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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 Why use 2k instead of 1k Clear?   

    I basically use a 1K.  2K is too toxic for my taste and, as mentioned above, can make a model look like dipped in syrup.  Even allowing for scale effect on finishes, a good 1K finish makes a model look more realistic.  
  2. Exotics_Builder added a post in a topic 2017 Cantigny Car Show   

    Don't have the exact info, but I believe it is an early 30's Buick conversion.
  3. Exotics_Builder added a topic in 1:1 Car Reference Pictures   

    2017 Cantigny Car Show
    Weather was great.  Temp in the mid-80’s, mainly sunny with a breeze every so often.  It’s been abnormally dry the last few weeks, so leaves are changing and dropping from some trees.  Not great for a lot of convertibles, though.  Follow the link to the album.

    Flickr Show Album

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  4. Exotics_Builder added a post in a topic Curbside models in competition   

    My experiences over the years is that MOST contests/displays consider curbside as looking like parked on the street, with no hood open.  The intent being form, fit, finish, look and emphasis on the vehicle design versus how much detail was put in.  In the 80's and 90's, many slammer classes were merged into this, thus limited to no consideration of visible components on the bottom.
    I have seen many detailed models entered with the hoods closed as well as kits that came with no engine.  Each contest usually applies rules, though not necessarily as stringent as a box stock class.  I don't recollect any event where the model had to be curbside (such as many Japanese kits) to be entered.  A lot of resin kits, such as Modelhaus' offerings often fit a curbside category.
    What is clear, is that curbsides need to SHINE.  That is build quality must be high and must give a strong impression.  There is no detail gimmickry or mirrored underside mounts to accentuate the build.  Just what you see.
  5. Exotics_Builder added a post in a topic What did you get today?   

    I have a 60 Corvair Styline kit.  It is packed away for moving at this time, but I think it had an engine for display.  But, I won't be able to dig it out until after the move.
     

  6. Exotics_Builder added a post in a topic Fujimi/Revell Ford GT40 kits   

    I got the KA transkit and have the HRM detail kit as well.  Plus, I do have the LeMans Miniatures GT40, the IMC kit and a couple others.

  7. Exotics_Builder added a post in a topic looking for 2 different trucks   

    I think he is looking for this one:

     
    The AMT is the previous generation
  8. Exotics_Builder added a post in a topic Chevy LS motor wanted   

    AMT kits of the Gen5 were curbside.  Some Gen6 versions have LT1 engine.  Clearly Scale also sells several variations of LS engines.
    http://www.clearlyscale.com/category/engines
  9. Exotics_Builder added a post in a topic Fujimi/Revell Ford GT40 kits   


    Above historical 68 photo.
    I've felt it was more in line with the 66 GT 40 as below

  10. Exotics_Builder added a post in a topic Help in identifying kits for inventory   

    Rat Packer is a 65 Chevy II (instruction page below).  The Boss Nova Wagon is 62-64 (I believe it is from the 63 Wagon),  AMT also did a 72 Nova and 66 Nova with a Pro Stock option (the 72 the one with separate front fenders).

  11. Exotics_Builder added a post in a topic BMW 2002 Turbo   

    Can't disagree with you.  Even if on the level of the Revell 3 series from the late 70's.
  12. Exotics_Builder added a post in a topic BMW 2002 Turbo   

    What engine?  It is curbside
     
  13. Exotics_Builder added a post in a topic Hoodstooth Pattern Decal   

    On the left, the "new" houndstooth upholstery and, on the right, the previous 1970 upholstery pattern

  14. Exotics_Builder added a post in a topic Foose Cadillac   

    That is what I have heard from them.  They need approval and also verify (as best as possible) if the car is accurate.  And, in Revell's case, only get about 5 new tools a year (and a modified reissue that is 50% or more modified is considered a new tool).  
  15. Exotics_Builder added a post in a topic Hoodstooth Pattern Decal   

    I can take a close up photo tomorrow if interested?