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About Karmodeler2

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  1. Might try ATHS. They have a library and will copy stuff and send it out. Give them an email. David http://www.aths.org/index.cfm Look around for the library or email them. I know we have a huge library with a ton of research material.
  2. I will check and see if he has an H-61. You can google image it and be amazed. And when I get through with the Autocar, aptly named Black and Shiny, it will be a mirror image of the real thing. I plan on a lot of brass (hood, radiator shell, bumpers and all chrome work in brass first then I will plate it). It will be the last full detail for me as a way to end that part of my building and go back to what I love and to what takes less time, OOB. I have so much to get to and enjoy all avenues that the full detail takes up too much time. I have 3 left, 2 started and then Black and Shiny. I w
  3. You are welcome and thanks for the compliments. And don't feel bad, I am jealous of him too. He has about everything I would own if I had the time, space and money to do so. His Autocar is one that I plan on a full detail build much like the over the top one I did on that crazy Peterbilt. I have over 500 photos of that Autocar and most are on my photobucket site below. David http://s194.photobucket.com/albums/z83/Karmodeler2/Autocar%20I/ http://s194.photobucket.com/albums/z83/Karmodeler2/Autocar%20II/
  4. Or, how about a friend of mine, whose real collection is to die for!!!!
  5. Here is one of my favorite looking trucks. Enjoy. It's a resin cab/hood/fenders and the old Movin'On frame and engine. If you look at this last photo, you can see my right arm and shirt in the spot mirror taking the pic.....I turned the mirror on my lathe. Hope this will motivate you. David
  6. put some on a spoon and give it a whirl. What do you have to lose?
  7. and that clanking noise with the footsteps......would that be your walker?
  8. Hey MIke, I'll do a sample for you if you like at no charge to you except shipping to my house, and I will pay shipping back to you.. Send me one or two or your molds that you would like parts for (not car bodies, but say calipers, carbs, rims....something along those lines). I will pressure cast Task 9 in them and send the mold and the parts back to you. Then you cast a few with the same molds you sent me using your resin. Remove your parts, and take my parts and prime and paint them and tell me which one you think is A) the better looking part and took less time to prep before final stage
  9. Not sure of the mold material you are using, but I use a product from Silicones Inc out of NC and it's GI 1110. It is so flexible that I can turn my molds inside out and still have a good mold. Now, if I am doing production work, it might be a different story. You are probably trying for at least 50 pulls a mold and I'm not sure if I have ever done that many and if the 1110 would work. Most use the 1100, but I spoke to a tech there and he recommended the 1110 for the flexibility over the 1100. If you call them, talk to Nancy, she is very sweet and helpful with one of the most beautiful souther
  10. Hey Mike, You are right. I mis-read your post, sorry. I thought you said there is a resin that does not foam and needs no pressure. You are saying that you can get results without pressure. Sorry about that. I will say, that when you start doing 2 piece molds, car bodies and bigger pieces, you will need pressure. And when you see the difference, you will not go back to room "standard barometric" pressure. The parts I make are as smooth as molded injected plastic. I ensure that my master is ABSOLUTELY perfect, to the best of my ability, and all my off spring are the same way. I do not use
  11. Don't we have age limits or something.....Just how old IS that guy? Looks like he may need glasses or a back brace so he can see the models!!!! Well said Danno. I thought the same thing when he asked what we thought of his display. The rack is too heavy (blocking most of the underside....which is why it was elevated...right?) and it is contrasting in a color so close to the car, it's nerve racking to the eyes. I think you gave him great advice. And I would expect nothing less.........Now, to get that senior citizen out of my mind........what's that therapy number again? David
  12. I agree with you Skip. You have to sell your model and this is how I normally do it. I set a small note, that I have typed up (and laminated to keep it from curling up or blowing away and I keep with the model in it's case when I travel and store it so I don't lose it) and it is very small and includes 6 simple areas...here is an example: 1947 Ford COE Street Rod Kit - Resin cab, most of the rest is scratch built Body Mods - Extended the width of the front fenders to match the
  13. Leave it outside in the heat for just a spell, and it will be empty!!!! David
  14. Hey Christian, what do you mean by being scaled down? Are you meaning with regards to building a replica? And I find it interesting that here in America, we have a hearse where you can not see the casket, and in Europe, it's in FULL view. I find it much prettier in full view. Maybe I'm morbid. David
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