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  1. Completed this today. Was more of a snaptite kit than anything else. Was hoping for something a little bit more challenging, but was still a fun build. Definitely offers room to practice detailing and damage aesthetics.
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    Fujimi Mazda RX3

    Wow!! Looks amazing.
  3. Appreciate it Dann!
  4. I fall in and out of the hobby quite a bit. But decided to try to get back into it since fall/winter is approaching. So here’s my LS600hL. I wish I would have spent more time on my paint but after stripping it twice, I got tired of fooling with it. A fun build nonetheless. The kit manufacturer was Fujimi which reminds me a lot of Tamiya’s since the parts have minimal flash and fit together so well. Meant to put BMF around my window trim but since it’s been a while, my foil lost its adhesion. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Awesome. Appreciate the insight everyone. It's a huge help.
  9. 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
  10. Awesome. Will definitely look into it. Appreciate the insight and direction.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. Appreciate the kind comments guys. Means a lot. 😁
  14. 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?
  15. Great video. Love the fish-mouth portion. Be using that very soon.
  16. Love seeing your creations come to live. Keep it up. Def. excited to see this through.
  17. Slap me and call me Rookie but wrong with it? I think it looks great.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. Man how this thread has grown. Be starting my Chevelle tomorrow (FINALLY)!!!! Pics will be up once I have some progress.
  21. Killer build. Love the W.I.P too. Paint is sweet too! Hope your Boss gave you a few days of paid leave.
  22. I agree. Looking really good. I need to ask of a favor if permitted. I'll be working on a 99 Silverado very soon that I flame on lowering. If possible, I would like to see how you did your frame work so I go about this the right way.
  23. So I'm really wanting to Z a frame. The stance to me is awesome. I have attempted it once only to hit a brick wall. That's the reason why I'm here. For the frame I Z'd, I had a complication with the engine not setting right so the interior floor would still sit correctly. How do I get around this? I'm still really new to scratch building, so building a new interior floor would be difficult. I've considered cutting out a trans section from another kit, but I hate to do that for the sole purpose of either waiting for a replacement part or messing up both interior floors. My best thought (thus far) is to build a lower section near the motor mounts for the engine and lower them down. Any other ideas?
  24. For Sale signs came in a kit. I'm sure I can scale some down and send you the file in an email and you can print them off.
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