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About slownlow

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  • Scale I Build 1/24-25

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  • Location central Iowa
  • Full Name bob maloy

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  1. slownlow added a post in a topic STUDE SNAFU   

    Thanks all for the kind comments
  2. slownlow added a post in a topic Flexible ducts   

    I currently don't have an unused microbrush to photo but hopefully you can visualize one from the 2 used ones in the pic. When new they have a small tuft at the tip for small paint or glue application. They are made of plastic and I use only the serrated section, bent the curve and pinn the ends by way of short lengths of straight pin to the engine and body.
  3. slownlow added a topic in Tips, Tricks, and Tutorials   

    Flexible ducts
    One of the things that stumped me for a while was fabricating flexible ducts for engine air intake on my last project. I finally tumbled onto this solution after using these applicators many times for their intended use. 

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  4. slownlow added a topic in Under Glass   

    Well she's close enough to be called done. My thanks to all those making suggestions adding detail and depth to this effort.

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  5. slownlow added a post in a topic 53 Stude lakes car   

    I'm thinking for nose art doing something with SNAFU'D STUDE and instead of swastikas denoting kills using blue ovals and bow ties. Also playing with the idea of a gun sticking out the headlight bulges. The Dzus fasteners would be cool. If I sharpen the inside my glue needle to make a small circle and a little scribe bisecting the circle it would look about right.
  6. slownlow added a post in a topic 53 Stude lakes car   

    More progress. Painted the D Day racing stripe and think I'll extend it down on the front bumper. Also hung the door and it's working smooth.

  7. slownlow added a post in a topic 53 Stude lakes car   

    Here's more progress. The panel seams got "rivets". It seems to add a lot to,the overall look and the tool I used is a seamstress marking wheel. The teeth are sharpened to leave a crisper mark

  8. slownlow added a post in a topic 53 Stude lakes car   

    Thanks for the comments. This is intended to be a lakes car destined for Nevada , El Mirage, or .... that's why I sanded down the tires to a smaller contact patch. In regards to the roll cage it's kit supplied and I'm not too concerned about reality with this project, more into the looks and feel of the car. Tom Woodruff what are you referring to as aircraft fasteners? Rivets or some kind of screw locking system or .....? It sounds interesting.
  9. slownlow added a post in a topic AMT '51 Chev Coupe custom wip   

    I like the direction this is going. Did something similar to your chop a while back but your giving the whole car a nice direction. Keep up posted
  10. slownlow added a post in a topic 53 Stude lakes car   

    I plan to run thin black and white D day stripes across the trunk area maybe some nose art on the front fenders and maybe some small bombs and swastikas. Fitting the Viper took some doing, New motor mounts, new drive shaft from 1/8" alum tube,bump back the firewall a tad, fabricate new tranny and drive shaft hump, and exhaust. The suspension is lowered with blocks spliced atrearsprings, and kit supplied kingpin position in front. The dashboard has been eliminated and 3 gauges hung from remaining arch, a tax added to steering column which is hung in a cradle from under side of dash arch.

  11. slownlow added a post in a topic 53 Stude lakes car   

    There's been a little more work done on the car. The initial shaded panels have been toned down, other panels shaded different hues, and smoke smudges added at the exhausts. All comments welcome.

  12. slownlow added a post in a topic 1st gen Bronco Leadsled Kustom?   

    Very nice!
  13. slownlow added a topic in On The Workbench   

    53 Stude lakes car
    I've been messing with girl forever. The inspiration is a band name from the 60s, "Quicksilver Messenger Service". The color was always planed to be silver but I've been hanging around with some guys on the dark side (military modelers) and thought it would look good with panel lines. So hours later with my trusty razor saw here's where we're at now. The panels have no rhyme or reason, I'm sure if this body was done with panels they would be quite different but who the h.... would build this body out of panels anyway. As I researched images of planes I noticed the panels were often slightly different colors for no apparent reason, different mills, different allloys,?.... So here it is after a couple different shades of Model Masters Aluminum nonbuffing Metalizer. I'll add more shades but keep the shade variation more subtle. 

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  14. slownlow added a post in a topic '53 Ford Rat Rod Wrecker Rig- Second Refresh   

    Nice work!
  15. slownlow added a post in a topic Kustom 41 Plymouth   

    It just keeps getting better