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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 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.
  2. Miatatom added a post in a topic Padded Workbench   

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

    +1
  4. 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.
  5. Miatatom added a post in a topic Buying from overseas sellers on Amazon   

    It'll probably show up in your mail.
  6. Miatatom added a post in a topic 1960 Mercury Glue Bomb Rebuild   

    Great save!
  7. Miatatom added a post in a topic Tamiya Calsonic Skyline GTR   

    A good effort at a first one, Aiden. Nice detailing and good decal work. Clean build with no blemishes, finger prints or glue noticeable. I'm still working on perfecting some of those things myself. To make that model pop, you really need to work on the orange peel in the paint. Not saying you need to be able to put down a perfect paint job right away. I still can't. Learning to color sand the paint and use a polishing system will really improve the finish. Watch some Youtube videos or do a search here on the forum for color sanding and polishing paint. It's really easy when you learn.
    Here's a link on how to search the forum. http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/topic/74605-a-better-way-to-search-this-site/
  8. Miatatom added a post in a topic Misc. Drag, Ferrari, Truck kits   

    Post some pics in the under glass section. I've never seen one.
  9. Miatatom added a post in a topic Paint removal   

    91% isopropyl alcohol removed it. Never tried it with resin.
  10. Miatatom added a post in a topic 53 Ford rustbucket   

    You need to use a GM product to make it more realistic. 
  11. Miatatom added a post in a topic Misc. Drag, Ferrari, Truck kits   

    Never mind the models, what do you want for the Roger De Coster poster! Got to see him race at Road Atlanta in the Trans AMA series twice. Won his second moto and the overall, with only a front brake. He is The Man.
  12. Miatatom added a post in a topic Deepening Panel Lines   

    Been there, done that. Yes, it is really hard to fill and hide those scratches, all the while trying to keep stuff out of the panel line. Here's what I found that works for me.
    http://www.radubstore.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=77_110&products_id=329
  13. Miatatom added a post in a topic Any consensus on a new photo sharing service?   

    What are the pros and cons of Google?
  14. Miatatom added a post in a topic How do you value a "kit bashed" kit?   

    I'd offer $1 /kit plus shipping. The shipping will be the most expensive part of the deal.
  15. Miatatom added a post in a topic Problems with Dust   

    Dust has to be getting in some way. Where is the room? Basement or an area with carpet? Mine is in the basement and I have the ceiling and insulation covered with plastic. Do you change the HVAC filters often enough? If you're not sure about the air purifier, it may be another source of dust. To really figure out what the issues are, we'd need more information to get specific.