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    Bob Downie

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  1. Notre Dame Cathedral destroyed by fire

    French billionaires have reportedly already pledged nearly 400 billion euros to rebuild/restore after the fire.
  2. 1974 MG-B

    One thing to remember is the Aoshima MGB's were engineered w/the raised ride height of the rubber-bumper generation. Not terribly difficult to lower the model to the previous ride height which would also look much better on the rubber-bumper cars. I still have several of the early-production MGB kits including the race version w/the racing wheels and HT, not sure I want to shell out the $ for the new version just to get the late model styled wheels. Maybe someone like USCP will clone them and resin cast them as I do not need another box full of parts I'll never use. I can wait, not like I don't have a billion other projects/ideas cluttering both mind and basement space
  3. My sentence is confusing, it was a generalizing of Welly models being better than their competition, they don't do any Ferraris. If they did, they'd be a lot better than Burago for certain.
  4. For a 250 GTO in 1/24 I don't find any diecast that satisfies like the more modern Welly diecast. Best 1/24 GTO belongs to the Fujimi plastic kit in the affordable category, and MFH for a high-roller budget.
  5. Anybody else also a fan of Juha Airio?

    Personally I'm flattered someone thought my Eldorado was Juha's, even knowing full well it can't hold a candle to Juha's work...not that I ever intended for it. It was just a broken old promo that I had fun bringing back to life as a cool curbside. One of the cracks re-appeared on the decklid next to the right side taillight...small evidence of what I started with.
  6. Anybody else also a fan of Juha Airio?

    Now that I see the images on my laptop I think the cool custom green Chrysler 300 may be Steve Milberry's work and the blue/white '62 Cutlass doesn't look like Juha's either. I have one of the resin custom '46 (?) Fords that Juha mastered for R&MoMD to build someday. Here are a couple recent photos of my '71 Eldorado promo that I rescued from very damaged condition, it was brittle from sun damage, missing an A pillar and had terribly yellow glass when I resurrected it:
  7. Anybody else also a fan of Juha Airio?

    I love Juha's models, was great to meet him a couple years ago. While I'm honored you slipped a photo of my silver '71 Eldorado restored promo as an example of Juha's work (because someday when I grow up I'd like to have half his talent), the Eldorado is my work. If I hadn't been lazy and added a side mirror...that's one clue LOL.
  8. Easy answer; my Flashback II. Start w/a Camaro, add a Challenger front end and Mustang rear end and enjoy the mayhem at Caffeine & Octane every month! It was funny enough reading the comments when the first one I built went viral on car blogs almost 10 years ago. 90% of people wouldn't give it a second glance.
  9. Upcoming Moebius Ford Pickup Box Art Model?

    Steve Goldman brought it to the show. He also had the 4x4, might have mixed up the forms.
  10. Pininfarina Battista

    Nothing to stand out? Electric powertrain. Nearly 1900 HP. "Expect a sub-two-second zero-to-60-mph time, zero to 186 mph in less than 12 seconds, and a top speed of around 217 mph. The company also says it is targeting a range of 280 miles". 150 will be made. Looks pretty good to me, if slightly skewed towards exotic $500k cars vs. $1m-3m hypercars. Sure looks better than the Tesla roadster coming out that looks pretty boring.
  11. I use Google Chrome as my browser and it will automatically translate the page from a prompt in the upper right corner of the page. Very handy!
  12. Ferrari 550 Maranello - Fujimi

    Revell did a full-detail 1/24 575 SA and it's a pretty good kit, mix & match w/the Fujimi 550... I did the exact same thing! I did build my Fujimi 550, and used the Burago 550's seats, so it wasn't a complete waste...they were much better than the blocky Fujimi seats.
  13. Adding Alclad gold to their chrome likely won't work. The chrome metal particles are a much finer grind than the gold, it gets reflective look by how each molecule lays down flat on a surface and reflects light. The gold is just regular gold flake, it won't have any reflective quality, the metal pigment doesn't work the same way the chrome does because it lays down in more 3D particles. That's why I suggested using clear yellow (or perhaps orange, or a mixture with orange, or perhaps smoke) to fine-tune the tint/look of the chrome to more of a gold appearance.
  14. I doubt I used any thinner, the chrome is very thin itself and goes on in very thin coats. Their gold doesn't have the plated/reflective qualities that the chrome does. Aren't the Nazca kit windows molded in smoke tint? You might want to try a test by replicating the smoke tint on spare kit glass using one of the transparent smoke colors. First see how the Alclad Chrome looks under the smoke tint. If it's still not gold enough, apply a thin layer of transparent yellow to the glass on the outside. Or try it inside the glass before applying the Alclad. It might get you a lot closer.
  15. That's where Alclad Chrome works. These old photos are grainy and it looks perfect in person, but since Spaz Stix mirror chrome (similar to Alclad but will stick to a black lacquer base) was intended to be shot inside of clear R/C bodies, I tried Alclad II chrome inside this Kaminari Celica's windows. It looks great in person. Just shoot it through an airbrush in a couple light coats, followed by some smoke tint. You can get a nice fade too.