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Cool Hand

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  1. I find it hilarious that this discussion is still ongoing. I have nothing worthy to post as im sure my contribution will be debated that my opinion doesnt matter LOL!
  2. Its certainly interesting to see who participates the most in these types of discussions.
  3. Well said mate, certainly explained it from a different perspective.
  4. 100% agree. Pretty much summed it all up perfectly. Very well said, thanks for putting in to words I wouldnt have been able to come up with. What ever keeps you entertained I guess, some prefer the discussion. Each enjoy it in their own way. Most of us have fun, fun, fun building something and sharing what we have been up to. Well thats my reason for coming to this forum to share and observe model cars being built.
  5. The Supra seems to build up nice too, from what ive seen. I cant resist when it comes to a JDM kit with an engine.
  6. I use an Iwata HPCP, so I will be trying to buy one, I think its cool as and very different which I find interesting.
  7. Alright so the parcel arrived with a donor kit for its engine. Also will be using the Foose kit to get some ideas for a new scratch built frame, as I want the new build to have a very low stance. Did think about using the FD-100 frame, engine and running gear. But couldnt bring myself to part out the kit. Wheel's ive already shown, paint will obviously be same as the original build. Got most of the body parts of the tree's and done a bit clean up work removing nub marks etc. Now its ready for some temporary and sub assembly. Here you can see why I was thinking about using the Foose frame. Very close when you compare the two. But me being me and a glutten for my own punishment, I will prefer to build my own frame to suit the new engine, lowered ride height and Pegasus wheels. So basically my plan for the replica is. The exterior will look the same as the original build except for a lowered stance and new wheels. Interior will remain same colour, but will be changed up with some new parts. More on that when I get to it, as I havent quite worked out plan for it yet. And as mentioned new chassis/frame, engine and running gear. It's going to be a fun challenge.
  8. Excellent work on all the detail painting and that paint job is very impressive. Well done
  9. Supplies and tools from BNA Model world and Rhypla Builds.
  10. Ok here is where im at, I got the contents out of the box.😄 Waiting for a parcel to arrive, finger's crossed it's tomorrow. Then I can finalize and lay out the plan.
  11. Yeah totally agree. Its hilarious to always see discussions like this one go of the rails, because one person has the skills and knowledge that is far superior than others and that give's them the right to dominate the discussion. Happens all the time as they relish in getting the last word.
  12. Cool, been looking forward to this. I will get to the bench over the next day or so and lay out the plans.
  13. Great minds think alike. Im of the same thinking as you Steve and Claude, 2 door version look so much better. Had this pic saved for years, inspiration for the Amt 300C kit in the stash.
  14. Many valid points, but its time to move along and let OP figure out some things for himself like we all have had to do.
  15. Might not be interested in working on some build's at the moment, but that wont stop me from buying 😆 Chevelle kit will be donating its engine to another build, Camaro will be donating its engine and driveline to another build. And I think the Marauder will be done as the custom, but for now they will all be added to the stash. More display cases.
  16. Thanks Al and Allan. Appreciate the suggestion as that exact thing has been bugging me and plan to add some strip to sort it out, want to get the body work sides done then move on to finishing the roof and pillars. Who knows when that will be, as I just have zero interest or motivation to build at the moment ☹️
  17. There is no definitive what to use and how to use it. Best thing to do is search Google and Youtube , read and watch as much you want. But in the end, its about working out your budget and what you think will work for you. Personally I learnt a lot from Don's site when I first looked into using an airbrush. He has done a lot of testing with all the various airbrush brands. Dons Airbrush Tips Again il recommend this guy, his channel is full of lots of information. Barbatos Rex
  18. The like is useful when what you want to post has already been said, easier just to hit the like button on a build or post to prevent being repetitive. Who liked something is not really that important, as its just an acknowledgement of what was posted.
  19. For most, if not all lacquers. 1:1 or 1:1.5 There is a plenty of new paint's out there now a days, that there is no need to use Testors or Model Master anymore. they are from a by gone era. In Australia we have two hobby paint suppliers, SMS paints and Outlaw paints. They both produce ready to spray acrylic lacquer which is quality and super easy to shoot through an airbrush. Im certain there are suppliers in the US who also produce ready to use airbrush paint maybe you could see whats available. Model Car World is a name that often is mentioned on here and they have very specific paints. Also you could check this guy out, he has done a lot of testing with many brands of paint. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_66OBQNO8jXkHjlxnnxT-A/videos
  20. Its the digital age and thats where the younger generations have grown up and spent there time, the online virtual world is their playground. They are a good introduction to modelling due to the simplicity, low parts count and no painting. Which is perfect for kids. And for the experienced modeler they are cheap kits which can be used to get out of a slump, try a new paint or develop skills and techniques. Better to learn on a cheapy snap kit than a pricey full detail kit. Sometimes a snap kit is just about having some fun and actually getting something built. Yeah it looks toy like I agree But with a bit of effort and not taking it too serious they can build up ok.
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