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  1. Hey Guys, been awhile since I posted here, but stop by once in a while to see whats going on. My latest project is a modified 1/18 Sun star 63 Nova drag car. I wanted to be different, so its powered by a straight six that came out of an early diecast pickup truck. At this point its sporting a 3 deuces modified shapeways manifold, scratch built headers, and a transmission from a Chevelle. Far from done, its been a bear just getting it to fit properly. I've been wanting to build a Gasser front suspension for a long time, and this one is entirely scratched from brass and copper, and using 00-90
  2. Michael, I have used Kleen strip brand paint stripper for many years, it works on stripping paint almost instantly. I would warn you to follow the precautions on the can as it is caustic, and will harm plastic parts. Some Guys don't strip a car for repaint, but will sand the existing paint to prep it for a new color. It is important to mention that the paint on doors, hood, etc around the opening edges can be very thick from the factory paint, and should be sanded a bit to reduce the thickness to prepare for your coat of paint to reduce the chances of chipping the paint when you open these fea
  3. Thanks Guys. A little more progress. Cheers, Lance
  4. Hey Guys, just something different than the average build. I was at my work bench, and had a toy Gravedigger wheel/ tire sitting there, and a 1/18 Jada motorcycle on the other side. Hmmmmm...held up the wheel/tire to the Motorcycle, Oh yeah. Thought about a motorcycle puller like the tractor/truck pulls with the weighted sled. No such animal, but thought it would be a crazy build anyway. Using parts from the Jada motorcycle, and parts from a 1/9th OCC motorcycle, modified, I scratch built the rest of the frame. I'm using a GMP 572 for power. Had to use two rear tire/wheels cut in pieces to mak
  5. Depending on how current this kit is, you may be able to get Ban Dai to fax you a set of instructions. Cheers, Lance
  6. Hi Riley, if this is your first Dio, then I think you did a good job. Every build you do after this, you should strive to make each one better than the last. Its attention to details and realism that results in how your work turns out. Things like the tarp you have on the roof of the 40, has a design stamped in it like paper towel, which would not be on a tarp. The way you weathered the car looks like you brushed it on. Check you tube for many How to's on modeling, weathering, etc, or check out some of the other Dio's here, for ideas. I even purchased a book on graveyard and rusted cars left o
  7. Always a pleasure to see your work Cliff, no matter what scale it is. Cheers, Lance
  8. Sorry, I'm not buying the explanation, other wise the top of the can would show the same dents. There is not enough room in the can(top to bottom)to get enough momentum, to create those huge dents. I looked up the reason for the concave bottom, of the can, and it said that its shaped that way for adding strength to the can. It would seem to me, that if it was that easy to dent a can of paint with the mixing ball, I would be afraid of the integrity of that can being compromised. I have 45 cans of model spray paint, new and used, and checked everyone of them, no sign of any damage. I have three
  9. Some of you may already know about this, but Plastruct made Hexagon plastic rod in different sizes. From these rods, you can cut bolt heads, or nuts, if you just want those instead of a complete through nut and bolt. I purchased mine from Hobbylinc.com Check it out under building supplies. Check out the pic of the shock on the left, this has a nut I cut from the Hex rod. Cheers, Lance
  10. Thats what I was talking about, barometric pressure has no influence on a sealed can of paint, key word here is "sealed". The only other explanation would be you have a bionic arm, and your shaking the can too hard. I'm anxious to hear what the paint companies reply will be. Cheers, Lance
  11. I know you are kidding....right? The only outer influence on a sealed spray paint can, is hot or cold. The propellant inside of your can, swelled it because the pressure inside increased beyond the can's normal temp range, too hot. Cheers, Lance
  12. Big difference, looks great! Hope you like the change as well. Cheers, Lance
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