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About khier

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  • Scale I Build 1/24

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  • Location Germany
  • Full Name Walid

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  1. khier added a topic in General   

    5 Seconds fix
    Anyone uses 5 Seconds fix in building models?

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  2. khier added a post in a topic The continued benefits of technology...   

    and in 10 years or so we will stop buying model kits. We will by CAD files, print them on our desktop 3D printers and start building.
  3. khier added a post in a topic Can I build a 53 Customline out of the Victoria?   

    This is what you need:

    http://www.resinrealm.net/STAR Models/53_Customline_2dr_Sed.html
    Or this

    http://www.resinrealm.net/STAR Models/53_Mainline_4dr_Sed.html
  4. khier added a post in a topic Back to the Future... or what's old is new again!   

    VW would be pleased to help and provide support 
  5. khier added a post in a topic Revell AG McLaren 570s   

    Small wheels as usual?
  6. khier added a post in a topic Could a '41 Ford Coupe come out of this ?   

    Well, would be great if Revell brings something like this in 1/25 and kit form:

  7. khier added a post in a topic Modelhaus email response   

    I did not even submit my card details. Since my last order was several years ago, I cannot imagine they still have the data stored. How would I know if my order was taken?
  8. khier added a post in a topic Modelhaus email response   

    Guys, I am aware of their loss, and I understand how tragic it is to loose a dear one suddenly. I just couldn't find any hint on the status of the order in their response.
  9. khier added a topic in General   

    Modelhaus email response
    Gentlemen, did anyone place an order at the Modelhaus lately? I sent them an email inquiry/order last week and this is what I got:

    "We cannot adequately express our gratitude for the outpouring of support the modeling community has sent our way regarding the death of our son Steven. Your words of comfort, your prayers, and your patience have helped us to traverse this most difficult time. The depth of our grief still overcomes us at times. We are slowly trying to find what "normal" will be and get back to some routine. The website is open for orders.  Your continued patience will be appreciated as we try to get orders filled.  In God we trust, but do not always understand.
    The Modelhaus"
    Maybe my English is not good enough, but I really do not understand what the response means in plain English, My order was received?  They are not taking orders in the time being? They are not taking any orders?
    I wrote them for explanation but received nothing.
    Your help is appreciated.
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  10. khier added a post in a topic Airbrushing   

    You will have some grey hairs at the beginning. Do not worry, that is normal. Once you pass the trial and error phase and develop your own feeling and skill, you will enjoy the fun.
    You made the right decision to go for a decent compressor directly. Air/Gas cans and lousy weak compressor would have caused you a great deal of frustration. Personally, I would have started with a cheap, external mix brush. They are simple to use, simple to maintain, and easy to understand why they work or not.
    The problem as you describe looks like thick paint, and probably clogged air brush. Try to dilute the paint gradually in SMALL steps. Once the paint is thin you can almost never get it thick again. After each step of thinning increase the pressure until it starts spraying. Continue the thinning/reducing pressure iterations until you get a satisfactory spray: not runny thin, not spitty, and not strong that blow everything away. Fine results should be obtained around 28-35 PSI (depending on the airbrush) and spraying distance 20/25 cm. The spray should "fall" on the surface. Circulation of the spray means you are either too close or using high pressure.
    Remember, it does not mean the paint is thin because it does not cover the primer. This can be corrected by additional layers. It is thin when it starts to run or looks like someone spitt it. Another thing to remember, airbrush does not mean a flawless glossy finish, rather, an even and homogeneous paint that will be glossy when polished, but to be polished, it must have a minimum depth (4-8 layers, depending on paint technique).
  11. khier added a post in a topic Rattle Cans - who still uses them?   

    Me..... for body painting where authentic colours and high quality finish are needed.
    Air brush and hobby colours for the rest.
  12. khier added a topic in General   

    Extreme Metal - Experience?
    Judging several yutube demos, this product seems an outstanding metal finish. Did anyone try it? Any comments?

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  13. khier added a post in a topic If you could afford to have a kit designed   

    Facell Vega
  14. khier added a post in a topic To which super hero does this car fit?   

    Guys, your comments are like an echo of what I had in mind..... The phantom comes first, Shadow second, and Batman third.
    Too bad there are (almost) no models of this car in 1/24
  15. khier added a post in a topic The least kitted brand....   

    1/24? The scale disqualifies the kit for me. If it was a single kit of an isolated subject maybe, but to put 1/24 '56 Bel air next to 1/25 Nomad and Del Ray is out of the question for me.
    The older Bel Air are pain to build. I would go for an MCW resin conversion, or Hendrix for 2DR sedan.
    Finally, you mentioned Impalas and Bel Airs, not Del Rays