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  1. Cloth might be a good start, like a fine weave burlap, or something similar. Maybe cheese cloth?
  2. I’ve always had good luck with USCP, Scale Production, Spot Model, Czech Truck and a couple other European suppliers. Usually 3-4 week delivery. Just got tires from SP and USCP today.
  3. I’d like someone to correct me if I’m wrong, but that looks more show than go. I imagine the lag having such a large turbo on a what’s maybe a 3 liter at most, probably less, would be huge. You’d be half way down the track before it kicked in. Same with the jumbo carb, wouldn’t you need to jet it down to nothing to keep it from flooding? Most setups I’ve been around have two small turbos and Weber’s or something designed for smaller engines.
  4. Thanks guys. The New Ray Peterbilt was a good lead but they are pretty clunky. I ordered some 1/10 rc Range Rover mirrors that look like they might work if I flip them 90* and swap sides. I’ll post if it works, of course all the time I’ve spent looking I could have scratch built some by now.
  5. I’m looking for modern aerodynamic big rig mirrors, sometimes I’ve seen them called bus mirrors. Haven’t had any luck searching the usual places, does anyone know of any aftermarket ones?
  6. Have you thought about narrowing the bumpers a bit to bring the ends in tight to the body or do they fit well as is?
  7. Watch the hpiguy on YouTube, you’ll get plenty of god tips on building a nice looking model using spray paints.
  8. Thanks Peter. Just grabbed some of the 4oz ball jars from wmart, also going to try these bottles. The nozzle seems ideal for airbrush filling, but I’m not sure if they will seal well for long term storage.
  9. I have a bunch of old testers spray cans getting rusty, thinking I should decant them soon. What is a good size jar to use, i.e. how much paint comes out of one of those? 2oz, 5oz?
  10. Is this off of the 1/24 or 1/16 kit?
  11. First Gear did have a blank white one out last year, I was about to get one ( I think it was around $50-60) when this popped up for an unusually low bid. Hopefully one will pop up on eBay for you. Not to get sidetracked but I got a first gear 60’s (?) International pick up to repaint and add the service bed from the mobius ford to recreate my grandfather’s Burlington Route lineman’s truck.
  12. Yup that’s where I got it. I just noticed in the photos that the rear wheels have a deeper dish than the front. I like how they made the flower wheels from the cartoon actually look cool. Kind of silly but I’m impressed by this thing.
  13. Jada finally got the scale right and it’s on the Mystery Machine. Looks as close to 1/25-1/24 as any cartoon car could. Sorry about the messy desk, but I thought this was too nice not to share. 1/25 NAPA van for size comparison. One interesting thing about it is the body is two pieces along the belt line,would be easy to make a mystery pickup.
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