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About MikeyB08

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  • Location Radford, Virginia
  • Full Name James Basham

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  1. MikeyB08 added a topic in On The Workbench   

    Revell '32 Ford 5-Window WIP
    So my wife picked me up the Revell '32 for our Anniversary/ Valentines. I was planning to build it stock other than wires and such, but where's the fun in that. I've always wanted to build a Rat Rod so I figured this would be a good candidate. As it stands, little progress has been made. I'm currently trying to figure out the best way to drop the frame/ body to give the '32 that classic Rat Rod stance. Being my first time, I'm skeptical to cut my frame out of fear of messing it up. But I'll get there haha. 
    Moving on, right now I have chopped the roof (also a first for me) and overall happy with my result. Needs some body work and such but will get to that soon. Any/All comments, questions welcome. 

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  2. MikeyB08 added a post in a topic Revell/ Monogram Shelby Cobra S/C   

    Appreciate the comments guys! 
    Completely forgot about the black needed for the exhaust. Will do that, thanks for the reminder. 
    For the paint I used Folk Art Gun Metal Grey (Metallic) found at good ol' Wal-Mart. Sprayed using an airbrush and thinned with water. Cleared with Future. 
  3. MikeyB08 added a topic in Under Glass   

    Revell/ Monogram Shelby Cobra S/C
    Here's my finished Cobra. Paint came out better than I could have imagined. Happy with the build up and went together pretty well. Any/All comments, critics, questions welcome. 

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  4. MikeyB08 added a post in a topic Future Polish Uncertainty   

    Awesome. Appreciate the insight everyone. It's a huge help. 
  5. MikeyB08 added a post in a topic Future Polish Uncertainty   

    Makes total sense. I usually paint with Acrylic craft paints from Wal-Mart so I would imagine Duplicolor over too of it would create an issue. Still learning this whole paint do's and dont's. Haha
  6. MikeyB08 added a post in a topic Future Polish Uncertainty   

    Awesome. Will definitely look into it. Appreciate the insight and direction. 
  7. MikeyB08 added a post in a topic Future Polish Uncertainty   

    So what would I get? That's where I also find myself getting lost. I'm not interested in having to decant clear coat if I can help it. 
  8. MikeyB08 added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    Future Polish Uncertainty
    Okay fellow builders, I'm about to ask a question that has been asked time and time again but when searching for said question, I'm left with an absurd amount of info to filter through, thus leaving me frustrated. So if it's not allowed feel free to delete. 
    That at being said, I have recently began airbrushing and using Future Floor Shine for my clear coats. What process in terms of polishing and getting a clearer finish? I'm ecstatic the level of shine I am achieving now, but I know it could be better. I recently tried wetsanding a model only to have to Future roll off like it wasn't finished curing. Any help is greatly appreciated. 

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  9. MikeyB08 added a post in a topic Revell 1969 Chevy Nova   

    Appreciate the kind comments guys. Means a lot. 😁
  10. MikeyB08 added a topic in Under Glass   

    Revell 1969 Chevy Nova
    Completed my 1969 Chevy Nova. Was a fun and fairly relaxing build. Only issue I had what with my clear coat. For whatever reason, when Insprayed my Future Clear coat after drying for a few days it started to spider web. Any ideas as to what could have caused it?

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  11. MikeyB08 added a post in a topic Video Tutorial: Drilling out Round Rod   

    Great video. Love the fish-mouth portion. Be using that very soon.
  12. MikeyB08 added a post in a topic FIRE FROG! Futuristic Off Road Racer. WIP Photos!   

    Love seeing your creations come to live. Keep it up. Def. excited to see this through.
  13. MikeyB08 added a post in a topic Tamiya Skyline R34 Z-Tune   

    Slap me and call me Rookie but wrong with it? I think it looks great.
  14. MikeyB08 added a post in a topic Pete 359 Wrecker Update. 24 lights down. 41 to go   

    She looks cold!! Turn on the darn heat. Of course I guess running all those LED's, you have to pinch pennies somewhere. lol...

    Seriously, I'm jealous. I've been wanting this kit for quite sometime. Might just break down in the VERY near future and get one. 650 parts is a little intimidating though lol. How do the parts fit together? Your's looks great thus far and including lights for the bar, fog lights, etc. is awesome. Keep up the amazing work. Following this one till the end. Might even look like I'm stalking.
  15. MikeyB08 added a post in a topic 99 Silverados   

    Killing it man. I can't thank you enough for the reference pictures. I'm not a big accuracy guy anyways. I just wanted to know wasn't going to mess up my frame or anything. Big Red looks super good.