sidewaze

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About sidewaze

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  • Birthday 10/08/1967

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  1. sidewaze added a post in a topic I Might Have It Finally   

    envious i wasn't asking to solve a problem or issue but I appreciate it. i was simply asking how you thought my primer job turned out. i'm quite happy with what i found and it's only $5.15 cdn a can
  2. sidewaze added a topic in On The Workbench   

    I Might Have It Finally
    I've been trying to do a Viper for my best friend's 1:1 . He's the kinda guy that evryone want's to know ! Anyways I've been working on this model for well over a year because I'm having such a hard time laying down that perfect paint job . I know after numerous articles read that the perfect paint starts with a perfect base/primer . Well needless to say that I tried a couple of kits before attempting his and had decent results so I trekked forward. Started with preping the body then on to primer, well laid the first few mist coats to make sure no reaction to plastic. Feeling confident went on to apply more to only encouner some type of crazeing. Well anyways this happened again and again different primers always trying to change one thing everytime to narrow it down but no luck. Now getting very frustrated as to question selling my whole collection an give up this isn't any fun. Now fast forward to just recently cleaning my area I raised my height of my spray booth changed the flow of a few things and decided to get into some modeling and practise primer. Oh by the way I was soo frustrated with the Viper it was stripped 3 times bought an entire new kit that stripped twice. So here I am today starting with a 68 vette laying down primer thought hey not bad and kept going to what you see here. This isn't sanded and I think not too bad pretty smooth. Now I think I'll attempt the Viper next, oh this is a primer I get at the local autobody shop for 5.95 for 11 o/z or 311g , very happy with the primer I move on to what I think is a very nice result. Trust me guys not trying to be cocky or conceited but it has been a long time getting here and feel I have to pump myself up. Well let me know if I'm misleading myself but how do these look.

    Thanks,
    Sidewaze

    p.s. don't be afraid to critique




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  3. sidewaze added a post in a topic What's Everyone Profession,etc..job,   

    I'm a licensed electrician/automation specialist. I work for north america's largest produced of structural steel tubing. Our steel is currently being used on the border fence for mexico and its being used in the new Freedom Towers. Our steel has also been used in the Rock n Roll HoF, Kennedy space center, Cedar Point, Las Vegas Light Screen just to name a few. It's a great place to work because I joke with friends that I feel semi retired at fourty cause I work less than six months a year and pull down 6 figures. I've also had other things I've done on the side to make extra cash but have given them up to chill and enjoy life.
  4. sidewaze added a post in a topic What's Everyone Profession,etc..job,   

    I'm a licensed electrician/automation specialist. I work for north america's largest produced of structural steel tubing. Our steel is currently being used on the border fence for mexico and its being used in the new Freedom Towers. Our steel has also been used in the Rock n Roll HoF, Kennedy space center, Cedar Point, Las Vegas Light Screen just to name a few. It's a great place to work because I joke with friends that I feel semi retired at fourty case I work less than six months a year and pull down 6 figures. I've also had other things I've done on the side to make extra cash but have given them up to chill and enjoy life.
  5. sidewaze added a post in a topic Where To Buy Online   

    I third the vote for Model Express !!
  6. sidewaze added a post in a topic My Version Of Bumblebee And First Wip   

    Unfortunately they're not. There is only one way to put on the tires. If you do it the proper tread way the car sits cockeyed. The tires are angled on the insides to fit the wheels only one way
  7. sidewaze added a post in a topic My Version Of Bumblebee And First Wip   

    Well here is a quick update. I've been occupied with home renovations so have to slip in limited build time when possible. Well here is some assembly.


  8. sidewaze added a post in a topic My Version Of Bumblebee And First Wip   

    Well here are the detailed calipers. Did these up with some brushes I purchased from a real small art/coin/frame supply store getting out of art brushes 1/2 price so I spent 40 bucks. Definately worth it ! Think I just might stock up and rotate usage. So what do you think?

  9. sidewaze added a post in a topic My Version Of Bumblebee And First Wip   

    Ok have some progress here! Primered the body in white. Painted some parts yellow for highlight and left them grey primer to see the contrast difference between the white and grey also for depth. The rotors where paint testors steel and will be highlighted black and yellow on the calipers. I'm using this build to also learn how to use my airbrush so don't be too critical. Anyway here you go and looking forward to some assembly.




  10. sidewaze added a post in a topic My Version Of Bumblebee And First Wip   

    From what I've read Saleen did the Camaro. A GTO with fiberglass body panels
  11. sidewaze added a post in a topic My Version Of Bumblebee And First Wip   

    Now I'm going to wet sad the primer with 1500 grit. Now do you thing I should primer it in white painting it Tamiya X-8 Lemon Yellow?
  12. sidewaze added a post in a topic My Version Of Bumblebee And First Wip   

    It's the AMT version
  13. sidewaze added a topic in On The Workbench   

    My Version Of Bumblebee And First Wip
    Well here goes my first WIP and 3rd build since getting back into the hobby a 1-1/2 years ago. It'll be different than the movie since I'm still honing my skills and rather do a build thats simple and nice than challenging and bad. I want to challenge myself every build or atleast adding a different element or skill and gradually getting better rather than frustrated and quitting or putting off.



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  14. sidewaze added a post in a topic Just When You Think You Know Someone...   

    There is a time to be soft and hard either way there is no right decision for any person. You have to do what you personnally feel is right. I myself is call the cops and disown. Is that right or wrong can't say but for me it is. A friend of mine who has no end of money recently lost his 26 yr old daughter to heroin and against his family requests refused to enter into rehab again. He said i have to cut the strings sometime. Well she od'd last month he now feels terrible but as i said to one of his family members it was a decision he couldn't win. I wish you the best with your friend and hope all works out. Some people have addictive personalities and no matter what is done they will keep using because of their own personal demons. I have used many types of drugs and still enjoy a smoke but I don't have that addictive trait. I ran a bar for 5 years and never abused boose or drugs and both were at my disposal for free but all I can say for the people that can't control it I feel for you and hope some day you can conquer your demons.
  15. sidewaze added a topic in General   

    Transformers Movie Help! Please Read !
    Well I've seen the movie and thought it was great. Can't believe how the manufacturers missed the boat on this one. What a fantastic way to introduce new young modelers if they had only kitted these vehicles. The camaros, police charger and solstice alone. Had these been done I would've bought a few of each. Now this is where the help comes in and you're part to help young modelers. I've sent an e-mail to revell and challenge everyone to do the same. My 10 & 12 year old boys would want these in a heart beat if they were available. Thanks and please send an e-mail.

    Sidewaze
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