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Miatatom

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  1. Welcome! Your build preferences are aligned with mine.
  2. Louie was one funny man. I wondered what happened to his career. It seemed to peak a long time ago and then he sort of disappeared. He seemed to be resurfacing lately. I wonder if our parents felt this way during their later years as their peers passed away and we didn't even hardly know them? I doubt that my granddaughters know either one of them.
  3. Thanks, Ace, eBay is fine with me. Should have thought of that.
  4. Sometimes the stuff in the kit just isn't what you want to put on the completed kit. I saw the post about Shapeways and wondered what are some good sources for tire and wheel sets?
  5. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00Q2TTQEE?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2_dt_b_product_details
  6. Sounds like you've gone to a lot more detail work than I did. I'd like to see it.
  7. I thought about that and decided that I could buy some rectangular steel and cut it to the desired length.
  8. Maybe. The plastic parts have grooves. I'm not sure what r/c servo tape is.
  9. One method I've ditched is "apply a couple of mist coats". I've read that advice here on the forum and it just doesn't work for me. I mostly spray lacquers, Createx or Scalefinishes products. I put on 2, maybe 3 medium to heavy coats. I've got a PS290 but really use my Paasche H with a #5 tip most of the time. I adjust my regulator to 20 psi with the airbrush trigger open. Distance is 4 to 6 inches. I base my speed on how the paint is laying down. I always focus on the surface as the paint goes on, not the brush or the spray pattern. Everyone has their system, that's mine.
  10. I've had issues in the past when trying to do delicate work on a project. I'm talking about placing decals, attaching very small parts, etc. I saw a suggestion some time back here on the forum about circuit board holders. Well, I ought one and I'm very happy with the results I'm getting. I've finished my Bugeye and used the holder when I was doing decal work and attaching parts like the windscreen and mirrors. I've included pics of the model before I attached the mirrors. What I really like is being able to rotate the model and hold it in place at any angle. I modified it by covering the each of the plastic holders with a soft makeup sponge. I used zip ties to hold them in place.
  11. I bought a quart (I think) at Walmart here in Tennessee.
  12. I thought it was a 1/25 but I'm thinking it's a 1/24 from Gunze. I think I tossed the original box
  13. Thanks for sharing this tip. Sounds like the solution to some of my problems. Solves the problem of thicker CA glue turning solid after a while.
  14. I've scratched them out and painted them, so they'll be on the model in the morning. I'll take pics and post them in the Under Glass section. This was one model I wasn't going to give up on, but it's time to get it finished.
  15. The name on my unit is Fortress Ultra Quiet. It has a 2 gallon tank that will run an air brush easily as well as air up tires.
  16. Go to Harbor Freight and get their smallest Ultracet model. It's about $150. I'm realy happy with mine. It's quiet enough that it sits below my booth.
  17. I really appreciate the recommendations for the mirrors but my model is 1/25 and the mirrors are 1/24. I've gone ahead trying to scratch build some. They probably won't match the ones on the 1:1 though.
  18. Thanks, Dave. Yeah, seems like the prices in the classic car market just keep going up with no end in sight. I recall people saying cocaine was an indication that people had too much money. I think that applies to classic cars now. 😂
  19. Thanks! Considering the amount of time, money and effort, it's just about whipped me. Far from perfect, but I'm satisfied with it, so far. The mirrors are fabricated. Just got to paint and install them. So many opportunities to wreck it again. 🤒
  20. I know what you mean. In spring 1994, I turned in early at turn 7 at Road Atlanta and stuffed a vintage Zink Formula Vee into the inside dirt wall. 🤬
  21. Well, I was in Hobby Lobby and saw this, so I sprang for it. I'm going to try to paint it in the original 1965 Jaguar pale yellow. We'll see how it turns out.
  22. I'm building a replica of my last vintage race car and can't find or scratch build a suitable set of mirrors. There are 3 mirrors. The one on the right side is round and the ones in the center and left side are oval with flat bottoms. Here's some pictures of the 1:1. Hopefully, someone knows a good source. Your eyes aren't fooling you, yes, it's right hand drive.
  23. I don't remember when I started this project but it's probably been close to 2 years or more. One way or another, I messed the paint up twice and had to send it back to the pond. So this is my third go at creating a scale replica of my last vintage race car. My avatar is a shot of it from 2003 at Virginia International Raceway. The color is Scale Finishes Acapulco Blue over Tamiya primer. The cage, battery box and dash layout are scratch built as well as the windscreen. The only thing left to do is locate a source for the mirrors and attach them. I've bought a clear case to mount on the front of the original steering wheel when it's done. I'll post more pics when I get to that point. Here's what I've gotten accomplished this time around plus another pic of the 1:1.. It's far from perfect but when you're pushing 80, it is what it is.
  24. Do you have any brand names? I've used Createx with some success.
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