Miatatom

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About Miatatom

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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 Scalefinishes: Compatiable Clearcoat   

    Art, are you using it out of the can or airbrushing it?
  2. Miatatom added a post in a topic Scalefinishes: Compatiable Clearcoat   

    This is the quote from the Scalefinishes website.
    "Scalefinishes colors are solvent based Acrylic Basecoats and require a clearcoat to achieve a gloss finish".
    If they're enamels, spraying lacquer clear over them won't yield good results. I've heard that TS13 is a little hot in relation to other hobby lacquer sprays.
  3. Miatatom added a post in a topic Tamiya Alfa Romeo 155 V6 DTM Martini   

    Really nice!
    Did the seat belt decals come with the kit?
  4. Miatatom added a post in a topic Too Much Dragster   

    Great looking slingshot!
  5. Miatatom added a post in a topic Chrome Nail Polish   

    I think if it will stand up to use on finger nails, it should be durable enough for a model car.
  6. Miatatom added a post in a topic Mclaren MP4/5B Tamiya   

    Nice work! Personally, I like the Tamiya kits. The F1 cars do have a lot of small suspension parts and painting and decaling can be tedious.
  7. Miatatom added a post in a topic Chrome Nail Polish   

    You can get it through eBay for 8.57
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/331836934396?lpid=82&chn=ps&ul_noapp=true
    Walmart supposedly carries it too. It ain't cheap, but if it works well, it might be worth it.
  8. Miatatom added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    Chrome Nail Polish
    Has anyone tried this nail polish on styrene yet?

    There are several brands.
    https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q=nail+mirror+polish
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  9. Miatatom added a post in a topic 57 Del Rio Custom Wagon   

    I love the color choices! What brand clear did you use?
  10. Miatatom added a post in a topic rattle can dilema   

    +1
    Your work is great! Three cans does seem like a lot of paint.
  11. Miatatom added a post in a topic Gulf Mustang Ht   

    Clever idea! What are the colors that you used?
  12. Miatatom added a post in a topic rattle can dilema   

    You can get some idea of how much paint you have left by weighing the cans. The Tamiya and Model Master 3 oz. cans weigh 137 grams full and 62 grams when empty. The weight of paint and propellant is 75 grams which calculates to 25 grams/oz.
    The Tamiya primer cans are 5.4 oz. and weigh 210 grams full and 80 grams empty which calculates to 24 grams/oz.
    Not enough difference between the two so I just divide by 25 when checking how much is still in a can.
  13. Miatatom added a post in a topic Tinfoil Masking   

    The more I learn about 2 tone paint, the more I'm inclined to tackle the BRE Datsun 510 that's been stalled for a long time. Simple, why didn't I think of that?
  14. Miatatom added a post in a topic Ferrari California closed top   

    That color POPS! Nice build.
  15. Miatatom added a post in a topic Aoshima '89 RX7 for a friend....   

    That's a great paint job with a pretty tough color to use.