Exotics_Builder

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  • Location NW Suburban Chicago Area
  • Full Name Gerry Paquette

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  1. Exotics_Builder added a post in a topic Revell 2nd QTR 2016   

    I saw the test shot about two weeks ago (not allowed to photograph it).  I suspect third quarter some time.  No hard facts, just suspicion. 
  2. Exotics_Builder added a post in a topic `67 Camaro RS/SS NICKEY-Revell   

    Oops!  That's what happens when you quickly respond before heading out the door.
  3. Exotics_Builder added a post in a topic `67 Camaro RS/SS NICKEY-Revell   

    Old news.  For some reason, they goofed and already loaded the instructions to their site.
    http://manuals.hobbico.com/rmx/85-4378.pdf
     
  4. Exotics_Builder added a post in a topic How many people fully detail a model?   

    I vary my detailing on how into the real car the model represents I am.  I make a decision on each model on the level of detail I will and what will be working or not.  I am not anywhere near as obsessive as Bill, but do find myself trying to correct a model to reflect the 1:1. 
    To me, form, fit and finish are primary.  The amount of detail you add does nothing to correct those.  Also, how one displays the model can also impact detail.  If it won't be visible, do it if you want (you'll know) or let it slide. 
    There also is a point where detail detracts.  Try to do all the wiring and plumbing in an engine bay in 1/25 scale and you'll see what I mean.  Sometimes you back off to stress the more important parts.
    But, do what you enjoy.  I have a friend who, for years, would do the body mods and get it in primer and stop.  That was the part of model building that most interested him.  Eventually he did get a couple through to completion, but the design and fabrication are where he got his most enjoyment.
     
  5. Exotics_Builder added a post in a topic 1998 Corvette Pace Car color match   

    Chevrolet S10 color Radar Blue Metallic.  I wound up having to buy a pint of the stuff from an auto supply store.


    Still have a lot left but haven't opened it in years, may no longer be any good.
     
  6. Exotics_Builder added a post in a topic AMT circa 1963 Go Cart.   

    That's an older picture I got off a Fotki site.  I would have to check the one I have in the stash, but it also was bought over 10 years ago.   If interested, best to email Norm and check availability and price.
     
  7. Exotics_Builder added a post in a topic Question for the truck guys - HD conversion   

    Scene's unlimited is a good place to start:
    http://www.scenesunltd.com/products/s41-1-24-f350-17-dually-set-s41
  8. Exotics_Builder added a post in a topic AMT circa 1963 Go Cart.   

    Replicas and Miniatures of Maryland does the streamliner version.

  9. Exotics_Builder added a post in a topic To clear or not to clear over BMF???   

    You buff first and then clear.  BMF seems to oxidize or some other reaction if not cleared and you will always get some crud when you clean the model.  It also does hide the transition and reduces the graininess from the adhesive.
    To my eye, BMF is a little too shiny for trim but the clear coat does reduce the shine a tad.
  10. Exotics_Builder added a post in a topic Heller Jaguar E Type cabriolet/coupe kits   

    Revell (Aurora) coupes are parts kits to me, particularly for an unusual engine or use the rear suspension for a hot rod or custom.  Interested in seeing how the Heller convertible compares to the Revell.
  11. Exotics_Builder added a post in a topic Jo-Han 1970 Cadillac Eldorado   

    What slowpokes might you be referencing?
  12. Exotics_Builder added a post in a topic Jo-Han 1970 Cadillac Eldorado   

    That kit, around here at swap meets goes for $80-$100.
  13. Exotics_Builder added a post in a topic Jo-Han 1970 Cadillac Eldorado   

    I have a 1970 Eldo down in the unbuilt stash in the basement.  Looking at the photo, it is hard to tell if anything is missing, except the obvious of a taillight (which might be in the box).  The only clear plastic is the windshield/backlight and the only red plastic is the taillights.  The "heat" warpage (or whatever caused it) would be a no-go for me as a good amount of body work would be needed to correct.  My Eldo is molded in orange.
  14. Exotics_Builder added a post in a topic What did you get today?   

    Aventador, Bentley's, newer Ferraris - 458, F12.  Maybe some Bimmers, although Herpa sells some
     
  15. Exotics_Builder added a post in a topic UPDATE 02/09 What to use in place of lacquer thinner   

    You are not soaking in lacquer thinner are you?  You should be able to shoot through the gun though.  I have Iwata air brushes and use their Medea cleaner for actual cleaning.