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  1. Hey Gang,

    How do you handle the one piece interior tubs? I just can't seem to get the right angle for painting, foiling trim and handles, etc. I was thinking just cutting would be good, have you done this on your models? Do you think it is better to cut lengthwise (which was my thought) or do you think cutting the side panels off where they meet the floor is better? Or, should I just keep spraying them black? :lol: Which seems to work if you don't want anything to be seen.....

    Appreciate any tips and especially pictures of your work, and I want to thank in advance anyone who cares to respond. Thanks!!


  2. Hey Gang,

    This has by far been my favorite topic on the forum to date, I think I like the painting and the end results as my favorite part of the build, although I have so much to learn. I hope Santa brings Donn's videos, I left Santa notes everywhere I could think of!!

    Two quick questions.......when you are just doing one car at a time, what do you do with the airbrush when you are waiting for the coats to flash a little bit? I don't want to keep emptying and spraying the cleaner, then putting in paint over and over, any suggestions? (I have the same Iwata as the good Doctor, so detaching a bottle is not an option.)

    Also, still wanting some more advice on the acrylics I bought, (Testors) I know Cranky uses a lot of acrylics, any tips for thinning, etc.? I just hate to waste the paint, won't buy more, just use the ones I have.

    Hurry up Santa!!!! I want my videos!!

    Thanks. Mike

  3. Springfield here, althought I have not lived there since '78 I do visit from time to time, miss my midwest friends, don't miss the snow. Now I live mere feet from the Gulf of Mexico in Texas, great if you like the water, not great if you hate the rodeo.......or hurricanes..........and man I sure do.


  4. Hey Cranky,

    There have been many many nights when I felt that getting on the forums was just as important, if not more important, than getting to the workbench. I started building about 6-7 years old, in an unfinished addition my parents were adding to the house, the bathroom was the last thing done, and it was my model cave for a couple of years, no one around, just me concentrating and building. It was really cool, then....got away for too many years, then discovered this place right about the time I started back building. Today when I went to log in and the site was down, total forum withdrawal, (T.F.W.) glad it is back up. Since I spend a lot of time working at home, I can get away with logging on once or twice a day, makes me a better builder and makes my enjoyment of this great hobby even better. I turn into a kid again, takes me to a good place in my mind, and if I build a work of art, or a glue bomb, I am fine with either. It's just the mindset for me, and I like it daily!! Styrene rules!!


    P.S. I might be the only member of this forum that has never been to a model show, a few 1:1 shows and I do security at the drag strip sometimes, but never a model show. It is sitting right at the top of the list in the bucket!!

  5. Hey Steve,

    This is just great, brings back memories for me too. I had a slot car set when I was a kid and I had this exact car, was the coolest thing I had ever seen on four wheels. Don't know much about the 1:1 but I know you build is just awesome, you did a great job!! Thanks for posting and thanks for the memories.


  6. Hey Nick,

    You've really got something to be proud of here, every time you post the improvement in your skills is obvious, each one is just better than the one before, and, that's a good thing. This should have a proud place on your shelf, keep up the good work and thanks for posting.


  7. Hey Ira,

    Wow, what a cool twist on a cool car!! I bought one of these a couple of years ago to build for fun, seeing yours just floored me, I would have never thought of this in a million years. Your paint/decal combination is just stunning, the hand, the driver, man, this thing is sick cool!! I really like these cars, and yours is the best and wildest I have ever seen, thanks for posting. Can't wait to see your next creation!!


  8. Hey Curt,

    Nice, nice bike!! Looks just like it should, this one is made for riding, the tire/wheel combo looks really good too, you did a great job with this one. Me, I love bikes that look like they are made for riding instead of polishing. Great looking bike, thanks for posting.


  9. Hey Dan,

    Looks really good, ya gotta love those Mopars. paint and finish came out looking really good, tweak the tailpipes a bit (know what you mean about the pictures showing the little stuff) and this one will be done. Bring it to the next Odyssey meeting, I'll show up just to see this one!!

    Thanks for posting.


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