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crowe-t

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About 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 Herbie The Love Bug   

    Steve & Bill, thanks for the nice words!
    I painted the interior and started gluing it all together.  The seats, roll bar, door panels and dashboard are painted Testors Acryl Neutral Gray.  I added a couple of drops of Aircraft Interior Black to the Neutral Gray for the floor mats and lightened the Neutral Gray with Flat White for the carpeting.  The carpeting is embossing powder.  I added Bare Metal Foil to the door handles, arm rest...  I foiled the steering wheel and the moldings on the dashboard.  For the speedometer I first painted it Testors Acryl Silver.  After it dried I sprayed on some Tamiya Flat Black and then used a toothpick dabbed in Windex to expose the silver on the raised details.  Windex will remove Tamiya acrylic paint but doesn't remove Testors acrylic.  The speedometer's numbers were made by dipping the end of a toothpick in some flat white and dabbing it on, sort of like dry brushing, just to give a slight indication of the numbers.  Testors Clear Parts Cement was applied over the speedometer to make a lens.  It's not too noticeable in the picture but it's there.  I removed the chrome from the exhaust and heater exchange pipes and painted them with lightened Neutral gray.  A friend who has a VW Beetle said these pipes should be a light gray.  I removed the tail pipes and replaced them with 1.6mm styrene rods which I drilled holes in the ends.  The kit's tail pipes had a seam down the middle and weren't quite round.  The tail pipes are painted with Alclad Aluminum but I might cover them with BMF.  The engine is also painted Alclad Aluminum.  
    I'm in the process of polishing the clear coat on the body so it should be done soon.
    Thanks for looking in!
    Mike.
    IMG_8358 Small by Michael Scarola, on Flickr
    IMG_8370 Small by Michael Scarola, on Flickr
    IMG_8363 Small by Michael Scarola, on Flickr
    IMG_8367 Small by Michael Scarola, on Flickr
    IMG_8372 Small by Michael Scarola, on Flickr
    IMG_8374 Small by Michael Scarola, on Flickr
  2. crowe-t added a post in a topic QUICKIE DRAGULA TRAILER - Done Deal - 4/23/17   

    Thanks Joe for letting me know!
    Mike.
  3. crowe-t added a post in a topic QUICKIE DRAGULA TRAILER - Done Deal - 4/23/17   

    Joe, 
    Is the purple you used Tamiya X-16?
    Mike.
  4. crowe-t added a post in a topic QUICKIE DRAGULA TRAILER - Done Deal - 4/23/17   

    Hey Joe,  Sorry I missed this one. 
    This is incredible and imaginative!  I like the blown Hemi in Dragula.  
    Where is the wing from on Dragula and what about the Good Fear on the rear slicks?  Is it a decal?
    What gold paint did you use on Dragula?
    Mike. 
  5. crowe-t added a post in a topic Herbie The Love Bug   

    Thanks guys for the nice words!
    Greg - There were so many different year VW's used in the production which could also explain the fuel gauge not being on the dash board.  
    I'm trying to match what was actually seen in the movie so I removed the fuel gauge.  I also painted the whole interior gray like it is seen in the movie.  A real VW's dash board and the other metal interior parts would have been painted the body color but I painted everything a medium gray(Testors Acryl Neutral Gray) to match the movie car(s).
    I'll post more pictures in a day or so.  This week I'll also polish the clear coat.  
  6. crowe-t added a post in a topic 1969 Camaro Z/28 (17 Apr *Wheels*   

    Tim, Great job on the stance and the open doors/trunk lid.  The use of magnets seems to work well and the doors shut nice a snug.  Thanks for the video demo.
    BTW did you get the paint from Gravity Colors in the US?  I have quite a few paints from Gravity Colors and they all come in plastic jars.  I never saw their paint in a can.  I'm just curious.
    Mike.
  7. crowe-t added a post in a topic 2013 Pro Stock Camaro body(TDR)   

    I saw that same post on the TDR Facebook page.  
    Has anyone else bought one of the TDR bodies?
  8. crowe-t added a post in a topic Can Mr. Super Clear be sprayed over decals?   

    I tested Mr. Super Clear Gloss over decals and it works.  I first sprayed a light mist coat and waited about 30 minutes before spraying a 2nd mist coat.  Then after another 20 minutes or so I started with some wet coats.  I did this from the spray can and also tried it using an airbrush.
  9. crowe-t added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    Revell 55 Chevy Pro Sportsman Chassis Measurements Needed?
    Can someone measure the width of a Revell 55 Chevy Pro Sportsman's chassis(floor pan) in millimeters?
    If possible tell me the length of the wheelbase in millimeters?
    I'm trying to figure out what chassis I should use use for a Pro Stock project, either the chassis from a Revell/Monogram Pro Stock Firebird or a Revell 55 Chevy Pro Sportsman.
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  10. crowe-t added a post in a topic Herbie The Love Bug   

    Thanks David!
    Bob - A friend who owns a VW told me the square gauge is a fuel gauge.  I wasn't sure how the fuel was monitored.  Thanks for the information about the reserve tank.
  11. crowe-t added a post in a topic Herbie The Love Bug   

    Thanks Fabrizio!
    Today I made some floor mats for the interior.  I was originally going to just have the floor carpeted but in the movie Herbie had floor mats and I looked at pictures of VW's and most have floor mats.  I made these with Evergreen V-Groove Sheet(.64mm spacing/.5mm thick) I had.  They are simple but once glued in and painted and the car is together they should look OK.   
    IMG_8338 Small by Michael Scarola, on Flickr
    IMG_8344 Small by Michael Scarola, on Flickr
  12. crowe-t added a post in a topic Herbie The Love Bug   

    A friend made the decals for me a while ago.  I only have enough to make 2 cars.  I'll be making another Herbie eventually from a Tamiya kit.
  13. crowe-t added a post in a topic Herbie The Love Bug   

    Thanks guys!
    I applied the decals on the body.  Most of the stripe on the roof will be covered by the rag top but it helped to line up the front and rear by applying it as one decal.  I'll try and spray the clear on tomorrow.
    IMG_8329 Small by Michael Scarola, on Flickr
    IMG_8330 Small by Michael Scarola, on Flickr
    IMG_8331 Small by Michael Scarola, on Flickr
    IMG_8333 Small by Michael Scarola, on Flickr
  14. crowe-t added a post in a topic Sad Sad Sad News: Our Harry Passed Away   

    RIP Harry, you will be missed!
  15. crowe-t added a post in a topic Amt 57 Chrysler 300C   

    Awesome job!