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  1. Wonderful concept and build!
  2. Excellent workmanship! And it looks great!
  3. Gutsy project - keep up the good work!
  4. I second Mr. Engwer: Bondo Pro is very easy to use; varying the mix ratio just affects hardening time - I haven't had a problem, so anyone can use it. Be aware, it is softer than styrene, even softer than resin.
  5. I've made a huge number (hundreds) of RTV molds (Permatex) using about a 70/30 mixture of mineral spirits and petroleum jelly on the object to be duplicated. I do let it dry before applying the RTV. This leaves a nice, thin, even coat of petroleum jelly on the master. This also works well as a mold release for poured resin, which I use if the mold has thin projections that might break.
  6. Bondo one part putty is basically thick lacquer paint; as such, it will bite into paint and styrene. It has to gas out to dry, and so will shrink. Except for very thin applications, I use Bondo professional two part. It is a little softer than styrene, even when fully hardened, which I like.
  7. GerN

    Dune Rod

    Just remembered: The tail lights are cast from white CR-300 (as are the tires, wheels and radiator), coated with a Molotov chrome pen and then detailed with clear red paint. BTW, I brush-painted almost everything (except the chassis and interior, sprayed flat black by the original builder). There are a few things I would now do differently, including: raise the body-stiffening bar behind the headrests to also serve as a roll bar; fill the mufflers before gluing them in.
  8. GerN

    Dune Rod

    This was supposed to be a quick and easy build, just some hacking and gluing to a cheap built-up. I can't believe how slow I am. This isn't quite finished, but it may never get any better, so here it is. It is supposed to represent a stripped-down rod intended for fun on the dunes. I didn't have the 1:1 photo (sitting outside a parts junkyard) until after I'd already cut up the body, or I would have been tempted to copy that car, in spite of the additional work. The built-up was missing some parts (shocks, hoses, tie rod, steering linkage, etc.) but I only plan to add the highly visible hoses in the interest of a quick build. I am curious to see how many viewers applaud the originality and how many deplore the desecration. Enjoy!
  9. This post is mislabeled: it should clearly be Wonder Woman's invisible car.
  10. Great choice; something really different.
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