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  1. Monty added a post in a topic Galaxie Limited 1947 Chevy Coupe   

    Wish I could build like that in three days.  I'm also curious what you used for primer, undercoat (if any), paint and clear.  
  2. Monty added a post in a topic 6 cars popular enough to travel the world , but can't get a mainstream kit.   

    I'm as surprised as you are that no model company other than Gunze-Sangyo has offered it in one of the more common scales (1/24 or 1/25), considering its popularity and rarity (both in plastic and 1:1)  I'd think Tamiya would make a killing if they kitted this car since it's only real competition is the $100.00+ Gunze Sangyo kit which, despite all its other niceties, doesn't even include an engine.  
  3. Monty added a post in a topic Has anyone used the Testors/Aztec paints?   

    Looks like you guys are getting some fantastic results.  I'd like to know a couple other things. 1) Does this paint require a primer, and if so, what did you use?
    2) Draggon, do the metallics require a gold/silver/copper undercoat like a candy paint or are they fairly opaque?  
    3) I'm curious about drying time and how soon I could mask this stuff for a two-tone paint job. 
  4. Monty added a post in a topic Has anyone used the Testors/Aztec paints?   

    There used to be a "rule'' that when we asked for pics of cars painted with certain shades/brands/whatever the post was supposed to go in Under Glass since it usually featured other people's completed models.  Didn't make much sense to me either, but I went along with it.  
  5. Monty added a topic in General   

    Has anyone used the Testors/Aztec paints?
    They're acrylics, and the pictures I've seen are intriguing, but I haven't purchased any yet. I'm hoping some of you have used the pearls, opaques or translucent paints and have pics as well as your experiences with the paint (good or bad) you could share.  

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  6. Monty added a post in a topic 1962 Ford Thunderbird   

    Looks like you did a great job!  That Tamiya paint is very close to Ford's Acapulco Blue, a 1962 Thunderbird color, and it looks like your painting ability matches your assembly skills.
    Couple questions: 
    1) Can you elaborate on what you did to create poseable steering?
    2) Any particular reason you left the engine bay bracing white? 
    Nice work overall, but you'd better add a driver's side mirror before Harry notices. 
  7. Monty added a post in a topic 1972 Corvette   

    I agree.  I can look at C3 'Vettes all day, and this is going to be a nice one.  It seems like we're starting to see more people get sharp results with these FolkArt paints.  I may have to check them out for myself.
  8. Monty added a post in a topic 1967 Chevrolet Camaro SS 396   

    That's got to be one of the best builds of that kit that I've seen on here, and your photography skills complement your modeling abilities.  Nicely done!
  9. Monty added a post in a topic I don't understand how this works   

    Thanks, Captain Obvious.  As I said, these are basically 1/64 non-motorized diecast cars. What is keeping them moving along?   
  10. Monty added a topic in Model Car Racing   

    I don't understand how this works
    I had quite a few of these cars as a kid, but they weren't motorized.  What is propelling these cars?
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  11. Monty added a post in a topic 71 duster 340..   

    Great subject, great color, great wheels & great stance.  Well done!
  12. Monty added a post in a topic Motorcity's 67 Galaxy 500   

    The '67 Ford is one of my favorite 1:1 full-size cars, and although they seem to be rare, it's always nice to see a model of one built this nicely.  
    Al, I love the paint color choice.  Do you happen to have Testors' part number for that?  I don't see it in their listings.  
  13. Monty added a post in a topic AMT 1969 Chevelle   

    Tommy, will you be offering these headlight and tail light decals on your site?  Unless I missed them, I don't think they were on the link another member provided.
  14. Monty added a post in a topic 1969 AMC SC/Rambler   

    Brian, one more question if you don't mind.  What specific paint did you use on the wheels?  It looks like it matches the stripes perfectly.  
  15. Monty added a post in a topic AMT 1969 Chevelle   

    I'm familiar with the flaws and shortcomings of that old AMT kit, which, to me, makes your build even more remarkable.  I assumed by now I'd seen just about every paint/interior combination out there, but yours, with its sinister black on red scheme enhanced by AMT's new tampo-printed tires, really stands out.  
    I don't think anyone's ever been satisfied with this kit's tail lights, so your decal tail light trick seems to be an upgrade as well.  
    One question:  did you replace or use some other technique to enhance the look of the headlights?  Yours look better than the chromed pieces that come as part of the grille assembly.