sbk

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About sbk

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  • Website URL http://www.sbkustoms.com/

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  • Scale I Build 1/25

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  • Location Lafayette, LA
  • Full Name Steve Boutte

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  1. sbk added a post in a topic Revell 1960 Chevy September 21 Update.   

    Yep, very nice work! Those door panels had me studying them for a while.
  2. sbk added a post in a topic Heartland model car nationals 6-11, 6-12   

    I'll be there. Tomorrow, I'm meeting up with a few of my friends in TX , & we are driving up Saturday.
  3. sbk added a post in a topic Chroming Trim: Fender Wells-Roofline Rain Gutters-Driver/Passenger Door Windows etc   

    This is what I was thinking, too. But, if you do it at the prep stage, there's no turning back later on. A good way to start the scribe would be to use a set of dividers with one needle extending longer than the other. Let the longer needle follow the inner edge the wheel opening, & the other needle will lightly scribe the body parallel to the opening. Unfortunately, some wheel well trim is not parallel all the way around & gets narrower on the ends. With a little practice you can compensate by tilting the dividers a bit to decrease the distance on each end. Then, deepen the line a bit more by using an X-acto knife. Tape seems like a good idea, too.
    I use dividers a lot for re-scribing door lines to match the shape of a modified side window.
  4. sbk added a post in a topic 1966 Chrysler 300. A Few New Photos.   

    Still looks fine on mine, with quite a bit of room to spare horizontally.
     

  5. sbk added a post in a topic 1957 Ford Fairlane 500 Club Victoria. Class of 1957.   

    Beautiful work, as usual! The whitewalls & gold side trim inserts are outstanding!
  6. sbk added a post in a topic 1966 Chrysler 300. A Few New Photos.   

    I'll chime in, too, gorgeous & no photo squishing on my end! I also agree about the the flake in the paint being so perfect for the scale. Very nice!
  7. sbk added a post in a topic Turbo 4cyl Cuda - DONE!! 3/21   

    Nice work! What is the source of the small screw heads on the engine?
  8. sbk added a post in a topic Eric Goodrich`s:: "IRON LUNG" - On the Workbench 2/8/16   

    S-o-o-o-o-o   cool!
     
  9. sbk added a post in a topic Help with chrome   

    I have used Chrome Tech, LMK, & Bob's Paint "Kustom Khrome". I've had beautiful results from LMK, other times, specks under the chrome plating. Same thing with Chrome Tech USA, some parts outstanding, others with runs or specks. Didn't care for Kustom Khrome, all of the hubcaps that I sent had tiny pieces of lint or something under the chrome. Plus, no plating where it was attached to the rack with "special tape" My modified bumper came back cracked where it was pushed down on that "special tape." Never again.
    Whenever possible, I send multiples of a part placed on different parts of the rack to hopefully insure getting one very nice piece.
    Bumpers & grille on this one plated by Chrome Tech. The hubcaps were plated by LMK.


    Chrome Tech again for the bumpers & grille on this one.


  10. sbk added a post in a topic Chrome plating in Europe?   

    Peter, One of my friends that lives in the Netherlands sends his parts to this place. I've seen photos of the parts & they look very nice. VPF FlöhaHeinrich-Heine-Str. 509557 FlöhaDeutschlandemail : info@vpfgbr.de www.vpfgbr.de
  11. sbk added a post in a topic Plumbing- Fuel Lines   

    26 or 28 ga. bead wire works for me. I bought a spool @ Hobby Lobby many years ago & still have quite a bit.
    I'm not a fan of diodes or resistors for fuel filters, mainly because they look like diodes & resistors to me. 

  12. sbk added a post in a topic 1970 ELDORADO by Cadillac (JO-HAN)   

    So nice! The build and photos are great!
     
  13. sbk added a post in a topic Rooster's 40 Ford   

    The profile looks good!
  14. sbk added a post in a topic 1959 Chevy Impala----Just a tease! 4/9/16   

    Looking very nice!
    Is BIN thin enough to spray right out of the can?
    Thanks,
    Steve
  15. sbk added a post in a topic New paint application for models?   

    I've seen Greg Stegall post photos on the ACME FB page. I'm not sure how he does it other than calling it "hydro dipping"
    Greg's work & photos, not mine.