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andy12646

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About andy12646

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  • Scale I Build 1/24

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  • Location Angola, IN
  • Full Name Bill Anderson

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  1. andy12646 added a post in a topic Help with Washes   

    Thanks, Guys! I plan on trying each of the suggested methods. I want to get results like that in the photos. I read somewhere on the forum that suggested clear coating the chrome item before applying a wash. I tried that once but the clear coat seemed to somewhat "fill" the low areas where I wanted the wash to accumulate. Any Thoughts?
  2. andy12646 added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    Help with Washes
    I like the look of a chrome grill that has a black wash but I can't seem to get consistent coverage. They always turn out rather blotchy (is that a word). I use acrylic black paint. Always flat but just recently I tried semi-gloss. It didn't seem to help. I always apply, remove and re-apply until I get somewhat close to desired results but still not as good as I believe it could be. Am I setting my goals too high? Is it the acrylic paint which I mix with water? I tried mixing with alcohol once but with the same results. I haven't tried any commercial washes yet. What would you guys recommend? Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
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  3. andy12646 added a post in a topic Making Custom Decals   

    Great information, Guys. VERY helpful! Thank you! I'll keep trying.
  4. andy12646 added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    Making Custom Decals
    I decided to make my own custom decals for a recent build. I created the decals using Microsoft Word to scale the text and to use the various colors available with the program. My problem is that, when the decal is applied, the text isn't heavy enough. It's as through the text is opaque and doesn't stand out from the painted surface. I'm using an HP Inkjet printer and Testors clear decal paper. The paper doesn't specify that is is for a Laserjet or Inkjet. And I did seal the printed decals with a light clear coat. Does anyone have any input? Sure could use some help!
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  5. andy12646 added a post in a topic 1966 Fairlane GT Decal help   

    FYI: Went the Pinstripe tape route. Worked GREAT! However, I still would like to try printing decals. Just not delicate stripes.
  6. andy12646 added a post in a topic 1966 Fairlane GT Decal help   

    Thanks, Guys! I haven't ruled out masking and painting. Just would have to build up my nerve!
  7. andy12646 added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    1966 Fairlane GT Decal help
    AMT kit #6926. Lower body racing stripe decals were horrible in every way! Gave up. Now looking for a QUALITY replacement. Any suggestions? I found some Mustang GT 350 stripe decals that appear to be the same width but the length would definitely be a problem when removing the GT 350 logo. I thought of trying to make them myself but not sure if my ink-jet printer would work. Also, thought of using 1:1 auto pin stripe tape. I would have to trim the width a tad to make them appear to be in scale. ANY input would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance as I'm not sure how to respond to your suggestions.
     
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  8. andy12646 added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    1/16 Scale Hawaiian FC Alternatives
    I've been thinking of building the 1/16 scale Hawaiian Funny Car but would like something different. Does anyone know if the Willie Borsch Charger decals (1/16 scale) available from Model Roundup will fit without any difficulty? How about other decals available? Resin body? Your suggestions would be appreciated.
    THX!
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  9. andy12646 added a post in a topic Tasca Ford Thunderbolt Decals   

    That's it!
    Please contact me at billndeb_hlc6@yahoo.com or Bill at 419-206-8625.
    THANK YOU!
  10. andy12646 added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    Arnie Beswicks Mystery Tornado GTO
    I'm planning on Arnie Beswicks 64 GTO for my next build, however, I can't seem to find any information on interior color. Can anyone help?
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  11. andy12646 added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    Tasca Ford Thunderbolt Decals
    Does anyone know where I can get a decal sheet for the Revell Tasca Ford Thunderbolt?
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  12. andy12646 added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    What adhesive used to apply foil
    What spray adhesive would you recommend for applying aluminum foil to a model? Also, if I screw up in the application, what would you recommend for cleaning the part (model) before starting the process over? I'm trying to learn this technique and it seems not difficult if your VERY careful and the RIGHT materials are used. Any input would be greatly appreciated and respected.
    Thanks for all your replies!
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  13. andy12646 added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    Engine Block Color
    Does anyone know the proper color for the engine block of the Reher-Morrison/Lee Shepherd 83 Pro-Stock Camaro?
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  14. andy12646 added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    Lookin for Advice - '57 Chevy Build
    I recently purchased a Revell '57 Chevy Bel Air kit. I would like to change it into a Chevy Model 210. To do this I need to remove the appearance of the rear quarter panel insert which is molded into the body. This is the panel that defines the Bel Air from the 210. Any advice other than sand paper and patience?

    Also, there is a perforated metal panel behind the grill on '57's. This detail is also molded into the grill/front bumper which is all chrome plated in this kit. I would prefer to simulate this panel being removed. Any advice? My other options are to paint this entire area flat black or use a wash to highlite this area (last choice). Not sure as to what problems there might be in the paint or wash over the chrome. This will be my first build in many years. I've never used a wash.

    Any advice, tips or tricks would be greatly appreciated!


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  15. andy12646 added a post in a topic BMF   

    Thank you!

    That should keep me busy!