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 1970 ELDORADO by Cadillac (JO-HAN)   

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

    The profile looks good!
  3. sbk added a post in a topic 1959 Chevy Impala-----Teeny-Weeny Update! 1/20/16   

    Looking very nice!
    Is BIN thin enough to spray right out of the can?
    Thanks,
    Steve
  4. 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.
     





  5. sbk added a post in a topic 1959 Chevy Impala-----Teeny-Weeny Update! 1/20/16   

    Bill, Juha wrote a 2 part article in the other magazine that showed what I'm talking about, maybe in 2000 or 2001? He uses Humbrol green & blue metallic enamel, but only uses the clear top portion, none of the metallic particles. Then, he mixes parts of those in with clear & thinner, & brushes it on clear sheet.
  6. sbk added a post in a topic 1959 Chevy Impala-----Teeny-Weeny Update! 1/20/16   

    Very, very nice!
    I've airbrushed Juha's Hubrol window tint formula with good results, just in case the Future/food coloring route doesn't work.
  7. sbk added a post in a topic Chopped '37 slantback on a C5 Corvette chassis, modular Ford V8 power   

    Awesome! Good to see some new stuff from you.
     
  8. sbk added a post in a topic Acrylic Lacquer nail polish brands?   

    I've never used anything but acrylic lacquer thinner for lacquers, enamels & nail polishes. Use a reputable brand, not the cheap hardware store stuff. I have been using DuPont medium temp since the mid '80's, years before I was building model cars.
  9. sbk added a post in a topic '59 Ford Sunliner Mild Custom Completed at Last!   

    All right!! That looks so-o-o good!
  10. sbk added a post in a topic Chopped/sectioned 39 Ford coupe   

    Looking good! Here's how I did a windshield frame for a 36 Ford.
    After cleaning up the opening, I added a .015" styrene lip on the inside of the it.
     
    I traced the shape of the opening onto a piece of paper & transferred that to a piece of .015" styrene sheet. I kept sanding the edges until the fit was tight, but did not bind or bend the sheet. I then built a frame around it on the backside using .020" x .060" strip.
     
    Using dividers, I scribed, following the outer edge, making the outline that would later be cut out.
     
    I used a motor tool to grind out the middle portion of the sheet.
     
     
    Then, cleaned it up with files & sanding

     
     
    I cut a piece of .010" clear PVC sheet to fit in the opening as "glass".

    I got the idea to do this from Rik Hoving. Go to this link & scroll to pic 108. http://public.fotki.com/Rikster/model_cars/projects/40_ford_project/page2.html
  11. sbk added a post in a topic Vel's Parnelli Jones F5000 Al Unser Car   

    This is looking really nice!
  12. sbk added a post in a topic 1979 Cadillac   

    Very nice!
     
  13. sbk added a post in a topic 1961 Buick Invicta Hardtop   

    Very, very cool!
  14. sbk added a post in a topic Anyone using Alclad as a base for candies/'flake/pearl?   

    .Thanks! Yes, a base coat. The text below says to shoot over white, but that is just to match the colors shown on the color chip. I test shoot on many different colored base colors to find out what I want as the final color.
    http://shop.blackgoldweb.com/product.sc?productId=7&categoryId=2


  15. sbk added a post in a topic Anyone using Alclad as a base for candies/'flake/pearl?   

    If you're using HOK candies, HOK copper pearl will make a great base coat. I've done some paint tests with candy red over it, & it looks very good.
    On this one, I shot light coats of copper pearl over a black base, then, topped it with candy root beer.