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sportandmiah

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  1. Anyone know what time the show starts, ends, registration start and end times, judging start times and end times?
  2. Try electricdreams.com or professormotor.com as they both deal in 60s era model cars.
  3. Tamiya decal scissors are only 9 bucks and worth every penny. Get them.
  4. Thanks for the kind comments guys. I really am my own worst critic, as I try too hard to make the perfect car (most likely impossible). The nice thing about using washes is that small imperfections can be hidden while at the same time allows certain parts of the car to look more realistic. With the holidays over, I look forward to posting more projects here.
  5. Its been a while since I have posted anything constructive so this is a Revell Compuware C5-R. This build took about 3 months to build, and was built specifically for the HLJ 2013 Plamo Contest. The build: -Tamiya Mica Blue -Rustoleum Lacquer Clear over decals -Wet sanded with 1000,2000,4000,6000,12000 -Polished with Scratch X -Model Factory Hiro fittings and hoses -Various carbon fiber patterns used throughout -Scratch built electric box -Scratchbuilt brake ducts -Model Car Garage photo etch kit -Misc details throughout I entered this build in the Intermediate category, and expected not to place whatsoever. To my surprise, I placed 3rd in the advanced category and won a 10,000 yen spending spree at HLJ. I felt the car was not all that great,and could have been better, but I ran out of time.
  6. I once read a quote that said something along the lines of "treat every piece of the model as a model unto itself."
  7. Harbor freight sells a $60 airbrush compressor that is really quiet. About as noisy as an electric toothbrush. Had mine for a few years and is perfect.
  8. Fabulous job! The black is beautiful.I built an Electra last year and its a nice build. There's pics on my blog if you are interested.
  9. HLJ sells many different brands of switches (push and toggle). Top Studio, KA, and MFH come to mind.
  10. I'd imagine most people aren't building them right away. I'd also guess the demand for build ups of anything foreign is not as high here as it is on other boards. I have 4 unbuilt Tamiya 1/12 car kits. But I'm slowly buying grade up parts a bit at a time, and once I have all my grade up parts I may start. Plus, I want my buidling skills to improve before I huild my 1/12.
  11. Snip the etched part where the material goes through. You can pry it open, insert the belt fabric, and close it up. The snip won't be visible as its behind the fabric.
  12. The kits are from Aoshima. Tyey have a new line coming out next month of this style.
  13. I'm building this car right now as well. Well done!
  14. Great looking car. I am slowly building a R89C Tamiya...great kit.
  15. About 8 months ago I won Tamiya 1/12 Porsche 935 complete kit on ebay for $90.00 US.
  16. Thanks boys. Jonathon, I'm sure your skills are equal if not better than mine. I'm taking my time with this build and trying to replicate the engine bay wire for wire. We will see. Reference pictures for this engine are few and far between, and no two are the same.
  17. Another small update. Detailed an electrical box for the interior fire wall. I used SMS carbon fiber and BMF to cover the box, T2M Electrical connectors, and Tamiya tubing.
  18. Yup, scalemotorsport cf decals. They went on good and clearcoated well. Not sure if they are the hd version.
  19. This is the first chance I've had to work on this build in awhile. Added some lines and connectors to the engine side firewall. This took about 90 minutes and not much to show
  20. Agree on all the above. Their kit selection is current with todays trends, and the selection is mind boggling, from their 1/32 bus/trucks to 1/12 motorcycles. As a company they are right on track for a successful future.
  21. Aoshima has really stepped up their game over the past few years by producing great kits. Plus, the kits can be re released in other liveries and versions ala Fujimi. Revell and the corvette C6R comes to mind as a kit that could have been a dozen or so great race car kits, but only produced one or two. Aoshima is also very in tune with social networking and uses Facebook to its fullest extent. This is simply the best form of free advertising available. And Aoshima doesn't just show a pic of a possible future release, they give you some background AND a release date projection that is accurate.
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