av405

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  • Scale I Build 1:24-1:25

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  • Location California
  • Full Name Alberto Villanueva

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  1. av405 added a post in a topic Lindberg Crown Victoria? New Or Reissue?   

    Somebody did post a comparison thread. I can't find it right now. But the Lindberg kit is far superior to the Revell kit.
  2. av405 added a post in a topic Lindberg Crown Victoria? New Or Reissue?   

    Thanks Danno! Here's the picture from their site:

    Based on the picture, it's pretty much an exact re-issue of their state police series, but with the "security" graphics. So nothing to celebrate  Well, at least the display case might entice some.
     
  3. av405 added a post in a topic Lindberg Crown Victoria? New Or Reissue?   

    Does anybody know how the last reissues of the Lindberg CV kit did? I still see a lot floating around. At this point I'm just waiting to see what new decals/equipment they are reissued with, if any.
  4. av405 added a post in a topic Lindberg Crown Victoria? New Or Reissue?   

    Yep, that's where I got my picture from.
  5. av405 added a post in a topic Lindberg Crown Victoria? New Or Reissue?   

    I thought he was calling me that as well 
  6. av405 added a post in a topic Lindberg Crown Victoria? New Or Reissue?   

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  7. av405 added a topic in Car Kit News & Reviews   

    Lindberg Crown Victoria? New Or Reissue?
    I was looking at the Tower Hobbies website recently and came across this page for a 1/25 Bld/Dsply Security Car (Crown Vic): 
    http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXFATV&P=W#tech
    My brain tells me that it's just going to be another reissue of their 1996-1997 Crown Victoria (which was re-released just a few years ago). But does anybody have any news on it and if it may be a new model?
     
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  8. av405 added a post in a topic P&P still in business?   

    Thanks guys, I'm just waiting to hear back from them. I haven't receive a response in a  few days.
  9. av405 added a post in a topic P&P still in business?   

    How's the quality?
    There's an ongoing WIP thread about a P&P Chevy C-6500 cab and the OP complained about the poor quality. The pictures didn't make the product look great:

    Just curious to know about people's experiences.
    Thanks
  10. av405 added a post in a topic Restoring a Paint Job   

    It all does, thank you!
  11. av405 added a post in a topic Restoring a Paint Job   

    Which have you used? 91%?
  12. av405 added a post in a topic Restoring a Paint Job   

    As always, great advice Bill. I didn't mention this earlier, but I actually bought the model from the deceased builder's daughter. I promised that I would restore her father's build and she gave me her contact info to send her pictures after, saying that it would mean a lot to her. So the way I see it, a total rebuild is out of the question.
    Paint aside, the original builder did really do a great job with other smaller details. I guess as is the case with many of us, he came up short on the paint. I'll enjoy it for what it is and fix other parts of the car.
    As for the sticker residue on the hood, should I just continue to try to gently rub it off with a wet piece of cloth or are there any other suggestions?
  13. av405 added a post in a topic Restoring a Paint Job   

    So essentially my only choice is to polish out the problem areas and leave a uniformly orange-peel surface?
  14. av405 added a post in a topic Restoring a Paint Job   

    The problem is that there are decals over certain areas of the black paint. Might a polish help out? As Angel posted, that's more of I was leaning towards, although I've never polished out a car.
  15. av405 added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    Restoring a Paint Job
    I recently bought an older Lindberg Crown Victoria police car. The car was built back around 1999 and the original builder did a great job with the model. Well-painted, highly detailed - it's evident that the kit was built by someone with skill and experience. However, when I got it last weekend, it was dusty and some parts had fallen off. I went ahead and carefully wiped away the dust and grime with a slightly wet piece of cloth. It helped the model a lot and it set the template for improvements I can make. However, there is the issue of the paint job. The car is a black and white but the black paint has slightly "deteriorated" in some places, mostly due to what I can only call improper storage:
     



     
    I'm sorry if my pictures aren't great. My photography/lighting skills aren't up to par and all I have is a camera phone. Overall, the paint job still remains in decent condition and I want to keep the car as-is, paint wise, without doing a rebuild. I'm mostly doing touch-ups. However, the hood and trunk are problematic. I don't know what kind of markings are in the pictures but they aren't lines that are coming off just with a quick wash. All I know is that part of the issue with the hood is that a sale sticker was placed on it for a long time and some of the residue still remains.
    Any help would be appreciated. 
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