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  • Location kentucky
  • Full Name Ron Swans

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  1. kymdlr added a post in a topic New to Airbrushing, What went wrong?   

    Thanks for all the replies. I think whats bothering me is that I sprayed the same mixture on a few other parts and tested on the spoon (as i usually do with the rattle cans too) And the polish paint turned out smooth and fine.
    I found some killer colors in the nail polish isle the other day that I haven't seen in rattle cans so I HAD to try them out.
  2. kymdlr added a post in a topic New to Airbrushing, What went wrong?   

    Im pretty sure its a lacquer polish. And im leaning toward me be impatient and not waiting enough time in between coats. What pressure do you guys reccommend for spraying.
  3. kymdlr added a topic in Tips, Tricks, and Tutorials   

    New to Airbrushing, What went wrong?
    Im brand new to airbrushing, so did a little reading about it before I started spraying. This was done with nail polish, thinned with lacquer thinner. I used what i believe was a decent amount of thinner (read that the paint should be the consistency of milk before spraying). The base layer was duplicolor primer from a rattle can, followed by the nail polish sprayed at about 20-22psi.
    Not sure what caused the paint to react like this. I probably put on too much paint too soon. With rattle cans I always do a couple mist coats, followed by the heavy coats. with the airbrush I didn't feel like the color coats were covering too well so I pretty much only layed wet coats and didn't stop spraying until I felt there was a decent layer of paint coverage. Is there anyway to save this or should I just  strip it all and start over? Any input is appreciated.

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  4. kymdlr added a post in a topic 2012 ish Chevy dually   

    Still counts. looks good so far. What is the Toy that the body came from? Was it an RC car or what?
  5. kymdlr added a post in a topic 2009 Cuda (challenger conversion)   

    How the hood started vs. The final product

  6. kymdlr added a topic in Under Glass   

    2009 Cuda (challenger conversion)
    This build was inspired by the car in the link. Mr. Norm's has a package that add's unique accessories to factory Dodge Challenger's to made a Cuda including Supercharging the motor. With October being Breast Cancer Awareness month I decided to paint her in Testor's Electric Pink (And add the breast cancer tag). Masked off the billboard pattern and painted it gunmetal. I Grafted the front grill of a Revell 71 Cuda to the  challenger front fascia & also used its window louvers and spoiler. The supercharger is scratch built including the air intake & throttle body based off reference pictures of the 1:1. The hood and rear fascia top off the body mod's . Interior features some carbon fiber on the dash & console & pistol grip shifter.

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  7. kymdlr added a post in a topic My State Police/Highway Patrol car Flickr page   

    Thanks for this. Good reference material.
  8. kymdlr added a post in a topic 1970 Chevelle (built by my Wife)   

    This is her first build? Like EVER? whoa
  9. kymdlr added a post in a topic Problems w/ body filler   

    So "ghosting" is my problem. I will try to fill with superglue then sand and see what happens. Bill, The bondo putty you pictured is the same that I used on this hood. Normally I use Dupli-color high build gray primer following body mods like this and its usually successful. This time I used a normal duplicolor gray which the results you see....  For future reference If I use a "primer sealer" would it prevent ghosting?
  10. kymdlr added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    Problems w/ body filler
    Need some advice on how to over come this snag. Essentailly I grafted one hood onto another and used filler strips of plastic to fill the gaps. Sanded it smooth then covered it in automotive polyester finishing putty. Sanded that down then added two coats of bondo glazing & spot putty. After sanding the bondo, I sprayed a few coats of primer hoping that i would have a smooth finish and no problems. As you can see, even after a couple coats of primer, you can see the lines through it. What do I need to do?

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  11. kymdlr added a topic in General   

    Tawny Gold?
    Been seeing a couple mopar's online in this color and I like it. Anyone know of a rattle can color that would come out close enough to the Tawny?
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  12. kymdlr added a post in a topic Dodge Monaco Police: replica build   

    a couple more.

  13. kymdlr added a topic in Under Glass   

    Dodge Monaco Police: replica build
    I remember the 1:1 of this car from the early 90's when the police department would use it as a display car at parades and various events around town. The technology at the time was advanced and I remember the doors would open automatically to full extention as well as the hood. The car also "talked" and would say phrases like "say no to drugs" stuff like that.  Currently the car is in a museum, found it recently and decided to make a replica. I built it as curbside, shaved the door handles and made the decals myself. Thanks to jtalmadge for the wheels that I think match the 1:1 perfectly.

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  14. kymdlr added a post in a topic 1971 Plymouth Hemi Cuda   

    Very Clean
  15. kymdlr added a post in a topic A Pair of Plymouth Road Runners.   

    71 is sharp