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  • Birthday 12/02/1996

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  • Location Vantaa, Finland
  • Full Name Niko Lindström

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  1. W-409 added a post in a topic CANNONBALL 2017   

    Thanks guys for the opinions! I was just thinking kind of the same thing, let's see if I can keep the paint like it is... The top will be no problem, but don't know about the side trim, BMF might be a bit too shiny compared to the rest of that body. But don't know if silver paint will look good either?
    It's not going to be slammed down though, and definitely no modern wheels (Old School Is Cool!). I'll be fitting a vintage tire & wheel combo on this.
  2. W-409 added a post in a topic CANNONBALL 2017   

    Now when the body of my Turbine Car had been sitting for over a month in the paint stripping, It's pretty obvious that the copper paint is not coming off from the body. Now the paint looks like the car had been sitting for a long time abandoned somewhere. The body looks kind of cool like that, but as I don't have much experience in weathering models I guess I'll just sand the paint off and shoot a glossy coat of paint on this... Let's see.

  3. W-409 added a post in a topic '55 Chevy Bel Air A/GS   

    Well I was able to do some progress on this last night. First I glued steering column to the dash and steering wheel was glued on too. It's painted and clear coated with Tamiya sprays and after that the spokes were painted with Revell 91 silver. I also added a tachometer and a cable from my parts box. The tach was painted silver, I painted some black to the cauge face and wiped paint off from those raised letters/numbers.

    Then I glued everything together and the interior is now finished. Pedals are from the kit and they as well as the dashboard assembly fit fine. Shifter is made from a sewing needle (if that is what it is in English...) and that rubber part is taken from my parts box.

  4. W-409 added a post in a topic The 1/24 Scale History Story?   

    Yeah I see no difference between these two scales either. I build both, 1/24 and 1/25, display them together and mix the parts too, the difference is so small that no one can really see it. Bigger problem in my opinion is that some kits have a lot undersized or oversized parts no matter which scale the kit is. For example AMT's "Twister Vega" kit has a tiny engine compared to the rest of the kit parts.
  5. W-409 added a post in a topic 1962 Don Gay Pontiac Catalina, finished   

    Really nice work on this Pontiac, it turned out excellent! You did a great job with that body conversion and overall everything looks just right. I like to see 1:1 replicas in scale so a big thumbs up from here. Thanks for sharing the WIP thread with us and thanks for that interesting history too. Very nice job.
  6. W-409 added a post in a topic Revellion   

    That's very cool! I like to see this kit built, actually I'd like to build one myself too. You did a great job on this, excellent paint and decal work! Really nice and unique build.
  7. W-409 added a post in a topic Henry J Gasser   

    That's a great looking Henry J! I like that unique engine choice and you did a great job detailing it too. Great job weathering the body and the overall look is very nice. A great build for sure.
    But if you want to make it a Gasser, you'll need to add at least a rear bumper and full interior upholstery. Or then you could run in Altered like this.
  8. W-409 added a post in a topic How can I get this exact finish on my model wheels?   

    I'd use flat clear for those spokes. Definitely don't use Enamels as they'll turn yellow during the years, but acrylic clear shouldn't have this problem. Here I sprayed the chrome front wheels with flat clear, pretty close to the look you're after...

  9. W-409 added a post in a topic '55 Chevy Bel Air A/GS   

    Thanks Mitch and Dave!
    Heh, I agree with you Mitch, hopefully the guy building this '55 didn't use too much Solder Seal on it ! That decal just happened to be the right size and it looked old enough to be installed in there...
    I got BMF done on the body. That wasn't too easy and I'm not completely happy with it, but it could be worse so I think I'll have to live with it. Once the underside of the body is painted black and glasses are installed, I think it'll look pretty good anyway.

  10. W-409 added a post in a topic 1/16 Scale Army Vega Funny Car - Updated 2/14/2017 Valve Covers and Manifold   

    Wow! I guess pretty much everything has been said already but I just had to post a compliment, the intake assembly is looking flawless! With each update I'm just wondering even more if this thing is really 1:1 scale instead of 1:16. Keep up the great work!
  11. W-409 added a post in a topic Four door or sedan/post interest   

    I agree 100% on this. It would make it a lot easier to build a scale replica of my 1:1 car, '62 Chevy II 2D Sedan .
    I don't think I'd buy lots of four door model kits. I'm thinking only '62-'65 Chevy II and '80s Caprice would be must haves as four door models but that's about it. I'd like to build both of those just like they were sold here in Finland when they were new.
  12. W-409 added a post in a topic Glue-Bomb Rebuild   

    Very good looking Riviera! You don't see many of these built as Drag Racers so this is a refreshing exception. Very nice work on it, especially when considering that you had only a month to build it. Great job as always.
  13. W-409 added a post in a topic '55 Chevy Bel Air A/GS   

    Randy: Thank You! Your projects have always been a big source of inspiration!
    Tim: Thanks, no worries about the decals, I'm glad I got lucky and found those from my parts box even though I was almost certain that I had used them on earlier builds. Thanks for taking the time to check your stash for me, I appreciate it!
  14. W-409 added a post in a topic '55 Chevy Bel Air A/GS   

    Thanks! Yes, BMF will be the next step, in fact I already started that but I'll have to continue tomorrow on it. Now it's time to head to a Car Show to check out some Rods & Customs!
    But as I promised, here are some better pics of that polished body. Overall I think it turned out pretty good, now let's just hope that BMF goes on with no problems. I'm very happy to see that this build is finally coming together!

  15. W-409 added a post in a topic '55 Chevy Bel Air A/GS   

    I just finished polishing the body and I think it turned out pretty good. It's not perfect, but I'm pretty happy with it anyway. I also found two Isky Cams decals from my parts box so even though they're yellow instead of the red ones I installed earlier. I'll take a few more pics of the polished body tomorrow when it's not dark and post them here. But here's a proof that the decal issue is now happily fixed.