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Greg Wann

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  • Birthday 01/05/1958

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    no good deed goes unpunished

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    Sun City, Arizona
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  1. Yes, I am interested in doing this. It seems there are a lot of equipment choices and companies that build equipment.
  2. https://hackaday.com/2019/01/07/making-an-ultrasonic-cutter-for-post-processing-tiny-3d-prints/
  3. Thanks for posting this pic. I am wanting a stock looking one though. I am curious about the 39 ghost Pontiac. It might be a really cool diorama in our scale. George B tried to get the Franklin Mint to do it when he worked there. They told him no.
  4. I did find a listing for one in 1:43 scale. I would prefer 1:24or 25.
  5. 1976 MPC Firebird formula kit has them. I can make you a resin set.
  6. I am looking for a 1939 Pontiac Deluxe six die cast car in 1:24 scale. Does it exist?
  7. Try some Bare Metal Foil brand plastic polish. It's cheap and works great on paint too.
  8. Thank you for your suggestion. I know of Louis, I have some items he did for me and they are very nice too. Last I knew he bought a house in the country. He last told me he was going to move and the equipment was in need of some repairs. Not sure how I would get the equipment from him. Probably a long roadtrip in a big truck! I am hoping to learn more about equipment. The process today is much more eco friendly. I have a two acre ranch property here in Sun City with a private septic system if there might be any kind of effluent that might be regulated. It seems to me that recent science is able to make plastic parts chrome without the need for that ugly lacquer that needs to be applied first that can cause part detail to get covered. I'm sure if I had such equipment I would be busier than a one armed wall paper hanger.
  9. http://www.pftechnologies.com I found this company here in the Phoenix area. I'm thinking about applying for a job there. Perhaps they will hire me. What better way to learn about the equipment and processes than to be paid and be hands on!. It could help guide me in equipment choices and help with a learning curve too. Lots of interesting reading here about cosmetic coating, etc.
  10. Yes, I dunnit again! Another resin interlude. It makes a awesome looking part. That little bird cost a lot of money, but I did get the rest of the car for free. LOL
  11. Yes, sometimes I even impress myself as to what can be achieved with a little tenacity. Dialing in the master was a lot of work with all that tedious sanding and polishing. I really dislike any kind of power tools to do this kind of sanding. It's just to easy to screw up the detail on the part. I'm not in a hurry nor am I running a race. I also really like the Bare Metal Foil brand plastic polish. This is amazing stuff that works great and is cheap too. Back in 05 when I got back into modeling I actually talked to the old guy that ran the company. He was a airplane builder and developed it for clear canopies. Then it was not available for several years due to production problems. Last year I noticed it was available again so I bought some and it still seems to be a great product. Hobby shops should stock this stuff. This is good stuff for rubbing out a paint job too. Also I learned yet another lesson about using clear resin from a company called Hapco. The tech told me to warm the material to help boost its ability to properly cure. It does irritate me to no end that I get told something different when I talk to people that sell me resin products that are supposed to be highly trained. When some one is hired by Reynolds Advanced Materials where I buy my Smooth-On stuff, they have to spend nearly a month at the factory to really learn the processes and material. There are vats that hold hundreds of gallons of material at a time while being made.
  12. I had a chat with a Hapco technical rep today. It seems everytime I talk to company reps I learn something new. Today's lesson was to keep the resin material in a really warm place. This helps give the material a boost to help it cure since I am making really small parts. I'm not always the sharpest tool in the shop. It does seem to be making a big difference.
  13. Perhaps you could consider a 57 airport limo. That might be an unusual project that would keep you out of trouble for awhile. Lol. Beautiful cars.
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