I just checked my eBay account. I've purchased six times from this seller in the past year (usually multi-part sales). Never a problem. I'm there to purchase model car parts - not to judge a sellers acuity. John
Just to veer off into Pontiac territory for a moment, here's an excellent page: Pontiac Promotional Photo Errors I e-mailed the author: "...the last few lines of your take on the 1969 Firebird TransAm photo errors are cut-off by the heavy black bounding box. Can you tell what the last few sentences are?" He responded: "There's a whole array of non-production items shown in this ad for the 1969 Trans Am (see my other article titled "The Development Of The 1969 Trans Am" for more details). The overhead shot of this pre-production car was also used in the Pontiac Dealer Album insert that Pontiac sent to its dealers detailing the specs on the new Trans Am. Unfortunately, by the time the car was put into production, a number of items were changed. Over the years, dozens of 1969 Trans Am's have been restored incorrectly as resto shop referenced this magazine ad and the dealer album insert to restore a 69 Trans Am. As the decades have passed, more information, most notably the actual 1969 Pontiac Firebird assemblymanual used on the production line, have verified that only pre-production models were decorated as the above photos show." John
Try this: log-in to eBay and search for ENDED auction number: 222043356994 It's a painted and assembled Scale Dreams Corvette Corvair. The photos are very good quality and will give you an excellent idea as to what a finished R&D/Curbside kit will look like. The kit that I have and this finished example seem identical, but I cannot say for certain. John
I purchase a lot of resin. Scripts and emblems are usually the final deciding factor if I purchase or not. Decals (such as those from Keith Marks) are cool too. Photo-etch attached to the master would probably be the preferred way to go for us blind old coots. I'm sure that there are people that can obtain artwork and take it to finished product for you. That'll be one less learning curve for you to climb. Maybe Art Anderson will see this and offer his always valued opinion. I like your Polara! John
Hmmm...I waited over two years for one of his '73 Dodge Charger SE kits. I eventually did receive the Charger. However, no communication in the interim. No "sorry for..." note. No "thank you for..." note. No "it's been shipped..." note. Just because you can mix up a cup of resin doesn't make you a successful businessman. Mikemodeler, ask this same question over on the Spotlight Board and you'll get the full low-down. John
THIS is correct! BRUSH on the ELO and wait for about one hour or so. Your old paint should have started to lift by then. Soaking is a waste of both product and money. OK to use the same brush (an inexpensive acid brush is fine to use - throw it away when finished) to remove the lifted paint. I also use an old baking pan. The metal pan collects the ELO that drips.
I have used ELO only on resin. There are less potentialy dangerous methods for styrene (such as Easy-Off Oven Cleaner).