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Cool Hand

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  1. All good Pat, Im lucky to still have some of the old New Improved BMF. 1/4 sheet and full sheet. After the 59 I will have to be very selective where I use it and minimize the off cut waste. The sheets of current batch of BMF is usable just very challenging, so I can understand everyone's frustration with it.
  2. Small update for the 59 El Camino. Applied some 1500 surfacer's and painted a few parts.
  3. Good to see. Its all in the practice and learning mate. Last count ive painted 40 cars black, so you could say ive done a lot of learning and practicing LOL!
  4. Good to see you progressing with the paint work. Yeah would look bad ass black, but as you stated the chosen colour is going to be way better as seen on the 1:1 inspiration. Sounds like a plan, look forward to seeing what subject you chose to coat in black.
  5. Interesting build so far. Like how you done the wheel arch flares using the quarter round. Nice repair work on the wheels.
  6. Great idea for a topic, one of my favourite parts of the building process. Mock is essential to check idea's, fitment of parts and monitoring progress. I can see myself posting a lot in this thread. And I will always bring something different. The kit. The wheels.
  7. Surprising how well the Nascar chassis fits, that will cut down on the amount of scratch building.. Looking forward to seeing how you fully adapt the chassis into the build.
  8. Impressive build, looks great that colour and well done on all the detail work.
  9. Thank you for all the comments. Thanks mate, got a bit slack with other detail work on the under carriage. Figured doing the air set up shows how it could stance that low and maybe inspire other's to add same detail to there low stance builds. Yeah they are very cool wheels I like them a lot too. Two version's available 5 lug and 4 lug, or as they are called 4 hole and 5 hole. I did mod them, the inner lip was cut off, which I do most time's when using the Aoshima 14's. Would have been nice to be oob the way I built it, would have saved me doing all the mods and work LOL! Nah, can be fun and rewarding to succeed in making an idea a reality sometimes.
  10. Thanks David, Erik and Mike. Appreciate your comments very much. I dont do the Social Media's, so this forum is the only place to share my builds and be inspired amongst like minded people. Thanks. Cant say the idea is my own, seen a couple other builder's use that technique. A lot of what I do, has been learnt from others over the many years of being involved in the hobby.
  11. Done well doing all that trim. It certainly looks the part, can barely tell the difference between paint and foil when it comes to reflectivity and brightness. The GSW chrome is an excellent product, near on the same if not better than Alclad.
  12. Impressive amount of work gone into this build, reminds me of the builds you use to see on LayItLow model car forum. Well done, great to see this type of detailed build on the forum.
  13. Next up on the bench from the parking lot. Have dreaded doing the BMF ever since it was painted, probably why it stalled. But after completing a few builds recently I feel confident to tackle the foil work now ive had a bit of practice.
  14. Another stalled build from the parking lot completed. Here is some of the WIP Where I live its called a Ute so to me that is what it is. Feel free to call it what you like depending on your location. The Kit. The wheels. Usual Tamiya TS-14 Black and TS-49 Bright Red combo. Scratch built wheel tubs and modified raised bed floor. Back half rear frame scratch built. Aoshima spare parts modified driver side view mirror. Scratch built air system. Exhaust chopped and spare parts hot dog.
  15. Thanks Bill, always try bring something different and do it my way. They are Aoshima wheels, that I get from Plaza Japan.
  16. Very unique custom for sure. Well done Gary.
  17. Great job on all the custom work and paint. It certainly has all the elements of your build style.
  18. As seen else where the Sunny is complete, just need to do a photo shoot. And as per usual teaser pic before Under Glass.
  19. Have a 59 El-Camino in line to go on the bench soon, looks to be two of us taking on the foil work challenge.
  20. Excellent build, all the extra work you put in certainly shows and paid of big time. And of course I really like the colour combo. Well done.
  21. My builds and kits are for my enjoyment in the moment of now, I dont care what happens to all my modelling stuff once im gone. I will be too dead to care LOL!
  22. Some excellent work done on this build, definitely makes me want to get the re-issue when it released.
  23. Got the foil work done. Last wip update for the Sunny, will be Under Glass in a few days.
  24. Thanks Steve. Yeah on the home stretch. Very cool little ute's, worth getting a couple for sure, quick easy fun builds. Thanks D, hoping I can keep the motivation and momentum on going. Thanks Chris.
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