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  1. 3 hours ago, espo said:

    Always thought these were some of the most graceful looking cars and this model captures that look and the paint color looks great. Hope you at least shared a picture of this with your professor. 

    I would have but sadly, he died some time back. He was not your typical professor. He could ride the hell out of a dirtbike. When he went for his interview at the college, he'd been working on the Jag and didn't even bother to change. His credentials spoke for themselves and he was hired on the spot. One of a kind.

  2. I finished this XKE on Christmas eve. It's a replica of one of my college professors car. His name was Keith Lee and he was our Nuclear Science professor. I bought my first motorcycle from him too, a 67 Honda 305 Scrambler. I got to ride in the XKE once and it was a thrill.

    I covered the red plastic with Createx white using it as a primer. Wound up with a little too much paint buildup. The primrose yellow and clear are from Scale Finishes. The spark plug wires are a little out of scale too.



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  3. 1 hour ago, LL3 Model Worx said:

    I love stynelrez primer under acrylic paints for miniatures as I rarely use true acrylics for model cars. But I have to admit it is a MAJOR pain to clean out of the airbrush in my experience.

    Something that I recently picked up on in a video on Youtube was to be sure not to spray all the paint in the cup out. Leave a little and there's less chance of drying the cup and nozzle/tip out. What did you use to clean it with and what type of airbrush were you using? I use the Procon PS-290 for spraying bodies.

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  4. I haven't finished a model in quite a while and it feels good to have something under glass. This is a MPC kit and the fit is reasonable but certainly not like Tamiya kits. Paint and clear are Scale Finishes. This was a learning experience using base coat and clears and I'm not really satisfied with the finish. The side number decals were really hard to work with. There are a number of mistakes but my skills never were great and as I age, they aren't improving. But it is what it is and I'm over beating myself up over results. Just trying to have fun building again and accepting the results.





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  5. That's what I thought too, so I built my own. I based it on the ones I used to work with when I was at the Y-12 Nuclear Weapons Plant in Oak Ridge, Tn. That's not me in the picture at the bottom and the boxes we used were like the one I built, with one big window.




  6. On 11/3/2022 at 4:58 PM, GoForItPainting said:


    There are so many different techniques that can be used for masking. And now I want to show you some of the ones I use.


    A couple of questions. What is the name of the circle cutter you used to make circular stencils (at the 4:41 mark) and where did you get it? Also, what is the brand name of the white modeling masking tape you used and where did you get it?

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  7. I'd read enough about the S22 line that I wanted one. Got it in May and it's the best cell phone I've owned. Granted, I was using Tracfone junk, but when we decided to take the plunge, the S22 was at the top of most reviews I'd read. In addition,  many of them said the 22+ was the same as the Ultra, minus one camera lens. The S23 will be released soon. You could wait for it or get a S22 at a discount. I'm retired and have no affiliation with Samsung.

  8. 27 minutes ago, NYLIBUD said:

    Oh yea,I forgot all about Young Frankenstein.Certainly one of the funniest movies ever.And I agree,seeing celebrities with horrible plastic surgery can be pretty shocking.😱

    "I was going to make espresso". That line was an ad-lib by Hackman and Brooks liked it so much, he left it in the final cut. Hackman wanted to do comedy so bad that he said he'd do Young Frankenstein for nothing. I bet he was paid though. He was hilarious. At 78, I look a lot older than he does. He looks great.

  9. On 12/12/2022 at 8:23 AM, Lucius Molchany said:

    It perhaps a small clamp,just pad it so that it does not damage the paint Is ut the Accurate Minatures kit? 

    No, it's a MPC. I've trimmed some places down but still have a small gap.

    On 12/12/2022 at 11:53 AM, jaymcminn said:

     If you can't find and fix the fitment issue I would recommend using 5-minute epoxy and Tamiya tape to hold the join together while the epoxy cures. I'd give the epoxy 10-15 minutes for a stronger bond. You might even want to attach some styrene "tabs" to the inside of the body shell to increase the surface area of the bond. 

    I'll probably go with the epoxy and tape method. I've just about trimmed everywhere that I can see any interference and the gap is smaller. There isn't any place to attach tabs that I can see.

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