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  1. I've been on the same search myself. Fireball Models has some Cibie lights and he has Minilites in a couple of sizes. Scale Production has some period mirrors, those rubber hood tie downs and other things, but they are based out of Germany so you may have to deal with postage fees and the wait. If there is an American supplier I would love to find them.
  2. ModelFiesta 38 today.

    Did anyone attend the ModelFiesta today? I only had a couple hours there, but it was fun. There didn't seem to be a lot of entries in the contest, but I found some things I had been wanting in the sales area. I managed to get a couple photos.
  3. Frankenstein soapbox derby

    That's really cool, nice work? I miss the days when my kids wanted me to build their pinewood derby cars that they were supposed to build themselves!
  4. In a way I'm glad to hear that. I was beginning to doubt my ability to judge scales! LOL
  5. Good job! These trucks are so neat.
  6. I think it's a Volkswagen LT van. They're pretty cool!
  7. Porsche 911 GT2

    Is that the kit rear wing, modified? I like it.
  8. Creature’s Crate

    That is really good. Neat idea!
  9. I was looking at the Jada F&F Escort at Walmart. It is listed as 1/24th but it appears larger. Has anyone scaled it out? I'm guessing it's closer to 1/22nd? I really like that generation of the Escort, but I want one that is accurate. In fact most of Jada's products seem oversize. Is that correct?

    I would do a light prime coat and take it out into indirect sunlight and check for lines and flaws first.
  11. Light grey lacquer primer.

    Duplicolor makes good stuff. They have sealer primer, sandable primer and a regular primer and all work well.
  12. source of styrene

    I did that when I worked for a fabrication company. We would order several thicknesses and they would use a giant shear to cut them to 24x36 for us.
  13. Revell "Contacta" cement ?

    Is this available in the US? It looks interesting!
  14. Here is a picture of the decal sheet. It took several hours to do but it counted towards training so win/win. Don't know if I will use them all, but it was fun doing.
  15. The theme for this year is Vans and I wanted something unusual so I remembered I had 2 Revell VW Westfalias in my stash. They aren't noted for speed, but we'll see! At lunch last week I was looking for ideas and came across some old Audi and Porsche rally photos and found inspiration and worked out a plan. I'm supposed to be getting proficient in Word so I took that opportunity to design some decals using fonts and internet pics and so I came up with some I liked and used the Xerox to print them out on Microscale Laser paper. Just a couple of notes if you want to try this: Don't use inkjet paper in a laser copier. Luckily I researched that before trying! LOL. Also, the ink doesn't run, but you can still scratch it off if your not careful so clear coat it. The colors aren't spot on so you have to be flexible and of course they don't print metallics or white but it was fun to use my imagination at work!