• Announcements

    • General Usage   05/10/2017

      If someone is acting badly, either in a forum or a private message, please report it. There are conveniently located buttons for sending the post to the moderators. 

Zoom Zoom

Members
  • Content count

    3,340
  • Joined

  • Last visited


1 Follower



About Zoom Zoom

  • Rank
    MCM Ohana

Contact Methods

  • Website URL http://public.fotki.com/grdeyed/model_cars-1/model_cars/

Profile Information

  • Location Tucker, Georgia

Recent Profile Visitors


10,943 profile views

Zoom Zoom's Activity

  1. Zoom Zoom added a post in a topic Revell 2017 Releases   

    That's because everything is so deftly and subtly done. The roof is raked in front, it looks like the entire windscreen has been lowered. The Foose truck's roof has been altered much in the same way that Moebius inadvertently (?!?) chopped their F100 roof...it's too low, too flat, raked in front where it should be peaked in front. If you were to fix the Moebius roof, you'd basically be doing much the same to take the Foose truck back to stock. Most builders don't seem to notice (or care) how far off the Moebius roof is, where it sticks out like a sore thumb to me for some reason (when built stock at least). The effect on the Foose truck is so natural it looks nearly stock. I love the subtleties of the Foose truck, it's not meant to be a radical custom, but just perfecting the proportions, and I'm looking forward to building one.
  2. Zoom Zoom added a post in a topic Chrome Marker versus Bare Metal method?   

    The Molotow pen isn't a good replacement for foil around windows. It's best for smaller pieces like door handles, mirrors, dash knobs, and repairs to small areas that might have a void in the foil or where you clipped a chrome part from the sprue.
    I suspect your main problem may be the use of Bare Metal Foil's "Ultra-Bright" chrome. If that's the case, I suggest trying a sheet of the "New Improved" regular foil. It looks less shiny on the sheet, but it lays down much smoother, has a more in-scale appearance, and it can be polished to a bright sheen with the same compounds used to polish paint.
    Some people swear by "Ultra-Bright", I just swear at it. I didn't like the appearance, how it cut/trimmed, and the lack of adhesion vs. the regular foil.
  3. Zoom Zoom added a post in a topic Tamiya Instructions - Need Help for OOB Class   

    Go here and save/print them:
    300 SL at Hobby Search
  4. Zoom Zoom added a post in a topic Question about aerosol paint cans?   

    The only cans that I've had this happen are "modern" Testors lacquers. A friend w/a large stock of it has seen many of these failures over time. 
    "Testors, it's always something"...should be their motto for rattlecans 
    None of my Tamiya sprays has done this...yet.
  5. Zoom Zoom added a post in a topic New from Airtrax! 1941 Lincoln Zephyr Coupe   

    I almost sprung for the Air-Trax Renault Fuego! The model has to be better than the real car, right?  Decided the budget had been already blown to smithereens earlier in the day...
  6. Zoom Zoom added a post in a topic Shizouka Hobby Show 2017   

    Reality is they probably have a BMW 635 CSi being newly tooled for 2018...because Revell GmbH... 
  7. Zoom Zoom added a post in a topic Bob Peeples cobras at GSL   

    These are a real treat to see in person at the museum, amazing work and it's great that they're being kept as-is as permanently in-progress vs. being built and finished.
  8. Zoom Zoom added a post in a topic Ebbro Citroen DS21   

    Between this and the Hasegawa 2002 tii, it's going to be a great summer! 
  9. Zoom Zoom added a post in a topic Revell 1929 Model-A Roadster ArtDeco/Streamliner   

    Superb work all the way through, and happy that you played your hand and "gave away the farm" to document the build. If it inspires just one person to stretch their wings on a similar project, you've succeeded. Congrats on the win, can't wait to see this in person.
     
  10. Zoom Zoom added a post in a topic 1929 Model A Roadster ArtDeco/Coachbuilt/Streamliner -DONE!   

    I heard through the grapevine that congratulations are in order! Sounds like it was an awesome show yesterday. What's the project for next year?
  11. Zoom Zoom added a post in a topic Dave Shuklis' Shamrock   

    Correct! When Pat got the model to restore he asked me to do the paint and stripe; he did the rest. Fun project, honored to have been a part of it! 
  12. Zoom Zoom added a post in a topic More on Molotow pens   

    Glad to help! I'm going to spend some time this weekend testing what I can do w/the contents of my 4mm pen running through my airbrush. I want to thin it, I want to see how pieces that are dried react when dipped in Future. Normally I hate Future, but a friend tried it on some bumpers I airbrushed w/Molotow for him and he said it barely made any difference. So I'd like to see how it compares w/Aqua Gloss. 
    Aqua Gloss didn't work that great for me on Spaz Stix chrome recently. It was much better than any other clear I had tried, including Future, but it still wasn't acceptable. Perhaps 40% reduction in reflectivity. I had far better results over Alclad black chrome.
    Oh, and your model is flat out brilliant! Love it. Can't wait to see it, have a great time at the show tomorrow! Hope you can make it to NNL East.
  13. Zoom Zoom added a post in a topic More on Molotow pens   

    I'm sure it's a matter of the refills being available for sale in the US; with proper labeling etc. Graff-City Ltd. is in the UK.
  14. Zoom Zoom added a post in a topic Squadron Putty ?   

    For those enjoying the entertainment from the sidelines, Jiffy Pop is junk. Orville Redenbacher is much better.
  15. Zoom Zoom added a post in a topic 1929 Model A Roadster ArtDeco/Coachbuilt/Streamliner -DONE!   

    Incredible; love the color choice! Can't wait to see it in person. Any chance to see this at NNL East? I can't make it to BSAC this year, but will be in Toledo in October.