Kit Basher

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  1. Kit Basher added a post in a topic restored old hand plane   

    Re: evapo-rust- Sounds pretty cool, and I found some local places that have it. Thanks!
  2. Kit Basher added a post in a topic restored old hand plane   

    What is evapo-rust and how does it work?
  3. Kit Basher added a post in a topic restored old hand plane   

    But you've completely destroyed its value as a collectible!  Just kidding!  It looks great. Having restored a few to "not pretty but fully functional" condition, l have a good idea how much work you put into it. That is some major rust removal. Did you replate the cap iron or just clean and polish it? Either way, nice job. Now go make some shavings!
  4. Kit Basher added a post in a topic How to do mild weathering?   

    Thanks, Carl!
  5. Kit Basher added a post in a topic dodge super bee 1970 pro street   

    You're doing nice  work, Thomas. One thing: the spark plugs on a hemi are down inside the valve covers. In Andy's photo, you can see that there is just a rubber boot and the wire going into the valve cover.
  6. Kit Basher added a post in a topic How to do mild weathering?   

    Thanks, Rob. I will check it out.
  7. Kit Basher added a post in a topic '67 Triumph TR4A 8/24/15 New Mockup !!   

    PM sent.
  8. Kit Basher added a post in a topic '67 Triumph TR4A 8/24/15 New Mockup !!   

    Mike, if you would like a piece of actual wood veneer that you could photograph and resize, or use as is, just let me know. I have a ton of the stuff in many different species, including teak.
  9. Kit Basher added a post in a topic '77 Pacer Wagon sleeper   

    Way cool, Rob. Love the license plate!
  10. Kit Basher added a post in a topic How to do mild weathering?   

    Thanks, Miles. The model is painted with Testors enamel. Any chance the Krylon would be too hot to go over it? Is that what you used on your Scout and Datsun?
  11. Kit Basher added a post in a topic How to do mild weathering?   

    Thanks guys. I do have a set of pastels, as well as regular blackboard chalk. I can play around with that, especially since I can wash it off if/when I need to. If I get a look I want, how do I make it permanent? Mike and Mike suggested a semi-gloss clear. Any suggestions about a good one to use? I do have an airbrush if that helps.
  12. Kit Basher added a post in a topic How to do mild weathering?   

    Thanks Miles and Mike. I think I would like to stay away from Dullcote if possible. I want the car to look faded, but not "flat" overall. Is there some other sealer for the powders that might work? How about Future? Or how about a very thin white/gray wash?
  13. Kit Basher added a post in a topic F1 Hover Race Car   

    That is awesome! I love the way you used wheels, etc. for other purposes. The weathering is perfect. Very creative and cool!
  14. Kit Basher added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    How to do mild weathering?
    I'm looking for advice on how to make a car body look used. I'm not looking for "rusty and crusty". I want it to look like a 5-6 year old car where the paint's a little faded and it hasn't been washed in a while. I've started by rubbing out the paint to a sort of semi-gloss level (3600 grit paper and a white abrasive pad). That looks pretty good, but I'd like to add some dust, and smears from rain. Maybe dirty up the windows a bit too. I'm thinking of using the dull side of aluminum foil instead of BMF for the trim. Any suggestions?
    Edit: I should add that I want the car to look like it is driven daily, not sitting and collecting dust, leaves, etc.
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  15. Kit Basher added a post in a topic If you could only choose ONE photo of any of your builds, wich would it be?   

    Hard to pick just one, but I think maybe this: