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How can people not understand social distancing and quarantine? This is a local park last Sunday. Ridiculous. [img1] OK non-scalemates rant over.

Also separate note, pretty cool, I can see my roof in the mess of trees to the right :D
Lots of fresh air to breath :)
 
26. March, 04:16 Share
Mark Boots Hi Chris, it seems to be hard for so many people. Last weekend here in Holland it was so very crowdy at the beaches. Some people don't seem to understand how dangerous it can be for the elderly people.Then our government gave more restrictions (and possible fines) and now it seems to be better. We just can wait and see what will happen the coming weeks.
28. March, 07:05

March 20, 2020

Chris Greathouse
Except with kit builders :P

[img1]
 
20. March, 19:35 Share
20. March, 20:01

March 18, 2020

Chris Greathouse
Why do I ever go into Hobby Lobby with the thought of "Oh I'm just looking around..." Never have I walked out empty handed.
1:25 Trojan Horse, 1975er Mustang II Funny Car (AMT 1009)
Larry Fullerton's
Trojan Horse, 1975er Mustang II Funny Car
AMT 1:25
1009
2016 | Changed box
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17. March, 21:21 Share
Munkyslut That was a classic flopper from the 70's, very cool Chris 8)
18. March, 07:35

March 10, 2020

Chris Greathouse added a new photoalbum.
31. January, 22:00 Share
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Tom ... Chris, we're in the same boat! But I have brake fluid now so hope not to have this problem in the future
7. March, 06:43
Peter Hardy Gentlemen! Ahem, SMS is a hobby paint maker in Oz. Www.scalemodeller.com.au I use their acrylic lacquers almost exclusively. Can't recommend them highly enough. I use the paint remover too. Haven't tried the weathering stuff yet though.
As for harming the plastic, yes it will if you leave the parts in it for 7 hours like I did with my last build! Chrome has been coming off some parts in 35 minutes and others in 2 hours. With Italari that figures! Might also be because the chemical is becoming "tired" after multiple uses. Some parts have needed a little help with a stiff brush. I have two kits here and there seems to be a substantial difference between the chrome adhesion between the two.
When removing chrome in the past I have always used Mr Muscle oven cleaner but didn't even try this time. I tried the paint remover in the hope of stripping the clear coat off then I would have done the oven cleaner thing but the chrome came straight off within 35 minutes. So, new knowledge accumulated for me! Hope this does help over there!
7. March, 07:13
Chris Greathouse Thanks guys! Next question: How much would 10ml of paint cover? Using a solid color 1:24 van as an example.

mr-hobby.com/en/itemDetail.php?iId=83
7. March, 10:23
Martin Oostrom Depends. What colour will you be using, what colour will the primer be, how much surface is there to cover, does the paint need thinning.
I used approx 10ml of Vallejo Model Air French Blue on HALF my Citroën fourgon. But I wanted a solid coverage overall.
7. March, 11:10
Bozzer Peter, thanks for your help and your honest feedback. I'm all for a 1 hit solution, but I'm also after precise, clean and quick. I'll get it figured out and then we can all go down the pub.
7. March, 13:29
Chris Greathouse #4 I swear if this DOT 4 doesn't work... I'm going to scream so loud, my mates in Australia will be like DAMN. :P !
10. March, 18:15
Nathan Dempsey Remember if it all doesn't come off that I had success with Tamiya Laquer Thinner. It wiped everything clean and didnt harm the plastic. I wouldn't submerge any sprues in the stuff though.
10. March, 18:53
Danny Meer I hope it will work Chris, otherwise make the truck dust/mud weathered ;)
10. March, 19:33

March 4, 2020

Chris Greathouse
Damn you HOBBY LOBBY and your cursed weekly 40% coupons :P
1:25 '77 Ford "Cruising Van" (AMT 1108M/12)
 
'77 Ford "Cruising Van"
AMT 1:25
1108M/12
2018 | Changed parts
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3. March, 19:35 Share
Bob Hall Another Shaggin" Waggin' For Chris ! LOL !!!!!!
3. March, 20:08
3. March, 20:56
Chris Greathouse Totally dope!!!! and Jeff Dunham :D
3. March, 21:16
Martin Oostrom Now you just have to do the striping as in the video ;)
You practiced enough on the dragtruck
3. March, 21:29
Chris Greathouse Damn it... I knew there was trickery afoot :P... I was thinking maybe doing that... very different from the stock paint job... I'll have to search for the that promo picture
3. March, 21:54
Chris Greathouse I have no clue when I'll get to the cruising van... I want to do the Egg Vans first, but thanks for that big picture.
3. March, 22:14
Bozzer I was looking at that kit at the model show I went to. It was over 40 bucks here, so I left it. Stateside again at the end of the month. Hobby lobby here I come! Take my cash now!!!
3. March, 22:22
Bob Hall All Aboard the S.S. Date Rape ! TOOT TOOT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

[img1]
 
3. March, 22:37
Bob Hall And Chris ! I think you are or related to Dr Krieger !
3. March, 22:38
Slavo Hazucha A Van is a cool thing for sure, as was the Drag-truck family business - but what about going small & humble next & building the Jimmy McGill/Saul Goodman´s Suzuki Esteem from Better Call Saul? ;)
4. March, 11:27

March 2, 2020

Chris Greathouse added a new photoalbum.
21. April 2019, 03:17 Share
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Bob Hall Pretty Nifty my Friend ! Looks Great !
26. April 2019, 03:53
Nathan Dempsey Love the flames and the rims look great in that matching color.
26. April 2019, 12:39
Tim Heimer I like it! Nice!
26. April 2019, 13:24
Greg Baker Sweet!
26. April 2019, 15:41
26. April 2019, 17:20
M M I love the flames! LoL
26. April 2019, 17:21
Chris Greathouse Thank you everyone! I really like how it turned out!
26. April 2019, 18:15
Patrick Hamel Wow I love the flames you make a great job
2. March, 00:44

February 26, 2020

Chris Greathouse
My new truck! It's gorgeous!
1:25 Kenworth W-900 (Revell 07659)
 
Kenworth W-900
Revell 1:25
07659
2020 | Changed decals
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20. February, 22:40 Share
Mark Boots I can imagine that Chris!
21. February, 05:18
Bill Newcomer I like that version. Big sleeper and flat roof.
26. February, 06:27

February 25, 2020

Chris Greathouse and Roland Gunslinger are now mates.
25. February, 21:07 Share

February 22, 2020

Chris Greathouse added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: February 22, 2020
22. February, 00:29 Share
Tom ... Now you just have a truck in the way
22. February, 00:32
22. February, 00:35
Bozzer You are gonna be busy my friend
22. February, 00:59
Tom ... A true group build in fact!
22. February, 01:15
Chris Greathouse Yes it will be... It'll be interesting to have 6 active projects
22. February, 01:35
Peter Hardy Don't ya just love anime girls!
22. February, 11:52
Roland Gunslinger Congrats! Nice collection
22. February, 12:09
Chris Greathouse @Peter, yes indeed ;) I watch so much anime, it's crazy :D It's the main reason I needed/wanted this set.

@Roland, thank you!
22. February, 12:26

February 20, 2020

Chris Greathouse owns this item
1:25 Kenworth W-900 (Revell 07659)
 
Kenworth W-900
Revell 1:25
07659
2020 | Changed decals
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20. February, 22:40 Share
Chris Greathouse owns this item
1:24 Volkswagen Type 2 Delivery Van (Hasegawa 52145)
 
Volkswagen Type 2 Delivery Van Egg Girls Summer Paint 2016
Hasegawa 1:24
52145 (SP345)
2016 | Changed parts
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20. February, 22:39 Share

February 19, 2020

Chris Greathouse now follows Li
19. February, 04:25 Share
Chris Greathouse added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: February 18, 2020
5. February, 03:18 Share
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Chris Greathouse Using a label maker to say VROOM VROOM and putting it in the non-existent engine compartment. Are those the aftermarket parts you're talking about?... :P
15. February, 03:41
Danny Meer LOL Chris, that would be the best aftermarket part :D
15. February, 08:46
Dominik Weitzer Oha, corvette. Interesting color.
I don't like those "Showroom replicas"...imo, they are to expensive without having an engine.
For the engine you can also print a photo from it and glue it in place :-D
15. February, 09:20
Chris Greathouse #3 Build time... but I'm not feelin' it.. maybe some bumpin' music will help the build.... loads up Tech N9ne, Kottonmouth Kings, ICP, Cypress Hill... Bass bouncing at 11... This should help finish this project.
18. February, 01:54
Bob Hall Here Ya Go ! Just every time he say's Red, just turn down the volume and yell Blue in its place ! LOL !

Youtube Video

18. February, 02:38
Chris Greathouse That sounds like a drinking game :D Red - SHOT!
18. February, 04:19
Chris Greathouse #MISSINGNO

Finished! I'm going to wait for photo booth for pictures... Regular lights aren't showing the blue well. Then I'm hoping on the Aussie train :) Much more interesting then this P.O.S. .... Although it turned out well for hating it so much. :D

Since there's no engine, you just have to think it's a covered treasure in some barn somewhere waiting for its hero to fix 'er up and give 'er go.
18. February, 04:55
Chris Greathouse Hoping on the Aussie road train! Chrome is already SuperCleaned Project 056 -- Australian Truck Group Build | Album by chrisagreat (1:24)
19. February, 00:33

February 18, 2020

Chris Greathouse started this item
1:24 Australian Truck (Italeri 719)
 
Australian Truck
Italeri 1:24
719
20xx | Changed box
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18. February, 21:04 Share
Chris Greathouse completed this item
1:25 2012 Chevy Corvette Coupe (AMT 756)
 
2012 Chevy Corvette Coupe
AMT 1:25
756
2011 | Changed parts
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18. February, 20:38 Share

February 16, 2020

Bob Hall@Chris Greathouse
Saw This And figured you would get a kick out of it or some ideas.


Youtube Video

 
16. February, 03:27 Share
Chris Greathouse I've seen alot of those trucks... very extreme. :D I wish they would make the Shockwave truck in a 1:25 instead of a 1:32 snap-tite that they have in the scm search.
16. February, 04:09
Danny Meer Damn thats a nice truck, If this would be mine I wouldn't buy a house but live in that truck lol
16. February, 07:30

February 13, 2020

Chris Greathouse marked this item as on order
1:25 Kenworth W-900 (Revell 07659)
 
Kenworth W-900
Revell 1:25
07659
2020 | Changed decals
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13. February, 07:44 Share
Chris Greathouse wants this item
1:25 Kenworth W-900 (Revell 07659)
 
Kenworth W-900
Revell 1:25
07659
2020 | Changed decals
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13. February, 07:28 Share

February 12, 2020

Chris Greathouse added a new photoalbum.
8. February 2019, 06:24 Share
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Bob Hall BINGO ! YAHTZEE ! DING DING DING, WE HAVE A A WINNAAAAAAA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
10. June 2019, 04:14
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, 06:56
Chris Greathouse I don't know, sorry Bill.
10. June 2019, 07:47
Bozzer Bill, they're all the same kit and mould, as far as I'm aware bro.
11. June 2019, 19:43
Bill Newcomer I guess I will find out.
12. June 2019, 06:40
Tom ... Hmmm... I must have missed this one. What a great looking truck! Love the colourful chassis. Very cool!
21. November 2019, 21:39
Chris Greathouse It's been dubbed the MTV Truck because my inspiration was the old MTV Logo colors :P [img1]
21. November 2019, 21:47
Mark Boots love it! It turns out we had to solve the same issues building the kit. Nicely done. Fresh!
12. February, 14:33

February 8, 2020

Chris Greathouse added a new photoalbum.
28. January, 21:11 Share
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Chris Greathouse or I buy the decal sheet... looks pretty good.
31. January, 19:57
Bob Hall I'll keep my eye out for a cheaper original for ya.
31. January, 19:58
Mark Boots I really do like this one. Super!
2. February, 06:49
2. February, 09:00
Bill Newcomer I am impressed with your efforts. I couldn't possibly build any kits that complicated in that timeframe.
2. February, 18:21
Chris Greathouse Thanks you all!
2. February, 18:43
Tim Heimer Too Cool!! Very nice combo, they look great together!!
3. February, 08:00
Roland Gunslinger That looks great
Impressive !
8. February, 23:37
Chris Greathouse added a new photoalbum.
30. December 2019, 04:27 Share
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Tim Heimer Awesome dude! Thoughts on it, I would've done a light painting of flat black in the front grill area and made the tires look more real. Still my friend that's a nice build! Looks fantastic! Keep up the good work!
1. February, 01:43
Chaz Gordon That looks awesome Chris, nice work
7. February, 23:04
Chris Greathouse Thanks guys!

Tim, I always forget to black out the grill. Oh well.... How do you you make tires look good? unless you mean weathering. I don't know how to do that.
7. February, 23:54
Tim Heimer For what it's worth I sand the tires 1st mildly sand with 100 grit on the tread, then 220 on tread and on side wall, then either use the colors dirty black, rubber or a combination of both to get desired effect.
8. February, 02:32
Tim Heimer Also you can use a scuff pad. I went to take tire pics for you but can't find the card for my camera! Hopefully tomorrow.
8. February, 05:12
Munkyslut I use a scotchbrite pad
8. February, 09:19
Peter Hardy You are reliable Tim, forgetful as hell but reliable!
8. February, 23:04
Tim Heimer Forgetful?? Like what? I don't remember having forgot anything!
8. February, 23:20

February 7, 2020

Chris Greathouse
The person that handles my money just handed me $200 and said here's some fun money... go buy kits and supplies. I guess my Savings account is loaded with a stockpile money for her to do that :D....

On the list -- The last VW Van in the set and some much needed supplies.... winning!
7. February, 00:17 Share
Greg Baker If you need any help spending all that cash... just let me know. I can help. :D
7. February, 00:43
Danny Meer Nice!!! :D So you will have the set complete or are more of these comming?
7. February, 17:22
Chris Greathouse Yup all 6!!! Almost... There are 4 vans in my stash, and the last 2 are on an import ship somewhere. 3-4 weeks for those. Then color hunting, then project time.
7. February, 18:21
Danny Meer You are going to build them all after each other till you get the serie done? would be pretty cool to see them all :)
7. February, 18:37
Chris Greathouse Danny, I didn't pay $370 to have them look good in boxes ;) Darn tootin' they ARE going to look cool :D

A couple of the vans use the same color mix ratios for the lower "creme" color on the van. I'm going to try to whhip up enough so all the colors match. There are a few more multi-van colors that will be challenging as well.

Since these are all the same van, I'm going to assume that 95% of the the parts/instructions are all the same. If that it the case then I'll batch paint for all the X pieces in X color... Then after internals, I'll pay attention to the body shells.

SCM Search: 1:24 egg girl*
7. February, 19:11
Chris Greathouse marked this item as on order
1:24 Volkswagen Type 2 Delivery Van (Hasegawa 52133)
 
Volkswagen Type 2 Delivery Van Egg Girls Summer Paint 2015
Hasegawa 1:24
52133 (SP333)
2015 | Changed decals
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7. February, 02:05 Share
Chris Greathouse Woot!!! in 5-6 weeks (shipping) and time getting the paints, this project will be ready!

With this project, I am going to have to mix paints for the first time... Kind of nervous.
7. February, 02:07
Tom ... You're a glutton for decals for sure. I forget, how many have you made already and how many left to do?
7. February, 02:18
Bob Hall So was this one your "Great White Buffalo" ? Finally found one ?
7. February, 02:20
Chris Greathouse Yes, my "Great White Buffalo" :D ... Tom I haven't made any yet... I'm waiting for all 6 get here... I have 4 on the stash shelf, and 2 in the middle of the ocean somewhere.
7. February, 02:26
Bob Hall Cool Beans ! Youtube Video

7. February, 02:29
Tom ... Did you also order a bucket of micro sol?
7. February, 02:30
Bob Hall Right on !
7. February, 03:07

February 4, 2020

Chris Greathouse
Another one down! Yay! One more $90 van and I'll have the whole set! :D
1:24 Volkswagen Type 2 Delivery Van (Hasegawa 52145)
 
Volkswagen Type 2 Delivery Van Egg Girls Summer Paint 2016
Hasegawa 1:24
52145 (SP345)
2016 | Changed parts
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4. February, 18:58 Share
Ben M I once bought a 63 camper bus for $1. I put less than $90 into it and was able to drive it away :)
4. February, 19:12
Chris Greathouse That's some mechanical skills buddy.
4. February, 19:46
Chris Greathouse marked this item as on order
1:24 Volkswagen Type 2 Delivery Van (Hasegawa 52145)
 
Volkswagen Type 2 Delivery Van Egg Girls Summer Paint 2016
Hasegawa 1:24
52145 (SP345)
2016 | Changed parts
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4. February, 18:55 Share
Chris Greathouse wants this item
1:24 Volkswagen Type 2 Delivery Van (Hasegawa 52145)
 
Volkswagen Type 2 Delivery Van Egg Girls Summer Paint 2016
Hasegawa 1:24
52145 (SP345)
2016 | Changed parts
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4. February, 18:40 Share

February 2, 2020

Chris Greathouse will attend 2020 NorthWest Scale Modelers Show
2020 NorthWest Scale Modelers Show in Seattle
2020 NorthWest Scale Modelers Show
US 15. and 16. February 2020, in Seattle
2. February, 21:06 Share

January 29, 2020

Chris Greathouse owns this item
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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29. January, 01:32 Share
Chris Greathouse completed this item
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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29. January, 01:30 Share

January 28, 2020

Chris Greathouse added a new photoalbum.
12. December 2019, 20:48 Share
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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, 23:46
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, 09:39
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, 15:02
Bozzer Now hear this, Now hear this! Skip to 15 mins https://m.youtube.com/watch?..J1gn-CY&feature=youtu.be
3. January, 19:48
Chris Greathouse Here's where a heart emoji would be great! That is an awesome find Bozz!
3. January, 21:29
Chris Greathouse Yay!! The video has the Hide Out and Bandit :D
3. January, 21:34
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
3. January, 21:51
Chris Greathouse now follows Mark Boots
28. January, 07:54 Share

January 27, 2020

Chris Greathouse
Here's a good ol' picture of main street in my hometown, North Bend.

P..S Thompsons Cafe on the right is where they shot the Double R Diner scenes for the TV show Twin Peaks (well, many years later). Now the place is called Twedes Cafe

[img1]
 
27. January, 19:08 Share
Chris Greathouse now follows bruno egral
27. January, 15:17 Share
Chris Greathouse now follows Erwin Leetink
27. January, 15:09 Share

January 26, 2020

Chris Greathouse added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: October 25, 2019
8. October 2019, 00:33 Share
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Tom ... ha! 1912 Fuzz. Love it.
25. October 2019, 21:14
Chris Greathouse @Tom, yeah I thought that was a great touch.

@All Thanks all for your comments! :D It pushes me on :D
25. October 2019, 21:29
Martin Oostrom Well done Chris
What's next? Might I push you into a certain Ford?
26. October 2019, 14:50
Nathan Dempsey Looks great Chris. The gold color came out well. That's a hard color to paint.
26. October 2019, 16:28
Chris Greathouse @Martin, the '57 Custom, F-350 dullie, or the Le Mans racer?
@All, Thanks guys!
26. October 2019, 17:51
Bob Hall Seeing as I'm a Betting man, I'm putting odds that Martin is referring to The Ford GT, judging by amount of finely built racers in his collection !
26. October 2019, 19:00
Chris Greathouse Here's a link to my next project, body color will be silver:
Project 050 -- Nissan Fairlady Z 300ZR | Album by chrisagreat (1:24)
28. October 2019, 23:35
Dominik Weitzer Very cool. Looks good Chris
26. January, 09:58

January 23, 2020

Chris Greathouse wants this item
1:24 Mercedes-Benz 1017 LF 16 (Revell 07655)
 
Mercedes-Benz 1017 LF 16
Revell 1:24
07655
2020 | Changed box
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23. January, 08:25 Share
Chris Greathouse
Yay 5 of 6!! One more (expensive) one left to buy :D
1:24 Volkswagen Type 2 Delivery Van (Hasegawa 52145)
 
Volkswagen Type 2 Delivery Van Egg Girls Summer Paint 2016
Hasegawa 1:24
52145 (SP345)
2016 | Changed parts
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18. January, 03:12 Share
Tom ... Am I going to have to visit you in debtor's prison ?
18. January, 03:55
Chris Greathouse Lol, probably. Last one is $90, it's #1 in the series and not too many posts for any lower cost... I might have to go to my secret savings and get a $100.
18. January, 04:10
Danny Meer So the last 1 you need is the first in serie? I like them all but love the steampunk version most and will be the only 1 I buy (Hopefully :P)
20. January, 16:33
Chris Greathouse Son of a gun... The place didn't have it in stock and had to void my order... Sucks, because it was $25 cheaper then the average ($60) posting.
22. January, 20:30
Tom ... Bummer. Back to the drawing board then....
22. January, 23:14
Bob Hall Make an offer works wonders, Try this listing, never hurts to try !

Ebay.com Item - Hasegawa 1 24 Volkswagen Type 2 Delivery Van egg Girl Summer paint 2016 Model S
23. January, 00:30
Chris Greathouse I was all set up to pay full price anyways... then this other offer came along, but didn't work out. Oh well, I guess a $60 and $90 vans are in line next, along with a big resupply of hobby materials.
23. January, 01:45
Bob Hall Never hurts to try I say !
23. January, 02:44

January 22, 2020

Chris Greathouse now follows JD
22. January, 08:21 Share

January 20, 2020

Chris Greathouse marked this item as on order
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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21. November 2019, 21:42 Share
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, 21:59
21. November 2019, 22:04
Nigel That looks about as much steampunk as the recent Hornby/Basset-Lowe announcements. Jus' sayin' is all.
20. January, 20:01
Chris Greathouse owns this item
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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18. January, 03:10 Share
Danny Meer Bought mine from HobbyLink Japan, they say it's gonna take between 2-6 weeks delivery and have no tracking number...
20. January, 16:31
Chris Greathouse I've heard of HobbyLink. For me, For imports, I usually use 1999.co.jp/eng/. It takes about 20-25 days from order to doorstep and tracking is usually about $12 (There is one cheaper, but no tracking)... But in all honesty I go where I can get it the cheapest... But I like the 1999 site.
20. January, 18:48
Danny Meer Thx for that website, placed it in my favorites :)
20. January, 19:44

January 18, 2020

Chris Greathouse marked this item as on order
1:24 Volkswagen Type 2 Delivery Van (Hasegawa 52145)
 
Volkswagen Type 2 Delivery Van Egg Girls Summer Paint 2016
Hasegawa 1:24
52145 (SP345)
2016 | Changed parts
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18. January, 03:07 Share

January 16, 2020

Chris Greathouse wants this item
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, 20:39 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, 17:53 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, 05:00
Bob Hall FIRE ! HUHHHH FIRE YEAH !
16. January, 05:18

January 15, 2020

Chris Greathouse marked this item as on order
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, 19:10 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, 19:51
Chris Greathouse wants this item
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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1:25 1970 Chevy Impala (AMT AMT1162)
Fire Chief
1970 Chevy Impala
AMT 1:25
AMT1162
2020 | Changed parts
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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, 03:55 Share
Chris Greathouse owns this item
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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January 12, 2020

Chris Greathouse added a new project.
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In progress
1:24 Australian Truck (Italeri 719)
Western Star Constellation
AU Civil Private
ACX-748 | Green green
 
12. January, 01:32 Share
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12. January, 01:32
Chris Greathouse started this item
1:24 Australian Truck (Italeri 719)
 
Australian Truck
Italeri 1:24
719
20xx | Changed box
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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, 18:56 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, 20:05

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, 02:55 Share
Bob Hall All Hail Sir Slidealot !
5. January, 05:40
Danny Meer Does it even need paint? :P 1 big waterslide :D
5. January, 07:46
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, 11:11

January 4, 2020

Chris Greathouse wants this item
1:24 DAF XF105 ''Maritime'' (Italeri 3920)
 
DAF XF105 ''Maritime''
Italeri 1:24
3920
2016 | Changed decals
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4. January, 17:47 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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January 3, 2020

Chris Greathouse started this item
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, 22:28 Share
Chris Greathouse owns this item
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, 22:25 Share
Chris Greathouse marked this item as on order
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, 05:07 Share
Chris Greathouse I bought another Egg Girls anime van :D Now I have 2 of 6 in the series.
28. December 2019, 10:11
Danny Meer Cool! :D
28. December 2019, 11:11
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, 14:53
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, 03:54
Chris Greathouse LOL... I'll take that... I do enjoys my decals :D
29. December 2019, 04:26
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, 05:26
Chris Greathouse Lol! He would be off the wall :P
29. December 2019, 05:31
Bob Hall Absolutely !
29. December 2019, 07:45
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, 22:19
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, 22:25
Chris Greathouse marked this item as on order
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, 22:15 Share

January 2, 2020

Chris Greathouse wants this item
1:24 Volkswagen T1 Camper (Revell 07674)
 
Volkswagen T1 Camper
Revell 1:24
07674
2020* | Changed parts
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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, 02:55 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

Chris Greathouse wants this item
1:24 esseesse (Fujimi 12383)
Abarth
esseesse
Fujimi 1:24
12383 (RS-82)
2010 | Changed parts
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31. December 2019, 22:00 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, 20:53 Share

December 25, 2019

Chris Greathouse wants this item
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, 04:08 Share

December 24, 2019

Chris Greathouse and J D are now mates.
24. December 2019, 03:52 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, 00:00 Share

December 23, 2019

Chris Greathouse wants this item
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, 03:44 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, 03:02 Share

December 21, 2019

Chris Greathouse wants this item
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, 01:18 Share
Chris Greathouse wants this item
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, 01:16 Share

December 19, 2019

Chris Greathouse wants this item
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, 00:04 Share

December 18, 2019

Chris Greathouse wants this item
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, 23:18 Share

December 14, 2019

Chris Greathouse and Konrad Limmer are now mates.
14. December 2019, 09:40 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, 01:50 Share

December 13, 2019

Chris Greathouse added a new photoalbum.
2. December 2019, 02:53 Share
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Danny Meer Lol :D Today is a good day to finish of the Today :P imagine a few of them in a box as destruction derby :D
12. December 2019, 18:42
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, 18:44
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, 18:54
Tom ... She goes fast!
12. December 2019, 20:58
Neuling Sehr schöner Honda!
13. December 2019, 16:24
Chris Greathouse Thanks Tom and Neuling :D
13. December 2019, 17:59
Dominik Weitzer Well done Chris!
13. December 2019, 23:58
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, 20:11 Share
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Matthew A Imma was a new one for me
8. December 2019, 09:17
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, 14:45
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, 14:49
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, 17:31
Peter Hardy Wot chu talkin' 'bout Willis?
8. December 2019, 21:41
8. December 2019, 21:46
13. December 2019, 19:57
Danny Meer That Coke truck is very cool :D
13. December 2019, 20:21

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, 20:50 Share
Chris Greathouse completed this item
1:24 Honda Today (Tamiya 24057)
 
Honda Today
Tamiya 1:24
24057
1986 | New tool
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12. December 2019, 06:07 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, 21:40 Share

December 7, 2019

Chris Greathouse added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: September 18, 2019
18. September 2019, 00:03 Share
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Munkyslut Sweet! I love a beach buggy, great job Chris ;)
18. September 2019, 20:32
Chris Greathouse Not too hard with only 22 pieces :D
18. September 2019, 20:35
Neuling Nice buggy!
19. September 2019, 16:08
20. October 2019, 05:51
Chris Greathouse Thanks guys! It was a fun little build. :D
20. October 2019, 05:53
7. December 2019, 18:14
JOHN THOMAS Very cool
7. December 2019, 19:22
Danny Meer the headlights make it look like a retard lol rest is ok but prefer the oldskool version :D
7. December 2019, 19:28
Chris Greathouse wants this item
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, 18:37 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, 03:44 Share
Bob Hall [img1]
7. December 2019, 04:23
7. December 2019, 04:40
Bob Hall Lot of those look familiar ! LOL !!!!!!!!!!!!
7. December 2019, 05:34
Chris Greathouse Only a third of them should :P
7. December 2019, 05:46
Chris Greathouse wants this item
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, 03:29 Share

December 6, 2019

Chris Greathouse added a new photoalbum.
14. November 2019, 23:43 Share
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Chris Greathouse That one looks cool!
5. December 2019, 12:45
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, 22:06
Brandon H Would look better with a teal engine haha :P Nice work though!
6. December 2019, 00:16
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, 01:17
Zach Wilson You're gettin really good at this stuff chris
6. December 2019, 04:48
Chris Greathouse Thanks Zach, means alot!
6. December 2019, 04:55
Konrad Limmer Hey Chris congrats to this awesome looking Truck!! !
Like this stuff a lot.
6. December 2019, 05:59
Chris Greathouse Thank you!! :D
6. December 2019, 06:04

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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1. December 2019, 23:27 Share

November 28, 2019

Chris Greathouse wants this item
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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28. November 2019, 05:14 Share

November 27, 2019

Chris Greathouse started 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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27. November 2019, 19:49 Share

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, 17:36 Share
Chris Greathouse Got my ride for the Aussie truck group build.
24. November 2019, 17:57
24. November 2019, 19:23
24. November 2019, 20:01
Chris Greathouse marked this item as on order
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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24. November 2019, 17:40 Share

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, 23:50 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, 00:03
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, 00:34
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, 00:35
Peter Hardy I'm laughing, now I'd better get some more primer on a Lamborghini Miura.
22. November 2019, 00:39
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, 01:07
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, 02:56
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, 02:59
Tom ... My avatar is a comic book character from my youth called Brassneck: internationalhero.co.uk/b/brasneck.htm
22. November 2019, 04:38
Munkyslut Peter, incredibly comprehensive advice, thank you
22. November 2019, 08:06
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, 08:57
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, 09:32
Martin von Schreckenstein 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, 09:45

November 21, 2019

Chris Greathouse added a new project.
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Tom ... I think Bob is a google bot.... just say'n
21. November 2019, 07:09
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, 07:14
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, 07:31
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, 07:41
21. November 2019, 07:46
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, 12:55
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, 17:26
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, 18:30
Chris Greathouse now follows Munkyslut
21. November 2019, 03:46 Share

November 20, 2019

Chris Greathouse wants this item
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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?
15. November 2019, 01:11 Share
Łukasz Gliński I used to skip the ones that will be obviously hidden.
15. November 2019, 08:32
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, 08:49
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, 00:45

November 16, 2019

Chris Greathouse wants this item
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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16. November 2019, 22:00 Share

November 15, 2019

Chris Greathouse marked this item as on order
1:25 Papa Truck (AMT 932)
Tyrone Malone's
Papa Truck Kenworth Aerodyne
AMT 1:25
932
2017 | Changed box
+
15. November 2019, 19:43 Share
Chris Greathouse marked this item as on order
1:25 Super Boss (AMT 930)
Tyrone Malone's
Super Boss Kenworth
AMT 1:25
930 (AMT930/06)
2016 | Changed parts
+
15. November 2019, 19:42 Share

November 14, 2019

Chris Greathouse added a new photoalbum.
28. October 2019, 23:31 Share
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Chris Greathouse #6 Done, photo booth pictures tomorrow..
13. November 2019, 03:42
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, 07:10
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, 21:19
Munkyslut Very nice work Chris, that silver is so lifelike it's incredible, you proper nailed that one
14. November 2019, 22:31
Tom ... Nice job Chris. Another cool addition to the collection. Are thinking of a truck next? Hope so!
14. November 2019, 23:07
Nathan Dempsey Nice finish Chris. Can't wait to see the dual truck build too.
14. November 2019, 23:07
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)
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