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  1. I am really liking this!! GREAT JOB!

    Good idea. I built one years ago that got damaged in our move out west. By then, you could not find a replacement kit and the internet was called APRANET/ .

    Not my cup of tea.
  4. Impala filter/breather

    If you mean this: BNL Resin http://www.b-n-lresins.com/index.html
  5. I will usually replace the belts, but have, on occasion, used a Xacto No. 11 to scrape the belt to make it thinner.
  6. Underbody painting on US cars

    It varies depending on what you are modeling and what style (custom, stock, etc.). If you are replicating a period stock vehicle, you would need to research (or query the knowledge base here) on painting techniques. The underspray along the edges is what one would usually expect a vehicle being painted to exhibit since the entire underside is not exposed. Many stock vehicles in harsher climate zones may have been undercoated to prevent rust. That would generally show as matte black. Chassis and suspension parts were often painted black (again depends on vehicle) and wheel wells may also vary. dd to this if you consider weathering. A custom vehicle, on the other hand, might be sprayed entirely body color for the effect and the fact that they would be mounted on a rotisserie. But, it really gets down to your taste and whether you wish to display the underside of the car. Unless you are doing replica stock and making everything visible, you are the builder.
  7. 1/24 Bugatti Chiron

    My understanding is that once the resellers get them, the pre-order expires. Also, expect about $30 shipping to the US on top of the $120
  8. whats the rarest model you own and did you build it?

    Yep. Got one plus a street version as well as the Revell Rally version.
  9. whats the rarest model you own and did you build it?

    Adding a few more to the list as I work the packing.
  10. whats the rarest model you own and did you build it?

    A few others as well, but I plan to build all but perhaps the 65 Bonneville, 62 Tempest and 69 Grand Prix. I may sell those off after I move into the new house get settled.
  11. 1/24 Bugatti Chiron

    Yes. Just can't get instant response. Steve is pretty good with that.
  12. 1/24 Bugatti Chiron

    He's on Holiday now, so no orders will be handled for two-three weeks
  13. Great technique. I appreciate the tutorial!!
  14. Moving the rarer or pricier kits long distance

    I've got 44 boxes loaded, not counting the HO stuff. Two more are partially loaded. Then there is all the Photoetch, aftermarket parts, parts boxes, tires, wheels, decals, and diorama stuff (tools, figures, furniture, etc.) that are waiting to be boxed.