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E St. Kruiser50

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  1. Did't think anything but car stuff would ever be allowed here most of the time. Going to be doing a scratch-built 1/9 scale 1947 art deco bicycle, and a scratch-built large art deco style 1930's Hiawatha customized streamliner locomotive. Didn't think those would ever get a pass here WEEEE"LL SEE .
  2. <!--quoteo(post=236283:date=Dec 3 2009, 12:41 PM:name=Raul_Perez)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Raul_Perez @ Dec 3 2009, 12:41 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=236283"><{POST_SNAPBACK}></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec--><img src="http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh49/treehuggerdave/2009_1202Photobucket10035.jpg" border="0" class="linked-image" /> Is that a "wedge" engine? <img src="http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/laugh.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="" borde
  3. Hey Rodney Very ingenius idea. I especially like the whitewall "Duallies" and rusted out rear fender edges. Makes it all very believeable. Keep going - THIS IS FUN
  4. Hey Jody Try spraying your black, wait an hour, then shoot your Alclad. The Alclad needs To "BITE" into the paint before it's totally dry, so it won't wear off as easily when you can handle it. Also, what guy's don't take seriously enough, is that to get the optimum results, at least for me, they are certain steps that need to be followed. (1) Spray a like-brand clear over your black. This gives depth for the chrome to 'DAZZLE" . "LIGHT REFRACTION" plays a huge role in the finished appearance of Alclad type finishes (There are others). A diamond sparkles because it had depth and
  5. Hey Jody I've never had any real good luck spraying anything over Alclad, including Future. Everything tones it down. I've got models 7-8 years old with Alclad on them, and just as shiny and nice as the day I sprayed it. Temperature, technique and timing make all the difference. Mine doesn't wear off with minor handling, and there's no clear coat of any kind.
  6. Here's a pic of the stance and the wheels sittin' under the car to see how she looks. Body still needs wipers, door handles and a mirror. Wheels will get knock-offs. Chassis and under hood still need lotsa pieces. Probably another week, and maybe she'll be done <img src="http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/cool.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="" border="0" alt="cool.gif"
  7. <!--quoteo(post=235900:date=Dec 2 2009, 12:45 PM:name=Raul_Perez)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Raul_Perez @ Dec 2 2009, 12:45 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=235900"><{POST_SNAPBACK}></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->That is really coming together nicely, Dave!! It's also done in one of my all time favorite color combinations!! Keep up the <b><u>GREAT</u></b> work,<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd--> THANKS RAUL <img src="http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/public/sty
  8. We, SABA, still do the "BEST OF THE BEST AWARD IN MEMORY OF BOB" - It's called the BOB PAETH BEST OF THE BEST AWARD, and we do it at the PORTLAND ROADSTER SHOW. This'll be the second year of that part of our contest, and has been received very well.
  9. GEEZ - I THOUGHT THIS WAS AMERICA . OUR PRIVILIDGES, AMONG OTHERS, IS TO LEGALLY CHOOSE WHATEVER WE WANT TO DO AND INCLUDE OR EXCLUDE WHOEVER WE WANT, FOR WHATEVER REASON. Now people may not like it, but that's their problem, as long as the Constitution is still relavent. THERE HAS NEVER BEEN ANY SUCH THING AS FAIR, BECAUSE EVERYONE HAS THEIR OWN OPINION OF THAT, AND IT ALWAYS DIFFERS WITH SOMEONE ELSES. Funny how people complain about government control and socialism coming, and yet they try to practice socialism right here by wanting to limit peoples rights and choices as to what
  10. HEY BEN I added a thread here on tips for Alclading - HOPE IT HELPS .
  11. HERE YA GO BEN Whenever I see this Alclad topic come up,I like to post this thread, hoping it'll help guys out. Hope it helps ya - dave .
  12. <!--quoteo(post=235259:date=Nov 30 2009, 06:41 PM:name=harrypri)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(harrypri @ Nov 30 2009, 06:41 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=235259"><{POST_SNAPBACK}></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->Now put the 24s down and slowly walk away...<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd--> <img src="http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/laugh.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="" border="0" alt="laugh.gif" /> <img src="style_emoticons/<#E
  13. Yellow with a black vinyl roof, to go with the redlines - KILLER .
  14. There certainly is Peter, and I learned it here . I still like the "WAGON WHEEL LOOK", but I have seriously mellowed since joining this forum. I guess I needed "THE 12 STEP PROGRAM", being addicted to those "24's" .
  15. HEY BILL Glad ya joined up with us. There's somethin' here for everyone, so don't be bashfull, just right jump in and start posting .
  16. Here's the glue's I like best . Each has a particular use for my different stages of building. The glue I use the most is the two-part epoxy. I use a ton of that stuff, but I also use plenty of the super-glue, and to me nothing is stronger than the Testors orange/white stuff - hands down. By the way Harry, how do you know which glue is best??. POCHER KITS COME WITH SCREWDRIVERS
  17. I've had this liquid mask for a while, called MICRO MASK by MICROSCALE, but have never used it, but this dash presented some 'Challanges for painting", so after I removed a few pieces, I could see there would be problems. So I decided to give this stuff a try, and it worked great. I brushed on 3 coats to make sure there was good coverage, and let it dry for a half hour or so, sprayed 3 light coats of the tan, let it dry again for about a half hour, and then pealed off the liquid mask like a latex glove, or a cond*m <img src="http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#
  18. Hey Andy - Think of it this way - While they're destroying their enjoyment of the hobby in their part of the world, we can sit back and watch, and enjoy the "CHEAP ENTERTAINMENT" , or just choose to go off and enjoy our toyzzz, and "IGNORE" the ridiculousness of it all - Kinda like the evening news . I LOVE THIS HOBBY . I love being retired too. Think I'll go work out at the gym...
  19. WELL SPOKEN BOB . Most adults, AND EVEN SOME KIDS, don't get why grown men play with model cars - AND THEN MANY HERE TRY TO MAKE SOMETHING ELITIST ABOUT THIS MOSTLY UNKNOWN HOBBY - GO FIGURE . Glad many of us have a real life and friends beyond this computor and this hobby - THANK YOU GOD
  20. So Harry - What's so wrong with "Snobby and Elitist"?? If it wasn't for the "Snobbys and Elitists", the whiners and complainers wouldn't have anything to "Gripe" about . Seems like they serve a very important function .
  21. Who say's I get my engine block halves glued together right?? I'm just a "HACK" like Bob Downey . I LOVE THIS PLACE
  22. First off, BEFORE EVERYONE HERE GETS ALL FIRED UP - LET'S GET THE FACTS STRAIGHT. I have my invitation packet in front of me here, sent to me in 2006 by the administrators, Dan Baker and Bob Wick. There were 157 names of people thay had chosen to participate, BUT WAS NOT EXCLUSIVE TO OTHERS. At the top of the list is a statement by Dan and Bob. QUOTE; This is a list of accomplished builders initially invited to participate in The Masters challange Invitational. Although substantial effort has been made to include all builders qualified to participate in the Challange, we do not pr
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