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Chris Greathouse added the Italeri Citroen WRC 2004 Racing Team in 1:24 to his wishlist
1:24 Citroen WRC 2004 Racing Team (Italeri 3830)
Renault Magnum
Citroen WRC 2004 Racing Team Truck & Trailer with Car
Italeri 1:24
3830
2005 | Changed ???
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20. January at 05:59:29 Share
Chris Greathouse added the Aoshima Syura Yukihime (Deep Box Dump Truck) in 1:32 to his wishlist
1:32 Syura Yukihime (Deep Box Dump Truck) (Aoshima 055816)
 
Syura Yukihime (Deep Box Dump Truck)
Aoshima 1:32
055816 (51)
2018 | Changed decals
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20. January at 04:11:36 Share
Chris Greathouse added a new photoalbum.
18. January at 22:48:47 Share
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Tom "Listen, 007. This isn't a toy. For god's sakes, bring it back in one piece!" - Q
18. January at 23:38:01
Chris Greathouse @Tom.... how many times did Q say similar lines... seems like a ton... but Bond likes his thrills and his toys :) The little black speedboat in one of the Pierce Brosnan movies is pretty dope, and I remember Q throwing a fit about that too :D
18. January at 23:42:30
18. January at 23:42:58
Greg Baker I had a diecast toy of this as a kid. Bath time was never so fun!
18. January at 23:47:18
18. January at 23:47:20
Chris Greathouse All the pieces have been nipped and trimmed... Started to cut out front part of body for the harpoon guns... let's just say, my fresh blade had a mind of its own :( I covered it in the pic with the grill.... *photo magic* :P I'm kinda interested in how my "repairs" will work, gunna use perfect putty to fill the gaps, sand it down like crazy and hope the gaps are gone :D
20. January at 00:50:18
Chris Greathouse oh and I bought a 14x16 LED photo box, so better pictures (hopefully) starting when it gets here on Tuesday, excited for that.
20. January at 01:07:06
Robert Hall Now you just need one of these to go with it ! LOL !!!

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20. January at 01:56:38
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Chris Greathouse added a new photoalbum.
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1:24
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Updated: January 18, 2019
Project: Ferrari FXX-K
1:24 Ferrari FXX K (Tamiya 24343)
17. December 2018 at 17:22:32 Share
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Tom Ah great. I've been looking forward to that one! Should be a walk in the park compare to what you just did!
18. January at 04:30:26
Chris Greathouse Yeah, I'm hoping :D a new kit company for me to work with as well, Fujimi.
18. January at 04:32:33
M M Chris is looks really good man! LMK how the Fujimi kit builds up. I'm curious because I wanna get their GT40
18. January at 18:09:45
Chris Greathouse Thanks M, I hope Fujimi is better than AMT! :D AMT has great models but the build quality is absolute horsesh#t
18. January at 18:38:04
Robert Hall I agree totally ! Unfortunately They are the only ones that make some the cars I love,but given the choice I would go with Revell,Tamiya or Fujimi first any day.
18. January at 20:10:06
Chris Greathouse They also make some cool fantasy cars, which is awesome, this guy is on my wishlist even though it's AMT, too unique to pass up... I'll deal with the bad quality :) Aqua-Rod (AMT T-337, 1:25)

1:25 Aqua-Rod (AMT T-337)
18. January at 20:25:52
18. January at 20:40:57
Nathan Dempsey Oh man that came out nice!
20. January at 01:08:39
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January 19, 2019

Chris Greathouse added the Fascinations Golf Cart Set in No to his wishlist
No Golf Cart Set (Fascinations MMS108)
 
Golf Cart Set Metal Earth
Fascinations
MMS108
2017 | New tool
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19. January at 23:56:05 Share

January 18, 2019

Chris Greathouse started the Fujimi Bond Car Submarine (1:24)
1:24 Bond Car Submarine (Fujimi 091921)
 
Bond Car Submarine
Fujimi 1:24
091921
2015 | New tool
Multitopic
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18. January at 22:47:50 Share
Chris Greathouse added a new project.
1:24
In progress
1:24 Bond Car Submarine (Fujimi 091921)
Lotus Esprit 007 Submarine
GB Military British Intelligence Services (MI6)
PPW306R (James Bond)
White
 
18. January at 22:45:41 Share
Chris Greathouse added the Italeri Scania R730 Streamline Highline Cab in 1:24 to his wishlist
1:24 Scania R730 Streamline Highline Cab (Italeri 3932)
 
Scania R730 Streamline Highline Cab
Italeri 1:24
3932
2018 | Changed decals
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Chris Greathouse added the Italeri Scania R730 V8 Streamline "Silver Griffin" in 1:24 to his wishlist
1:24 Scania R730 V8 Streamline "Silver Griffin" (Italeri 3906)
 
Scania R730 V8 Streamline "Silver Griffin"
Italeri 1:24
3906
2015 | Changed parts
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18. January at 22:08:23 Share
Chris Greathouse
How do you (successfully) upload instructions to a models page? I scan the pages into my photo editor, then export them as jpg at 75% quality, then I use a free utility site ( https://jpg2pdf.com ) that takes the images and turns it into pdf format, then upload the pdf to the models page. I don't know what I'm doing wrong, because all of the instructions I've uploaded this way turn up as a blank nothing when you click the instructions link on the model page. What do I need to do different to make them appear on the site as actual instructions. I have kits with no instructions on their pages and I wanna help :) (This is an example of Instructions that I've uploaded that turned out blank, but views just fine on my PC: White Freightliner Dual Drive Tractor (AMT 620, 1:25) )

1:25 White Freightliner Dual Drive Tractor (AMT 620)
18. January at 05:53:14 Share
Greg Baker I'm not sure what the problem is, but can confirm that the PDF file is showing up blank. I've never used that site, but is there some settings available on it?
18. January at 05:56:55
Chris Greathouse it's as simple as you can get "drag your images to this box" and the process automatically starts the conversion and combining them into the pdf... no options... I'll try another site maybe, though I've used this one for years.
18. January at 06:05:08
Chris Greathouse just tried 2 more sites :( That really sucks, because the problem is 2-fold... This kit has no color code at all, I'm ok on the brown and yellow, but I don't know what colors the bits and bobs, undercarraige, engine etc.. parts should be... I was hoping someone would download it and could help color code things.... I'm horrible with car/truck parts but give me a paint letter and a part number and I'm good to go... it's funny sometimes someone'll ask "what's that part"... I just spout out a random oh yeah that D56... cuz I haven't a clue... The kit looked really cool until I saw no color code, I at least want to be in the realm of realish and consistent.
18. January at 06:24:37
Greg Baker I'll be happy to colour code it for you... [grabs darts, board and Tamiya acrylics swatch sheet] ;)
18. January at 06:36:25
H K The instructions from the example truck load fine for me.
18. January at 10:03:16
Martin Oostrom Instructions download fine for me as well.
For the colours, contact Cracka He's been a truck driver for a long time and he just might be able to lend you a hand.
18. January at 10:11:46
Greg Baker I tried playing around with the instructions pdf, but it doesn't load in the web browser for me. Only if I force download it and open on my desktop... strange.
18. January at 16:24:43
Martin Oostrom No problems on Win10 with IE11 or iPhone 7.
18. January at 16:59:38
Chris Greathouse Weird, when I download, it opens fine, but I cannot see it in browser. Also, the instructions that are there wasn't uploaded by me, someone uploaded the dual language version of the instructions (A620-201, mine is A620-200)... but I still cannot open in browser.
18. January at 17:34:08
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Chris Greathouse added the Tamiya Ferrari FXX K (1:24) to his completed kits.
1:24 Ferrari FXX K (Tamiya 24343)
 
Ferrari FXX K Ferrari Finali Mondiali
Tamiya 1:24
24343
2016 | New tool
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18. January at 09:45:46 Share

January 17, 2019

Chris Greathouse
Why does Hobby Lobby have to be so close to Petco??? I buy mice for my snake. It's irresistible to only go to Petco without stopping at HL.... oh btw 280 pieces with this truck!!! :D
16. January at 21:56:12 Share
Robert Hall All owned by the same conglomerate, is there a Dick's sporting goods and a Chik fillet within that same area too ?
17. January at 05:35:01
Chris Greathouse There's a dicks about 2 miles away from there in the other shopping center.
17. January at 06:43:05
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January 16, 2019

Chris Greathouse added the AMT White Freightliner Dual Drive Tractor (1:25) to his stash.
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January 14, 2019

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January 12, 2019

Chris Greathouse added the Revell Kenworth T600 in 1:32 to his wishlist
1:32 Kenworth T600 (Revell 07446)
 
Kenworth T600
Revell 1:32
07446
2018 | Changed decals
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12. January at 22:14:12 Share
Chris Greathouse added the Aoshima Lamborghini Huracan Performante in 1:24 to his wishlist
1:24 Lamborghini Huracan Performante (Aoshima 056004)
 
Lamborghini Huracan Performante
Aoshima 1:24
056004 (27)
2018 | Changed parts
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Chris Greathouse added the Aoshima 110 Gazelle Special in 1:24 to his wishlist
1:24 110 Gazelle Special (Aoshima 050644)
 
110 Gazelle Special
Aoshima 1:24
050644
2011
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January 10, 2019

Chris Greathouse added the Revell DAF 95 XF & Trailer "Köln Truck" in 1:24 to his wishlist
1:24 DAF 95 XF & Trailer "Köln Truck" (Revell 07566)
 
DAF 95 XF & Trailer "Köln Truck"
Revell 1:24
07566
2002 | Changed parts
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10. January at 16:35:55 Share
Chris Greathouse added the Italeri Tecnokar Trailer with 20' Tank (1:24) to his stash.
1:24 Tecnokar Trailer with 20' Tank (Italeri 3929)
 
Tecnokar Trailer with 20' Tank
Italeri 1:24
3929
2018 | New tool
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December 30, 2018

Chris Greathouse
What's the best way to get paint from Tamiya jars to the color cup?... I'm using disposable pipettes to measure out drops, but I swear that I just ran through a 23ml bottle in half a car. I think the pipettes are 'stealing' the paint (on the inner walls) even though I empty them the best I can. Any advice?
27. December 2018 at 18:51:16 Share
Thomas Mayer Hi Chris!
I use a metal spatula to transfer the paint. It´s great to stir the paint, and I can count the drops I give into the cup. Mine looks like this one: [img1]
27. December 2018 at 19:54:55
Chris Greathouse @Thomas, I'm confused. how do you transfer paint with a flat spatula and how can you count drops. Sorry if I seem dense :S
27. December 2018 at 21:08:27
Robert Hall I think he's saying, use it like a mini make shift spoon, dip it hold it flat then let drip into the cup.
28. December 2018 at 00:26:27
Thomas Mayer Exactly!
29. December 2018 at 08:08:35
Chris Greathouse Gotcha :) Thanks guys!
29. December 2018 at 08:23:58
Wim van der Luijt
check this album, get a bunch of different bottles.....Loftinsulator
30. December 2018 at 10:20:12
Thomas Mayer Nice solution, Wim!
I never shake my Gunze or Tamiya bottles. I always stir them with the spatula shown. Shaking gets paint onto the thread, and this makes the lids rock solid. I always keep the threads clean from paint. Never again had the problem to re-open a bottle.
30. December 2018 at 10:37:40
Chris Greathouse Thank you gents for the info! I Think I'm probably going to buys droppers and beads.
30. December 2018 at 17:31:44
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December 29, 2018

Chris Greathouse added the Revell 2010 International Lonestar in 1:25 to his wishlist
1:25 2010 International Lonestar (Revell 07408)
 
2010 International Lonestar
Revell 1:25
07408 (80-7408)
2012 | Changed decals
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Chris Greathouse added the Revell Showtruck & Trailer „50 Years of Revell" in 1:24 to his wishlist
1:24 Showtruck & Trailer „50 Years of Revell" (Revell 07524)
 
Showtruck & Trailer „50 Years of Revell"
Revell 1:24
07524
2006 | Changed parts
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29. December 2018 at 10:22:54 Share
Chris Greathouse added the Italeri Scania T143H 6x2 in 1:24 to his wishlist
1:24 Scania T143H 6x2 (Italeri 3937)
 
Scania T143H 6x2
Italeri 1:24
3937
2018 | Changed decals
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December 28, 2018

Chris Greathouse added the Fujimi Bond Car Submarine (1:24) to his stash.
1:24 Bond Car Submarine (Fujimi 091921)
 
Bond Car Submarine
Fujimi 1:24
091921
2015 | New tool
Multitopic
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December 27, 2018

Chris Greathouse marked this item as on order.
1:25 '57 Ford Custom 2 'n 1 (Revell 85-4283)
 
'57 Ford Custom 2 'n 1 Special Edition
Revell 1:25
85-4283
2012 | New tool
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27. December 2018 at 00:24:46 Share
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Chris Greathouse @wilky, That sucks huge! Sorry mate. @Martin, it all adds up way too quick, doesn't it :P
27. December 2018 at 16:58:33
Donald Dickson II I am not going to add it up. Especially not the extras like PE sets, resin and decals. I will simply go with probably too much. :D
27. December 2018 at 17:33:00
Chris Greathouse @Donald... yeah... might be a good idea :P
27. December 2018 at 17:34:25
Nathan Dempsey I really don't want to know how much I've spent, but I guess it could be useful for my wife after I die...
27. December 2018 at 17:35:22
Chris Greathouse @Nathan bwahahaha...
27. December 2018 at 17:57:38
27. December 2018 at 20:09:14
Dave Flitton How about the last two orders...gag.
27. December 2018 at 20:58:07
Chris Greathouse or the last order, plus an emergency order of paint, plus an order of oh these look nifty and then look at the bank... ouch... The Credit Card I have dedicated to this hobby is maxed out :P I guess that's what the stash of already paid for kits is for :P... Time to pay the man for a few months.
27. December 2018 at 21:15:16
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Chris Greathouse added the AMT/ERTL 1995 Toyota Supra in 1:25 to his wishlist
1:25 1995 Toyota Supra (AMT/ERTL 31980)
The Fast and the Furious Tokyo Drift
1995 Toyota Supra
AMT/ERTL 1:25
31980
2007 | Changed box
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27. December 2018 at 18:20:46 Share
Chris Greathouse added the Revell Honda Civic Si Coupe in 1:25 to his wishlist
1:25 Honda Civic Si Coupe (Revell 85-4331)
 
Honda Civic Si Coupe Fast & Furious
Revell 1:25
85-4331
2015 | Changed decals
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December 20, 2018

Chris Greathouse
What is the best way to mask these wheel parts?: https://imgur.com/a/PiszeLz I would like details as these parts always give me troubles, thanks for your help!
20. December 2018 at 19:50:54 Share

December 18, 2018

Chris Greathouse added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: December 05, 2018
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Chris Greathouse I think I'ma grab life by the balls and go with the Ferrari.... super complicated and intimidating as f*ck for me, but I think I can... I think I can... I think I can...
06. December 2018 at 01:10:24
Tom The only thing faster than that truck is you! Nice job. The Ferrari looks like a cool project too. Wish I could keep your pace... Weekend can't come soon enough.
06. December 2018 at 01:45:58
Robert Hall EPIC !!! May the Force be with you, on that endeavor !
06. December 2018 at 02:30:23
Chris Greathouse @ Tom, one of the few perks of permanent disability and no work, lots of time on my hands :P
06. December 2018 at 02:49:46
Chris Greathouse The Ferrari will have to hold for a cycle... I don't have half the paints or comparable... I just scored 12 23ml tamiya's for $40 inc shipping over at scalehobbyist... makes it about $3.30 a bottle, not bad :D
06. December 2018 at 04:08:10
Tom So to followup on the Novus and Tamiya polishes. I got to use them in anger on scratched clear pieces from a kit I got off eBay.

The Novus #3 and #2 are equivalent to the Tamiya's Course and Fine, respectively. Both products do a good job for really light scratches when hand polishing. I think for the deeper scratches one would need to use some kind of buffing tool to be able to remove enough plastic; either that or massive amounts of elbow-grease. Actually maybe using sandpaper is the answer there. Hmmm.... didn't think of that.

While I was able to get the plastic looking good with the #2 and the "Fine" polish, Tamiya's "Finishing" polish is what gets the plastic looking brand-spanking new. Really impressive. Absolute must-have product.

The Novus #1 is not a polish but rather a "cleaner" and anti-static fluid and so of no real use with regard to polishing. Don't make the mistake of thinking it's equivalent to Tamiya's Finishing polish. That's what I initially thought.
17. December 2018 at 22:55:59
Chris Greathouse good to know, Thanks
17. December 2018 at 23:34:40
Spanjaard Thanks Tom
18. December 2018 at 14:23:01
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Chris Greathouse added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: December 17, 2018
06. December 2018 at 23:18:19 Share
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Tom Killer machine! Fantastic work. I like best that you really enjoyed the build. Last build had its frustrations, this time you kicked ass. Way to go!
17. December 2018 at 19:23:11
Chris Greathouse @Spanjaard I played with the reflection of my hand on the car for a long time... made me happy :)
@Tom, the Winter Warlock long ago taught me to keep putting one foot in front of the other, and soon you'll be walking across the floor... (basically just keep moving forward) ( Youtube Video ) (click the link, video doesn't work here)

17. December 2018 at 20:57:29
Tom It's a classic. Going to be spending the week watching Holiday movies with the kids. Don't think we're going to be that retro though.
17. December 2018 at 22:10:07
Robert Hall 24 Hours of "A Christmas Story" !!!!!! So Tom ,No sticking your tongue to A frozen flag pole !
17. December 2018 at 23:15:51
Chris Greathouse @Robert, can I at least get a Red Ryder :P?
17. December 2018 at 23:36:14
Robert Hall You'll shoot your eye out !
18. December 2018 at 02:02:22
Chris Greathouse @Robert how bouta leg lamp? I hear they're fra-gi-le, must be Italian..
18. December 2018 at 03:08:16
Robert Hall Bowling ally or better a MAJOR award !

18. December 2018 at 03:46:21
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