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  • Birthday 07/06/1975

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    Michael Lawrence

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  1. I've never used Duplicolor. Just purchase any of their sealer primers? (I'll never make this mistake again.)
  2. The metallizers hid the Sharpie. Then I primed it, and voila, they're back.
  3. So here's where I'm at. Ink, maybe two layers of primer, one layer of metallizers. The layer of metallizers did hide the ink to a large degree. I want to put a second layer on to see if that does it, but I also wanted to stop until I have a plan. What would you suggest is my next move?
  4. Thanks. Should've thought of that. Careless error on my part. I'm hoping a few layers of metallizers do the trick.
  5. Like an idiot, (I've made this error before) I used a red Sharpie to make marks. How do I cover them up? Grey primer and silver lacquer didn't do it. Thanks.
  6. I'm moving into a new home with a nice attic. I have a lot of models that need a place to wait til I again gain interest. Is it wise to store them in that kind of hot/cold environment? Thanks.
  7. My HobbyTown is about 2 miles away. I'm spoiled. I buy supplies, low priced kits that I can't find at Hobby Lobby. I will buy a high priced kit if the price is anywhere close to what I can find online. As far as coupons, I always ask what they have, and the guy says, yeah I'll hook you up. And thehe guys in there have answered a hundred questions for me over the years. I'll pay a little more. I hope the internet never puts actual stores out of business. I hate shopping online. I don't like waiting a few days for something. And I like the "thrill" of spotting something you really want on a shelf, and then having it right then. Heck, I almost always open the kit in my car before I pull out of the parking lot. I'm impatient.
  8. I know that. My point was there are rules about the bat. You can't go up there with a titanium 2oz bat simply because you thought of it and built one.
  9. The problem for me is the new points system. One thing Nascar had on the other sports was that every event was a huge piece of the puzzle. No long regular season followed by an exciting post season. Every single race for nine months mattered and all of them the same. Now, all these races during this part of the season are completely meaningless, and I don't mind as much missing them.
  10. I don't agree with at all. There isn't parity. There is a tight set of rules. Too tight for my taste? Yes. But there is plenty of room for the best teams with the smartest engineers and crew chiefs, and best drivers, etc etc to dominate and win. To your baseball analogy, it would be like if the batters had rules governing the weight and length and make of bat. And thats exactly what they have. The best hitters hit, and the lesser hitters strike out. There are no rules in Nascar mandating how successful you can be. If you follow Nascar, you'll see there isn't much parity. The same teams finish up front and the same ol' teams finish in the rear.
  11. I feel your pain. Even after years of practice, I still get stumped. Airbrushing is like playing golf. Some days, everything works. Some days, nothing works. And you feel like you're doing everything the same. What helped me recently is using more thinner and less pressure. Also helping me has been mixing the paint with thinner before I put it into the cup. I normally use Tamiya acrylics because they give the fewest amount of headaches. I've had no luck with Vallejo. Model Master acrylics are pretty easy to use. I never ever airbrush enamels. Maybe that's my problem.
  12. My thoughts on primer. The Tamiya stuff is awesome. If you have a LHS or Hobby Lobby, get some and be done with it. Future can be a barrier, but I would never think of it as a primer. The main role of primer in my opinion is to show flaws. Plastic can look perfect.... until you put some grey primer on there. Gaps and sink marks and all kinds of uh-oh's appear. If you're painting a lighter color, make sure to use some white primer over the grey primer. The Tamiya stuff is easy to spray. I've never seen it attack anything. I've never come across a type of paint you can't use over it. Occasionally on military stuff I airbrush Vallejo's primer. I never use it though if you will be doing any masking as I've experienced lifting after using it more than once. Maybe my fault but...
  13. Thanks. I thought for sure the silver would do the trick. Red didn't start to show until about the 3rd or so coat of white primer. Maybe I'll just build a pink 67 Corvette. :/
  14. Body is molded in red. I want the body to be white. I covered completely in silver, then several coats of Tamiya white primer. Couple hours later and parts are turning pink. So... 1) Any ideas? 2) I'm not hell bent on the car being white. What colors (I really don't want black or aluminum) would hide the red bleed through? Red? What else?
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