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  1. I know what you mean about some of the higher priced ones. I've paid around $8.00 for what was purported to be a sable 20/0 brush and nearly the same for a sable 10/0. To a certain extent, I'd rather overpay for quality than use something like this I'm still hoping someone with some real knowledge about these things will chime in on the differences (if any) between sables and synthetics.
  2. I have an assortment of brushes obtained from various sources over the years, many of which are getting to the point where they should probably be replaced. My go-to detail paints are Testors/Model Master and Humbrol enamels, but I have some acrylics that I like to use for certain things as well. I mention that only because one article I read indicated that sable brushes are best for enamels and synthetic brushes work better with acrylics. (The author said it had something to do with pH). I found a set I'm kinda interested in because of the variety of brushes as well as the ergonomic factor https://www.ebay.com/itm/Micro-Detail-Paint-Brush-Set-15-Tiny-Professional-Miniature-Fine-Detail-Brushes/223394888221?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D225074%26meid%3D893f894c258e433682c1db6ee316fa82%26pid%3D100675%26rk%3D4%26rkt%3D15%26mehot%3Dpp%26sd%3D153534538738%26itm%3D223394888221%26pmt%3D1%26noa%3D1%26pg%3D2380057&_trksid=p2380057.c100675.m4236&_trkparms=pageci%3A5c1e0634-7138-11ea-89f9-74dbd180c4de|parentrq%3A22fa13561710ac3cf90de32ffff9cae4|iid%3A1 but I'd like some feedback on them from those who really know this stuff. Also, if you have a set that you'd recommend, pics and links would be appreciated. I'd be interested to know why you like them so well.
  3. Sorry I'm late to the party. I meant to compliment you on this when you first posted it, but somehow never got around to it. IMNSHO, your color choice paid off in spades because it's not only attractive, it's vastly different from what we usually see used on these builds, making it stand out in a crowd. Anyone not fully familiar with Oldsmobile's paint colors for that year might also assume it's a period-correct hue. In addition, your detailing around the grille area, the (Fireball?) door handles and whatever means you used to accent the depth of the door and trunk lines help lend to the overall realism. Pose a build like this in front of a garage diorama background like yours and...voila'.
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    1967 Old 442

    I really like how this turned out. These cars look awesome in a number of colors, but I think they flat out rock in medium to darker reds. Question: would you mind sharing the P/N for the engine paint? I would've thought VHT paint might be too hot for styrene. Did you do anything special to prevent any damage, or did it just go on without any issues?
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    Another fantastic build, Mark! Did you actually build it straight OOB? I ask, having seen some of the amazing parts you've created for other builds.
  6. There's not a LHS within 100 miles of me, so I have to rely on pics from the internet to get an idea of what to expect from a given color. These two colors look great to me, but I'd like to see builds with them side by side so I can see the difference. If possible, outside shots might even be better. TIA for all helpful replies.
  7. They seem to have a decent line of RR colors, and if you scroll down further there are some car colors I might be interested in. Haven't done enough reading to determine what they're made of (acrylic, lacquer etc) so any experiences, pics etc would be appreciated. https://trucolorpaint.com/products/paint/
  8. I built one of these as a kid, and now, with the benefit of experience, I'd like to do another one. I'd prefer to have a complete kit with most/all parts still on the sprues. If you happen to have one of these, please let me know what kinds of kits (street machines, sports cars, specific kits etc) you'd like to have in exchange for it. The kit historians I've consulted say these are the same thing inside, so either one will do. I haven't done any trades in years but you'll find a number of positive responses for my transactions in Vol #1 of trader reviews.
  9. Don't mind me, I'm just going to camp here and stare in envy at that gorgeous paint. Fantastic work.
  10. I've never had a problem checking out his site before, but haven't been able to get on there over the last few days.
  11. My first thought would be to mask and shoot the paint over the wheel arches, then do the straight body line. I'm guessing Tamiya's new-ish thin masking tape will be needed to get great looking results. I do have an airbrush so that should help some. An even bigger hurdle is trying to replicate that contrasting pinstripe. Any ideas there?
  12. I'm relying on decades-old memories here but I believe the MPC '75ish Dodge Dart had those extractors as well as a set of Pontiac Firebird Honeycomb wheels as the "street machine" option. I remember seeing those as a teen and wondering what on earth would cause MPC to add GM stuff to a Mopar kit. I'd love it if one of our kit historians could explain that for us. Here's some box art I found with the Pontiac wheels. Doesn't look like they used the extractors on the box art builds, but I'd bet they're still on the sprues. Maybe you could try and get the earliest version of this kit to increase your chances of getting them.
  13. This may be the best build of that kit I've seen. Your grille detailing looks great and the Tamiya tape was obviously worth every penny. Given how the body and interior turned out, I'm sure I'm not the only one who'd like to see some engine and chassis pics too. Just out of curiosity, would you mind telling us what paint you used on the body (ex: Testors #1265).
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