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  • Location New York
  • Full Name Michael

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  1. crowe-t added a post in a topic Dodge Dart   

    Nice job! I love the color.
    Testors has this color mis-labeled as a 1968 color but Dark Bronze is a 1969 color, code T7.
  2. crowe-t added a post in a topic A pair of Hot Mopars.   

    Hot indeed!  They held up real nice.  I love the colors.
  3. crowe-t added a post in a topic 2013 Pro Stock Camaro body(TDR)   

    Tim,  Thanks for the information.  I thought the Frosted Ultra Detail was the better choice but wanted to be sure.  
    Please let me know how the TDR body works out for you.
  4. crowe-t added a post in a topic "Orange Clunker Car" - MPC General Lee   

    Thanks Mitch and Alan for the kind words!
    Mitch - I had fun modifying this kit and working out some of the kinks.  The Round 2 body isn't all that bad.  In fact the height of the grill and slope of the nose is more accurate than the '69 Revell Charger.  There is something about the MPC body I like. Some of the Revell Charger's details are also a bit heavy handed.   That being said the Revell Charger is a much better and more accurate kit.  The MPC kits chassis is crude but it dates back to the 1968 Charger release.  This was a bit of a challenge and fun to do.  I like projects like this.
  5. crowe-t added a post in a topic "Orange Clunker Car" - MPC General Lee   

    Thanks guys!
    Brian - This body with the indented rear window was actually used for the AMT/ERTL Fast & Furious Charger.  Round 2 released all of these kits with this body.  However the rear window isn't correctly sized and shaped.  I opened it up a bit and re-shaped it and feel it looks a bit better.
    David - Most of the interior(seats, door panels, floor) are painted with Tamiya XF-59 Desert Yellow.  The dash board, steering wheel, front kick panels and rear speaker deck are painted with Testors Acryl Leather with a few drops of Dark Tan mixed in.  Tamiya Desert Yellow really seems to match the look of the Saddle Tan interior of a '69 Charger.  The dash board, steering wheel, front kick panels and rear speaker deck were a bit darker in a 1:1 Charger.
  6. crowe-t added a topic in Car Aftermarket / Resin   

    2013 Pro Stock Camaro body(TDR)
    Has anyone picked up one of these from TDR?  It's available in 'White Strong & Flexible' and 'Frosted Ultra Detail'.  I never worked with a 3D printed part but this body looks very accurate.  
    Which would be the better one to get to build up as a model?  'White Strong & Flexible' or 'Frosted Ultra Detail'?  I suspect 'Frosted Ultra Detail' is the best way to go.
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  7. crowe-t added a post in a topic "Orange Clunker Car" - MPC General Lee   

    Here's a couple pictures of the interior.  The roll bar and CB radio were scratch built.  I added some styrene to the top of the dash where it meets the windshield, raised it up and angled it to more closely match a real Charger.  The MPC dashboard sat too low and there was no angle at all.   

    The engine is a 440 with a 727 transmission.  I got this from a friend and don't know exactly what kit it's from.  Possibly an AMT kit.

    I sprayed the bottom gray with some Testors Acryl Neutral Gray lightened a bit with white and misted the body color over the edges.  I was a bit heavy handed with the body color but this was the first time I tried this.  The front engine compartment area was masked off and sprayed the body color both inside and underneath.  It's not factory correct but I had seen a restoration of a real '69 Charger done this way and I liked how it looked. 

  8. crowe-t added a post in a topic "Orange Clunker Car" - MPC General Lee   

    I used a hood from an MPC Charger 500 kit which is a correct '69 hood.  The MPC GL kit comes with a 1970 hood for some reason.

    I sanded down the inner engine compartment wells and scratch built the shock towers and used a firewall from a Revell '69 Charger.

    New grill inserts were scratch built using some ribbed sheet.

    The rear end and exhaust from the Revell Charger were also used.  The exhaust did need to be cut down around the rear to fit the MPC chassis.

    A magnet was glued under the trunk area for the CB antenna.  I wanted to be able to remove the antenna in case I needed to pack it away at some point.

    I scratch built the pedals and used the heater core from a Revell '69 Charger.  Arm rests and molding were added and a hole was drilled for the 'Charger' emblem.  These were all missing from this kit.  This car has a 727 Automatic Transmission so a new shifter was made.

  9. crowe-t added a topic in Under Glass   

    "Orange Clunker Car" - MPC General Lee
    Here's a build I finished last year.  I know it's another General Lee but I had some fun with this one.  I built this using a Round 2 issue of the MPC General Lee kit but did a lot of modifying and used parts from a Revell '69 Charger.  Even some of you non-Dukes fans might like some of what I did.   The front wheels steer using the Revell parts.
    This build sort of represents how the car looked in the early Georgia filmed episodes.  The push bar is scratch built and the decals represent the early look of the car.
    Here are finished pictures and I'll show some in-progress pictures.  It's painted Testors Custom Lacquer Hugger Orange with Testors Custom Lacquer Ultra Gloss Clearcoat on top.

    Here are some pictures showing some of what I did during the build up.
    I started by re-shaping the rear window to more closely match the '69 Revell Charger which is very accurate in this area.  The MPC GL's rear window is too small and basically a rectangle.  I enlarged it and re-shaped the top.  In this first picture a Revell '69 Charger is on the left side and the MPC Charger is on the right side before the window was modified.

    I used parts from a Revell '69 Charger chassis I picked up cheap on E-Bay.  I considered using the Revell chassis but it didn't fit well with the MPC interior tub.  

    I closed off the rear area.  This area wasn't too sturdy out of box.

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  10. crowe-t added a topic in Wanted!   

    Johan 1964 Cadillac Side View Mirror
    Hi, I'm looking for a side view mirror from a Johan 1964 Cadillac Deville or similar kit?
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  11. crowe-t added a post in a topic Duplicolor Perfect Match Primer question?   

    Is the Duplicolor Sandable Primer lacquer based?
    Have you used the Duplicolor Primer Sealer?  Is it thin?

  12. crowe-t added a post in a topic Duplicolor Perfect Match Primer question?   

    Which of the Duplicolor primers is the thin stuff?
  13. crowe-t added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    Duplicolor Perfect Match Primer question?
    Is Duplicolor Perfect Match (Scratch Filler) Primer a high build thick primer?

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

    Will Acrylic Urethane Automotive paint work over Tamiya Primer?
    Will Acrylic Urethane Automotive paint work over Tamiya Primer?
    Has anyone used acrylic urethane over Tamiya primer?
    Will it bond well to the Tamiya primer?
    I did a test and it seems OK but if anyone has done this let me know.
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  15. crowe-t added a post in a topic 1964 Cadillac De Ville convertible(JO-HAN)   

    Yuri, Beautiful job!
    Did you sand or remove the chrome in the center of the grill before you painted on the body color?
    Where did you get the decals for the instruments in the dash board?