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Kit Basher

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  1. Kit Basher added a post in a topic British Racing Green?   

    Thanks for the heads up, Snake. Saved me a wasted trip.
  2. Kit Basher added a post in a topic British Racing Green?   

    Thanks for that link, Matt. All the images I have seen show the E-type in various shades of solid dark green. The car looks great in that color, but if the metallic is a nice color, I might go that way even if it is not accurate.
    Thanks, Erik. I will take a look at that Zero paint.
  3. Kit Basher added a post in a topic British Racing Green?   

    I saw the thread about different shades when I did a search on this topic.
    I think I'll stick with airbrush, I just can't make rattle cans work for me.
    I almost wish you hadn't mentioned MM metallic BRG.  It sounds really good, but it looks like it may be hard to find. I'm going to check HL and AC Moore today. If no luck there, I'll have to wait for my next trip to HobbyTown. Oh well, if it was easy it wouldn't be fun!
    Thanks again.
  4. Kit Basher added a post in a topic British Racing Green?   

    Thanks, Snake. I will look for that MM metallic BRG. That sounds real nice on a Jag. You're right, I can always mix my own, but I want to see what other folks have done. I agree that MM and Testors airbrush nicely, I do it a lot.
  5. Kit Basher added a post in a topic 1955 Mercedes SLR - Stirling Moss   

    Very nice! Looks fast sitting still!
  6. Kit Basher added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    British Racing Green?
    I just got a Jag E-type that I think would look good in BRG. What paint do you recommend for that color?  I have some Auto Air, and can get MM/ Testors pretty easy. Tamiya is a little harder for me to get.  I have an airbrush, and can use acrylic, lacquer, enamel, or whatever.  So what's your favorite?
    Thanks!
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  7. Kit Basher added a post in a topic 1964 Cadillac De Ville convertible(JO-HAN)   

    Absolutely gorgeous!
  8. Kit Basher added a post in a topic '58 Edsel for '60 Ford?   

    Sorry, Mitch. I traded that Edsel away some time ago.
  9. Kit Basher added a post in a topic Land Rover   

    Thanks, Derick!
  10. Kit Basher added a post in a topic HVLP Mini Spray Gun   

    I have used the gun in the picture. It is not a true HVLP gun, even though it says that on the packaging. I have not painted a model with it yet, but was pleasantly surprised at how well it worked for touching up cabinets.
    I was using latex house paint, and it atomized nicely. The fan and paint controls worked fine. I used a regular compressor at about 40 psi.
    For model car bodies, I think you would have to close down the paint supply, and probably reduce the pressure. Even then, I suspect it would be closer to a rattle can than an airbrush. The trick would be using low enough pressure to get good control, while still getting good atomization. The cup holds several ounces of paint, way more than would be needed for a 1/25 car body.
    All that said, I do intend to try it for models. If you beat me to it, I would be very interested in your report on how it works. I think it might be really good for larger scale cars, and if I ever build my 1/72 scale B-52, I will see how it works using several bottles of Metalizer!
  11. Kit Basher added a post in a topic The Jumps   

    Cool!  I wish my Focus would do that!
  12. Kit Basher added a post in a topic 1970 Dodge Challenger   

    Nicely done!  The colors look great, and cool photos.
  13. Kit Basher added a post in a topic Revell 1958 Chevrolet Impala convertible   

    Really well done!  A masterpiece.
  14. Kit Basher added a post in a topic 1955 Chrysler C300   

    Very nicely done! 
    I did the '56, these kits are such a pleasure to build.
  15. Kit Basher added a post in a topic Land Rover   

    Thanks, Ron!
    Thanks, Tom!
    One cool thing about this kit is that the side glass frames, and the doors are all separate pieces. So it could be built several different ways, from a completely open "pickup", to fully enclosed as I have done. With a little effort it could be done as a half cab or a panel truck.
      One of these followed me down the road yesterday. I wanted to pull the guy over and ask him a million questions. I haven't seen one in a very long time.