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Chris Greathouse added a new photoalbum.
5. July at 19:01:39 Share
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Chris Greathouse I turn the music up to 11 and go Zen mode... :D
16. July at 16:59:16
Chris Greathouse #15 after 2 layers of grey primer, then a final coat of white primer, I'm finally at a point to where I can start splitting pieces into their color groups.
16. July at 20:07:40
Munkyslut Hi Chris, why grey AND White primer?
In automotive applications I've used either/or but never combined them.
16. July at 21:58:43
Tim Heimer It's that Zen thing. LOL
16. July at 22:22:21
Chris Greathouse I did it just to make you scratch your head Munky! :P No, I'm joking… When you need to have white, but you are starting with loud colored plastic (red, silver, black for me). It is easier to transition using a grey in-between layer. The reason is that grey covers waaay better than white. If you spray white only, it'll take more layers to get to that even white color. So if you spray grey first, you get that easy coverage muting the loud colors, then you can get an easy spray coverage of white to finish off.

If the plastic had been a standard kit color (off-white etc), Then I would just use white since I didn't have to tackle masking/covering a loud color.

More ranting and babbling… blah… sorry... :P lemme know if you have questions.
16. July at 23:00:33
Munkyslut Haaaha too busy scratching my arse to worry about my head :)
Another clear & concise answer that even I understand, thanks Chris
16. July at 23:14:47
Ian Oostelbos Thanks for the tip. Great info.
17. July at 00:15:43
Chris Greathouse Those who are following my little side hobby of paint by numbers, here's an update... new pictures at the bottom. https://imgur.com/a/et4pEBV
17. July at 00:51:48
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July 15, 2019

Chris Greathouse marked this item as on order.
1:24 #25 Mobil 1 Porsche 911 GT1 (Tamiya 24186)
 
#25 Mobil 1 Porsche 911 GT1
Tamiya 1:24
24186
1997 | New tool
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14. July at 23:11:34 Share
Chris Greathouse I bought another racer :D Only $20 too!
14. July at 23:13:57
Bob Hall I'd still pull it over !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
15. July at 03:14:54
Havoc Havco I heard that car kits is one of the hardest on coloring because the glossy looks.
15. July at 04:31:54
Chris Greathouse meh... I'll do the best that I can do and call it good... I don't "nitpick" over not having 100% accurate cars... I'm just in it to have fun :P :D
15. July at 04:41:19
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July 9, 2019

Chris Greathouse added the Hasegawa Leyton House Porsche 962C in 1:24 to his wishlist
1:24 Leyton House Porsche 962C (Hasegawa 20411)
 
Leyton House Porsche 962C
Hasegawa 1:24
20411
2019* | Changed decals
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9. July at 03:52:46 Share

July 8, 2019

Chris Greathouse added a new photoalbum.
25. June at 01:19:44 Share
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Neuling Colorful devil!
7. July at 09:19:30
Chris Greathouse Thanks you all!!!
7. July at 19:24:48
Paul Juliano You earned it Chris!
8. July at 00:32:57
Peter Hardy Would have been better Yellow.
8. July at 01:32:25
Chris Greathouse I'll do the Lamborghini LP500S I have in my stash yellow ok :P
8. July at 01:34:56
Greg Baker I held my tongue...
8. July at 03:08:59
8. July at 03:25:22
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8. July at 01:01:28 Share

July 6, 2019

6. July at 01:19:07 Share

July 5, 2019

Chris Greathouse started the Italeri VOLVO FH16 GLOBETROTTER XL (1:24)
1:24 VOLVO FH16 GLOBETROTTER XL (Italeri 3821)
 
VOLVO FH16 GLOBETROTTER XL
Italeri 1:24
3821
2003 | Changed parts
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5. July at 19:20:06 Share

July 3, 2019

Chris Greathouse added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: July 3, 2019
20. September 2018 at 03:46:59 Share
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Chris Greathouse Also, that one was all hand painted... I didn't have my air brush yet :P
3. July at 02:23:52
Bill Newcomer How old were you when you started building?
3. July at 03:46:45
Chris Greathouse March 12th of last year, the '40 Ford standard coupe was the first model I ever tried. :D :)
3. July at 04:08:18
Chris Greathouse The project number in the project & album titles are in order of completion since starting the hobby.
3. July at 04:11:04
Christian W Last year! Then take a look to the Lamborghini Diablo - great progress!

3. July at 04:12:20
Tim Heimer It is awesome to see how much people progress on here, but I have to say a lot of it is because the people here on this site.
3. July at 12:35:34
Holger Kranich This is handpainted? With the good ´ol hairy stick? Remakable! I only spray because my brush skills are bad! LOL :D
3. July at 13:36:01
Chris Greathouse Yeah, I made myself paint 10 cars with a brush before I spent the $$$ on the airbrush and hobby gear proper. I really wanted to make sure that the hobby was something that I would enjoy before dropping bank on supplies... I'm on project 43 and I still enjoy it. :D
3. July at 16:38:18
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Chris Greathouse and Ingo F are now mates.
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Chris Greathouse added the KMP Lancia Delta S4 Grifone - 1986 Costa Brava in 1:24 to his wishlist
3. July at 02:49:12 Share

July 2, 2019

Chris Greathouse added a new photoalbum.
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Christian W I like the describtions in the pictures. Well done! The Corvette looks good to. I'm not such a fan of the panel lining with black. The contrast is to hard on my point of view. What's wrong with the right rear wheel?
2. July at 12:10:08
Tim Heimer Wow, I missed this one!
2. July at 12:18:46
Chris Greathouse I am learning more about panel lining, and am getting better at it. The right rear wheel wouldn't push onto the axle all the way. and thanks guys!
2. July at 17:24:59
Slavo Hazucha How nice, I always root for the yellow Corvette at LeMans! Great car, top build ...
2. July at 17:43:39
Chris Greathouse Thanks Slavo!
2. July at 17:45:29
Christian W Did you try to shorten the part of the inner rim, where the axle goes in? Or the axle itself? I didn't check my kit, how it is constructed.
2. July at 20:14:50
Chris Greathouse I didn't think about that at the time. I don't remember how it's constructed, the wheel is glued in.
2. July at 20:20:36
Christian W The positive effect: I have to take care of it when it comes to the day, my C7R goes on the workbench. I'll keep that in mind.
2. July at 20:36:44
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Chris Greathouse
Helicopters: [img1]
2. July at 05:10:32 Share
Michael Hickey LMAO

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2. July at 08:00:02
2. July at 17:47:11
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Chris Greathouse added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: April 20, 2019
14. April at 16:54:36 Share
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Nathan Dempsey Came out nice Chris, can't wait to see the bug!
20. April at 20:27:16
Michael Hickey Mate she came out as good as the one on the lid, well done.
20. April at 23:15:43
Donald Dickson II Well done! Great job all around!
20. April at 23:34:17
Chris Greathouse Thanks guys! It means alot :D I was kind of disappointed in the box art, whoever built it used foil where I painted chrome, except the guys foil was super wrinkly, it was distasteful, especially for the box art.
20. April at 23:40:09
Bob Hall Looks AWESOME ! Makes me want to pull it over right now ! LOL !
20. April at 23:53:07
unfusion Nice work.
21. April at 01:02:32
Chris Greathouse Thanks, and hello, nice to see a new face :) on a separate note... I was tired of my projects page looking like a goofed up mess by using standard pictures sizes as the project title image... so I made a set of images that are 1440x400, now the page looks alot nicer :D
21. April at 01:36:54
Christian W This is one of my latest purchase. Nicely built. I like the dashboard compared to the original.
2. July at 12:05:00
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1. July at 22:18:45 Share
Chris Greathouse
THIS IS NOT AN ACTIVE PROJECT YET

I just got this racer in the mail today and HAD to look at the decal sheet... Look at that monster!!!! measures 10-1/16in x 7 1/2in (25.55cm x 19.05cm) Freaking huge.... and sooooooo many of the them :P :D
1. July at 22:25:44
Kerry Cox Will there be enough room for the paint to show through. ? ;)
1. July at 22:27:25
Clifford Keesler Really, agree with Kerry. Cool project though.
1. July at 22:37:32
Chris Greathouse I don't even care about paint :P well yes of course I do, but I'm in it for that monster decal sheet :D
1. July at 22:44:22
Kerry Cox Your going to need an awful lot of decal softener mate.
1. July at 22:54:08
Chris Greathouse And patience... lot of patience... :P Too bad I'm backed up on builds, this would be a great challenge!
1. July at 22:57:11
Nathan Dempsey That's going to be a nice project Chris. Can't wait to see all those decals applied.
1. July at 23:01:42
Chris Greathouse I'm finishing the Diablo now, then will be the red Volvo FH 16, then probably a couple small kits, then this. So about 4-5 cars out.
2. July at 03:12:39
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June 30, 2019

Chris Greathouse added the Revell Corvette C5-R Compuware in 1:25 to his wishlist
1:25 Corvette C5-R Compuware (Revell 07069)
 
Corvette C5-R Compuware
Revell 1:25
07069 (80-7069)
2014 | Changed box
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30. June at 15:40:00 Share
Chris Greathouse added the Revell Enzo Ferrari (1:24) to his stash.
1:24 Enzo Ferrari (Revell 85-2192)
 
Enzo Ferrari
Revell 1:24
85-2192
2003 | Changed box
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30. June at 02:02:15 Share

June 29, 2019

Chris Greathouse started the Monogram Lamborghini Diablo VT (1:24)
1:24 Lamborghini Diablo VT (Monogram 85-0889)
 
Lamborghini Diablo VT Classic Cruiser
Monogram 1:24
85-0889
2016 | Changed box
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29. June at 16:57:03 Share
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June 28, 2019

Chris Greathouse added the KMP Fiesta WRC 2017 Gravel set in 1:24 to his wishlist
1:24 Fiesta WRC 2017 Gravel set (KMP TK24044)
 
Fiesta WRC 2017 Gravel set
KMP 1:24
TK24044
2019 | New tool
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June 26, 2019

Chris Greathouse and Kerry Cox are now mates.
26. June at 17:47:15 Share
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Chris Greathouse Thanks Christian!
25. June at 03:53:18
Bart Goesaert That was a lotta parts for such a small vehicle... looks good.
25. June at 05:37:54
Chris Greathouse It sure was! Makes for a fantastic looking vehicle! Thanks Bart!
25. June at 18:32:22
Chris Greathouse Found a nice build video of the regular Volvo FH16, now I just need more red paint... Project 043 -- Lamborghini Diablo VT | Album by chrisagreat (1:24) should be enough build time to order and get a shipment here.
25. June at 19:52:14
Tom It's a good'n, Chris. Mine's en route as we speak.
26. June at 03:51:33
Chris Greathouse You bought one too!?! I'm all over that build!!! Make sure to PM me when you start!

Also, shipment placed for Red X-7 for the VOLVO FH16 GLOBETROTTER XL (Italeri 3821, 1:24) and by strange coincidence the FORD GT Le Mans 2017 (Revell 85-4418, 1:24) fell into my cart at checkout :P :P Another decal madness of a vehicle coming in 3-5 days :D :D

1:24 VOLVO FH16 GLOBETROTTER XL (Italeri 3821)1:24 FORD GT Le Mans 2017 (Revell 85-4418)
26. June at 04:09:39
Bart Goesaert that Gt is not only a decal madness... painting and taping will be an equal labor...
26. June at 05:32:00
Chris Greathouse Oh crap... Didn't think about that! That just makes the value/complexity of the project vs. the value of the car ($20) go up. That's a good thing :D
26. June at 05:40:20
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June 25, 2019

Chris Greathouse marked this item as on order.
1:24 FORD GT Le Mans 2017 (Revell 85-4418)
 
FORD GT Le Mans 2017
Revell 1:24
85-4418
2019 | Changed box
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25. June at 23:30:22 Share
Chris Greathouse added a new project.
Albums: 1 with 25 images
1:24
Completed
1:24 Lamborghini Diablo VT (Monogram 85-0889)
 
25. June at 01:19:28 Share

June 24, 2019

Chris Greathouse added the Aoshima Subaru TT2 Sambar Fire Engine '08 (1:24) to his completed kits.
1:24 Subaru TT2 Sambar Fire Engine '08 (Aoshima 051429)
 
Subaru TT2 Sambar Fire Engine '08 Subaru Oizumi Factory Package
Aoshima 1:24
051429 (50)
2017 | Changed parts
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24. June at 21:35:20 Share

June 21, 2019

Chris Greathouse added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: June 21, 2019
28. May at 03:48:03 Share
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Martin Oostrom Nice job Chris. Good looking model of an ugly car!
21. June at 18:48:13
James C Nicely done Chris.
21. June at 18:48:34
Chris Greathouse Thanks guys! Now to go fight with the fire truck!
21. June at 18:51:42
Nathan Dempsey Nice work there Chris. I think those color combinations worked out well.
21. June at 19:41:04
Bob Hall That's a Beauty ! Great Work, and I Agree with Nate, Great Color Combo, Bravo !
21. June at 20:35:50
Chris Greathouse Thanks! I agree on the colors, I like what I chose on this one :)
21. June at 22:20:32
Chris Greathouse I did like that I got to mess with smoke tinting on the sunroof, fun stuff, looks really cool.
21. June at 22:23:38
Bob Hall Need A Top Shot to get a good look at that Sun Roof.
21. June at 22:52:38
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Chris Greathouse added the AMT/ERTL Lexus LS400 (1:24) to his completed kits.
1:24 Lexus LS400 (AMT/ERTL 6002)
 
Lexus LS400
AMT/ERTL 1:24
6002
1992 | Changed box
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21. June at 19:16:31 Share

June 20, 2019

Chris Greathouse added the Aoshima Nissan D21 Terrano V6-3000 R3M '91 in 1:24 to his wishlist
1:24 Nissan D21 Terrano V6-3000 R3M '91 (Aoshima 057087)
 
Nissan D21 Terrano V6-3000 R3M '91
Aoshima 1:24
057087 (Model Car 106)
2019 | Changed ???
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20. June at 05:25:55 Share
Chris Greathouse added the Tamiya Fiat Abarth 695SS in 1:24 to his wishlist
1:24 Fiat Abarth 695SS (Tamiya 89675)
 
Fiat Abarth 695SS
Tamiya 1:24
89675
2011 | Changed box
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June 18, 2019

Chris Greathouse added the Revell 1955 Chevy Indy Pace Car in 1:25 to his wishlist
1:25 1955 Chevy Indy Pace Car (Revell 07686)
 
1955 Chevy Indy Pace Car
Revell 1:25
07686
2019 | Changed decals
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18. June at 21:21:21 Share
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