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oldcarfan

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  • Location Austin, Texas
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  1. oldcarfan added a post in a topic Whoops! Heat and plastic, not a good mix.   

    I was trying a Rustoleum color that I liked. Unfortunately, this brand of paint has issues with staying tacky, hence the attempt at force drying..
    On another note, I got an email from Tamiya and they have the body and will send it it for $4.15. I'll do that tomorrow! They responded quickly, very impressed.
  2. oldcarfan added a topic in General   

    Whoops! Heat and plastic, not a good mix.
    I bought the Tamiya Porsche 911 Club Sport Road Version last week at the LHS. I painted it and it was still tacky days later. This morning I was reading something about using an electric oven just barely turned on to "bake" the paint. I even checked the temp with a thermometer. It was at 110. Well you can probably guess what happened next. Yep, it was stupid, but now I know. Anyone know of a good resin body for this kit? Or if Tamiya sells replacement bodies? I seem to be having some issues with building lately. Last month I finished my first build of the year, An Italeri Volvo 940. While taking pictures, I gave it a crash test NHTSA would be proud of. Sometimes you've gotta laugh!
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  3. oldcarfan added a post in a topic '89 Pontiac Grand Prix Box Stock   

    Nice find!
  4. oldcarfan added a topic in General   

    New To Me Kits From Model Show
    Hope this is the place to post this. I went to the ModelFiesta in San Antonio Saturday and wanted to show my haul. This is the first show I've been to since I got married in 1999. Anway, It wasn't a huge show, but it was fun. I went with the goal of finding a few Porsches and I definitely did that! I also got 10 bagged kits including a Lindberg D-Type Jaguar and a Revell XKE. I feel like I really lucked out.
     

     
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  5. oldcarfan added a post in a topic Jeep J10 Gladiator   

    Has there ever been a conversion kit for the Jeep Honcho to make a Gladiator? I seem vaguely remember one.
  6. oldcarfan added a post in a topic chain   

    Hobby Lobby usually has some of it in their jewelry craft section. Michael's may have it as well. There's probably other places too, but that's where I got mine.
  7. oldcarfan added a post in a topic AMT's Horizon TC3- Loser from the past, out of box!   

    I will! I'll probably do one show room stock. The other? Well some of these were used in SCCA rally, so that is an option.
  8. oldcarfan added a post in a topic AMT's Horizon TC3- Loser from the past, out of box!   

    Thanks to you, my friend, I bought a MIB and also an unbuilt bagged MPC Omni 024 today at a model show! Don't know what I'll do with them, but I couldn't pass them up.
  9. oldcarfan added a topic in General   

    Model Show In San Antonioor Dallas, Anyone?
    Just curious. I'm wondering if anyone, vendors or civilians on here are planning to be at the Model Show in San Antonio tomorrow or the  Showdown in Farmer's Branch, Texas on March 4th. I emailed and they said they had quite a few vendors coming. This will be my first show to attend since 1999 so I'm excited. Yikes. I won't be entering anything of course, but I want to go to see the entries and of course maybe find a few kits I've really been looking for! My wife bought an expensive item from IKEA so she can't say anything about me buying models for a little while!
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  10. oldcarfan added a post in a topic The Munsters Koach   

    I like it! This isn't great model as far as detail, but it is a fun model to have and build. I've got this set and a lot of the Tom Daniel kits put away and pull one out when I want to remember the little boy I used to be.
  11. oldcarfan added a post in a topic A Car I Never Knew Existed   

    Pretty cool, it looks like a Diablo mixed with a Saleen S7!
  12. oldcarfan added a post in a topic Workable Plastics Other Than Styrene?   

    Are you going to be lathe turning it? I like the knitting needle idea. I had a friend that used those use those and he would also pour resin into PVC pipe and then put it into the lathe. The PVC would be cut away in the milling process and the resin was easy to work and easy to glue later.
  13. oldcarfan added a topic in Contests and Shows   

    Anyone on here going to be at Farmer's Branch?
    Just curious. I'm wondering if anyone, vendors or civilians on here are planning to be at the Showdown in Farmer's Branch, Texas on March 4th. This will be my first show to attend since 1999. Yikes. I won't be entering anything of course, but I want to go to see the models and of course to maybe find a few kits I've really been looking for!
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  14. oldcarfan added a post in a topic 1970 Dodge Challenger   

    You take really good pictures. I'll have to see if I can do the same with my iPhone! Probably not!
  15. oldcarfan added a post in a topic Junkyard Modeling - Resurrecting an AMT '64 Lincoln Sedan   

    Great work. I actually prefer unkyard builds and restorations over buying an unbuilt kit and putting it together. It just seems more satisfying somehow, if that makes sense.