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About Nitromethane

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  • Scale I Build 1/24

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  • Location Arkansas
  • Full Name Robert J. "Bob" Werner

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  1. Nitromethane added a topic in Diecast and Resincast Models   

    Green Suburban
    Welly's budget 1:18 scale 2001 Chevrolet Suburban, measuring eleven and five-eights inches long, has many desirable features. The one in particular that looks attractive is the hollowed out chrome tail pipe. Another is the spring suspension system on all four corners. In total, the model is fairly basic in most repects; however, those basics are fairly well done. I took the liberty to blacken the wheel wells and blacken the inside of the exhaust pipe to add more realism to the model.
    Thanks for looking ......

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  2. Nitromethane added a topic in Diecast and Resincast Models   

    sunny '70 'CUDA
    On a nice sunny day this old and once-dirty 1:18 Ertl 1970 Plymouth Barracuda appears fairly ready for some action. The model was given to me at a yard sale. It lacks both door mirrors. I added an "after market" exhaust tip of flared aluminum tubing on the passenger side. (Not fond of the orange-tinted windshield, tho.)
    Thanks for looking...

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  3. Nitromethane added a post in a topic 2003 Hummer H2   


    Here is what it looked like in the box:

    Blackened the wheels, colored all the running lights on top, rack on top and windshield posts painted black, and silvered the step-up bars below the rocker panel, etc..
  4. Nitromethane added a topic in Diecast and Resincast Models   

    2003 Hummer H2
    Recently I found this 1:32 scale Jada Big Time Kustom 2003 Hummer H2 on closeout at Walgreens for a mere buck seventy five. Even though I already had another copy, I "stole" this one to experiment on and play with some ideas. With a just a little detailing, I was quite pleasantly surprised with the results. It literally changed the whole complexion of the model. Thanks for looking...
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  5. Nitromethane added a post in a topic this was fun   

    Manny, you've have amazing talent. Very nice job on this. Looks terrific!
  6. Nitromethane added a topic in Diecast and Resincast Models   

    '54 Chevy quandary
    This is a heavy 1:18 scale "Loc Riderz" 1954 Chevrolet Convertible model by Malibu International Ltd. that was bought about six years ago. It had set on the shelf at WalMart for a long time until the price was finally reduced, so I got it. I like this particular model year Chevy. The fact that it's a convertible with the gold brightwork and trim, whitewall tires and wire wheels, and an adjustable, poseable independent suspension system all are positives about the model. What I have gone back and forth on is the interior color scheme-that pink motif. I can't make up my mind whether to keep it as is or change it. At times it looks to be kind of cool; at other times it appears hideous. What would YOU do with the interior if it were YOUR model and YOU could determine its fate? 1) Leave it as is 2) Repaint the pink another color; what color(s)? 3) Repaint entire interior a different color(s) ? 4) Scrap the model altogether
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  7. Nitromethane added a topic in Diecast and Resincast Models   

    Audi R8 "Streetfighter"
    Another budget 1:24 Maisto model of an Audi R8 that looked pretty good out of the box. Lowering it all the way around and blackening the wheels made it look so much more aggressive. Ready for some streetfighting.

    Thanks for viewing...

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  8. Nitromethane added a topic in Diecast and Resincast Models   

    Audi TT Roadster
    Out of the box, this red 1:24 scale Maisto Audi TT Roadster seemed a little boring with too little detail overall. With the addition of carpeting to the interior, blackened wheels, and lowering all the way around, the character of the model was drastically altered. Now it's a bad TT.

    Thanks for looking...


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  9. Nitromethane added a post in a topic '65 El Camino   

    Maisto labels mosts of its models on the packaging as 1:24 scale, although the following are designated on their packaging as follows:

    1:25 Volkswagen New Beetle
    Volkswagen New Beetle Cabriolet
    1993 Ford F-150 Pickup Truck

    1:26 2009 Hummer H3T

    1:27 1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Pickup Truck
    Chevrolet Silverado Pickup Truck
    Ford F-150 STX Pickup Truck

    I would assume most, if not all, of their 1:24 scale are true to scale.
  10. Nitromethane added a post in a topic '41 Plymouth pickup truck   

    Al, your truck really "pops" with the whitewall tires and the blue and black color combination! Excellent work. I chose this model for the same reason you did, except my version is a dark green and black. Yours shows the details much better. Nice model!
  11. Nitromethane added a topic in Diecast and Resincast Models   

    '65 El Camino
    About six years ago, while visiting Saint Louis, Missouri, I ran across this 1:24 scale Maisto 1965 Chevrolet El Camino at a Walgreens store. I had never seen the model before in any other store nor have I seen it since, so I was glad to get it. It's not my favorite El Camino model year, but hey, El Caminos of any year are pretty cool in my opinion. And I wasn't terribly happy at how plain it looked out of the box, so I did a wheel and tire swap, painted the interior rear view mirror (it was clear plastic), silvered the rocker panels and wheel wells, carpeted the interior, and lowered it all around as much as possible. The lowering effect still produced only a rather stock stance, though. To get a pronounced lowering job would require radical surgery on the chassis and body, and those operations are postponed for now. I prefer this very mild custom model much more, however, over the basic stock Maisto model. Thanks for looking...
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  12. Nitromethane added a topic in Diecast and Resincast Models   

    Audi A4 sedan
    Fresh out of the box, Maisto's 1:24 Audi A4 sedan is quite plain, so much so, that it hardly looked like a four door sedan without the panel lines of the back doors darkened. This was done to the model and it makes a huge difference. Other panel lines were darkened as well. Full carpeting, performance metal exhaust extensions, blackwashing the wheels and painting the interior clear plastic rear view mirror connected to the front windshield window glass went a long way in dressing up the sedan. Due to the wide tires, narrow wheel wells and the solid, straight metal axles, lowering it some for a more sporty look wasn't practical. Thanks for looking..
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  13. Nitromethane added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    1976 Chevy Caprice kit questions
    I've started working on the Round2 MPC '76 Chevy Caprice and have a few things that I need some help on since there is no painting guide provided in the instructions and I'm basically ignorant of certain details. I would like to do the Auto World car carrier model as shown on the box art to get some decal practice. * is a stock Chevy engine of this era supposed to be red with a silver colored transmission? * what size spark plug wires (is telephone wire too big?) and what is the firing order? * are the exhaust manifolds and crossover pipe painted steel like the rest of the exhaust system or more blackish? * where would I find pictures of a painting scheme for the interior as a good guide? * regarding the taillights for the bonus trailer, are the two outside lights red and the two inner ones amber? * what are suitable colors for a trailer from this era? Thank you very much for all your help...
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  14. Nitromethane added a topic in Diecast and Resincast Models   

    SVT Cobra
    Finding this 1/24 scale Maisto on a closeout shelf at a very, very, absurd price, I didn't think it had much going for it except for the $1.74, NOT $10.74, paid for it! I liked the fact that the model was a 1999 SVT Cobra Mustang, but the non-descript, solid black interior and "tray" engine compartment didn't seem to offer much in the way of special detailing work that could be done to bring out some "character" to the model. What was required for this "characterization process" was to blacken the side window trim, detail the side scoops, and silver the exhaust pipe tips. In addition, black ink was rubbed on the centers of the wheels to add some depth. I attempted to lower the front end some, too. Photgraphically speaking, Maisto seems to have done a repectable job with this budget model. Just wish they would have included some actual taillight lenses instead of merely painting them on. Overall though, quite a good-looking model and a super-major steal for the price. Thanks for looking....
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  15. Nitromethane added a topic in Diecast and Resincast Models   

    Highway Haulers
    Picked up these two Maisto "1/64 scale" Highway Haulers from Walgreens for a buck and a half each. It was fun adding some detail to each of them. The Hot Rod Hauler trailer had the side vents silvered and the treads on the back ramp blackened. The tractor cab had its headlights silvered as well as its running lights. The grille was blackwashed and black was used to outline the headlights, blacken the lower front grille, the six side vents and both exhaust pipe ends. The Monster Drift R/C trailer had the side front and rear reflectors painted red, the hardware on the rear doors silvered and the rear safety guard silvered. The mud flaps were painted flat black as well as the rack underneath. The trailer support legs were silvered. The tractor cab had its grille blackwashed and its front scoops and openings blackened. Also the exhaust pipe ends and the two air horn ends. Air horns and running lights on top were silvered along with the headlights. Thanks for looking....
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