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Shardik

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  1. You've gotten several very good recommendations for a next build, but for pure sex-appeal, I'd love to see the infamous Red Head in scale.
  2. That is just stunning. Flawless paint, cleanly built and nice detail work. Nothing over the top, just everything done right.
  3. Very nice to see a truck that looks like it's been doin' what a truck aught to be doin'.
  4. And don't forget; soil preparation is vitally important when planting turnips.
  5. In the late 40's - early 50's, my Father and Uncle had a duct cleaning business for which they used a '41 Chevy panel truck. I would very much like to replicate this truck. My current plan is to graft the back end of the Galaxie '48 sedan delivery body onto the Revell '41 Chevy cab, but this is going to require a great deal of modification, which may be beyond my capabilities. My question is whether there is a more suitable donor for the cargo section.
  6. Faster...Faster...Faster would be better. Sure woulda been nice to have some grenades about now.
  7. Also, the "AS" paints are more of a semi-gloss, but can be polished to a respectable shine which, to my eye, looks more realistic for a stock automotive finish than the ultra-high-gloss finishes that many try to achieve.
  8. It looks like an aluminum heat-sink from some old defunct piece of audio equipment.
  9. In the Alclad line, I mix Steel and Stainless steel in equal parts for a convincing galvanized steel for stock exhausts and mufflers.
  10. I've never done this for body color or graphics, but I will often go through the instructions and color code all the parts that get a particular paint treatment, such as; all steel parts, all aluminum parts etc... This helps ensure that I don't have to go back and set the airbrush back up for that color.
  11. Spot on! My father had one of these (in the same color) for a while, and it was a blast to drive. Thank you for detailing your painting procedure: I now have hopes of getting closer to a quality paint job.
  12. Also a man of surprising depth. He and I corresponded for a while on the subject of political philosophy, of all things.
  13. That's pretty cool. And, apparently, so is your wife.
  14. I, too, am a fan of the 356, and I'd say you've done it justice.
  15. Daniel, I thoroughly enjoyed following this build and seeing your creative solutions to the challenges you encountered along the way. Your persistence paid off handsomely. I'd also like to mention that this project has inspired me to finally take on a project near to my heart. My grandfather built midgets and sprint cars from the 30's to the early 50's, and I really want to replicate a couple of his creations. with your example to follow, I think I can pull it off. Thank you! By the way, I used to live in Arvada myself, so if you ever find yourself in La Dolce Vita coffee shop, say "Hi" to Debbie for me. And if your there on the third Saturday of the month, stick around for the open mic session. There are some surprisingly talented musicians there.
  16. For wheels, you might consider a 1:20 60's era F1 car. The type 25 Lotus comes to mind.
  17. For those looking for a #11 type saw, MicroMark has this to offer, along with many other saws and blades. https://www.micromark.com/Saw-Blade-010x40-TPI-Package-of-4
  18. I made a wood bed for this one using coffee stirrers and styrene 'U' channel for the skid strips. Unfortunately, my only experience with wooden truck beds had been at car shows, so I ended up with the typical natural wood and chrome skid strips (albeit considerably weathered).
  19. Thanks Jay. This beats my technique hands down.
  20. I love the realistic yellow/orange halo around the edges of the rust. I assume this is an effect of the product itself. Was this applied over the paint?
  21. Wow! this caught me totally by surprise. At first, I must confess that I was suppressing a gag reflex. My brain was screaming "WRONG-WRONG-WRONG!". But now that I see your skillful blending of the body work; I actually like it. It reminds me of some of the futuristic cars from comic books of the 50's and 60's. I have seen the light! model on!
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