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  • Location kentucky
  • Full Name Ron Swans

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  1. kymdlr added a post in a topic AAR cuda B5 rebuild   

    Got a few things taken care of. cut out the plastic that should have been a gap below the front bumper. Also will be using wide tires in the rear like the 1:1 so I made the wheels a bit deeper. Added plug wires to the motor and got rid of the one piece plastic pulley and fan belt. made a bracket for the alternator which I will be making a scratchbuilt belt for.

  2. kymdlr added a topic in On The Workbench   

    AAR cuda B5 rebuild
    Originally built this kit some years back with some moderate experience. I decided it was time to strip it and start over instead of buying a new kit. First pic is the inspiration for the build, then the before pics, followed by where im at currently after I stripped the paint and re-painted. Still have a lot of things to do including polishing the body, applying decals & foil etc.

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  3. kymdlr added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    Tamiya Acrylic not drying
    I need some advice on how to fix this. I airbrushed Tamiya white from a jar that I thinned with Tamiya acrylic thinner. I left it to dry for two days, and then used Tamiya and 3M tapes to mask it off. Ive never had a problem with Tamiya jar paints taking any longer than a few hours to dry. Well after taking the tape off, i noticed the tape either A) stripped the paint or B ) left tape residue behind. How can I correct this without having to respray?

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  4. kymdlr added a post in a topic Trading   

    For what it's worth, many police departments allow you to make a report over the phone. If you guy's are passionate about seeking potential reimbursement for the kits that you lost, I would encourage you to contact the local PD that service's his mailing address. There is a chance that an officer/detective would follow up with your reports and seek arrest warrants for the scammer due to his intent to deprive you of items of monetary value with no intention of actually fulfilling his end of the deal. I saw that his profile listed a Kentucky City. If he infact lived in kentucky the charge would likely be Theft by Deception, Im sure Ohio has something similar. Just a thought. 
  5. kymdlr added a post in a topic AMT 70 1/2 Baldwin camaro   

    I am also wanting this kit, fine if it's already been started as long as it's not a total glue bomb. PM me if anyone else has it if the OP gets his.
  6. kymdlr added a post in a topic ´55 Chevy   

    sharp build.
  7. kymdlr added a topic in Wanted!   

    Starsky & Hutch Torino wheels
    Anyone have these wheels for trade, or know of a resin source that sells them.
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  8. kymdlr added a post in a topic Calling All Units   

    New hampshire car looks really good. Is that a panek lightbar?
  9. kymdlr added a post in a topic Calling All Units   

    I love that CHP impala Sarge. Heres my latest, slightly altered from the 1:1 version:

  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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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  13. 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?
  14. kymdlr added a post in a topic 2009 Cuda (challenger conversion)   

    How the hood started vs. The final product