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30. December 2019 at 04:27:46 Share
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Danny Meer Great job on the dash Chris and hope you get the masking/striping right
16. January at 16:52:11
Clifford Keesler Yes Round 2 bought the molds for AMT kits. They still carry the AMT label but are dist. by Round 2 models.
16. January at 20:47:49
Donald Dickson II There should be inserts in the box with round 2 stuff on them. They also bought the Lindberg molds.
16. January at 21:06:27
Chris Greathouse #17 Oh my god... So much masking... This is just for the dark blue, and a lengthy day to do just one side of masking... Next is the other side and finishing with yellow tape to mask out the other colors. Then finally spraying.... long project.
17. January at 04:21:07
JD I enjoy watching you suffer for your craft Chris...Rock on!
17. January at 04:39:03
Chris Greathouse Sadistic bugger! :P lol
17. January at 04:48:56
Bozzer Best of luck buddy \m/
17. January at 05:06:01
Tom ... Yikes, that's a lot of work. Keep on truck'n!!
17. January at 06:10:11
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January 16, 2020

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1:18 BMW Isetta 250 (Revell 08521)
Limitierte
BMW Isetta 250 Revell Metal
Revell 1:18
08521
2019* | New tool
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16. January at 20:39:58 Share
Chris Greathouse
What are my options for dechroming pieces? I already use Super Clean, and it works mostly ok. What other products are you all using? Preferably something stronger than Super Clean. :D
15. January at 17:53:35 Share
Bozzer As you know, I swear by household thick bleach. It's only failed me once. When I've removed my parts, I just tip it down the sink. Cleans my drains out real good.
16. January at 05:00:52
Bob Hall FIRE ! HUHHHH FIRE YEAH !
16. January at 05:18:49
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January 15, 2020

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1:24 Volkswagen Type 2 Delivery Van (Hasegawa 52136)
 
Volkswagen Type 2 Delivery Van "Egg Girls Happy Valentine"
Hasegawa 1:24
52136 (SP336)
2016 | Changed decals
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15. January at 19:10:38 Share
Chris Greathouse 4 in the stash/On Order, 2 more to go. The last 2 are almost twice as much money as the others.
15. January at 19:51:21
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1:25 1977 Ford Delivery Van (AMT 1173)
Coca-Cola
1977 Ford Delivery Van
AMT 1:25
1173
2019 | Changed decals
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15. January at 00:05:46 Share
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1:25 1970 Chevy Impala (AMT AMT1162)
Fire Chief
1970 Chevy Impala
AMT 1:25
AMT1162
2020 | Changed parts
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15. January at 00:05:37 Share

January 14, 2020

Chris Greathouse owns this item
1:24 Volkswagen Type 2 Delivery Van (Hasegawa 52162)
 
Volkswagen Type 2 Delivery Van 'Egg Girls Summer Paint 2017'
Hasegawa 1:24
52162 (SP362)
2017 | Changed decals
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14. January at 03:55:40 Share
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1:24 Volkswagen Type2 Delivery Van (Hasegawa 52152)
 
Volkswagen Type2 Delivery Van Egg Girls Winter Paint
Hasegawa 1:24
52152 (SP352)
2016 | Changed decals
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14. January at 03:55:22 Share

January 12, 2020

Chris Greathouse added a new project.
12. January at 01:32:10 Share
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12. January at 01:32:29
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1:24 Australian Truck (Italeri 719)
 
Australian Truck
Italeri 1:24
719
20xx | Changed box
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12. January at 01:30:38 Share

January 7, 2020

Chris Greathouse
Question: While looking at the Alclad website for a gold color, the only thing I came across is this "ALC-122 MIRRORED GOLD FOR LEXAN" What is lexan? Can it be used on regular plastic kits? Is there another high shine gold to use instead?
7. January at 18:56:11 Share
Marco Gallmann Lexan is mostly used for RC Car bodies. These are flexible and therefore they needs special colors which do not cracked by touches and light bending. I had already used Vallejo and Tamiya lexan colors for regular plastic kits. Until now I do not have any issues with it, but I used this colors just for details.
7. January at 20:05:19
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January 5, 2020

Chris Greathouse
Oh lordy, What did I get myself into :P I have this kit on Order as of today. Here is a kit done beautifully by unfusion So many decals!!! Makes me smile from ear to ear :D [1/24] Volkswagen Type 2 Delivery Van 'Egg Girls Winter Paint' | Album by unfusion (1:24)
[img1]
4. January at 02:55:02 Share
Bob Hall All Hail Sir Slidealot !
5. January at 05:40:10
Danny Meer Does it even need paint? :P 1 big waterslide :D
5. January at 07:46:14
Chris Greathouse LoL, it is a rather big set of decals. Actually all the vans in the series have full decals. This is the decal sheet for the winter paint van. [img1]
5. January at 11:11:45
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January 4, 2020

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1:24 DAF XF105 ''Maritime'' (Italeri 3920)
 
DAF XF105 ''Maritime''
Italeri 1:24
3920
2016 | Changed decals
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4. January at 17:47:49 Share
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1:24 DAF XF 105 Space Cab (Italeri 3855)
 
DAF XF 105 Space Cab
Italeri 1:24
3855
2009 | Changed ???
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4. January at 17:47:45 Share

January 3, 2020

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1:25 Super Boss (AMT 930)
Tyrone Malone's
Super Boss Kenworth
AMT 1:25
930 (AMT930/06)
2016 | Changed parts
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3. January at 22:28:37 Share
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1:24 GMC Pickup with Snow Plow (Revell 85-7222)
 
GMC Pickup with Snow Plow Trucks
Revell 1:24
85-7222
2012 | Changed parts
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3. January at 22:25:55 Share
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1:24 Volkswagen Type 2 Delivery Van (Hasegawa 52162)
 
Volkswagen Type 2 Delivery Van 'Egg Girls Summer Paint 2017'
Hasegawa 1:24
52162 (SP362)
2017 | Changed decals
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28. December 2019 at 05:07:26 Share
Chris Greathouse I bought another Egg Girls anime van :D Now I have 2 of 6 in the series.
28. December 2019 at 10:11:15
Danny Meer Cool! :D
28. December 2019 at 11:11:21
Roland Revolvermann Chris, you are a "Egg" fan, too :)
I'm no car builder but If i would build one this would be
Volkswagen Type 2 Delivery Van (Hasegawa 52240, 1:24)

1:24 Volkswagen Type 2 Delivery Van (Hasegawa 52240)
28. December 2019 at 14:35:05
Roland Revolvermann But those kits are rare available in germany :S
28. December 2019 at 14:37:16
Chris Greathouse I reserved the steampunk Egg Girls on release to market since its brand new kit. It was released a week ago and is currently on a ship somewhere headed my way :D
28. December 2019 at 14:53:53
Chaz Gordon I think you have shares in a Waterslide decal company. Henceforth, you shall be known to all as "Sir Slidealot"
29. December 2019 at 03:54:16
Chris Greathouse LOL... I'll take that... I do enjoys my decals :D
29. December 2019 at 04:26:11
Bob Hall I know Right ! Like I said, He's done more than I have in 30+ years of building ! I thought my Bandit Trans Am was rough, My Stetson is off to you "Sir Slidealot" ! Now you need some of those "Bad" Bob Non approved Anime Girls for the Trifecta !
29. December 2019 at 05:26:21
Chris Greathouse Lol! He would be off the wall :P
29. December 2019 at 05:31:03
Bob Hall Absolutely !
29. December 2019 at 07:45:10
Chris Greathouse I just picked up a 3rd Egg Girls Van :) 3 more to go :D ! Volkswagen Type2 Delivery Van (Hasegawa 52152, 1:24)

1:24 Volkswagen Type2 Delivery Van (Hasegawa 52152)
3. January at 22:19:59
Chris Greathouse I also picked up the GMC Pickup with Snow Plow (Revell 85-7222, 1:24) I guess I'm feeling rich today... well, moods change and now I feel broke again :P

1:24 GMC Pickup with Snow Plow (Revell 85-7222)
3. January at 22:25:18
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1:24 Volkswagen Type2 Delivery Van (Hasegawa 52152)
 
Volkswagen Type2 Delivery Van Egg Girls Winter Paint
Hasegawa 1:24
52152 (SP352)
2016 | Changed decals
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3. January at 22:15:53 Share
Chris Greathouse added a new photoalbum.
12. December 2019 at 20:48:33 Share
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Bozzer No problem buddy
2. January at 17:32:54
Tim Heimer Too cool! I don't think you have to worry about the reefer unit on this build, at least the original one. which didn't use it, what you get is the units from the late 60's mid 70's which is correct! They changed them around the mid to late 80's and again in the 90's. Technology change. Best of luck, we'll be watching.
2. January at 23:46:17
Bozzer @Tim. If you look at the awesome pic, Bob supplied, you'll notice that the front wheels stick out? That's kinda where I'm upto. I have a cure for that though. On my reference pics, taken from the film, it shows a fridge unit on the front of the trailer, but I think it's fake, because there's no tank under the trailer? Lol, I just know some of you guys are gonna watch the film now!
3. January at 09:39:04
Tim Heimer Valid points! I just saw the wheel issue as well. It's hard to do Hollywood vehicles since they use so many versions as well as make up stuff! The last time I watched that movie I couldn't help but notice the gas prices back then on a gas station! LOL! The last time I saw the trailer was in ( The walking dead) Tv show. Could you post a pic of the reefer unit on your album please.
3. January at 15:02:54
Bozzer Now hear this, Now hear this! Skip to 15 mins https://m.youtube.com/watch?..J1gn-CY&feature=youtu.be
3. January at 19:48:33
Chris Greathouse Here's where a heart emoji would be great! That is an awesome find Bozz!
3. January at 21:29:45
Chris Greathouse Yay!! The video has the Hide Out and Bandit :D
3. January at 21:34:51
Chris Greathouse :( It's not the Bandag Bandit. It's the same truck except all of the Bandag licensing decals are gone and it's just called the Kenworth Custom Drag Truck and Bandag is no longer licensing the Hideout either. :(

Bandag licensed, more decals - [img1]
Bandag licensed, more decals - [img2]

Less decals, no licensing - Both new releases - go to 20:00 mark - Youtube Video
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3. January at 21:51:31
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January 2, 2020

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1:24 Volkswagen T1 Camper (Revell 07674)
 
Volkswagen T1 Camper
Revell 1:24
07674
2020* | Changed parts
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2. January at 22:19:28 Share
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1:24 Lancer Evolution X "Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha The Movie 1st" (Aoshima 049693)
Itasha
Lancer Evolution X "Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha The Movie 1st" Nanoha
Aoshima 1:24
049693 (17)
2010 | Changed decals
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2. January at 02:55:23 Share
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1:24 Toyota Alphard MS/AS Late Type Custom (Aoshima 04689)
 
Toyota Alphard MS/AS Late Type Custom Ikki Tousen
Aoshima 1:24
04689 (8)
2009
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January 1, 2020

December 31, 2019

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1:24 esseesse (Fujimi 12383)
Abarth
esseesse
Fujimi 1:24
12383 (RS-82)
2010 | Changed parts
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31. December 2019 at 22:00:28 Share

December 29, 2019

Chris Greathouse completed this item
1:25 Papa Truck (AMT 932)
Tyrone Malone's
Papa Truck Kenworth Aerodyne
AMT 1:25
932
2017 | Changed box
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29. December 2019 at 20:53:35 Share

December 25, 2019

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1:24 Toyota Hiace TRH200V '07 (Aoshima 058152)
 
Toyota Hiace TRH200V '07 Traffic accident processing car
Aoshima 1:24
058152 (50)
2019 | Changed parts
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25. December 2019 at 04:08:36 Share

December 24, 2019

Chris Greathouse and J D are now mates.
24. December 2019 at 03:52:18 Share
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1:24 Pagani Huayra (Aoshima 058060)
 
Pagani Huayra
Aoshima 1:24
058060 (02)
2019 | Changed box
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24. December 2019 at 00:00:52 Share

December 23, 2019

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1:24 39 Chevrolet Coupe (Monogram 2719-6)
39 Chevrolet Coupe
39 Chevrolet Coupe
Monogram 1:24
2719-6
1991 | Changed box
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23. December 2019 at 03:44:00 Share
Bob Hall@Chris Greathouse
Just posted a bunch of trucks and imports to the trade block. let know if you want me set anything off to the side, (if your interested)
23. December 2019 at 03:02:50 Share

December 21, 2019

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1:24 VW Beetle Police (Revell 07666)
 
VW Beetle Police Netherlands and Belgium
Revell 1:24
07666
2019 | Changed decals
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21. December 2019 at 01:18:02 Share
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1:24 Toyota JPN Taxi NTP10 '17 (Aoshima 057162)
 
Toyota JPN Taxi NTP10 '17 Kokusai Motorcars
Aoshima 1:24
057162
2019 | Changed parts
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21. December 2019 at 01:16:47 Share

December 19, 2019

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1:35 The T-Zero (Industria Mechanika IMECH015)
 
The T-Zero
Industria Mechanika 1:35
IMECH015
2012 | New tool
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19. December 2019 at 00:04:10 Share

December 18, 2019

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1:35 Walrus (Industria Mechanika IMECH023)
Christophe Arnold's
Walrus Private Security Division: Enforce APC
Industria Mechanika 1:35
IMECH023
2014 | New tool
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18. December 2019 at 23:18:57 Share

December 14, 2019

Chris Greathouse and Konrad Limmer are now mates.
14. December 2019 at 09:40:36 Share
Chris Greathouse
Super excited! This kit was finally released to market! I have a shipping code, and it usually takes about 25 days to get imports.
1:24 Volkswagen Type 2 Delivery Van (Hasegawa 52240)
 
Volkswagen Type 2 Delivery Van 'Egg Girls Steampunk'
Hasegawa 1:24
52240 (SP440)
2019 | Changed decals
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14. December 2019 at 01:50:44 Share

December 13, 2019

Chris Greathouse added a new photoalbum.
2. December 2019 at 02:53:30 Share
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Danny Meer This 1 can be moterized aswell :P who will win the batlle? :D
Ford CL9000 Super Truck (Imai B-964-1800, 1:28)

1:28 Ford CL9000 Super Truck (Imai B-964-1800)
12. December 2019 at 18:44:07
James C Despite your paint issues, that turned out great. The masking looks nice and sharp as well
12. December 2019 at 18:47:30
Chris Greathouse @Danny... If it were the CL9000 Vs Today.... I would just say that Today is screwed. Say F it, go buy some popcorn at the popcorn stand and find a seat in the crowd... That destruction would be awesome.

@Thanks James! Like I said the clear coat makes the residue BARELY visible... I was so happy on that.

I'm just choosing best pics on my camera and pic uploads in less than 5.
12. December 2019 at 18:54:37
12. December 2019 at 20:52:02
Tom ... She goes fast!
12. December 2019 at 20:58:35
Neuling Sehr schöner Honda!
13. December 2019 at 16:24:42
Chris Greathouse Thanks Tom and Neuling :D
13. December 2019 at 17:59:39
Dominik Weitzer Well done Chris!
13. December 2019 at 23:58:53
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Chris Greathouse
Do you guys think my skills are good enough for the big boy? Volvo FH16 XL "Viking" (Italeri 3867, 1:24)

I'm not confident. I keep pocking up the paint, even though I'm doing the best I know. And the finish is never smooth shiny.

1:24 Volvo FH16 XL "Viking" (Italeri 3867)
13. November 2019 at 20:11:48 Share
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Matthew A Imma was a new one for me
8. December 2019 at 09:17:10
Tim Heimer Chris, to answer the 1st question posted. With careful thought, a lack to rush things (patience) and determination you could do that kit, but you need to slow down. You have improved greatly with time, but this kit will test your skills as each kit can. The real question is...do you want to be tested and willing to learn more?
8. December 2019 at 14:45:45
Tim Heimer Mathew, it's American slang = I'm going to. It's amazing the differences in proper English and American English. I have friends in Australia and Britain, and we laugh at it!
8. December 2019 at 14:49:54
Chris Greathouse Proper English language is boring... I usually F up proper English (mostly on purpose) because it's easy to, and it's fun to, and I'm a lazy American lol :D There's alot of fun trickery you can do with word tenses, spellings, grammar, etc :)
8. December 2019 at 17:31:50
Peter Hardy Wot chu talkin' 'bout Willis?
8. December 2019 at 21:41:41
8. December 2019 at 21:46:12
13. December 2019 at 19:57:01
Danny Meer That Coke truck is very cool :D
13. December 2019 at 20:21:53
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December 12, 2019

Chris Greathouse started this item
1:25 Papa Truck (AMT 932)
Tyrone Malone's
Papa Truck Kenworth Aerodyne
AMT 1:25
932
2017 | Changed box
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12. December 2019 at 20:50:41 Share
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1:24 Honda Today (Tamiya 24057)
 
Honda Today
Tamiya 1:24
24057
1986 | New tool
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12. December 2019 at 06:07:40 Share

December 9, 2019

Chris Greathouse
Here's some great advice for all you auto guys regarding undercarriage tips and specifics for detailing the underside for realism.... lololololol JOKES!

https://facebook.com/watch/?v=797783347403700
9. December 2019 at 21:40:03 Share

December 7, 2019

Chris Greathouse added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: September 18, 2019
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Munkyslut Sweet! I love a beach buggy, great job Chris ;)
18. September 2019 at 20:32:55
Chris Greathouse Not too hard with only 22 pieces :D
18. September 2019 at 20:35:09
Neuling Nice buggy!
19. September 2019 at 16:08:21
20. October 2019 at 05:51:08
Chris Greathouse Thanks guys! It was a fun little build. :D
20. October 2019 at 05:53:43
7. December 2019 at 18:14:53
JOHN THOMAS Very cool
7. December 2019 at 19:22:53
Danny Meer the headlights make it look like a retard lol rest is ok but prefer the oldskool version :D
7. December 2019 at 19:28:10
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1:24 Lamborghini Veneno (Fujimi 12592)
 
Lamborghini Veneno with Engine
Fujimi 1:24
12592 (RS-94)
2014 | Changed parts
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7. December 2019 at 18:37:51 Share
Chris Greathouse
I've gotta play this van like pokemon and gotta catch 'em all!! There's 6 more like this steampunk one (which I have on order) in the series and they're just as awesome as this one. I've found several good buys on eBay. This excites me to think of having a shelf dedicated to a single vehicle series, let alone it being an awesome anime series... Now I have to hunt the most elusive pokemon of all... money :D lol

SCM Search: Hasegawa Egg girls*
1:24 Volkswagen Type 2 Delivery Van (Hasegawa 52240)
 
Volkswagen Type 2 Delivery Van 'Egg Girls Steampunk'
Hasegawa 1:24
52240 (SP440)
2019 | Changed decals
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7. December 2019 at 03:44:22 Share
Bob Hall [img1]
7. December 2019 at 04:23:22
7. December 2019 at 04:40:32
Bob Hall Lot of those look familiar ! LOL !!!!!!!!!!!!
7. December 2019 at 05:34:47
Chris Greathouse Only a third of them should :P
7. December 2019 at 05:46:56
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1:Egg Space Shuttle (Hasegawa 60106)
 
Space Shuttle Eggplane Series
Hasegawa 1:Egg
60106 (TH6)
2007 | Changed box
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7. December 2019 at 03:29:50 Share

December 6, 2019

14. November 2019 at 23:43:59 Share
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Chris Greathouse That one looks cool!
5. December 2019 at 12:45:16
Chris Greathouse Started the Project 052 -- Honda Today, Motorized. | Album by chrisagreat (1:24) Found out Papa paints won't be here for 8 days.
5. December 2019 at 22:06:25
Brandon H Would look better with a teal engine haha :P Nice work though!
6. December 2019 at 00:16:33
Chris Greathouse Thanks!

The top of the engine says CAT, so wouldn't that be a yellow? Even though I ignored that too and chose a musty-tan anyways. :D
6. December 2019 at 01:17:27
Zach Wilson You're gettin really good at this stuff chris
6. December 2019 at 04:48:03
Chris Greathouse Thanks Zach, means alot!
6. December 2019 at 04:55:09
Konrad Limmer Hey Chris congrats to this awesome looking Truck!! !
Like this stuff a lot.
6. December 2019 at 05:59:34
Chris Greathouse Thank you!! :D
6. December 2019 at 06:04:58
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December 1, 2019

Chris Greathouse completed this item
1:25 Peterbilt Model 359 Conventional Tractor (Revell 85-1506)
 
Peterbilt Model 359 Conventional Tractor Historic Series
Revell 1:25
85-1506
2011 | Changed box
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November 28, 2019

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1:24 RN80 Hilux Custom (Aoshima 058022)
 
RN80 Hilux Custom Long-bed lift-up
Aoshima 1:24
058022 (65)
2019 | Changed ???
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November 27, 2019

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1:25 Peterbilt Model 359 Conventional Tractor (Revell 85-1506)
 
Peterbilt Model 359 Conventional Tractor Historic Series
Revell 1:25
85-1506
2011 | Changed box
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November 24, 2019

Chris Greathouse marked this item as on order
1:24 Australian Truck (Italeri 719)
 
Australian Truck
Italeri 1:24
719
20xx | Changed box
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24. November 2019 at 17:36:11 Share
Chris Greathouse Got my ride for the Aussie truck group build.
24. November 2019 at 17:57:15
24. November 2019 at 19:23:50
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1:24 MAN TGX XXL "Wolf Transporte" (Italeri 3921)
 
MAN TGX XXL "Wolf Transporte"
Italeri 1:24
3921
2017 | Changed decals
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November 22, 2019

Chris Greathouse
Question. Should I and how often should I sand while painting/priming pieces. Should I sand in between layers using wet or dry and grit #... Or am I overthinking it and I only need to sand down after the clear coat's been on. I've never really been about to get a good showroom shine on my vehicles and I have a few special projects coming up that I want to do well on. I've gotten responses from a few people :D and now I ask the masses.
21. November 2019 at 23:50:46 Share
Munkyslut I know how to do it on full size cars & bikes but not models & id really like some advice too!
Great(house) question! ;)
22. November 2019 at 00:03:26
Peter Hardy Chris, use a very fine grit, 8000 or higher to prepare your plastic. Prime then sand again with 8000 or higher. Fix any spots where the plastic is visible and then sand to get a smooth surface.

Fine coats of colour, 5 mins apart in hot weather, 8 to 10 in cold weather, build up your colour coat by coat getting wetter as you go. (Slowing down your hand movement will get a wetter covering). 5-6 coats are usual with most paints. Sand your colour down when finished with 2400, 3200, 4000, 6000, 8000 then 12000 grit. Get rid of all the uneven surface. Use very small pieces of sandpaper so you have more control. Stay away from edges. Wash down with water then dry.

You need to then put any decals on.

Clear coat. Start with a very fine covering, this will stop the decals from reacting. Wait 5 minutes, then put a second coat down, 5 minute wait, third coat getting wetter as we go, fourth coat and if needed a fifth coat. Avoid 'soaking or getting too wet' as this will make the clear coat sag. It won't 'run' like colour paint.

When you have finished the clear coat let it dry completely for three days. Keep it away from dust. Do the same sanding with the clear, remember, don't lean on the sand paper, just glide it over the surface.

Polishing, I use Tamiya polishes, 3 grades with Tamiya cloths.

Having said all of the above I am still learning myself so we can work together on this one. I know how it is done, the skills I am still learning.

Sorry, I forgot to say ALL sanding should be done with wet sandpaper, dipping regularly in water to keep plenty of lubrication present.

Pete
22. November 2019 at 00:34:55
Chris Greathouse Random thing regarding my name Greathouse, whenever I right poems or small quips or etc, I use the Authors name/Moniker of Smallshack... some people don't get it, but the ones that do get a laugh.
22. November 2019 at 00:35:26
Peter Hardy I'm laughing, now I'd better get some more primer on a Lamborghini Miura.
22. November 2019 at 00:39:50
Chris Greathouse Wow!!! Thanks Peter, I know you've given me advice on this before and it's safely in my notebook.

But this is like "Yo Dummies... do this, get that..." < (best way to learn something in the history of ever learning something, seriously)

Thanks!!!

Also I see that you are using the 3 Tamiya Componds, I have the Novus 3 buffing set. You reckin' they are simular?. I've seen videos for both. I think the cheapest I found the 3 Tamiyas was almost $30, the stuff I have now was only $12
22. November 2019 at 01:07:24
Tom ... I have both compounds and I feel the Tamiya is much superior. However see what results you get with the Novus. If you are not happy you can always get Tamiya after the fact.
22. November 2019 at 02:56:11
Chris Greathouse Well dang-nab-it Tom, you're the one that sold me on the idea of Novus :P lol Question: What is your avatar?

It's probably because the Tamiya is more of a goop and the Novus is more of a soupy goop. Tamiya buffs in better.
22. November 2019 at 02:59:59
Tom ... My avatar is a comic book character from my youth called Brassneck: internationalhero.co.uk/b/brasneck.htm
22. November 2019 at 04:38:23
Munkyslut Peter, incredibly comprehensive advice, thank you
22. November 2019 at 08:06:39
Peter Hardy I can talk the talk, lets see if I can walk the walk with this Lamborghini!

I have never used Novus Chris. There are plenty of car builders on You Tube. Kerry Cox is brilliant at getting the coverage with an airbrush. Ask his advice, lord knows I lean on him often and he has alway put me right.
22. November 2019 at 08:57:13
Dominik Weitzer What Peter Hardy said is a looooooot of work - for me!

I'm only sanding the Plastik with a "abrasive Fleece" from the painter for 1:1 cars.
before i take the first layer of primer i remove all moldinglines and so stuff with sandpaper (from 240 / 400 / 800), than wet, grid 400 and at last 1000.
After the primer i take wet sanding paper - a really often used 1000 grid that feels like 3000. If there are some spots with dirt under the primer, i take 400 wet sanding paper only for These spots. then i use wet sanding paper with 1000 grid before the paint Comes up.

After the first layer of paint, i use the same wetsanding paper (3000) before painting clearcoat.

after clearcoat the same Procedere (wetsanding with 3000), final clear coat.

In my opinion, it is important, to warm the paint up to get a shiny result.
I never use any polishstuff for the finish.
Just my 2 Cents ;)

22. November 2019 at 09:32:32
Martin o Hello gentlemen! I build aircraft only but the info you provide here is just solid gold for my current project. so thanks :)
22. November 2019 at 09:45:01
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November 21, 2019

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1:24 Volkswagen Type 2 Delivery Van (Hasegawa 52240)
 
Volkswagen Type 2 Delivery Van 'Egg Girls Steampunk'
Hasegawa 1:24
52240 (SP440)
2019 | Changed decals
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Chris Greathouse A beautiful trifecta, a VW T2, Awesome Steampunk theme, and cute anime girls.... shit, I just hit the buy button :P opps, sorry not sorry wheee... now we wait for the release date in mid Dec :)
21. November 2019 at 21:59:53
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Chris Greathouse Oh I remember the logo and how I got my colors, my mind just "clicked" to the Mtv truck :)
10. June 2019 at 04:10:27
Bob Hall BINGO ! YAHTZEE ! DING DING DING, WE HAVE A A WINNAAAAAAA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
10. June 2019 at 04:14:59
Bill Newcomer I have TWO of these kits. Were there any revisions that corrected the issue you dealt with? White-Freightliner SD/DD (AMT 1046/06, 1:25)

1:25 White-Freightliner SD/DD (AMT 1046/06)
10. June 2019 at 06:56:55
Chris Greathouse I don't know, sorry Bill.
10. June 2019 at 07:47:12
Bozzer Bill, they're all the same kit and mould, as far as I'm aware bro.
11. June 2019 at 19:43:40
Bill Newcomer I guess I will find out.
12. June 2019 at 06:40:33
Tom ... Hmmm... I must have missed this one. What a great looking truck! Love the colourful chassis. Very cool!
21. November 2019 at 21:39:22
Chris Greathouse It's been dubbed the MTV Truck because my inspiration was the old MTV Logo colors :P [img1]
21. November 2019 at 21:47:01
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Bob Hall No, Just your run of the mill movie nut, Chris sparked my curiosity of the movie again and started watching it again tonight and read the Trivia section on IMDB and learned some real neat stuff.
21. November 2019 at 07:14:54
Tom ... Bob, I mean it as a compliment. You should put in for detective... but I guess you would'nt get to drive fast cars as much then...
21. November 2019 at 07:31:59
Bob Hall Yeah ! Not the Desk type, I'll leave all the Dic work to the Rangers, I'll just keep rolling the Highway's ! LOL !!!!
21. November 2019 at 07:41:30
21. November 2019 at 07:46:00
Danny Meer This 1 would work I think..1:24 scale and almost € 27,- :D
https://shapeways.com/produc..-mask-from-maximum-overdrive
21. November 2019 at 12:55:25
Roland Revolvermann Very cool idea Watched the movie many many times ... good "old days" ...
21. November 2019 at 13:32:45
Chris Greathouse Holy crap... I didn't expect so much activity on this post, this concept must be exciting :D

@Bob, I know it's a 1981 Western Star 4800, but when looking through scalemates, The closest to that was the 4964 (I think).

@D. Meer I was thinking it would come down to being a 3d printed object, Thanks for the shapeways find.
21. November 2019 at 17:26:48
Danny Meer No problem Chris, It's a great idea. Thinking about it to buy 1 myself for 1 of my rc's :D Would be nice to see it build..and gonna watch the movie again tonight :P
21. November 2019 at 18:30:22
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November 18, 2019

Chris Greathouse
When sanding, do you usually sand the mould lines off of every piece or just visible pieces?
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Łukasz Gliński I used to skip the ones that will be obviously hidden.
15. November 2019 at 08:32:18
Martin Oostrom I suggest getting rid of them all. Avoids mistakes and makes good practice for hard to reach spaces. Screwing up in those places on hidden pieces doesn't hurt as much.
15. November 2019 at 08:49:26
Bill Newcomer I have taken to doing all of them. It does slow down the progress. But if you look at really well built models you can see that they have done it. Many guys do not take the time to remove the sprue nubs from their rims. It ruins the realism of the tire to wheel interface.
18. November 2019 at 00:45:41
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November 16, 2019

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1:20 Tyrell P34 Six Wheeler (Tamiya 20058)
 
Tyrell P34 Six Wheeler 1976 Japan GP
Tamiya 1:20
20058
2017 | Changed box
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November 15, 2019

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1:25 Papa Truck (AMT 932)
Tyrone Malone's
Papa Truck Kenworth Aerodyne
AMT 1:25
932
2017 | Changed box
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1:25 Super Boss (AMT 930)
Tyrone Malone's
Super Boss Kenworth
AMT 1:25
930 (AMT930/06)
2016 | Changed parts
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November 14, 2019

Chris Greathouse added a new photoalbum.
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Chris Greathouse #6 Done, photo booth pictures tomorrow..
13. November 2019 at 03:42:17
Dominik Weitzer looks like a realy fast built.
the good thing is, i can take a look at a built one. Not often they were built!
to see, what changes i will do. for example the stance of the rear wheels. in my opinion, they are too wide in the wheelhouse...lets wait for the galery. perhaps the wheels are to small also? Hmmmm…..

up to the next Chris ;)
13. November 2019 at 07:10:43
Bob Hall I see they have the drag truck at Hobby Lobby, and there is an eBay listing for the papa truck brand new for 47$ free shipping ! Great work on the Z Chris ! Looks Great !
14. November 2019 at 21:19:13
Munkyslut Very nice work Chris, that silver is so lifelike it's incredible, you proper nailed that one
14. November 2019 at 22:31:09
Tom ... Nice job Chris. Another cool addition to the collection. Are thinking of a truck next? Hope so!
14. November 2019 at 23:07:36
Nathan Dempsey Nice finish Chris. Can't wait to see the dual truck build too.
14. November 2019 at 23:07:56
Chris Greathouse Thanks guys!!!

@Bob scalehobbyist.com Has both trucks for $34 each and $10 shipping :D It will be my next purchase, when more money plops into my bank account :D

I also need to buy the Italeri Aussie Truck for the group build next year.

@Tom Yessir! The Peterbilt Model 359 Conventi..actor (Revell 85-1506, 1:25) will be cluttering my desk soon :D I'm going to try buffing the body this time... I've tried in the past, but I've either cut through the ridges or buffed through the clear and color.... But I'ma try again.

1:25 Peterbilt Model 359 Conventional Tractor (Revell 85-1506)
14. November 2019 at 23:24:41
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1:24 Peterbilt 378 Long Hauler (AMT 1169)
 
Peterbilt 378 Long Hauler Semi Tractor
AMT 1:24
1169
2019 | Changed decals
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Bozzer I can recommend this kit. It's an Italeri rebox and a very good kit. Lots of detail, unlike the AMT kits, of days gone by. You will have so much fun with this, you'll want to buy all the Italeri kits! I know that the price for them is huge for you guys in the states, but brother, the thrill is well worth it! Go get one Chris!
13. November 2019 at 23:15:50
Chris Greathouse Thanks for the recommendation! I'll keep it in mind as I want lots of Italeri trucks on my shelf. Good quality and lots of pieces. :D
14. November 2019 at 00:12:31
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November 13, 2019

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1:24 Nissan Fairlady Z 2-Seater/300ZR (Z31) 1986 (Fujimi 03868)
 
Nissan Fairlady Z 2-Seater/300ZR (Z31) 1986
Fujimi 1:24
03868 (ID-35)
2011 | Changed box
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November 10, 2019

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1:24 Suzuki Wagon R "Sunroof" '94 (Fujimi 03258)
 
Suzuki Wagon R "Sunroof" '94
Fujimi 1:24
03258 (ID-38)
1994 | Changed parts
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1:24 Suzuki Escudo "Full Option" (Fujimi 03374)
 
Suzuki Escudo "Full Option" Vitara
Fujimi 1:24
03374 (DRV-8)
1995 | Changed parts
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10. November 2019 at 02:59:01 Share
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1:24 Suzuki Jimny Export (Fujimi )
 
Suzuki Jimny Export
Fujimi 1:24
200x | Changed box
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November 9, 2019

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1:25 1995 GMC Sonoma SLS (AMT 1168)
 
1995 GMC Sonoma SLS
AMT 1:25
1168
2019 | Changed parts
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1:25 1966 Chevy Impala SS (Revell RMX4497)
 
1966 Chevy Impala SS 2'n 1
Revell 1:25
RMX4497
2019 | Changed parts
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November 8, 2019

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November 5, 2019

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1:72 YF-19 K-40 Limited ver. (Hasegawa 65160)
Shoji Kawamori EXPO
YF-19 K-40 Limited ver. Macross Plus
Hasegawa 1:72
65160
2019 | Changed ???
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November 1, 2019

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October 30, 2019

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Chris Greathouse Will keep in mind, I bought some G-S cement on Nathans mention. But I know I have wood glue out on the toolbench, definitely cheap as chips (but not as tasty :P ) and thanks!
23. March 2019 at 04:58:09
Bob Hall I must say, Looks great ! Some of your best work right there ! Ricky Tick time completed too ! Hoorah !
23. March 2019 at 06:22:55
Thomas Bischoff I love your 2cv!
23. March 2019 at 07:47:33
Chris Greathouse Thanks guys! I got a bonus from Amazon. I only ordered 1 tube of GS HYPO cement, but there was 2 in the box. Score.
27. March 2019 at 01:14:13
27. March 2019 at 10:42:44
Spanjaard looking really nice
29. March 2019 at 08:45:03
3. October 2019 at 01:14:37
Christian W I know this Video from Mythbusters :) What an idea.

I like the simple apperiance of your "Ente"
30. October 2019 at 07:15:37
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1:24 Sambar TT2 '11 (Aoshima 058282)
 
Sambar TT2 '11
Aoshima 1:24
058282 (04)
2019 | Changed decals
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