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    Bob Downie

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  1. Jaguar XK 120, Revell

    Drop dead gorgeous! Nice work.
  2. Fujimi EM-1 Porsche '85 Turbo

    If nobody trades it was just reissued: https://hlj.com/product/FUJ12659
  3. Simpsonville SC

    It's Saturday the 19th, same time & place. I have had schedule conflicts for the past 5 or 6 years and again this year, but always enjoyed it when I did attend.
  4. Hobbico - BANKRUPT!

    Ed Sexton may go on his own and sell some of his own models. He's very much into sports/racing cars and has been known to vend at some shows outside of being a Revell employee.
  5. Shizuoka Hobby Show 2018

    I'm not surprised, Tamiya (and Revell Germany) often ignore later/popular variants of kits they've done. It might come down to more new trees of parts required than they want to invest in. Since I've seen the FXX-K Evo's screaming around Road Atlanta recently, I'd love to see Tamiya offer that. I just don't expect it...perhaps Hobby Design or ?? will do a resin based transkit for the initial FXX-K. It would need new front/rear fascias and a new engine cover/spoilers, new front/rear diffusers.
  6. Mercedes Benz 300SLR

    That's an amazingly gorgeous model! Love the detail.
  7. Shizuoka Hobby Show 2018

    I have one of their new kits (MX5 Global Cup racer) and it's very nice. Well worth the $88 or so; the quality is excellent as is the packaging. I've had worse Modelhaus kits that cost more $$...
  8. Shizuoka Hobby Show 2018

    You'll be sorely disappointed. These resin kits are all curbside.
  9. Shizuoka Hobby Show 2018

    For a stock Chiron I think I can stick with the decent Welly diecast for about 1/6th the price of the resin kit. The Vision GT version is really cool though!
  10. Shizuoka Hobby Show 2018

    Nothing from Aoshima/Hasegawa this time that inspires me; that's okay. My personal desire for 1/24 RX2, RX4, and R100 coupes in plastic might never happen LOL. Mild interest in the Civic racer. I might get the Modeler's 2017 Civic Type R...and not the 2018 Camry I'm about to start building their MX5 Global Cup racer, pretty nice resin kit.
  11. The 4th Annual White Water Classic June 9,2018

    Great show, should be a lot of us ACME members there.
  12. More on Molotow pens

    Eric, that Comet is absolutely insanely cool! As expected Glad the Molotow worked out so well for you. I almost wonder if the Spaz Stix clear is an enamel, when dry it's definitely softer than a lacquer.
  13. More on Molotow pens

    Thanks; I need to update the picture as I sold the white Miata in 2014 to one of my best friends and now have a red '06. Loved the white '96, best car I have ever owned. The red one is much faster and quite reliable but not quite as bulletproof as the '96. Alclad's Aqua Gloss is acceptable as well but it's not quite as clear as the Spaz Stix clear. I was surprised how poorly Future did on Molotow; a Future dip w/Alclad or Spaz Stix chromes works quite well, better than their own clears. But not for Molotow...
  14. More on Molotow pens

    When airbrushed you spray in wet coats; treat it like paint and don't do mist coats, the wet coats allow it to keep the "liquid mylar" appearance. Do NOT put it in a dehydrator for at least several hours. Better off to wait overnight; the finish will dull if put in a dehydrator too soon. Would like to see "Liquitex" results. My best results by far were protecting with Spaz Stix Ultimate Clear, airbrushed after the chrome was thoroughly dry. It barely changed the reflective appearance. Future was the worst, dulled it to silver. This stuff is nothing like Alclad or Spaz Stix chromes. Thankfully!
  15. AMT '67 Mustang Mach 1 concept

    Wow, love this model and the real car is one of my favorite Mustangs of all time. Nice restoration! I need to restore the ones I have; one is better than the other. This is quite inspiring!