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    • #2260
      Joe K
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        @joek

        Hi all!

        Glad you have a forum going…Been a while since I made a meeting, but would like to share projects I have been working on.  I’ll drop them slowly as I don’t want to overhwhelm the forum…and being maybe the only car builder, maybe interest in my projects not that big.  I have done a few ships though and will post pics of them eventually.

         

        First up is a 53 Ford I badly botched the paint job….so made it a rusty survivor cruiser.  Made lemonade out of that one!

        [url=https://postimg.cc/m1jDsbJp][img]https://i.postimg.cc/xqDbL8RQ/1ED65B89-631D-4DBA-9B2B-26DB7E005100.jpg[/img][/url]

         

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      • #2263
        Joe K
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          @joek

          OK, there’s no edit function on the original post, and hotlinking my pics doesn’t work here…guess I’ll use the embedded pic hosting from here on out.

          • This reply was modified 6 days ago by Joe K.
        • #2270
          Tim Holland
            @timh

            Hi Joe,

            Testing something…
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          • #2271
            Tim Holland
              @timh

              [img]https://i.postimg.cc/rmsWkvmB/88461F3E-9869-40EE-89FB-DB1FBDB2829A.jpg[/img]

            • #2272
              Tim Holland
                @timh

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                https://i.postimg.cc/rmsWkvmB/88461F3E-9869-40EE-89FB-DB1FBDB2829A.jpg

              • #2274
                Joe K
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                  @joek

                  Thanks for trying Tim, This board just doesn’t seem to tolerate hot links. I run a board on Boardhost and it links youtube videos and lets me hotlink pics from http://www.postimages.org, which is a fantastic free pic hosting site!

                  • #2376
                    Tim Holland
                      @timh

                      Joe,

                      hotlinks work, just embed them. What it won’t do is then pull the picture from that other site and embed the photo. Photos have to be uploaded.

                      however…it’s on my todo list to figure out how to embed them directly, regardless of source.

                      Tim

                  • #2276
                    David Fuller
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                      @davef

                      @joek

                      Nice ’53 Vickie!  Don’t worry, you’re not the only car guy in the club.  I’ve got a bunch of those ’53 Victorias in my stash as well, both convertible and hardtop.  Mine are typically done up as shiny show cars though. I’d love to see more of your work.

                    • #2278
                      Joe K
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                        @joek

                        Thanks!

                        Yeah I like ‘em shiny too…I used to spend hours wetsanding and buffing, but massively cut my time by wetsanding with 2000 grit, then polish with Tamiya Polish and a polishing wheel attached to a Dremel.

                        Here’s a few more for now. I usually spend a lot of time on the engine compartment, adding my own wires and hoses.

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                      • #2286
                        Joe K
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                          @joek

                          Also…Here’s my process pics on making a vinyl top on a car. I used Scotch 3M blue painters tape and then painted it black with acrylic. I made this model over 2 years ago, and the top looks like I just did it…no cracking or peeling. The tape makes a VERY realistic vinyl texture!

                        • #2292
                          David Fuller
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                            @davef

                            The vinyl top looks great!  I know of another guy that uses textured spray paint and that looks pretty good as well.

                            I also hate polishing paint.  I have spent years trying working on my airbrushing technique to try and eliminate having to polish.  I got pretty good at it with Model Master paints, and then I switched to 2K clears and it changed my life.  It is so easy now to get a mirror smooth finish.

                            Here is my ’53 Vickie hardtop that I finished last year:

                            https://www.scalemates.com/profiles/mate.php?id=82626&p=albums&album=74969&i=89#90

                             

                          • #2293
                            Joe K
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                              @joek

                              Very nice! After years of custom airbrushing bikes I came to hate all the hours holding one. I rattle can everything now. I can wetsand and polish a model in under an hour.

                              If you’re bored I also have an online gallery of many (but nowhere near all) of the models I built.

                              Mostly cars, some ships, but no airplanes…I have over 80 RC planes and most are stuffed in the attic because they take up too much damn room.

                              The first 2 pics are of a slot car layout I built that I tore down and now a model RR is in it’s place. But that’s another day…lol

                              https://postimg.cc/gallery/kqWW3mq

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                            • #2296
                              David Fuller
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                                @davef

                                Lot of nice builds you have there.  I see a bunch of builds that I have sitting in the stash waiting to be built!  Nice to see I’m not the only one that has a “Hobby Problem”.  My slot car track is 1/32, but I don’t have a permanent setup.  I also have a bunch of RC airplane stuff, but they are mostly balsa kits waiting to be built.  I used to be big into N Scale trains as well, but I got rid of most of my stuff when I graduated from college and moved out here.  I warned my wife that if our son develops even a slight interest in trains, it wouldn’t take much for me to jump right back in.

                                Have you ever been to one of the Maryland Automotive Modelers Association meetings?  Great group of guys up there as well.  I try to make it to a few meetings a year.

                              • #2297
                                Joe K
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                                  @joek

                                  Hi Dave! I’m currently building a 1:32 slot track right now! On top of a pool table I never use anymore. On top of blue foam board it sits 5.5 ft x 11 ft. Currently laying track but have already got 30 cars…yikes! My track is Scalextric mostly because of tighter radius track, but happy with my choice. Deciding factor was this starter set that had a cool 70 Camaro and 69 Mustang. added a lot of track of course….I plan to make it with full scenery. My favorite cars are Pioneer…They have great street cars plus some as kits you paint and assemble. Got a cool General Lee! 2nd favorite is Scalextric…especially the Batmobile, Knight Rider and if you look on Amazon right now, they have New vintage-era NASCAR Tbirds and Monte Carlos for only $30 a car!!! I got all six cars…lol. I only have one Carrera but also have two actual vintage Auto Art Mustangs becuase they are identical to my car including the paint color.

                                  So far my leanings are street cars, with vintage NASCAR 2nd favorite. Best prices on cars overall I found on http://www.RCSuperstore.com. Also great shipping. Many older cars bought on eBay and even the used cars looked brand new! The detail on the Auto Art and Pioneer cars are staggering, rivalling die cast!

                                  Also, if you are interested in trains Anyrail6 is a phenominal track planner. My HO layout has 23 remote switches and magnetic decouplers…

                                  Here’s the online gallery of my layout….

                                  https://postimg.cc/gallery/Wd7rd0Q

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                                • #2300
                                  Joe K
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                                    @joek

                                    Oh yeah…here’s the Gran Torino finished…I even hand drawn the paisley seat pattern I had on my Torino I owned at 17….

                                  • #2306
                                    Jake Kidd
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                                      @jakek

                                      great thread guys, I’m enjoying the read.  Great rust work to save the ’53 Ford.

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