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  1. Hey Jim, Nice, nice nice, looks just right to me!! A little different, but that is what makes it cool, you did a great job. Thanks for posting for us, London Broil sounds good, have to get to the store. Mike
  2. Hey Adam, Looks sharp, you have a great eye for detail and a great way with a camera, hope to see more of your work in the future, don't stay gone too long!! Thanks for posting for us to view. Mike
  3. Hey John, Very, very nice, you never disappoint!! I'm also curious about Kobuzz's question, where do you keep and display all your models, you must have a bunch by now, would love to see a couple shots of your display. And, as always John, thanks for posting, I always look forward to seeing what comes next!! Mike
  4. Hey Richie, Welcome to a really great place, you will really like it here, lots of great people, always a lot of help when you aren't sure what to do, my skills have gone up 1000% since I joined the forums. Try Micro-Mark for a polishing kit, they have one that starts at 2400 and goes up to 12000 grit, easy to use soft foam pads. Very, very fine grits, just take your time, polish the plastic under running water, or rinse the pads every fews second, start with the 2400 grit and work your way up, just take your time, don't polish too hard, keep the pad wet and let the pad do the work, it will take a few minutes, but you will be amazed at the results. Also works great for polishing out paints too. Enjoy the forums and good luck fixing your windshield. Jump back on if you get stuck, lots of people happy to help. Mike
  5. Hey John, Sure looks good from where I'm sitting, you have nothing to be sad about, you've just got one fine & unique car right there. It seems like we are a bunch of very detail-oriented and self-critical modelers, and that is why we are all having fun and improving. But, in my humble opinion, it's gotta be fun, and when done, be cool. If you can answer yes to those two questions, then nothing else matters. I am glad you posted, like I said, sure looks good to me, and I am also standing in line if you decide to gicve it away!! Mike
  6. Hey gang, Try www.alclad2.com for some useful tips from their website. Brushing acrylics won't give nearly the results you will get from airbrushing, the acrylic won't compete with alclad, but has some uses for a contrasting shade. Hope this helps. Mike
  7. Hey Brett, Glad you okay, the Willy's looks great, I agree with the gang, that is one of the coolest rides from that time hands down, who knew back then what an important car it would be today? Yours looks great, can't wait to see more, thanks for posting. Mike
  8. Hey Walt, Looks great, just the right stance and paint, looks downright nasty, and that sir, is a compliment!! Thanks for posting. Mike
  9. Wow, all the replies so far are great, I am picking up more tips in case I join the mob. Appreciate all the replies so far, and Eric, don't worry, I don't want your benefits, just your models!! Now I have to go market those bite-sized gangster treats for healthy bones and gums!!
  10. Hey gang, I was just added as a friend here by someone, and also added someone else as a friend. I was just wondering if there is some benefit to adding friends, or is it just a communication bonus? Still, it is a pretty cool feature, and like in real life, you can't have too many good ones!! Oh and to all my friends, if you have any models that take up too much room, I will, as your friend, take them off of your hands...for free....I promise. Mike
  11. Hey Donald, Allright!! Looks good, what a good feeling, right? It will take your cars to a whole new level, everybody was helpful, that's why I love this place!! Okay, a small tip that seems to help me...before I put on the foil, or even before I paint, I take the back of an exacto blade and trace over the area where the foil will go, just go over it slowly and lightly a couple of time to slightly deepen the path your sharp blade will follow. Worth a few minutes extra time to create a little groove for the blade, seems to keep the lines where they belong and makes the cuts that much more exact. Have fun and congrats!! Mike
  12. Mitch, Hey buddy, take it EZ. Functionally illiterate is not the same as dyslexic. I don't understand, if you don't like it, why are you reading and posting? Leave the man alone, Phils' hoodscoop looks good to Phil, is that so bad? I hate when these type of things start monopolizing a topic, the problem with people who have disfuncions/and/or/handicaps is that they might not even know the error of their ways. I think the other members trying to help may be beneficial, but what if Phil doesn't see the errors? How much should be slung his way when he, in my humble opinion, is just trying to share his hobby and his work, with us? If this is the best he can do, then God Bless the man. As stated before, if you don't like it don't read it. All I may state is the obvious. Anyone who takes the time to sincerely build and post here should be welcomed with open arms. This hobby need all of us, and no matter how great or how little the talent, if you take the time, it is a good thing. Even the ugliest model in the world had someone finish it, step back, and go "AAALLLLLLRRRIIIGGGHHHTTT!!! Even if it was me. If this is Phil's idea of a joke, well Phil....go to your room and read a dictionary. Mitch, like your cars!! Mike
  13. Hey Jim, First of all, welcome to a great place, glad to have you join us, you will have fun here. Your car looks great, that era in cars and drag racing was, to me, the best of all, and your car sure does bring back memories. Thanks for posting, can't wait to see what you build next. Mike
  14. Hey Brett, Man oh man, this is coming along so nicely, glad to see you made peace with the decals I have the same problem too, but your results look just great. Thanks for keeping us posted, I like it!! Mike
  15. Hey Tyrone, This looks great, love the extra detail you put into you work. Show us more!! Mike
  16. Hey Andy, Very,very nice, really enjoy the storyline as well, can't wait to see how it turns out! Thanks for posting. Mike
  17. Hey Gang, Normally I won't even comment on things like this, but.....perhaps Phil is doing the best he is capable of. My brother, who was very, very smart, was very, very dyslexic, and had the exact same problem as Phil. Hey, if he takes the time to post, and has his pedal to the metal, so to speak, cut the man a break!! Phil, keep up the good work, just keep doing what you can, and those that don't like it don't have to read it. As always, fighting for the underdog. Mike
  18. Hey Walt, Looks good, got the recliner with the remote right in front of the TV, this is where the king sits, right? As far as Jim's remarks, well....I just love Crazyjim, never a dull moment with him around!! Mike
  19. Hey Donald, You are in the same boat as me, trying to make good models and learn from the gang here. Now that you have got the hang of the basics, do what I did. Get some bmf and put it on after you have sanded and prepped the model, but before you paint it. Then take it off and put on again.....and again.....and again. Just cut out strips to frame in say, a windshield, and repeat, repeat, repeat. Doing thin strips is not that expensive, the ultra-brite foil has poor adhesive, everything else is fine. Now, jump in, experiment, and have fun. Mike
  20. Hey Ed, Get to feeling better my friend, lots of people miss ya, it will be good to have you back!! Hope to see you on here soon, and my prayers to you and your family. Mike
  21. Hey Chris, Bob's last post was right on target, the 150 is a great airbrush, but has a couple of quirks. Always start spraying off to the side of your model, and don't release the paint until you have passed the other side, as starting/stopping on your work can make it "spit", for lack of a more sophisticated term. Also, and this comes straight from the good folks at Badger, once you depress the trigger to start the air, leave it depressed, then just draw back to control flow of paint, when done, let trigger go forward, but keep the air flowing the whole time you are painting. Use the air to keep the tip from clogging and also, get in the habit of making a couple of quick passes over your project the second before you start the paint flowing, it knocks off that last little bit of dust, and makes a bit of a difference. Takes awhile to get used to holding down the trigger, but once you get used to it and see the benefits (plus less dust bunnies) it will become second nature. Now, go have some fun!! Mike
  22. Hey Chris, I have a 150, not to contradict Shane, but it is dual action. If you can get a schematic, make sure all parts are there, also make sure needle is seated properly (far enough forward in the brush). Badger is great about customer service and manuals if you need either. Shane is right about the trigger to a point, pushing down is air only, slowly pulling back mixes paint with air, try to keep the trigger depressed to keep the air always flowing (and also to blow last little bit of dust off of what you are getting ready to paint) and draw back to add paint as needed. Try just shooting water on a piece of cardboard to get used to flow and pattern. There is also a Teflon bearing that may not be seated correctly, I just had mine re-done last year, send it off the Badger and they will service it, has lifetime warranty. Hope this helps a little. Mike
  23. Mopars are favorite, but all of them, (including pony) were the coolest cars from the coolest time, I graduated in '70, none of us had much $$, but our high school parking lot had some really cool rides (including a couple of bikes) that are priceless today. Mike
  24. Wow, we've got Grumpy and Cranky, as I sat reading this one of my Godsons (who are visiting for a couple of days) told me I was Grouchy. Man, it sure is a lot of work being a grown-up, having all these nicknames to keep track of. Well, back to the forums. Mike
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