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  • Location Arthur, Ontario, Canada
  • Full Name Chris Tone

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  1. Toner283 added a post in a topic Problems w/ body filler   

    Ace, can you post up a picture of the two part putty you use? Or post Manufacturer and product numbers of the stuff you use?
  2. Toner283 added a post in a topic Buying kits at swap meets   

    Every show I go to there are guys that are asking out of this world prices for very common kits. They seem to be asking two to three times what they are actually worth. 3 tables further on you will see the same kit at another guys booth for $10. Same as everything in life, if you shop around a bit you can get a good deal. If it is a kit that you just have to have right then and there you may have to pay the premium to get it. If it is one that is going to be added to the stash and not built for a while then you can wait 2 or 3 shows and find one for a good price.
    I have been on both sides of that fence. I was selling at our club sale and show this past weekend and I had a guy get upset at me for selling an incomplete kit. I always try to be honest with any of the stuff that I sell so that I don't feel guilty for selling someone something that I miss represented. This particular incomplete kit had a big white sticker on the end of the box that said incomplete in big letters. I wrote on it that it was missing the chassis plate the engine and possibly more. The guy was incensed that I would sell a kit that was not complete. I didn't even bother to argue with him because that's an argument there is no way I felt that I could get my point across to him without him getting even more pissed off.
    We also had one guy at our show that towards the end of the day maybe the last hour or so he announced that everything he had left on his table was half the sticker price. he sold out almost everything he had on his table in 20 minutes. And there was still a fair amount of good stuff left when he announced that he was going half price.
    Keep going to shows you will find some good deals. If you have the ability to go to any of the NNL shows, go to one of those you will find lots of stuff that you can drool over and take home.
  3. Toner283 added a post in a topic Did this spoon test of C1's metallizer   

    I was talking to the rep from C1 models at the NNL East in New Jersey this spring and they suggest a metallic blue base coat. I was told by them that of the many color tests they had done for a base coat that the metallic blue seem to give the best depth and closest realism to real chrome. If I remember correctly they had a couple of pictures of the color they used on their website.
  4. Toner283 added a post in a topic Toronto Model Car Contest   

    lol no doubt about that. I am ok with her being the good looking good smelling one.I will be the big ugly strong one that can open jars and reach stuff on the top shelf.
  5. Toner283 added a post in a topic Toronto Model Car Contest   

    I must be lucky. Mine has come out with me and helps me to sell at the last several model shows. seems to work fairly well as a sales tactic from my point of view. Lol.
  6. Toner283 added a post in a topic Toronto Model Car Contest   

    I could bring my clippers with me if you think you can convince him. Lol
  7. Toner283 added a post in a topic Toronto Model Car Contest   

    Twice as many tables for the vendors as there was at the Legion. Lots of stuff to look at.
    Two days away folks. See some of you there. Stop by & say hello if you see me. I will be the big dude in a red shirt with a mowhawk.
  8. Toner283 added a post in a topic Mad Max Gigahorse- looking for tire source-any ideas?   

    Check for places that sell scale tractor parts. A retailer near me has 25-30 different sizes of tractor wheels and tires for restoring toy tractors.
  9. Toner283 added a post in a topic Back after quite a while.   

    close but no cigar pim. Nick is a Canadian feller. We actually got several makes and models of cars that were not available south of the border.
  10. Toner283 added a post in a topic Back after quite a while.   

    Welcome back Nick. Are you going to be at the Group 25 show this weekend? Stop by my table and say hi if you go.
  11. Toner283 added a post in a topic '23 T Delivery Van   

    Does this T kit come with two building options stock and street rod like the last few releases in the T series or is this one a stock only release?
  12. Toner283 added a post in a topic Defects, short shots and warpage   

    X2 on that. I bought one of the 1971 Ford truck kits, opened it when I got home so I could look it over, and it took quite a while to figure out how to get everything back in the box without breaking or bending any of the parts. I can see how if the sprues were packed when they were even slightly warm they could very easily get warped or deformed.
  13. Toner283 added a post in a topic What to do when masking tape peels off paint?   

    Another good paint prep solution is to use comet powdered cleanser, water and an old toothbrush. That will allow you to get into all of the small nooks and crannies to give a good "tooth" for the paint to adhere to. Works great. Also makes sure that all skin oils etc are removed 100%.
  14. Toner283 added a post in a topic Has anyone used the Testors/Aztec paints?   

    Do you have any tips on what pressure you sprayed at, tip size on the air brush etc? I have a bottle of the pearl white and a bottle of the pearl green but I have not used them yet. I am still doing body work on the car they are going on.
  15. Toner283 added a post in a topic looking for a drag race rumor site?   

    You could try Just be warned, if you are thin skinned or overly sensitive you might not like it much. Those boys play kinda rough at times.