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Exotics_Builder

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  • Full Name Gerry Paquette

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  1. Exotics_Builder added a post in a topic AMT Chevrolet Xtreme   

    Deal pending, but haven't yet back.
  2. Exotics_Builder added a post in a topic Revell 30 Model A Ford Production Halted?   

  3. Exotics_Builder added a post in a topic new york toy and hobby show   

    IHOBBY (RCHTA) is "DEAD"  Not doing anymore at this time and foreseeable future.  NY Toy show has not had kit manufacturer stuff or announcements for over a decade, if I remember correctly.  Social media is where to look for a lot of announcements today.  Revell will be announcing Q2 2017 in about a month and Round2 filters the stuff out as well.
     
  4. Exotics_Builder added a post in a topic Clearly Scale   

    Jeremy's stuff is TOP NOTCH!!
     
  5. Exotics_Builder added a post in a topic Revell 30 Model A Ford Production Halted?   

    I had a chance to have a conversation with Revell yesterday and THEY WILL ANNOUNCE when they are ready.  So, until they announce, this stuff is mainly a waste of time to me.
  6. Exotics_Builder added a post in a topic Can Bare Metal be cleared??   

    One thing I do, whether I clear it or not is polish the BMF before applying to get what appears to be an oxidation layer off of it.   When I polish it, a black gunk comes off on the polishing cloth and the BMF looks much brighter.  
  7. Exotics_Builder added a post in a topic Can Bare Metal be cleared??   

    Yes it can.  I have done it and it does not lose its luster.  Now, I have only used lacquer paints, both mainly Testor.  This model had its BMF clearcoated


  8. Exotics_Builder added a post in a topic Revell 30 Model A Ford Production Halted?   

    Mine is in the basement stash soon to go to Portland Oregon to a deserving friend, Dave Fletcher.
  9. Exotics_Builder added a post in a topic 1/24 race exhaust?   

    The closest I have seen:

  10. Exotics_Builder added a post in a topic WW2 Helmet Air Filter Covers?   

    Didn't AMT have some German Helmets as extra parts in some of their 60's cars?  If yes, Would they be too big?
  11. Exotics_Builder added a post in a topic Calling it done. Revell 57 Ford Custom Wagon   

    These are Model Car Garage that I have had in the aftermarket stash for quite some years.  They worked well with the American Satco wide whitewalls I used on the kit as the tires are wider.  The only glaring problem (to me) is that there is no opening for a valve stem and they are full wheel covers.  So I drilled each and ran a wire through to simulate a valve stem.  Also polished them using Wenol metal polish.
  12. Exotics_Builder added a topic in Under Glass   

    Calling it done. Revell 57 Ford Custom Wagon
    After having a problem with the Flintstone Sedan Delivery body, I put this back on the shelf.  I pulled it back off in December to try and do something with it.  Since I had already modified the interior for a sedan delivery, I decided to make this a custom shop wagon such as would be at a car show.  A benefit is it made the interior mods more visible.

    Since I still had the original body, I did a mild customization to it and painted it Testor’s Electric Pink Lacquer covered with Wet Look Clear.  

    For the interior, I used parts bin seats and detailed with: seat belts; used model railroad nails for door locks; and added some gear to the cargo area.

    Engine was fully detailed out with wiring and plumbing.  I used the now out of business Detail Junkee’s air cleaner and valve cover PE set to dress up the engine and added some additional PE and a non-working dipstick.

    Chassis detail included fuel lines, brake lines and an emergency brake.

    I used the Molotow Liquid Chrome markers to touch up BMF and chrome tree parts.

    Still need to add the exhaust tips and that is that for this one.









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  13. Exotics_Builder added a post in a topic 1/25 Revell Ford FD-100 Pickup   

    Okay.  Here is the test shot we saw at our GTR November 2016 meeting.  Sorry a couple are blurry.  This one CANNOT BE  BUILT STOCK.





  14. Exotics_Builder added a post in a topic Revell 1966 Chevy Suburban   

    When they attended our last club meeting, they indicated late May, early June to us.  The tooling was slower to get cut and approved and ran right into the Chinese New Year.
  15. Exotics_Builder added a post in a topic Recaster Alert   

    It's really sad this kind of stuff happens.  R&D Unique got twerked by more than one vendor on their detail parts.  If I remember correctly, Dave even did a legal action against one.