Dang. Johnny Boy... That is looking great!! Love all of the detail that you have put on the chassis so far. I think the contrast between the blue chassis and black chassis tins, looks killer. I also love the little detail on the chassis tins were you added the Aluminium strip with the holes. Nice Touch!! Would love to see a pic of the rolling chassis with the tins on it. I am sure It looks Awesome!!
Paul... Engine is Looking good Buddy. Oh yeah... that's what I like to hear on the Pro Mod that is here in the valley.... not that it's in pieces. I think the Chassis spoke and needed to be in Brass anyway
Tim... That's great news, so glad to hear your shoulder is ok. Man that engine is just Gorgeous in between those rails. Those front motor mounts turned out Killer! Nice work as usual. You are always amazing us with your skills.
Bill... I did some research on those Air Supplied Respirators, holy smokes a good $850 bucks to $1500 easy. I know That is probably the best way to go though. That's a big hit to the pocket book but something to work up to as you mentioned. Do you have a specific brand that you use? I did find a couple other things when I was doing some research and its making me consider getting a full face respirator that you can replace the cartridges as well. As an fyi, I spray my builds outside on the side of my garage. I will definitely be changing out my respirator more often and as I said probably will end up with a full face mask as one thing I red said that your eyes can be entry ways for Iso's as well as wearing a Tyvek paint suit, I actually have one that I bought a while back from home depot for less than 10 bucks I think, but haven't painted anything in a long while so I haven't gotten to use it. The thing is to be smart with the material we are using, I even mix my paints while wearing my respirator.
Bill... You are right that home owner applications have lacquer thinner and acetone in them. I pretty much spay House of Kolor and PPG Urethanes exclusively on my builds. I guess that's why I was recommending a respirator from an Auto Body store. I have to also realize that not everyone uses Automotive paints on their builds. This model of respirator that I am using, the charcoal cartridges are not replaceable on this mask. It probably is more efficient to buy a respirator that you can change the cartridges out on it. But when I talked to my PPG guy I did ask about going the route of buying one where you can change the filters out and he said it was just about as cheap to purchase a new mask at the price of the cartridges. As often as I paint since I am not a professional painter I am ok with paying a few bucks more for a new respirator when I need one. You are right 4 years is way too long to go with out purchasing a new one. I really have only used it on my funny car build since I haven't worked on anything else in the past 5 years. I also figured that since haven't smelt any fumes wearing it, that it was still good and if I was to smell fumes thru the mask, of course I would of replaced it then. I have already ordered a new one and will pitch my old one when it gets here.
My Brother what an awesome update. You sure know how to make this Beauty Shine!!! Nice detailing with the Rear Brakes and Rotors. As well as the Butterfly steering wheel and Hand Brake. Killer work You are continuing to impress me with your builds.
Tom... my personal recommendation is to get it from a Auto Body supply store if you are going to get one. The Respirators at home depot are geared towards Homeowner applications, While they would still work for our hobby but the filter media is more for house hold supplies. House paints don't have the solvents that Automotive paints have. I had spoken with my Local PPG Automotive paint supply store and he told me the same thing that its better to get a respirator that is designed for auto paints. It is just my own opinion about using a respirator for Automotive paints. here are a couple of links you can purchase them from: Ebay - $18.95 Free Shipping http://www.ebay.com/itm/3M-07193-Dual-Cartridge-Respirator-Assembly-Organic-Vapor-P95-Large-/351562472049?epid=764232043&hash=item51dac19a71:g:qigAAOSw53NY-mOq
Coast Air Brush $24.95 http://www.coastairbrush.com/search.asp?pg=1&stext=Respirator&sprice=&stype=&scat=
Here is the package and a picture of the one that I personally use, and after finding the one on ebay for 19 bucks. I think I am going to order a new one because I have had mine for about 4 years or more at this point and I paid 25 to 30 bucks from my PPG shop for it and its the same part number, plus It will get delivered to me. When I am not using it I put it back in the package and seal it back up.
Tim... Nice Build you got there and It turned out great. Something about the 1/43rd kits has fascinated me and I just love then. I have a bunch in my model stash that I need to break out and start building. Again Nice job!
John... This thing I stunning my friend. Wow What a beauty and she is gorgeous. That color combo between the True Blue Pearl and Alclad is just awesome. You are crushing this build. Gotta say one of my parts of this so far is the fuel tank. I love the weld decals, Alclad work and what tops it off is the fuel stain mark. So cool and Realistic. Keep up the great work!