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  1. I like your way better too , well done ! I bought a roll of Oramask a while back and have cut a few things by hand just to experiment and it works really good , it may be time to buy a cutting machine , what kind do you use ? And will it cut true circles ?
  2. I guess I missed what color you're painting the body , that's gonna look sharp ! The chassis detail looks great so far and the exhaust looks factory !
  3. Too bad about those spots . I had something similar happen when somebody sprayed air freshener in through a doorway , never saw it until I started painting .
  4. Shouldn't be an issue , Everything has been pre-drilled pre-fit and pre-assembled , it's basically finished . Plus once my bodies are painted I always wear gloves and I don't plan on handling the windshield frame .
  5. It's been a month since I've worked on this mainly because I was hesitant about foiling the body . Not because I don't like to do it , I don't mind at all and I've gotten really good at it ! I've been putting it off because I have very little of the "New Improved" stuff left , I used the smaller pieces on the interior and might have just enough left for the body . I do have a sheet of what BMF is selling now but after experimenting with it I'm not looking forward to using it . I decided to compromise and paint the windshield frame and the top/boot trim piece , this will give me enough foil for the rest of the body . After some careful masking I sprayed it with some Rust-Oleum Bright Coat Chrome , not the best but my compressor is down so I couldn't spray it with Molotow . Another compromise but it's done now and I can move on . Once it dries for a few days the foiling can begin !
  6. Beautiful work and a very beautiful build ! I like the little extras you've added like the mounting rod for the mirror and the Lucas switches !
  7. Very well done and the engine detailing is awesome !
  8. Opening those holes in the frame and the smaller torsion bars really do add to the realism of the frame , something else to add to the list ! Problem is I never remember to do everything on my list . Like flat spotting the tires , I did it once and really liked the look but keep forgetting on recent builds .
  9. It looks great , I love the basic gray paint job with black spokes !
  10. Thanks Mike ! You should build yours , would love to see it ! Thanks Dave ! Thanks much David !
  11. Really nice job rerouting the exhaust around the torsion bars , when working on my '71 Roadrunner that gave me fits ! I spent more time on that than any other part of the build , redid them several times , and still wasn't happy . Next time it will be done first instead of last !
  12. Looks really nice to me Bob ! But that's looking at photos , you had some issues so you're probably soured on the whole thing . Just think of it as a learning experience , we've all been there .
  13. For being so small it looks really good along side my 1/25th builds . Thanks ! Probably not the Aurora or Lindberg ones but the Monogram 1/32nd kits are a possibility .
  14. Not sure I'd call it goofy , it took some imagination and it turned out really cool ! It sure isn't any kind of Toon model .
  15. Thanks Jim ! Not a coincidence , lots of collectors refer to this kit as the Ram Rod/Silver Sapphire kit . Thanks Ray ! Thanks much !
  16. Thanks Bob ! Thanks ! Thanks Greg ! Other than being yellowed they worked great .
  17. Looks really cool Pat ! I never would have thought 60's style wood siding would look so good on a Magnum .
  18. I placed an order on August 23rd for several sets of decals . Ray emailed me several times to keep me updated when he received my payment , when they went to the printer , when he received them back , and when he shipped them to me . They were packed in a sturdy cardboard mailer and shipped to me on September 15th and I received them on September 29th , less than a month for custom printed decals is pretty darned good ! Including shipping it cost me $29.07 per set . Yes that's more than other places but nobody else is making any of these decal sets , and Ray did custom colors for me without hesitation ! The decals are beautiful and I won't hesitate to order from him again . If you can get over the price I highly recommend them .
  19. I took a break from my on going project to build something quick . . . two weeks is quick for me ! The Ram Rod is one of several 1/32nd scale kits released by Aurora back in 1962 . At just 4 ½ inches long , it’s low parts count and small size make for a very easy and fun build . I built the Ram Rod straight out of the box , adding only an upholstered firewall made from sheet plastic to match the roof insert . I did vary from a stock build by modifying the multi-piece body so it could be glued together before paint and the interior slipped into the body afterward , then the cowl was reworked slightly to match the sides of the body . The two piece tires had the seams filled and sanded before spraying with flat black paint , then white walls were cut from self-adhesive vinyl . When finished the tires were coated with some Pledge Future Shine . The Ram Rod was painted with Tamiya TS-50 Mica Blue and then it was topped with TS-13 Clear . The wheel discs and engine chrome were sprayed with Rust-Oleum Bright Coat Chrome while the grille , windshield frame , and side fin trim was brushed with Molotow chrome . To finish it off I was able to use the original 60 year old decals after spraying them with a clear sealer . Even though they had yellowed quite a bit the decals look great against the dark blue paint . This vintage Aurora kit was a blast to build and even when displayed with the box there’s plenty of room for it on my shelf !
  20. Sharp looking convertible Roger , well worth the effort !
  21. Congrats Steve , looks like you had a great weekend !
  22. Well done ! That color looks great with the red stripes !
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