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About DanielG

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    MCM Ohana
  • Birthday 12/01/1949

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  • Scale I Build 1/18

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  • Location left coast
  • Full Name Daniel

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  1. DanielG added a post in a topic Models at the Office?   

    I run my own shop so I have my own stuff and pictures of other peoples stuff all over the place!
  2. DanielG added a post in a topic When did color fall out of favor?   

    I am between cars. My daughter likes red. My wife drives blue when she is not driving red and white (with red and white lights!).

  3. DanielG added a post in a topic Post pics of your fave paint jobs!   

    Nothing special, I just think it turned out to be a nice combination.

  4. DanielG added a post in a topic please explain   

    As above, there are many avenues of approach to get to the desired result. I am usually building some thing that never existed but I think would have been cool if it did or something that existed but no one manufactures as yet. Here is hopefully a link to one of my builds to give you an idea of some working methods. 

  5. DanielG added a post in a topic Tamiya Clear coat eating paint underneath?   

    TS-13 can provide some very 'interesting' results. The most common mistake is to spray it on too soon, even over Tamiya lacquers. Even if it does not attack the base material it can crack, showing up days later. Very annoying!
  6. DanielG added a post in a topic Revell Thermopylae   

    I built that model when I was in my teens. Back when the instructions were in English and every part was named and you actually learned something when you built a model. I knew the name of every halyard and sheet and stay by the time I was done. A cathead got broken and I could never properly fix it so it ended up being junked. Better luck with yours.
  7. DanielG added a post in a topic Scrap Container Haul - CALLING IT DONE!!!   

    Paint it blue and it looks exactly like the ones around here. Good job!
  8. DanielG added a post in a topic Ford LN8000 Refuse Truck   

    Well, after 20 years on one of those trucks I can tell you that looks exactly like a working garbage truck, after being on the job for only about a week. Also, you  missed the smell entirely! Great job!
  9. DanielG added a post in a topic Transfer caboose   

    Very nice work, Dave. I try to do scale for other people but I do gauge for myself. A little fudged to fit with my Lionel stuff.
  10. DanielG added a topic in All the Rest   

    Transfer caboose
    I built this transfer caboose for a friend's railway. Scratch built to 1/48 scale out of styrene with metal grab-irons etc. and a wooden deck. It covers a heavy brass cleaning component, trucks are Atlas (I think!).

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  11. DanielG added a post in a topic CAT D11 bulldozer 06-21-15 update   

    Very interesting project. I thought that these brutes were all to a larger scale. I know some guys are taking them stock and displaying them.
  12. DanielG added a post in a topic 1950's Ford "Emergency Unit"   

    At first I thought that you were going to make do with the shorter body but I see the saw has come out! Good job.
  13. DanielG added a post in a topic Diecast modeling beginner   

    Hello. I have not done much with die-cast cars (I assume you are talking cars) lately but I seem to recall that Testors and Bhurago did some simple kits. The bodies were die-cast and the detail parts mostly plastic. You don't need anything special to assemble them. If you start to  disassemble built models to modify them then I would suggest a good fine-tooth saw (Zona) and an assortment of small and not so small files, sanding supplies and fillers for metal. Checking out the various builds posted on this site (not just die-cast) will help point you in the right direction.
  14. DanielG added a post in a topic RIP SHEP   

    The most effective thing that he did in this dio is to put the vehicle IN the dio not on it! Everything follows from that.
  15. DanielG added a post in a topic The first Jaguar   

    Classic, great job!