rickd13

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  • Location Rochester New York
  • Full Name Rick Dattalo

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  1. rickd13 added a post in a topic 1971 Plymouth GTX   


    Thanks for response. Your car looks great.
  2. rickd13 added a post in a topic 1971 Plymouth GTX   

    Where did you get the different hood for the car? I have been wanting to do this kit also, but I wanted a hood like the one you used and I know that the Revell GTX kit comes with a different hood.
  3. rickd13 added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    Tamiya Paint
    I am using Tamiya lacquer spray paint out of the can (Black TS-14). I was wondering how much time do you wait between coats? Do you wet sand between coats? If you do not wet sand between coats, how do you handle any imperfections in the paint before you apply the final coat?
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  4. rickd13 added a post in a topic Black Paint   

    It looks great. Thanks for the reply.
  5. rickd13 added a post in a topic Black Paint   

    This is exactly what I am worried about. I know I can get the prep work done well, but what I worry about is getting the sanding and polishing right, especially in the tight spots and corners.
  6. rickd13 added a post in a topic Black Paint   


    I don't use an airbrush. I paint straight from the rattle can. Do you think I can get similar results with the same Tamiya TS-14 right out of the can? Do you wet sand in between coats, and then just sand and polish your final coat?
  7. rickd13 added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    Black Paint
    I am thinking about doing a car in black. I have never done one in black before and I have heard that it is a tricky color to get right. What is the best way to get good results with black? I thought I read that a good way to do black is to use a flat black base coat and then a nice wet look clear over the flat black. Is that the best way to do it?
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  8. rickd13 added a post in a topic The Tale of Two Cudas   

    I love the Mod Top. I have been wanting to do that same exact Juliano car myself.
  9. rickd13 added a post in a topic Where to find rattle cans of late 1960's car colors?   

    Try Model Car World Automotive Finishes. http://www.mcwautomotivefinishes.com/paint/catalog.html
  10. rickd13 added a post in a topic removing glue smear   

    I think you may be screwed.
  11. rickd13 added a post in a topic 427 cobra   

    Beautiful.
  12. rickd13 added a post in a topic 69 Dodge Daytona Platinum with red interior   

    Looks sharp.
  13. rickd13 added a post in a topic what are some good rattle can paint brands ?   

    Duplicolor.
  14. rickd13 added a post in a topic Lettering   

    It is called dry brush technique. Get a very fine high quality brush and dip it in the paint. Then wipe the paint off the brush with a napkin or rag until most of the paint is off the brush. You then take the brush and go over the lettering. Try to go over the lettering at as much of an angle as you can, like almost parallel to the letters. The black paint should start to show just on the letters because they are slightly raised. You may have to go over the letters a few times to get them as dark as you want.
  15. rickd13 added a post in a topic Detail paint question   

    Clear the car first and then detail paint. The Testor's enamel will work great over the clear and if you make a mistake detailing, the enamel paint will clean of easily with a little Scratch X or any other rubbing compound or car wax. The clear over the enamel will ruin the detail paint.