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About foxbat426

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  • Scale I Build 1/25

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  • Location Florida
  • Full Name John Ferro

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  1. foxbat426 added a topic in Car Kit News & Reviews   

    plymouth fury III
    Hi, did any manufacturer ever do a '71 Plymouth Fury?  I realize this isn't the golden era of US auto manufacturing, but there seems to be a void for kits in the 70 - 76 from the big 3.
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  2. foxbat426 added a post in a topic Dodge Dart   

    Now thats my kind of model. Done stock!  Beautiful!
  3. foxbat426 added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    what paasche H spray head size to use??
    I recently picked up a paasche H air brush.  It comes with 3 different spray sizes, i'll call them fine, medium, heavy. I was wondering what size i should use to spray car body's. would love to hear from others who use this brush and how you use the various spray heads.  thanks john
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  4. foxbat426 added a post in a topic Thinning enamel paint   

    hey snake - thanks for the info. when you say thinner, would that be lacquer thinner you're spraying or regular paint thinner??  also check out my new question re: paint thinner ratios and odorless paint in  this section. would love to hear your opinion.  Thanks john
  5. foxbat426 added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    paint thinner ratios and odorless paint thinner
    Hi,  in the past I've used Lacquer thinner with enamel paint to spray through the airbrush, the Donn Yost method, two parts paint to one part lacquer thinner.  On my next model I would like to try spraying regular paint thinner with enamels. Would the ratio be the same as the lacquer thinner to paint ratio?? also has anyone tried using odorless paint thinner??  Thanks, John
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  6. foxbat426 added a post in a topic Thinning enamel paint   

    I can vouch for LoneWolfs ratios.  Recently after a bit of a hiatus from model building i got my ratios wrong and added 2.5 parts lacquer thinner to 1 part paint. Well wouldn't you know it, after what looked like a smooth beautiful spray, in about 10 minutes looked like I had a powder coating on my newly painted wheel skirts for my 49 merc build.   i removed the paint and resprayed (luckily these are small parts and not a body). With the proper 2 part to 1 part paint to thinner and approx. 32 PSI It came out beautiful!! so nice in fact i wont' have to sand! It goes to show model mag forum is a great resource when you forget something!! Thanks Donn!!
  7. foxbat426 added a post in a topic matte finish paint to gloss?   

    flat colors are easier to apply - i do agree.  that truck is bad ass!!  what do you do for touch ups' though?  for instance if you are masking and then remove the tape and need to hit a very small area with a brush, it will be flat and it wont look right against gloss. maybe i'm reading into to much.  maybe i will try it that way.  by the way, do you airbrush or use cans?? great info - Thanks!!
  8. foxbat426 added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    matte finish paint to gloss?
    Hi, sorry if this was discussed here before, but i was wondering if there was anyway to make a testors enamel matte finish paint to a gloss finish?  The first thing that comes to mind is to add a gloss enamel clear coat to the matte paint, but im just not sure if that would work. Any ideas??  Thank-you for a great forum!  John
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  9. foxbat426 added a post in a topic monogram mpc websites??   

    Thanks for that!!
  10. foxbat426 added a topic in General   

    monogram mpc websites??
    hi, i notice mobius and revell both have website displaying their model car kits, new releases etc.  does MPC and monogram have websites?  cant find anything.
    thx, john
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  11. foxbat426 added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    AMT 1949 Mercury Club Coupe Color question
    Hi,  I've started an amt 1949 Mercury Club coupe and notice there is no numbers next to the part that points to a color on a "paint key" or  chart. Other than the stock upholstery color that could be chosen in 1949 for the seats and the body color, there is no color suggestions for the engine, under carriage, mufflers etc etc.  I don't think i'm missing any paper work.  has any one built this model and noticed this?? is this common?? What to do?  Should I just wing it. I really like sticking with the actual stock colors that came with the car. Any suggestions??   Thanks, John
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  12. foxbat426 added a post in a topic 1967 Dodge Charger   

    Absolutely stunning!! Beautiful build and presentation. Could you give us some details on the paint?? Enamel, acrylic, lacquer etc?? Amazing!
  13. foxbat426 added a post in a topic paint confusion.   

    ok i think i understand. So basically an "acrylic enamel" or "acrylic lacquer" paint is still basically an enamel and a lacquer paint. So only when a paint is a pure acrylic and the enamel or lacquer designation is not attached to it, can it be safe to assume its water or alcohol clean-up.
  14. foxbat426 added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    paint confusion.
    can someone explain what the difference is between Acrylic, acrylic enamel and acrylic lacquer? Are they all water based, can they all be thinned and cleaned with water? I always thought enamel meant "oil based" and lacquer meant "lacquer based?
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  15. foxbat426 added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    minwax arcylic clear coat?
    im getting ready to do my first acrylic paint build, using testors acrylic. can i use minwax acrylic poly as the clear?? is anyone using this?? i want something that is easily accessible. Thanks, john
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