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  • Birthday 09/26/1980

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  • Scale I Build 1/24th / 1/25th

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  • Location Arizona, Valley Of The Sun
  • Full Name Jonathan Stephens

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  1. martinfan5 added a post in a topic BMW Z3 - Tamiya   

    Looks good
  2. martinfan5 added a post in a topic Subaru Sambar Fire Engine   

    Why dont you just buy it from Japan direct,  and just cut out the middle man ?
  3. martinfan5 added a post in a topic Box Stock F100   

    Nice clean work, what part of AZ do you reside in?
  4. martinfan5 added a post in a topic Airbrush / Compressor   

    Bill, I am going to offer one more suggestion,  since you are starting off with using a A/B, and its what I used, well not at first, but after a short time , I started off using a crudtastic A/B, I moved up( not by much) and got a $20 Harbor Freight double action brush and one of their compressors, it was combo deal for like $90.  The compressor is tank less but it still works just fine, and that $20 A/B, is darn near bullet proof.  I have had it for three years now, and not once has it broke,  now, compare that to the Paasche VL A/B I have had for a year now,  the hose broke, one of the air caps broke, it constantly just does not want to work, I feel that I have spent more time trying to get the thing to work than actually using it. 
    The reason why I am suggesting it is because out of the box, its very easy to use, I was a complete noob when I started using a A/B, and that cheap $20 worked just fine.  Of course, after you get used to using A/B, by all means , move up to something better. 
    Brush by itself
    Air brush and compressor
  5. martinfan5 added a post in a topic Spraying Future - It's the Equipment   

    I have had it cracked putting it on paint that had been cured for over a year to one week,  applying via foam brush and A/B.   I do like how it makes clear parts look though.
  6. martinfan5 added a post in a topic Spraying Future - It's the Equipment   

    Just wait tell it cracks.
  7. martinfan5 added a post in a topic Chevy Cruze WTCC   

    Thank for you the kind words gentlemen,  I really enjoyed building it, minus the decal issue, fun kit.
  8. martinfan5 added a post in a topic Zakspeed SLS AMG GT3   

    I used to build nothing but NASCAR kits when I was younger, but the lack of new NASCAR kits since Revell stopped , and I never liked the COT, and didnt want to build them in scale.   I am very much looking forward to the new NASCAR kits coming , cant wait
    You know, the Martin in my user name is for Mark Martin
  9. martinfan5 added a post in a topic Lindberg 1935 Auburn Boattail Speedster   

    Always liked the Auburns , going back to my kid days and having a Matchbox one I think it was.
  10. martinfan5 added a post in a topic Airbrush / Compressor   

    Been thinking very strongly about getting that one,  I have a Passche VL series , been wanting get a gravity fed A/B , and I hear very good things about it.
    That is a good deal, I may have to jump on it.
  11. martinfan5 added a post in a topic Did this spoon test of C1's metallizer   

    That was Chris Hales, he is C1 Models, its a one man operation, you were to talking to the man himself
  12. martinfan5 added a topic in On The Workbench   

    Chevy Cruze AON/Lukoil Japan GP
    I guess I enjoyed building the first one so much, I just could not wait to get started on another one,  but this time, I am using a different color for the interior and chassis , the first one I used German Grey, the instructions tell you to use Mr Hobby/Color Burnt Iron, so I ordered a bottle of it, and its on its way from China, guessing the slow boat, and I cant very much tell I get the paint, so starting with body while I wait.

    And painted

    Getting started on the decals

    Completed decal work

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  13. martinfan5 added a post in a topic Whats in the box, Chevy Cruze WTCC review   

    Going to give my opinion of the kit now that I have finished it, not withstanding the decal issues,  Beemax hit a home run with this kit, so far, two out the three kits( I have four , but on is still in Japan) the chassis was twisted a little bit, and the front bumper was out of shape, both were fixed in under 5 minutes with out the need for warm water.   The kit , for what it is(curbside) builds up with out issues, and repentants the subject when finished, its well worth the $25.  Its a fun kit to build.
    Of course, that is all opinion based, your mileage may vary.
  14. martinfan5 added a post in a topic What did you see on the road today?   

    Seen a General Lee Challenger few days back
  15. martinfan5 added a post in a topic Toyoda AA   

    You are right, I could of ,  not using my photobooth right now, so these are just off the bench,  plus, it hides some of my bad work
    Harry,  1/24th scale.
    I have a black backdrop, but its sized for my booth and not my work area, so this as dark as I can go