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  1. Bullitt

    Rare Model ?

    Not really looking for this specific model, just a 55/56 kit to build.
  2. I have been thinking o casting some parts from kits to use on future projects, wheels, carburators etc. and am wondering how hard it is to get started, I saw this small kit at Hobby Lobby, and was wondering if it would work as a start up to get going.
  3. Bullitt

    What do you drive?

    Our family car is a 2014 Kia Optima EX, 15,600 miles on it My daily car ( in the summer) is a Limited Edition 2005 Ford Thunderbird, #1322/1500, 54,000 miles onit. Winter truck is a 2009 Chevrolet Colorado 4x4, 48,800 miles on it.
  4. Bullitt

    Rare Model ?

    I've been looking for a model of the 1955 Chevrolet, saw this one on Amazon.ca, for CDN$ 262.26. Was also on Amazon.com for US $110.50. Are these people CRAZY, or is the model that hard to find??
  5. Has anyone tried to mix model glue with paint in order to get a colored glue that wouldn't stand out so much when gluing pieces together?
  6. Realized after I should have used semi-gloss, didn't have the heart to strip it and start over.
  7. This is my first post in this forum. Kinda been holding off due to nervousness, been a long time between builds. First one in 40 years was last fall, this is the second. Building this as a street machine/bracket racer. First time using flocking, didn't turn out so good. Motor parts fit not the best. The paint looks splotchy in spots, but it is just the poor lighting in my basement. Any comments, hints or criticisms are whole heartdly welcome.
  8. Thanks, what would you suggest I use for polish?
  9. I have 2 kits, a 1969 Yenko Camaro and a 1970-1/2 Camaro Z-28. The Yenko is molded in Yellow & the Z-28 in Orange. Does anyone leave them in the molded colors, with a clear coat?, or do you always primer & repaint? Thanks
  10. Here is my question, correct order? Clean model, primer, paint, clear coat, wet sand, buff, pledge? or Clean model, primer, paint, pledge, wet sand, buff? Also, what would you use to buff after sanding??
  11. I have a Die Cast model of the Old Navy truck they used to put in all of their stores. I would like to strip the paint & redo it as a custom truck. Just wondering if a bath in Purple Power will work on the die cast like is does in plastic models.
  12. I like the engine stand, paint job looks good too.
  13. I did the Hemi Cuda this year, took me since January. Don't get much time to work on them, only when the missus is working.
  14. My stash of kits for 2016, the 'Cuda and the trailer are done, the rest are raring to go. Currently I am working on the Color Me Gone 64 Dodge as a street car so it is not in the photos.
  15. I bought a bottle of Delta ceramacoat acrylic "Denim" to do the interior of the car I am currently working on. I can't seem to get the mixture correct for my airbrush, it's either too thin and runs off, or is too thick & just loads up on the seats. I am wondering if there is a standard mix ratio of paint to water, or is it still try till you get it right?
  16. Just bought a can of Root Beer at Hobby Lobby. Should still be available.
  17. I am thinking on ordering some styrene sheets & rods for kit bashing & general repairs to my models. I brought the body of my '64 Dodge A330 to work & one of the guys measured the thickness on the micrometers as .125". I'm just wondering if this sounds correct for general use and perhaps what diameter rods would be a good start to get. Thanks
  18. I purchased a food dehydrater on Friday, has to go back. It has about 7 racks but none high enough to hold a body let alone parts. Looks like it was just meant to hold strips of food. Back on the hunt for a different one.
  19. I do my modeling in the basement, & find that the paint takes a long time to dry. I have an electric heater in my room along with a dehumidifier, the room is approx 12' x 30', with the assorted basement junk & clutter along with my modeling desk. I have built a paint booth from 3/8" plywood, 18" high x 24" deep, with only the front open, 2 led lights in it & a fan at the back for exhaust. I am thinking of putting a light fixture in the ceiling of the paint booth, with maybe a 40 or 60 watt light bulb. After painting I would turn the light on to help dry the paint. Any ideas or suggestions on this idea?
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