pr8headed

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About pr8headed

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  • Birthday 03/25/1970

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  • Scale I Build 1/24 and 1/25

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  • Location Indiana
  • Full Name Tim Bagshaw

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  1. pr8headed added a post in a topic How to better detail 1972 GTO   

    Google! Search for 1972 GTO, engine, wires, anything you can think of and save the pictures. Study them from several angles know and love the machine!
  2. pr8headed added a post in a topic Primer?   

    I am no model building expert but I would always prime before painting just about anything from models to your bedroom wall. Primer help hide little imperfections and with give the paint something to bite into. I would just put a couple light coats first coat mist then just enough to cover and not hide any detail. As far as brands I've not painted a model in a long (which is about to change) but from what I've read Dupli-Color and PlastiKote are the best. Thats my 2 cents worth anywho.

    What are you building? Just curious don't wanna change the subject.
  3. pr8headed added a post in a topic How could I detail a battery?   

    I found this idea the other day hope it helps. http://modeltech.tripod.com/csbatt.htm
  4. pr8headed added a post in a topic Makeing Convincing Aluminum?   

    Jim,

    I wish I lived closer I would be your best friend Your wheels ROCK!!! I can run a CNC and if it weren't for the 1 1/2 hour drive I'd ask for a job. Do you except left nuts for payments?
  5. pr8headed added a post in a topic Makeing Convincing Aluminum?   

    Mike,

    I have an airbrush (where I dunno but I'll find it). It is a Paasche double action but I haven't used it in years but for $60+ you can beat I'll find it. Should I still primer first? I found the metalizer on ebay for 99 cents. Its exhaust color which looks a lil darker but still in the aluminum spectrum (at least on Testors lil swatches).
  6. pr8headed added a post in a topic Makeing Convincing Aluminum?   

    Well I ordered some Testors brushable Metalizer its cheaper and sounds a little easier to do. I will definately post some pix of my project. Still in it waiting for all the stuff to come and buy a few things stage but the ball is rolling. Thanks for all the input!
  7. pr8headed added a post in a topic Makeing Convincing Aluminum?   

    I have just plain ol Testors but I'll look into Metalizers and Alclad. Which of the 2 is better? Jim do you have a website? Where in Indiana are you? I live in Bedford. Your mags look badass! I want slots on the Yenko Deuce i'm gonna build I know thier not stock but slots just look sweet on a Nova. Even if I had a real Deuce I'd put slots on it. I think I've downloaded every picture of a '70 Nova on the net LOL. Thanks!
  8. pr8headed added a post in a topic Makeing Convincing Aluminum?   

    Rob,

    WOW that looks SWEET! I wanna make some aluminum slots would the foil work on wheels? I have other parts to but I REALLY want the wheels to look real as thats one of the biggest eye candy parts. As a buddy of mine once told me "The eye feeds first" and my eyes think that looks yummy.
  9. pr8headed added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    Makeing Convincing Aluminum?
    Hello,

    How can I make aluminum parts look like thier real not just painted? I have some Testors aluminum paint but it has a metallic look not the solid color of real aluminum. Sorry if this is stupid question but I searched the web and found nothing about it. Thanks!
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  10. pr8headed added a post in a topic Yenko Deuce hood tach?   

    Well the AMT Nova came today and I can't really use it as a Deuce base. There are to many wrong parts for it to appear to be a Deuce. It has an auto tranny, bucket seats, and SS badges on front and back (duh its an SS). But all is not a loss it will be good practice to get back upto speed. It is a badass ride any way you look at it. I might try the Revell COPO and 69 SS and combo them for the right parts (sorta). Has anyone used the Flintstone bodies? They make a 70 Nova for this AMT but could it be used on a Revell?

    I have looked hard for a Dixco hood tach and have had no luck with one in 1/25 scale. I can't see the one on the Firebird or GTO well enough to tell how close it is to the Dixco tach. I have thought of trying to crave one but it has gotten much past the thought yet. I'll probably end up useing a 68 Firebird or GTO tach dunno. I wouldn't mind building a Firebird or a GTO anyway. Wow after buying all these models I'll have a down payment on a real Deuce lol.

    Thanks!
  11. pr8headed added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    Yenko Deuce hood tach?
    I'm planning to build a 1970 Yenko Deuce Nova from an AMT 1972 Nova SS kit and a Flintstone 1970 body. I haven't recieved the model kit yet and haven't ordered the body. I did order the Deuce decal set and I can hardly wait to see them.

    My question is what would be the best way to make the hood tach?

    Thanks!
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  12. pr8headed added a topic in General   

    Newbie
    Hello,

    I new here and thought I'd say hey. I haven't built a model since I was prolly 13 (been a day or 2). I could get any model for about $8. They seem to have gone up a bit in 30 years. I was surfing the web the other day and ran across a Yenko Deuce model on this site. I was instantly bite by the builder bug. I have always LOVED Novas and I figure the only way I'll ever have a Yenko is build the model. My first car was a 1971 Nova (Junko not Yenko) with a 307 that ran on oil lol. There is tons of interesting info here and you folks have lots of talent and awesome ideas. I look forward to learning many a nifty thing here.
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