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Everything posted by GaryDavis

  1. LOL.....yea ya did! I saw you and your Father together at that other forum.
  2. That sure looks good Joe. Great job all around....
  3. Yea...I was too! The guy must have really wanted to run at Indy. At least he made the field....only to get taken out on the start of the race....Bummer for sure!
  4. Hey Noel....I don't come here often either. LOL OK...to answer your question on the year last front engine car ran at Indy. It was 1966. Bobby Grim drove a Watson turbocharged Offy roadster. He qualified 31st, and finished 31. On the first lap, A Huge wreck (on the front straight) took out 11 cars and him being one of them. He didn't even do a lap in competition. That wreck took out 11 cars including AJ Foyt and Dan Gurney. The following year, they were all rear engine cars. NO Roadsters. I had to go to my Indianapolis 500 Chronicle book to look that fact up. Hope that will answer your question Noel
  5. That really looks good! Clean job for sure.
  6. Hey Noel...yes...Lance Sellars is a Resin pourer and does a limited amount of race cars. When he puts a kit out(mainly on "OPEN WHEEL RACING" forum)...they are usually limited to around 30-50 kits. That also is limited to the Pre-orders he will receive on a particular car. He's working on a 66 Strike and a JP COLT right now. All are made in 1/25 scale also. There's another caster that does Indy car in 1/25 and it's Kevin Kuzman at Silver City Models. He does mostly Indy and F5000 cars. Both are very talented and make great models. Silver City sells on ebay Sellars does not. Both will do sell on the "Open wheel" forum. Here's the Link for that forum. Go in and look around..... https://mb2501.proboards.com/
  7. Man...you did a great job on both of these ICONIC cars. I've got one of the Sellers Kits in 1/25 scale that I want to build. It will be the Unser car.
  8. Try Scale finishes. Call him and make sure it's the color you want. Here's the link to the site http://www.scalefinishes.com/welcome.html
  9. Now that's a very cool Diorama David. Great job on the whole concept and the figure painting. Are you going to take this to the Nationals in Vegas this year? It would be cool to see this up close..and meeting you..Hope to see you there.. Gary
  10. Another GREAT looking F1 car! Building race cars is one of my Favorite topics also.
  11. LOL...Man...that was a very fast response Rick!!! As fast as the car is...LOL. I have that car in 1/20. Seeing your work makes me want to jump on it right now! But...way to many projects a head of it right now... It sure is a pleasure seeing your work....Thanks for posting it...
  12. Great job on this very cool car Rick. Your attention to detail is outstanding....what scale is this build??
  13. Hey Peter...ya got me going on this new product. I'm going to have to go to their site and take a look. It sounds like they're going along the same lines as the Molotow paint pens. How fast does it dry?
  14. Hey Peter...I bought the ALSA 8 oz bottle about 14 yrs ago and I still have at least 71/2 oz's left. That's the basic same price I paid for it too. I really like this stuff though. It is a little spendy but man....ya can't go wrong with the way it turns out. Here are a few pics of what I used it on... The wheels (front and rear)... front grill and bumper and the fabbed rear bumper of a 72 chevy... Also...I used it on this 57 chevy bumpers and wheels. The chrome trim is Bare Metal foil.
  15. That sure looks REAL Dak. Great job on this build.
  16. Hodges......get rid of the bitches!!!
  17. 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.
  18. 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
  19. Thank you for the compliment Andrew....it is Appreciated...
  20. Thank you Mark...yea...I'm thinking about going to the RENTON show. If I go this yr...I'll bring it.
  21. The Sun came out for this day only...and I got a few outside pics shot.
  22. 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.
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