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About MrObsessive

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  • Birthday 10/10/1961

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    Bill Geary Jr

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  1. 68 Corvette

    WOW! Makes me kinda wish I had redid my '68 in red! Absolutely great finish! Love the side pipes too!
  2. As Snake mentioned earlier, this color does appear more orange than "bronze" at times. No doubt due to the lighting I'm using at the moment, although this color does remind me of the C6's "Sunset Orange" I did years ago................
  3. OK as promised, here are a few pics with the paint all rubbed out. I had taken these earlier, but I'm just now carving out some time to get them up on Fotki and showing them here. I'm finally nearing the end of this rebuild and it's just a matter of getting some BMF on, the chrome rockers, inner fenders, firewall and other bits and pieces. I have the soft top and it'll be painted a beige color per one of the soft top colors offered in '68. After it's all said and done, I'll take some "beauty" shots and maybe I'll get a few outside pics to highlight the Corvette Bronze.
  4. 2019 Round2 Car Kit Releases

    That is nice looking box art Casey! Although Round 2 did the same thing in a way with their '68 Road Runner. Great box art, but IMO the body in the kit leaves much to be desired.
  5. Revell 2019

    Yes, I agree! This time around to my eyes it's absolutely 100% better than the last monstrosities Revell foisted on us! While I would have liked to have seen Revell fix those wheel wells (and those quarter windows), this is not a deal breaker in the least. Now maybe we can get a '70 Hemi 'Cuda convertible----with an up top...........................please?
  6. Autoquiz 432

    Hmmm..........without giving it away, I see certain cues on this one to a car I used to own. I might have this one if I can zero in on something.
  7. Moebius 1965 Satellite Whitewalll Tires

    Hmmm........I didn't know that. Thanks for the heads up Steve!
  8. 1985 Olds Surpreme Brougham

    One little known (and built) option of the '76-'77 cars was the 260 V8 with a 5 speed (International Series?) While not a world beater in the least, that was a very interesting option and I can bet survivors are worth something these days.
  9. 1985 Olds Surpreme Brougham

    What's not to like? I think it looks great! I remember these VERY well as they were a staple of a LOT of driveways in the '80's. Of course, I'm partial to the '73-'77 Colonnade cars as those were what I learned to drive in (a '77 Cutlass). You built yours pretty much how I'd do this car............stock as stone!
  10. '70 Plymouth Superbird

    That looks terrific in black! I always thought Superbirds could be had in black but I guess not. I distinctly remember seeing an In-Violet one running around town back in the '70's. Whether or not it was original I don't know, but it sure was a nice car.
  11. What went wrong???

    Testor's spray cans years ago was what forced me to learn airbrushing! I haven't trusted their spray cans for many a year as I don't trust their consistency as far as how much propellant is in each can. Three different times in a row I got burned by using their cans and have swore never to use them again. And yes, the same thing applies to Tamiya's spray cans. I decanted their paints once and I swear the paint was bubbling for over an hour there was so much propellant. Just my experience as painting is not one of my favorite things and I absolutely hate do-overs.
  12. What went wrong???

    I'm seeing a lot of metallic flakes in the gray. I take it you airbrushed this since you decanted the spray can? If so, it's very important that you keep swilling the jar every couple minutes to keep the metallic flakes suspended. Lack of doing that your siphon tube will pick up the metallic flakes first (since they're at the bottom) before picking up the purple toner. Just an observation as that's how it's looking on my end. As far as a fix.......like as was suggested, I would rub the paint down and try putting on a few more coats to see if it will even out. Barring that, I'd strip it and start over.
  13. Molotow chrome

    When I was restoring this '63 Porsche 356, I used the Molotow Chrome to redo the wheels and mirrors. One thing I remember is that I put the wheels in the dehydrator, but not right away. I think I waited a bit till the paint was dry to the touch, then put them in to fully cure. But..........like others have said, the paint is not that durable for excessive handling, so it's a good idea to make this one of the LAST things you do before calling it all done. And yes, I've found that the refills do seem to work better than the pens. The pens can be iffy after a point, but the refills if kept tightly sealed should last you quite a while.
  14. "1957 International Catalogue of Automobiles" nostalgia fest

    That '57 Buick Century two door hardtop brings back some childhood memories for me as a close family friend had one of those except theirs was all white. I used to love sitting in the back seat of that and looking out those interesting triple rear windows. In fact, in my neighborhood in the later '60's, there were a number of '57 cars parked on the street. The Olds 98 pictured comes to mind......a neighbor who lived behind us had a '57 Plymouth (Belvedere?) that was always parked in the alley. Another neighbor had a '57 Chevy two door wagon-----rather plain so I'm guessing either a 150 or 210 model. Thanks for showing us what's in the book Matt.......those '57 cars (among other '50's stuff) were some of the first cars I saw when I first knew what a car was!