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Jim B

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  • Birthday 06/15/1968

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    1/25, 1/35

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    Chittenango, NY
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    James Bongiovanni

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  1. As I understand it, the wood in the bed of a new truck in the 1940s &1950s (and maybe the 1960s) was coated with lamp black to preserve the wood. It would not have been polished & shiny.
  2. Thanks, Pete. I'll let you guys know how it goes. With the way this build has gone, I'm expecting the 50/50 of isopropyl alcohol & water to completely dissolve the plastic!
  3. Peter, I used Tamiya Pure White TS-26 and Tamiya Gloss Black TS-14. It sure looks like adhesive left behind by the tape. It's only in the area where I used the blue painter's tape, not the Tamiya tape. I'm going the try to "clean" it off this weekend, so we'll see.
  4. It would be nice if they could make the Ford logos for 8000 & 9000.
  5. Nice tutorial, Greg. What ever happened to The Scale Firehouse? It seems to have just disappeared.
  6. Nice looking Dr.1. Very well done. Is this a replica of an actual machine? Who was the pilot?
  7. Alcohol removing the Tamiya paint! That's all I need right now. I've heard of using WD40 for things like this, but I thought it was "urban legend". I might just have to give it a try.
  8. Then tape idea might work, and the lemon juice will sure make the workshop smell nice. Worth a try.
  9. Brian, I think you captured the "old fleet look" perfectly. Your 358 looks great. Very well done.
  10. That was probably part of the problem: just too long on the model. I'll clean it off & paint the black so hopefully I can get this one off the Shelf of Shame & into the display cabinet. It's either that, or I crush it in ultimate frustration. I'll keep you posted either way.
  11. Thanks for the advice, guys. I'll try the 50/50 alcohol & water mix. The tape I used was a mix of Tamiya & blue painter's tape. Never had an issue with it before. Maybe I left it on too long?
  12. So, I am on my THIRD body for painting my 1949 Mercury Club Coupe. I just want a black car with white doors. How freaking hard can this be! Anyway, paint disasters aside, I now have a new issue: masking tape residue on the black paint! What is the best way to get this off without removing the paint? I used Tamiya Gloss Black & Pure White on this build. Thanks in advance.
  13. Great looking daycab. Very well done conversion. Any plans for a trailer?
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