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  1. sanding

    I sand my basecoat on all but the last coat. The first coat is more like an expensive guide coat. If you are getting orange peel that soon then your paint is to thick.
  2. Yeah best bet is make your own. Find a hardware store that sells heatshrink tubing an get some black for the tube an blue for couplers. Use solder or soft wire to form the pipe as needed, then heat your black tubing over it, then do the same with sections of blue. For the clamps smash a section of thin soft wire flat. Wrap the flat part around the coupler leaving a part of the round wire coming off to wrap thinner wire around it like a coil. Thin wire that would be wrapped in strands of regular electrical wire. That make sense?
  3. Looking for Nova Parts

    I could get some of that together an a bit more that I can get molded. My shipping rate starts at $3 for a 4x4x4 box usps. You might need to get more descriptive on some of the stuff your looking for. Like is that for the stock 2" cowl hood or one of those obnoxious high ones. Fuel pump for on the block or drag use style.
  4. Wanted - WINGS

    Pretty sure he is looking for the spoiler. I have one but will be using it to cast resin copies. I'd offer you one, but don't know when I'd be getting to it.
  5. AB issues,, still a struggle

    Still have yet to understand why so many use lacquer thinner to thin thier paints. If you are getting orange peel then you are dealing eith paint flow an it drying to fast. I would assume lacquer thinners are made differently an you probably won't figure out the temperature at which to spray lacquer. Find a automotive paint atore an invest in a proper reducer for your temperatures. I own ppg 70 an 95 an do great.
  6. Embossing Powder and heat

    I will see if I can make a video with the footage I took using heat. While it didn't look right because the coloring separated it still worked. I have noticed how the members of this forum respond an they have done the same to me. As I read your original question an hopefully addressed it that should encourage you to keep asking so you might get that one intelligent response. The one post that I remember the most was when they wrote I would fail as a resin caster because I didn't know who Modelhaus was. If you need more help I am action-modeler.com also on Facebook an Youtube.
  7. Detail Master 1427 Coolant Hose

    So what makes that hose special you think you need it? What I am using is thin wall heat shrink tubing heated over wire. The trick will be finding the combination of the two that gives you a 1/25 3" diameter. Bonus if you find tubing in a grayer flat finish with writing on it. Heat Shrink 3/64ths
  8. Embossing Powder and heat

    I did do it for floormats with thier versamark adheasive an the heat gun designed for it, girlfriend already had the setup. It works but the colored powder I used turned white where it lost it's coloring. Stuck pretty good an it was a rubber look. I did record a video but since it whited out I didn't post it. With any other heatgun or even embossing heater I still would put the part on a wet cloth to help. Just use heat that can focus on a small area.
  9. Chevy 350?

    The Revell '69 Z/28 engine is my favorite. I am including a photo of reference. The bottom engine is the 69 Nova, top right is the 69 Camaro, an top left is a resin block I made from the Camaro block an the diorama pieces from the AMT 66 Nova kit.
  10. Well other than using lacquer thinner you sound good. You can't control the dry time, evaporation rate of thinner. I have done the trick of mixing clear an paint with models, but I did it with full scale cars on areas like under the hood when you don't want full exterior gloss. Plus less chance to dry spray when spraying a separate clear coat.
  11. That is what I try to do in reguards to how wet to spray. I tend to want to go to light an worry it dries to quick an ends up like a coat of overspray. Can't tell anything from the photo so what issues do yoi think you have? I didn't know you could mix lacquer thinner with acrylics. I ise an actual automotive grade ppg reducer based on spray temp.
  12. Crusher Camaro

    Oh awesome, that is perfect. I have bought probably 100 kits looking for key parts an have missed out on most so this is great. If you need stuff let me know, I am trying not to cast box stock so don't have much ready. Look for stuff by action-modeler an that is me.
  13. Crusher Camaro

    Ok thanks, but I'm a caster myself an looking for where to find original kit parts.
  14. Crusher Camaro

    I wanted to ask about the valve covers reguarding what kit had them. Looked at a 1/24 65 corvette black rat kit but those didn't look in thier.