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Dan Hay

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  1. Just a few details left before it’s done. I really like how it turned out. Thanks for the advice on the white accents Dennis!
  2. I decided on a Tamiya minty green color, and put on a few decals. I think it needs "something" but I'm not sure what that is. Maybe it's more decals? I don't know. The white roof insert and running boards will help it. Also I wired it and did a little more detail painting on the engine. Should the headers stay chrome, or paint them flat white? What else do you think it "needs"?
  3. Amazing! Really nailed it. You did a fantastic job correcting some of the shortcomings of the Revell kit.
  4. Nice clean builds, and outstanding paint work!
  5. I've been having good luck with this product. But now I'm leery to buy anymore.
  6. I love it! Ed at Drag City makes a nice clean product.
  7. Quick update. Did some painting on the engine, fit the headers and grille. Definitely not lacking in attitude!
  8. This build is over 20 years old. It has held up well. It's a straightforward box stock build, with extra lowering and flames. This was the first time I flamed a model using the same method one would flame a 1:1 car... covered the front with tape, drew them out with a pencil, then carefully cut out a stencil with an x-acto knife. I barely remember how I faded the colors, I vaguely remember fogging paint from a distance while holding cardboard with one hand a few inches away from the model. Then I cleared the whole thing. Turned out pretty good!
  9. Really clean build, love a red roadster. This is a great kit. I have yet to build one, I've bought two and I keep robbing parts from it for other builds...
  10. Cool, my dad painted his 38 Chevy with Ditzler Lacquer in 1982.
  11. Lookin good! That Ardun looks killer!
  12. Wow, that’s a great resource! Thanks for sharing.
  13. Thanks guys for the kind words! @Bullybeef My wife said Rose Gold too! Kinda “paints me into a corner” (pun intended) with body color choices, but I’m up to the challenge.
  14. We are iced in here in Texas which is a rare occurrence, so I’ve been getting stuff done on this build. I cut the fenders for header clearance, then realized it’s so low that with the collectors they would hit the ground. So I drilled out the four primary pipes for realism since they won’t have a collector. Also, got the stance dialed in, and painted the wheels centers a mix of silver and copper, which ended up being light gold. Not authentic but I like it.
  15. That's a good question. I'll have to dig through some old pics to confirm, but I think they said FOYT.
  16. I made some front motor mounts out of sprue, modified the kit k-member to fit the hydro. This is the Olds engine/trans from the Revell Willys kit, as well as the intake and the 4 port injection. The blower and the scoop came from the new Revell Model A roadster kit. That kit just keeps on giving... still haven't built a model A with one, I just pillage it for parts. It would have been a lot easier to build this without fenders, but what's the fun in that? The front fenders will need holes for the headers...
  17. Since yesterday, the Ads are huge, in that it takes forever to scroll through a thread. I feel like this just happened, and has not been the norm. What gives? I expect ads if I am not signed in, but I am registered and signed in.
  18. Holy Moly! That carb color is perfect! Nice detailing job!
  19. Yes, the windshield frame is better looking, which is probably due to it being thinner all the way around, which helps with a severe chop not to have a mail slot windshield. If I had to chop the kit frame, I probably would have filed it down some.
  20. I have a Stone, Woods and Cook Willys kit that I'm not interested in Building, plus a partial Orange Crate kit, so a blown Olds combined from both kits will probably happen, along with some decals, two tone paint with darker fenders than the body, possibly some Lightning holes in the fenders? Who knows. I kinda want this to be street/strip so it may have a full interior, with a simple roll bar.
  21. Thanks fellas. I'll see if I can round some up. I was also wondering if anyone had any special mixes or recipes in their toolbox, ya know, a little of this and a little of that makes...
  22. Apologies in advance if this has been covered ad infinitum... What are you all using to replicate different types of metal? Or direct me to a thread covering this. I want to step up my game in engine and wheel detailing with correct looking paint. For example, tarnished Magnesium, Dow 7 coating, Aluminum, Cast iron, that goldish color on carburetors like Stromberg 97s.. I used Graphite spray on a recent build to replicate magnesium on the wheels, but I felt it's too dark. Here's a pic. Thanks!
  23. Check out this dumb luck.... I swear, I chopped this thing blind, expecting to have to chop the kit windshield frame. For fun I popped in an Orange Crate windshield frame and it fit perfectly! It was like I planned it. Had I planned it, it would have fit terrible.. I also did a quick mock up..... not sure I'm in love yet. Things may be changing with this build.
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