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Monty

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    Monty Willet

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  1. I have an LG Stylo 3 which has been a fairly decent phone up until recently when ads etc started to appear all over. 1) Is there a good ad blocker I can download? Link? The Ad Blocker on my computer works extremely well, but their phone app doesn't seem to be as good according to the reviews. 2) Is there something I can easily download to protect against viruses & malware?
  2. The lacquer will be the darker of the two colors, and it seems like it would take a lot more effort to mask and paint a lighter color on top of it.
  3. Fantastic color. Would you mind telling us what it is (mfr & P/N)?
  4. I have an idea for a two-tone paint job that will entail using lacquer (Tamiya) over enamel (Model Master) because each offers a specific shade I want to use that's not available in another formulation. Here's what I want answered: If I shoot the enamel first (lighter accent color) and cover that with a coat of Testors Wet Look (lacquer?) can I mask the cleared enamel design and shoot Tamiya lacquer over it without making the enamel wrinkle up?
  5. This should get you close: http://www.fireballmodels.info Go to Scale Auto Items and scroll down to FMR-082.
  6. The L88 hoods available in kit form are for the late '60s - early - '70s "Vettes, and as replicas of the 1:1 items are shorter than later C3 Corvettes, ending at the exposed cowl area. The 1:1 aftermarket (Eckler's etc) offers extended length L88 hoods for later C3s, which reach up to the base of the windshield. This is what I'm hoping to find in 1/25 scale.
  7. Looking for these in resin I'm fully aware of the AMT kit wheels, but I'm hoping to find these in resin instead. Thanks!
  8. I noticed that too, after I got done admiring the color (hue and application), and overall quality of build. Steve, did you make the rods supporting the sheet metal inside the engine bay?
  9. I've seen some stuff on YouTube that has me wanting to try Testors Aztec acrylic airbrush paints, particularly their opaque red. Following the example of the Ferrari kit builders, I'd like to use Tamiya's pink primer lacquer under red paint, which is supposed to give it more "pop". From what I've read, the majority of them use lacquer or enamels. Will my use of acrylic over lacquer lead to compatibility issues? Anybody done this?
  10. Here's what's puzzling to me: the message I've been trying to send is just basic text with no pics or unusual symbols, and is more or less a follow-up to another member's comments in one of my posts. It has now failed to go through 5 times. I'm sure I'm not the only one having this problem, which makes me wonder how members are pulling off trades etc.
  11. Mark, thanks for your input. The MPC tire is the right height, but as I mentioned in the original post, I'm hoping to find something with the same width as the back tires.
  12. I've got a project that will use AMT's age-old Polyglas tires on the rear. I will not be lettering these as I feel the blackwall look will suit the build better. Here's where I need a recommendation. I need a front tire of the same vintage (no modern rubber band tires) and width, but a few scale inches shorter. Pics would be great if ya got 'em.
  13. This hasn't been a problem before, but I've gotten 4 404 error messages in the last couple days. Is this something I'm doing wrong or an issue at the other end?
  14. Gotta agree, especially the body color. Some day I need to learn to shoot nail polish. Seems like the color possibilities are endless.
  15. The examples you posted didn't seem to be egregious as far as flake size, but I believe the biggest offenders were the three shades of blue. Still makes me wonder why they varied the size. You'd think uniformity would've been considered when these paints were being formulated. I wish we had an industry insider on the board who could confirm your assertion that they eventually made the flakes smaller.
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