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RickRollerLT1

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  1. I have not, but Michael's is getting ready for a re-set of their models, so maybe it will be one of the "new" kits.

    Quite possibly. After all, I did see the '10 Mustang GT Convertable Snapper there a few days ago, and the '10 GT500. But the strange thing is, the product listing for the '10 GT convert came up under "Snaptite assortment" and the '10 GT500 under "07 Gt500 Mustang. I've been noticing this alot lately at michales for example, when they have the '63 impala (which is somehting they don't carry) it's lisited as the '64 kit they have, but at $2.00 more. Could they be moving to more "Assortments" rather than just one product name per listing?

  2. Some builders here go cuckoo over leaving copyright stamps on the model. I disagree. I think it's fine to leave that on as identification of the kit, and I further believe that builders should add their name and date of build to that. We're talking about artistic craftsmanship here.

    I leave them on all of my models, cause if they're gone, then who made the kit orginaly?

  3. If the paint crazes too much you can always do a rust bucket. It"s all about having fun for me without breaking the wallet. ( Although I never carry one.) lol

    Ya' know what I find works. If you want to make a car with different colored primered parts, use the sears primer for the first coat, then for other parts of the body (EG doors, hood, fenders etc.) use the different brand primer in the color/brand of your choice.

    Since the paint will have a primered serface to adhere to without attacking the plastic.

  4. Also what's a good primer that will work on plastic and not craze it (Other than Tamiya, 'cause it i'll break the bank)?

    I've had excellent experience with sears quick 'n easy fast-drying enamal gray primer. If you got a k-mart or sears hardware near you, i'd pick some pu and try it to see if ya like it. Which you'll prolly love to death will since it only costs $1.79 a can, and being far better quality than testors for that matter.

  5. I know for sure it's definitely the AMT Snap Fast kit. I had a complete kit I got for $2.00 at the L.I.A.R.S. show 2yrs ago. I didn't feel like building it, so I traded it off for a Revell '93 Camaro Snapper (which is a glue-snapper and is full detail) I got at the 2010 NNL east

  6. I get pitty on you guys dat gots Meijers and Wallymarts with cheap kits... WHY ME?!

    Well at least the days of good deals arent gone forever... some are still around if ya know where to look that is.

    I just picked up the Revell-o-gram '02 Camaro SS from Michaels for $9.00, but was free with the gift card I got for christmas (yay!!). It was $13.99 on clearence but it was opened and I asked for a discount, so I got 30% off the clearence price under "scratch & dent" item. Since I didn't have any coupons with me and even if I did, chances are they wouldn't take it.

  7. Hey there. Nice job on dat Camaro! Lets give this guy som' respect... I remember in a magaziene seeing a 1:1 base camaro that was a plain-jane drag car sleeper wit a twin turbo-d 2JZGTE engine making 940HP. PPL said "I don't remember my moms Camaro EVER being this fast?" LOL!! :lol:

    Here's a '93 Trans AM I did the exact same thing to i built 3yrs ago, and still have to this day!

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  8. I tried the cheap primer "Fresh & Easy" @ $1.59 from Big K and applied black Dupli-Color acrylic enamel over it. I'm happy with the results!

    Glad ya like it! I almost never had a problem with this stuff, aside from using it on an AMT '70 Monte Carlo kit with REALLY thin plastic that almost would never stop crazing! Incase tamiya primer cant be found and/or testors dosen't do the job, this stuff is an excellent alternitive primer that you can easily stock up on without hurting the wallet badly!

    I've applied krylon and testors one coat lacquer over the primer (and the colorplace color over the primer coat), and had no compadibility issues. However, the weird thing is if your using another enamal-based primer ON THE BARE BODY, like say Valspar or Rustoluem, and the color you applied over the primer coat is lacquer-based (EG Tamiya, testors lacquers). The entire surface will form "moulten round patch craters" due to the lacquer being too hot for the enamal base, and ruin the entire paint job (quite possibly damageing the plastic underneath and preventing it from being stripped). Though from my lucky experience, the Quick 'n Easy primer is enamal-based, but surpirsingly it will handle all types of paint fourmulas withouy any surface ill-effects or crazing.

    I remember one time I used rustoluem automotive primer on a test body and it didn't craze the body, but the surface was very wrinkly. I thank someone mentioned they had that problem too with that primer a while back (think it was Turbokitty who posted it),

  9. I've seen some where theres more than one copyright stamp on the chassis (EG 94 impala) or the previous one is poorly removed or filled in where you can still see it (which is seen on many models).

    Well, I know this topic may seem dumb to soma you guys, but i've never seen someone start a thread on this subject EVER... even on any model building fourm I've visited.

  10. Is it lacquer or enamel? Easy to apply and not crazing the plastic is one thing, but I'd worry about comaptibility with whatever top coats are going over it.

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    As i'm looking at a can I got in my hand now, it says it's enamel. This may seem strange, but i've applied Krylon (which is acrylic) and Lacquers (such as Testors) over the colorplace paint ontop of the applied coat of sears primer. and had absolutly no major crazing or comaptibility issues whatsoever!

    But when it's krylon or testors primer on the body, then the color coat in it's brand or a different name, regardless of paint type.... all everlasting hell will come loose and ruin everything!

  11. BUSTED!

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    Guy in Corvette: "Aww shat!!! Are they after me because I didn't do 55?"

    Cops: "We're giving you a ticket because your driving 180mph in that red, sexy Corvette!

    Guy in Corvette: "Weeew!! Though they found out I sold baking soda to a buncha kids on their I-pa.... OH.."

    LOL!! BTW, nice Charger and nice scene! Makes me laugh!

  12. When r these commin out?

    I gonna bet they'll be hobby store exclusives 'cause if they sold these things at Michaels or K-mart, ppl will think these are some lame I-crapp games to shut up their ADHD 4-yr old. Trust me, at AC moore, some kid was lookin at a model kit and though it was some Xbox game... Sad isin't.

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