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Lunajammer

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  1. Whoa, I don't know about absurd, but totally believable. It's got a great look, I want one. I really, really like this Chuck.
  2. Quick change rear fender? Sail tie down? Anchor cleat?
  3. Wow Joe, every inch of that Camaro screams power! If it's not your best effort, it's at least your furthest reach, every inch has been considered. A real racer. When the time comes, don't forget to post pics to the starting line in November.
  4. Not a car but it was amusing to see Niles and Martin on Frasier building a model. The scene was actually about building the model and not just window dressing.
  5. Yeah, but I'm also seeing a lot of satisfying solutions. This model is in capable hands.
  6. Wasn't in the cards for me this year, but I sure appreciate the pics. Hope someone has a link to more. Thanks Steven.
  7. This is lovely to the 9's. A dreamboat. A dear and long time friend of mine has a brightwork shop and he said he had to polish 200-feet of stainless from a '59 Impala. I shudder to think how many feet of stainless this one has.
  8. Looks-wise, I thought he was well cast as Gus Grissom in The Right Stuff. But this is the one that put him on the map for me.
  9. So cool. I've been wanting to do something like this for years. You did a great job.
  10. Thanks to you, I believe I now own a fully buildable '70 Eldo. Didn't you have to tunnel the otherwise flat bottom interior bucket?
  11. Nice work Joel, congrats on the success of your black. There should be a song call Black Pontiac. Don't forget to post it to the finished builds thread at the end of the year, (and wear a hat 😄.)
  12. Mike, if you can't find a plastic one, I have an unpainted resin one you can have. You'd need to put your chrome of choice on it.
  13. Wow, Dennis, that's about as nice as I've seen. Looking forward to seeing it for real at NNL North, right? Right?
  14. Yeah, that's pretty close. I don't recall what other patterns Scale Motorsports had but it might be worth looking into.
  15. Super Clean, or whatever it's called now, (purple pond) really did the trick. An overnight soak and a soft toothbrush cleaned it like a whistle. Nothing residual in the scripts or grooves. Very happy, so all I've lost is a little time, and I've got lots of paint left. Also I got the photo etch details onto the interior doors. Not liking the old-man-trousers look of the seats I grunged them up a bit with a careful wash and knocked down that gleaming white and spotless tan. Now it's more like vintage-thermos-found-in-a-shed.
  16. Hmm. Doesn't seem likely there's something in the plastic, and since you've stripped it once already I presume there's not mold release residue. Unless you're married to that very shade of silver, maybe it's time to switch brands to Rustoleum or, as Slusher suggested, Tamiya, or... etc. I'd hate to see you drop out over this.
  17. Looks like you're using lacquer. Did you use a primer? If not, you should, and preferably of the same brand or at least lacquer based. It's reacting with either the plastic or whatever coating you have underneath it.
  18. I used .08" quarter round strip. I forgot to mention in this thread that I got some detail elements from Art Laski over at Scale Pro Shop. You can see the obvious problem with the dated interior bucket of the '61 Ranchero. I'm guessing the lack of hard edge, protruding door detail has more do with the state of molding in the early 60s than it does about anything else. Regardless, I'll build these old dinosaurs any day.
  19. Had our first warm day of the season and I got a little impulsive to finally get that clear coat on the '61 Ranchero. Didn't think it through and put a coat of Testors One Coat lacquer over my Rustoleum green, which I think is acrylic enamel. The green almost turned white and obviously put on a finely crazed surface. I think this is the first time ever I've had to strip a body that I painted myself. Grr! 😠
  20. Got a little impulsive to finally get that clear coat on the '61 Ranchero and take advantage of some warm weather. Didn't think it through and put a coat of Testors One Coat lacquer over my Rustoleum green, which I think is acrylic enamel. The green almost turned white and obviously put on a finely crazed surface. I think this is the first time ever I've stripped a body that I painted myself. Grr! 😠
  21. Which is what makes the lottery possible. I've always maintained that if people could actually, mentally comprehend the odds of winning a national lottery, it would cease to exist.
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