Drake69

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  • Birthday 07/24/1969

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  • Location Central VA
  • Full Name Allen Manley

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  1. Drake69 added a post in a topic T.V./Movie Cars (show em')   

    Christine...
     



  2. Drake69 added a post in a topic Kits with New York Licence Plate Decals Included?   

    Good choice on this!
     
    Another similar choice would be to go to your local DMV website and find the "license plate maker" they most often have there. Pick your plate with graphics on it, add your personal text, preview the results, then capture the pic and resize it to fit to scale. Great for current or new plates or even local colleges and university pride plates as well!
    A personal plate for a model of a friend's car from VCU (Virginia Commonwealth University)...
     

  3. Drake69 added a post in a topic Trans Am Type k   

    Nice car! I love how these kits build up. My Kammback Blackbird build if anyone is interested.
    I've got both the TransAm and Camaro Kammbacks stashed away until I get time to work on them, and then I'm going to combine them with the Revell 3-in-1 Firebird kit and the 3-in-1 Camaro kit to retro them back to the mid-seventies. It will take some modding and cutting out the engine bays for both but it should look awesome when done.
  4. Drake69 added a post in a topic AMT 1965 Chevelle Surf Wagon   

    Nice 'n purty dirty engine!
    Excellent build!
  5. Drake69 added a post in a topic Just Ordered!   


    This thread has my pics of what's in the box.
  6. Drake69 added a post in a topic The Equus Bass 770   

    I've been watching this car for years. It is an incredible reimagining of a timeless classic. Makes me want one BAD.
  7. Drake69 added a post in a topic Basic tools   

    Northern Tool and some hobby shops carry stainless steel dental picks (like those that the dentist grabs for and advances towards your incisors with a maniacal laugh...) in various bends and positions that are great for all sorts of things like manipulating small metal badge scripts from MCG, scoring door and trunk seams to open them up, positioning errant decals (watch the points on the ends of the picks as they can tear into the decal...). They are commonly called "woodworking tools" but make handling tiny items a cinch. Also, pick up one or two small containers of beeswax, commonly used to make your fingers tacky when thumbing through paperwork. Putting a minute amount of tacky wax on the end of your hook/pick allows you to grab and hold those small metal details long enough to position them on your model, and they leave no residue behind.
    And don't forget to pick up copious amounts of Silly Putty. Makes masking off areas for painting a breeze.
  8. Drake69 added a post in a topic DeLorean - BTTF - today they arrived in the Future   

     
     

     

     
     

     
     
    I did this as the first Delorean of the series, with no arrestor hook, no Mr. Fusion, nothing. I also went back and painted the little window vents in the back properly as they needed to be. I also added extra wiring to make it more "busy".
  9. Drake69 added a post in a topic BRE Datsun 240Z   

    These are the pics I have so far...






  10. Drake69 added a post in a topic AMT 1989 Batmobile rereleased   

    No shield, unfortunately, but a cool backdrop of the Batcave though...






  11. Drake69 added a post in a topic How to print your own decals! - My Method   

    Also, an amendment to my tutorial. I buy cans of Walmart clearcoat spraypaint (can't exactly remember the brand right now) and now coat my decal sheets with that before using the Liquid Decal Film. The combination of the two really seals in the decal so that it has no chance whatsoever of fracturing or splintering when applying them on your models. Tamiya or Testors clearcoat can also be used along with Decal Bonder, but these other sprays are cost prohibitive compared to a simple decent acrylic clearcoat.
    Do a search on clearcoats here and do your research. Some clearcoats can interfere with other paints and cause all sorts of problems with your model, even if it's just the decal covered.
  12. Drake69 added a post in a topic How to Make Decals   

    Also, an amendment to my tutorial. I buy cans of Walmart clearcoat spraypaint (can't exactly remember the brand right now) and now coat my decal sheets with that before using the Liquid Decal Film. The combination of the two really seals in the decal so that it has no chance whatsoever of fracturing or splintering when applying them on your models. Tamiya or Testors clearcoat can also be used along with Decal Bonder, but these other sprays are cost prohibitive compared to a simple decent acrylic clearcoat.
    Do a search on clearcoats here and do your research. Some clearcoats can interfere with other paints and cause all sorts of problems with your model, even if it's just the decal covered.
  13. Drake69 added a post in a topic How to Make Decals   


    This is my thread on the subject. Get your decal laserjet or inkjet paper from http://www.decalpaper.com/ and read through my thread for everything you need.
  14. Drake69 added a post in a topic BRE Datsun 240Z   

    I picked up one of these over the weekend, so I'll try and get some pics up. It has tubing in the kit to replicate engine hoses that you have to cut in length for, but there is a template in the instructions for that. It shows Skill 3 but it doesn't look all that difficult.
  15. Drake69 added a topic in Car Kit News & Reviews   

    AMT 1989 Batmobile rereleased
    Just found mine at Hobbytown. Includes a backdrop of the Batcave. I bought mine but haven't gotten around to opening it yet.
    Hopefully after work today I'll crack it open and take a few pics of it.

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