crowe-t

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  • Location New York
  • Full Name Michael

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  1. crowe-t added a post in a topic MPC 1969 Dodge Charger 500 Hood   

    Still looking! 
  2. crowe-t added a post in a topic MPC 1969 Dodge Charger 500 Hood   

    I'm still looking for one more MPC Charger 500 hood.
  3. crowe-t added a post in a topic New Site/Forum Look   

    Nice work Gregg!  It's starting to have a more familiar look.  Although I was used to the blue background in the top logo bar.
  4. crowe-t added a post in a topic 70 Chevy Nova Outlaw..updates (07/27/15)   

    Tyrone, Excellent work so far!
    Did you scratch build the pedals?
  5. crowe-t added a post in a topic Camaro wanted   

    I agree the Baldwin Motion 70 1/2 is a good alternative and certainly easier to come by. Reliable Resins and Modelhaus both offer the 1 piece front bumpers for this.
  6. crowe-t added a post in a topic Primer for Testors Model Master Custom Lacquer System?   

    Thanks guys! I'll most likely use Tamiya Fine Surface Primer. A friend had suggested I use the Testors Custom Lacquer System Primer to keep it all one system. However I just don't like how thick and rough it sprays. As long as the Tamiya primer is OK to use for the Testors MM Custom Lacquer System paint I'll stick to using it. It sprays on nice and thin and smooth.

    Mike.
  7. crowe-t added a post in a topic Cooter's tow truck (Dukes of Hazzard)   

    Mark, Thanks for all the information on the kits you used to make the wrecker. Beautiful job!

    I like the 71 Roadrunner but the 74 was the first one Daisy had in the original 5 Georgia episodes so I'll build that one first.

    Mike.
  8. crowe-t added a post in a topic Airbrush Questions!   

    I forgot to mention flushing with water. I do that right after I use the Windex.

    Thanks,

    Mike.
  9. crowe-t added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    Primer for Testors Model Master Custom Lacquer System?
    I have the Testors Model Master Custom Lacquer System paint(color, Ultra Gloss Clearcoat and the White Primer.

    I haven't used it yet but will be doing so soon. I did try the Testors Custom Lacquer System Primer on another model and it sprays real thick and isn't smooth at all. It doesn't spray nearly as nice as the Tamiya Fine Surface primer I usually use. I really don't like it much.

    Is Tamiya Fine Surface Primer OK for use under the Testors MM Custom Lacquer System paint?

    Is there another primer that's good under the Testors MM Custom Lacquer System?
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  10. crowe-t added a post in a topic Tamiya Dry Time   

    When using an airbrush to spray lacquer(Testors or Tamiya), is it necessary to wait 30 minuted between coats?

    Wouldn't the airbrush need to be cleaned in between every coat?
  11. crowe-t added a post in a topic Airbrush Questions!   

    Hi Steve, I've been using water based acrylics in my airbrush for a few years now. I use both Tamiya acrylics and Testors Model Master Acryl acrylics. I use the recommended thinner each one calls for. Yes Tamiya x20 thinner is basically alcohol but there may be some other ingredients in it that make it work better with their paint.

    For the Testors I use their univeral thinner which is recommended. Testors acrylic is not an alcohol based paint and I'm not sure what their thinner is made from.

    The one thing I noticed is that Tamiya acrylic paint can be wiped off the model with Windex, even after a long time has passed. Testors acrylic paint is not affected by Windex at all once it has cured. It seems to have a tougher finish. When I'm done painting with either Tamiya acrylic or Testors acrylic I always apply a clear coat. I use Testors Create FX acrylic clear which is very tough and won't budge if hit with Windex.

    I use Windex to clean my airbrush. It's cheaper than using Tamiya x20 thinner and cleans everything thoroughly. Make sure it's Windex brand. I've found that the no-name 'Windex' products aren't nearly as good as actual Windex.

    However, I only use water based acrylics on non-car models. As far as I know the best way to paint a car body is with a solvent based paint such as lacquer urathane or enamel.
  12. crowe-t added a post in a topic Cooter's tow truck (Dukes of Hazzard)   

    Mark, Your diorama is looking very nice! You are doing a great job on Cooter's yellow wrecker! I've been watching season 4 in the last few days so I'm familiar with this one.

    BTW, what kit(2) are you using to make the yellow wrecker?

    Revell/Monogram put out a 71 Roadrunner that will also work as Daisy's Roadrunner. Daisy had both a 71 and a 74 Roadrunner. The 74 was the first one used in the Georgia episodes.

    Mike.
  13. crowe-t added a post in a topic outlaw 10.5 69 Nova (update engine 07-10-15)   

    Tim, nice job so far! I really like the look of this one. That motor is a beast!

    Mike.
  14. crowe-t added a post in a topic Please Delete, parts Found   

    Found!
  15. crowe-t added a post in a topic Great Traders List   

    gardnerpage44(Paul) is a great guy to deal with. Highly recommended and a great addition to this community!