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Offline CTspeedshop

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Re: Your favourite model?
« Reply #45 on: Sun Jun, 09, 2013, 01:05:AM »
This is my favorite shiny paint job:



This is my favorite weathered model I've done:

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Re: Your favourite model?
« Reply #46 on: Sun Jun, 09, 2013, 03:10:PM »
That is easy.
The kit I like best so far:







It is the WEM 1/350 Mary Rose, Resin and PE. Lovely little kit excellent detail and yet lots of possibilities to add more to it.

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Re: Your favourite model?
« Reply #47 on: Mon Mar, 31, 2014, 11:24:PM »
Man these are some incredible builds on this thread. I wish my results were as nice as all those who have posted here! Great stuff guys!
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Re: Your favourite model?
« Reply #48 on: Fri May, 23, 2014, 12:57:PM »
This is probably my favorite right now because of all the work and body modification i did to it.  The car is supposed to be a 2013 Chevy SS NASCAR stock car.  I built it from a 2001 Ford Taurus Mark Martin kit.  Lots of styrene and bondo on this thing.  I also did all the decals myself and printed them from my 30 dollar HP printer.

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Re: Your favourite model?
« Reply #49 on: Fri May, 23, 2014, 01:04:PM »
Lots of styrene and bondo on this thing.  I also did all the decals myself and printed them from my 30 dollar HP printer.

Man that sounds like it would be a killer article for the magazine.  ;)

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Re: Your favourite model?
« Reply #50 on: Sun Jun, 22, 2014, 01:49:PM »
This is my favorite shiny paint job:




Wow

what clear coat did you use to achieve this shine????!!!

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Re: Your favourite model?
« Reply #51 on: Sun Jun, 22, 2014, 11:01:PM »
This is my favorite shiny paint job:




Wow

what clear coat did you use to achieve this shine????!!!
Thanks Neo. I used Model Masters high gloss clear enamel. It was mixed with a 2:1 ratio with cheap lacquer thinner and sprayed through an airbrush. It is a method made famous by Donn Yost. The lacquer thinner causes the clear to pull tighter as it cures. It has to be cheap lacquer thinner. The more expensive automotive lacquer thinners are too hot for the plastic. This is my short answer Neo. Lol. Thanks again.
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Re: Your favourite model?
« Reply #52 on: Thu Dec, 03, 2015, 05:12:AM »


There's only a few I've built recently, but here are a few of my builds.

My BSG Trio.....


My first commission build Mk IIb Spitfire


My first fully lit model - Klingon D7 Cruiser



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Re: Your favourite model?
« Reply #53 on: Sun Sep, 16, 2018, 07:29:PM »
Wow!  Awesome stuff here.  I keep pokin' around and finding cool threads to resurrect.

My favorite kit ever had to be a Doyusha Lamborghini LP400s 1/12.  This kit was incredibly detailed and awesome to build.  It had active spring suspension, tilt steering, spark plug wires, full differential, working lights, retractable headlights, opening doors, and you could even row the gear shift lever thru the gears inside the gated shifter cover.  Cost me something like $110 in 1985-money as well.  It's one of those Holy Grail model kits I'm trying to find to purchase again as well.




I think my favorite that I've actually built of late has to be my Jeep CJ-7.  It's the most anatomically correct model of one of my real cars I've built so far.  My friend Greg Holle saw it in-person a few weeks ago and commented on how realistic the center console looked, considering I built it from scratch.

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