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Miatatom

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About Miatatom

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  • Birthday May 31

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  • Scale I Build 1/24

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  • Location Soddy Daisy, TN (near Chattanooga)
  • Full Name Tom Shirley

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  1. Miatatom added a post in a topic Embossing Powder and heat   

    Try it on some spare styrene with and without heat and see what effect it has. Let us know how it comes out.
  2. Miatatom added a post in a topic Painting tips for me   

    My opinion on Chris's videos is that they are out of date and contain some info (using a Future substitute) that is incorrect. He has some good info but I wish he'd update his stuff. With that said, I've never had much luck with craft acrylics on bodies. Others have. I use them on interiors and chassis parts. That's why I'm going to give the Wicked paints a try on some bodies.
  3. Miatatom added a post in a topic Painting tips for me   

    From what I've read, Createx paints can be tricky. I have some but haven't tried them yet. I've read that the Createx white and black are really hard to work with. The Wicked colors are supposed to be easier. I wash all car bodies with Comet and a brush to thoroughly scuff the shine off everything. Rinse and dry thoroughly, then prime. You should also explain what equipment you are using for more detailed help.
  4. Miatatom added a post in a topic New "material" for carpeting?   

    Go to the Michael's website and sign up for their newsletters. They have 40% off coupons every week like HL. 
  5. Miatatom added a post in a topic AB needle size, whats too small?   

    I spray with a Paasche H and usually use the #5 needle (largest) for most applications.
  6. Miatatom added a post in a topic Why not have a Hemi?   

    I think you have the answer. Weight is the biggest issue.
  7. Miatatom added a post in a topic Rattle Can Primers   

    Out of the can or airbrushed?
  8. Miatatom added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    Techniques for Spraying Duplicolor Gloss Clear Lacquer
    Also known as Paint Shop Clear. Lots of discussion about how good it is but not a lot about equipment, settings and technique. I've only sprayed it once and it went on fairly smooth. I use a Paasche H with the #3 needle and shot it, unthinned, at around 22 PSI. What are you guys that are using this clear doing, such as air pressure, number of dry and wet coats, respray time, etc.?
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  9. Miatatom added a post in a topic 37 Ford street rod   

    Great work. I love that color!
  10. Miatatom added a post in a topic Sedan Deliveries   

    No, thanks.
  11. Miatatom added a post in a topic Sedan Deliveries   

    I have a Revell 39 Chevy Sedan Delivery.
  12. Miatatom added a post in a topic 1935 Auburn Speedster - The Abysmal Lindberg/Pyro Kit Completely Reworked   

    As always, Jurgen, you have done a great job. You have much more patience and persistence than I do.
  13. Miatatom added a post in a topic Padded Workbench   

    Could you post a pic or two?
  14. Miatatom added a post in a topic Taking photos of models   

    +1
  15. Miatatom added a post in a topic Taking photos of models   

    One of the tips I read on here about taking photos of model cars was to get down on the models level. IOW, don't shoot all the pics from above the cars belt line. Take some pics outside too. Lots of light there except next Monday around 2:30 here in east Tennessee.