ready for paint. This step has taken a while, but realized there is 26 seperate pieces in the interior and 43 in the deck.

    The interior had strips added to the edges of it,to simulate where they overlap and rivet the pieces together.



    The deck is ready for paint, and will fit flat when all the pieces are glued together.




    Here is a shot from below, to show the "folded over" strips, where the deck pieces are riveted on the real car, and how I'll glue mine together.


  13. shawnh24n43 added a post in a topic Dirt late model project   

    Got the deck finally fitted on this one, built like the real car. Some minor fitting to do,and will call this step done.




  14. shawnh24n43 added a post in a topic Dirt late model project   

    Got my interior built, and deck support braces mocked up. The front brace is mocked up complete, the rear needs tabs and supports.




    I had to do some real thinking about how to make the interior one piece, and yet removable for painting purposes. I decided to cut the bar into pieces running through the interior, and drill the rods out, and install pins. The interior is removable, and yet it reassembles easy and yet is still strong.



  15. shawnh24n43 added a post in a topic Dirt late model project   

    The plans are pretty decent. I made an error in printing out the plans at first, (you need to set the printer to copy at 100% and not the default setting of print to page) but on the flip side, some thinking and trial and error are still necessary. His plans and parts are for a 2007, and the car I'm using is a 2010 so some variation from the plans has been necessary.