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GaryDavis last won the day on July 11 2018

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  • Birthday 11/27/1950

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    Everything in SCALE.....

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  1. Hodges......get rid of the bitches!!!
  2. Hey Michael... you bet you can use a semi gloss(or semi flat...or just a flat clear...depending on the look you're after) on the Chrome parts. I'd forgotten about that technique. I just strip and re-shoot. But...In the case of a humungus amount of chrome like you mentioned...I think I'd cut from the spure...do the touchup on the small spots...wait a week...then apply the semi clear a little at a time. Now...Myself...I would shoot a thinned out amount thru my airbrush. You could brush it on but make sure to thin it a little. Hey Ron...you're very welcome.
  3. Hey Ron...First off...I think you'll enjoy build scale cars, if you like 1/1 cars. OK..to try and answer your questions... Personally... I strip all the chrome(using concentrated laundry bleach...Clorox is what I use) from every build that I do. The Chrome that's applied to most of the the kits are way too brite for the smaller scales. I will leave the chrome for 1/12th and larger builds. To re-chrome....I shoot a Black or Blue High gloss base coats. Alclad II has Chrome that has a little learning curve. You can use Alclad polished Aluminum as it works good too. I also use ALSA Mirror Chrome which has a small learning curve but does not rub off when dry. If you want to leave the chrome and just touch up where it was cut from the sprue...then you can use a small paint brush( 3 0 or smaller) and a dab of Model Master Chrome Silver #FS 17178. Model Master has another chrome paint but it's not as good. I've used both and this one works the best between the two. Put a small amount of paint in a mixing pallet and add a drop or two of Lacquer thinner. Don't mix it in just let the thinner hit the edges of the paint and then load you brush and apply to the spot on the part. NOW...since MOLOTOW has come out with 3 paint pens and a refill bottle...all one has to do is just touch the part with it and it's rechromed. But...the small down side of it is..it takes at least 3-4 days for it to dry. It's is remarkable how well this paint looks when applied. If you can work with the dry time...then Molotow is the way to go. You can do a search on the web and watch a a few videos that's out there on it. Well Ron...I hope I've shed a little light on the chrome thing for you. Just remember there's no right or wrong..it's what ever works best for you. Gary
  4. Thank you for the compliment Andrew....it is Appreciated...
  5. Thank you Mark...yea...I'm thinking about going to the RENTON show. If I go this yr...I'll bring it.
  6. The Sun came out for this day only...and I got a few outside pics shot.
  7. Hey Ed..thank you for the compliment... Thanks Robin...That was the idea that I wanted to bring together. A race team that ran the Western Regional circuit.
  8. This build is complete. Here are a few finished pics of it all. It's raining out (go figure) so inside shots will have to do for now. Thanks for stopping in and looking around. The finished trailer... Car loaded on the trailer... Hocked up ready for the road...
  9. Hey Doc.....did we ever get this taken care of? I've sent so much stuff out in the past 6mo....I don't remember if I sent this to you. Do you still need them? Let me know...
  10. Sorry for the late reply Wayne...man...this is a killer build. Those decals must've taken you quite awhile to apply. Getting the right sit on these cars makes or brakes the overall look and fell. You sure did a good job with that. Great looking build Wayne
  11. Thank you Rusty and Rob..for the comments and taking the time to stop in for a look. It is really appreciated...
  12. This Project is finished. Now...It's off to build the trailer... Thanks to ALL who has stopped in and commented on this build. Here's a few pics of the #25 Anniversary Special Sprintcar....
  13. The Decals are on ( second time around for the rear #s). I'll let them set and snuggle in over night as I use Walthers Solvaset. After applying it...It really wrinkles the decal up annnnd that's not a good time to play with the decal. It sure works good though. Makes the decal look like it's painted on. Hopefully I'll be able to finish this puppy up by tomorrow and post finished pics. But...here's a few pics of the finished tires and wheels.
  14. Here's a paint update...got the second color on this past few days. I decided to go with a darker red( Chrysler Clariet Red) instead of the Poppy Red. It still needs to be rub out and the separation stripes put on but....it's starting to get to the finish. I'm still working with the new molds for the tires. I'm trying a new RTV and there's a little learning curve. Getting there though. Here's a few pics of the paint...Thanks for looking in and commenting....
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