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7. April 2020, 22:52
Matthew Stec
Great job!!
7. April 2020, 23:59
Bill Newcomer
Thomas, Cliff, Neuling, Roland and Matthew. Thank you very much.
8. April 2020, 01:24
Bill Newcomer
Munky, Nathan and Bob, as you know I have been building two at the same time. That black one was progressing a little bit faster than the other one due to frame paint issues. The next one is nearly finished but now needs some minor mods on a painted and detailed cab (shudder). I am working up the courage to tackle it.
8. April 2020, 01:28
Bill Newcomer
John, The CB antennas were a happy accident. I bought them from Auslowe in a package order and they seem to simply be some sort of organic brush bristle. (horse hair?). Anyway, when I went to spray paint them white, the paint lined up in little beads instead of coating it evenly. I thought it gave the effect of spiral wrapped fiberglass rods so I left them as is. I tipped the ends red with Testors enamel. I think they turned out pretty neat.
8. April 2020, 01:33
Bozzer
I'm with the guys! Bring on your best Bill! I'm already signed up to a monestary! Lord have mercy on us all! Amen
8. April 2020, 02:23
Christian W
Beautiful!
20. January, 07:16
Nigel Chapman
Stunning and a day cab just to be different.
Love the colour.
20. January, 08:13
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Bob Hall
I think I found my new best friend !

12. March 2019, 02:21
Bill Newcomer
You may have seen it during editing. Take another look if you have time.
12. March 2019, 02:54
Bob Hall
That is one beautiful Mopar Rainbow ! BRAVO !
12. March 2019, 05:21
Stephan H.
Awesome collection! love it
12. March 2019, 10:56
Christian W
Another pretty nice idea.
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Bill Newcomer
Finally scrounged up the photos to make an album of this project.
27. May 2019, 20:52
Bob Hall
I Think I've pulled this truck over out side El Paso ! LOL!
29. May 2019, 05:49
Bill Newcomer
Did you send it to the impound lot?
29. May 2019, 05:59
Bob Hall
Undisclosed Location ! LOL !!!!!!!!!!!
29. May 2019, 06:00
Chris Greathouse
Great display of vehicles and trailers! Very nice.
29. May 2019, 06:04
Bill Newcomer
Thank you Chris, Someday I may actually finish the 2nd one.
29. May 2019, 06:12
Chris Greathouse
I should build a transport trailer. Super space saver for 5 cars. And I need a trailer for all my trucks... When my bank catches a glimpse of money, I should get one.
29. May 2019, 06:17
Bill Newcomer
Yes, You can put 1 semi and 5 cars in the space of 4 cars. In fact virtually all of my semi builds will be for the transporting of cars.
29. May 2019, 06:21
Bill Newcomer
Thank you James. I enjoyed customizing the trailers with the stars and BMF.
30. May 2019, 02:47
Christian W
Two trucks and trailers. Great!
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Installed rear window in cab then carved it out to line up with the sleeper pass through. I also have a leftover bed from my Freightliner builds. I will repurpose it in the sleeper with some minor trimming. No one will ever see it but At least it will get utilized as intended.
16. January, 04:51
Danny Meer
Following :)
16. January, 07:31
Dominik Weitzer
Is this pass through such a small hole to slip in? I mean at the real trucks, is this only a hole ore is it more comfortable to get to sleep?
In our european extended cabs from the trucks, it's completely different built
16. January, 10:10
Bill Newcomer
Dominik, I have never been in a real semi cab from the 70's. Maybe they were that small way back then. Over the years they figured out that bigger is better.
16. January, 23:51
Bob Hall
Yeah, I rarely pull over a skinny truck driver ! LOL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
17. January, 00:00
Bill Newcomer
Made some more changes today. I was not liking the rain gutter tire rack and the little wings on the side. I separated the top plate from the gutter and rotated the gutter concave side rearward instead of up. The original top diamond plate is now vertical in front of the parking spot. A new larger diamond plate deck covers the top. I needed a ladder so I visited my friend Tim. He gave me an absolutely PERFECTLY sized ladder. The length, width and thickness were spot on. He thinks it came from a 1/32 fire truck. It worked out great.
17. January, 02:19
Bill Newcomer
Added removable aluminum pipe to hold tires in place.
18. January, 01:54
Christian W
There are really good improvements on the hauler! I never checked the sitting of different cars on mine (in progress since decades *lol*). I'm watching!
20. January, 07:12

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Martin, thanks. If I ever get to custom paint colors, I will do that. I keep a journal of all my air brush sessions to record what worked and what didn't.
13. November 2020, 06:45
Bill Newcomer
Got to work on the Shelby a little bit this evening. I continued the assembly of the interior. The body came out of the purple lake virtually unscathed so it just got submerged in some brand new brake fluid. We shall see if that works any better. The windshield replacement from Bob came today so it has joined the rest of the parts in the box.
26. November 2020, 07:07
Tim Heimer
Bob is great for saving the day.
26. November 2020, 14:24
Bill Newcomer
Bob is my hero. He sent me a built up 67 Shelby for parts because I want a more realistic engine bay in the 68 Shelby. I transferred my painted body into brake fluid. I put Bob's painted body in fresh Super Clean. I just checked a little bit ago and both of them are sloughing off paint pretty well. The prospect of getting a decent 67 Shelby are finally improving. :)
27. November 2020, 00:58
Bill Newcomer
Been slow going due to a busy life. Interior is finished. Body still in brake fluid.
17. December 2020, 06:40
Dominik Weitzer
like the interior!
build on Bill ;)
17. December 2020, 06:51
Tim Heimer
Looking good!
18. December 2020, 00:33
Bill Newcomer
This project is stalled. I need to paint the hood but cannot. Have not been motivated to BMF a silver body. I will try to pick it back up again in the spring.
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5 | 10. September 2020, 05:02
Bill Newcomer
Spent a bit of time prepping the body. Had to fill in some sink holes and make sure both ends fit properly.
10. September 2020, 05:06
Bill Newcomer
Robbed the 427 SOHC motor out of this one to go into my 67 Mustang GT. A more appropriate 428 Cobra Jet from a 69 Mach 1 will into this one.
28. September 2020, 22:15
Bill Newcomer
Chassis and interior bit primed and painted today. Body in primer.
30. September 2020, 05:35
Bill Newcomer
Airbrushed the body with decanted Testors Orange over Tamiya white primer. Good coverage but came out flat as flat could be. Not sure why.
5. October 2020, 03:21
Bill Newcomer
After two weeks of curing and some scrubbing with a Scotchbrite pad, I knocked down the flatness enough to be adequate for clear. The hood went into the purple lake 60 seconds after a failed paint attempt. Very little of the paint came off but it has no texture so it will get another coat. Wish me luck.
18. October 2020, 03:52
Tim Heimer
Why it's flat? To high of psi or too far away from model or too small of tip or temp was high and dry air.
11. November 2020, 15:50
Bill Newcomer
I thinned the paint too much trying to get it all out of the jar. I am still debating doing a full detail on the body then clearing it. I would hate to put in all that effort to find out it fails.
12. November 2020, 06:38
Tim Heimer
Been there, done that! Best wishes Bill!
12. November 2020, 06:50
Bill Newcomer
Basic black interior assembled.
18. December 2020, 06:06
Bill Newcomer
Hacked out the engine bay from a 67 Shelby graciously donated from Bob for my 68 Shelby.
20. December 2020, 01:08
Bill Newcomer
This project is officially stalled. The interior is done the engine is mostly done but the lack of ability to paint is putting it back in the box at least until spring.
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Bill Newcomer
Have the body nearly prepped for paint. Kept having to fix self inflicted boo-boos when scribing door panels. The kit headlight rings are definitely going to require some rework.
10. September 2020, 05:11
Bill Newcomer
Robbed the 428 Cobra Jet engine out of this one to go into the 1968 Shelby GT-500. Found (2) partial Boss 429 engines in my parts box. Will combine them as one to go into the 69.
28. September 2020, 22:13
Bill Newcomer
Chassis and interior primed and painted. Body in primer. Hood has yet to be modified for (2) 4BBLs.
30. September 2020, 05:37
Bill Newcomer
Painted the body with Duplicolor rattle can. Actually worked better than the airbrushing I did today.
5. October 2020, 03:18
Bill Newcomer
Two weeks of curing the paint looks really good. Need to build the engine and do some test fitting to determine precisely where to cut the hole in the hood.
18. October 2020, 03:59
Bill Newcomer
It has been a month since I got any bench time. Yesterday I sorted all the pieces for 4 Mustangs that were batch painted the same color. They are all now in their respective boxes. I also sorted out the pieces of all the engines playing Musical Chairs. Today, I actually got to hand paint quite a number of pieces. Soon I will get to assemble stuff for all of them.
13. November 2020, 06:55
Bozzer
That Dio looks awesome Bill! First time I've seen it, in action! Where have I been all this time??? Damn this COVID crisis.
17. November 2020, 05:30
Bill Newcomer
Bob sent me the proper Boss 429 hood scoop and rear window slats for this build. The scoop just got glued and clamped. The louvers needed some fine trimming to fit in the window frame but they are now perfect. THANKS BOB!!!!!
27. November 2020, 01:01
Bill Newcomer
Making very slow progress. Body is ready to clear coat. Engine has ignition wires. Still need to paint the hood which is the biggest hang up right now.
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19. December 2020, 23:45
Bill Newcomer
Finally obtained the last Mustang kit I wanted for my stash. $18 at Hobby Lobby thanks to 40% off.
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Munkyslut
Nice!
Imagine the fun CarCraft had shoving a Boss429 in between those shock towers!
26. November 2020, 09:36
Tim Heimer
It should be no problem after seeing your mod skills!
26. November 2020, 14:26
Bill Newcomer
Well I have managed to make it fit. It will be kind of a Chinese jigsaw puzzle. Since I glued the front and rear facias on to paint them, the chassis has to tuck in the rear first. Since the heads and valve covers crash into the inner front fenders, I cannot put the engine in the chassis. Since the strut tower braces are installed, I cannot install the engine from above. I trimmed the shock tower walls to allow the heads to clear them so now the engine can slide into the body rear to front and be left loose. I had to trim the firewall to allow the chassis to clamshell up into the body. I also had to notch the passenger side frame rail to allow for the alternator. I went with the dual 4bbls and fortunately they just clear the strut tower braces. The resin teardrop hood I am using gives me enough clearance to run either velocity stacks or an oval Cobra air cleaner. I have not decided yet. The good news is that I think it is all going to work out. :)
27. November 2020, 00:51
Bob Hall
A true labor of love ! LOL !
27. November 2020, 01:49
Bill Newcomer
Thanks Bob. Once I get a vision, I do my darndest to see it to fruition. Well, most of the time.
27. November 2020, 04:47
Nigel Chapman
wow Bill, excellent work.
27. November 2020, 07:26
Danny Meer
Looking very nice already
27. November 2020, 08:51
Bill Newcomer
Thank you guys.
27. November 2020, 19:42

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1:24 Snake (Monogram 6762)
Snake Don Prudhomme's Plymouth 'Cuda Funny Car
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1973 | Changed box
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15. November 2020, 17:58
Bozzer
You and me both! These don't come around, very often, in the UK. I keep looking though.
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18. November 2020, 06:06
Bozzer
Bill, heads up! AMT are releasing a KW mixer, mid next year. It's nice mate, definitely worth looking at!
18. November 2020, 21:19
Bill Newcomer
I will check it out. Thanks.
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Nigel Chapman
Ah Bill, you forgot the shop dog or cat
27. August 2020, 07:56
James C
This is awesome!!!! Love the cars as well!
27. August 2020, 19:45
Bill Newcomer
Bob, very perceptive of you. :) Nigel, maybe after I get some people. James, Thanks.
28. August 2020, 04:20
Dominik Weitzer
coooooool….very lot stuff in there. just so clean :D
28. August 2020, 07:35
Chaz Gordon
Bob, You missed out Volvo!
28. August 2020, 10:25
Bill Newcomer
Dominik, Thanks. That was the look I was going for.
29. August 2020, 02:15
Bozzer
I'm gonna keep coming back to this. There's so much detail, it's too much to take in, at once! Many congratulations Bill, this is definitely something to be proud of!
18. November 2020, 21:17
Bill Newcomer
Bozzer, Thanks :). I am pretty happy how it turned out.
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20. September 2020, 05:53
Bill Newcomer
This would work for me as I have the Torque Thrust wheels in my parts box.
21. September 2020, 00:41
21. September 2020, 01:05
Bob Hall
You can actually build a build a Bullitt from this kit, I comes with the correct grill and wheels.
21. September 2020, 01:16
Bill Newcomer
Cool! Gather up all the other bits that you have and let me know what you want for it.
21. September 2020, 01:18
Bob Hall
Huh, what do you know, I have 3 of these as I just discovered !
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Bill Newcomer
Is it really a diecast?
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Bob Hall
I can do you, WAYYYYYYY better than that my friend !
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Nigel Chapman
Looks good. Like the engine
14. September 2020, 23:32
Bill Newcomer
Thanks Nigel. The kit actually came with a pre-drilled distributor and the yellow wires. The holes in the heads needed some opening though.
15. September 2020, 04:00
James C
Great looking Mustang and a nice finish you've achieved on the paintwork and chrome as well Bill.
15. September 2020, 04:38
Spanjaard
it looks really good, and with the background of your fantastic garage, truly amazing :)
15. September 2020, 05:51
Bill Newcomer
James, Thank you but I cannot take credit for the finish. It was pre-painted. It is in my favorite color combo for this generation of Mustang.
15. September 2020, 17:30
Bill Newcomer
Spanjaard, Thank you.
15. September 2020, 17:31
Tim Heimer
Looks good! Nice work!
18. September 2020, 12:07
Bill Newcomer
I almost forgot the exhaust tips.
21. September 2020, 00:39

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Bill Newcomer
The other side of the fan looks the same. The fan has its own 120vac power cord. While I could have gone to the effort to wire it into the compressor's internal harness, I wanted the privilege to be able to run the fan even with the compressor off.
9. September 2020, 18:14
Gary Dahlström
Bill - good thinking! I have that same HF compressor and, yes, it will shut down when it gets too hot. I had to run it longer than usual to paint my BoP base, and when it wouldn't keep pressure it freaked me out because that had never happened before. I salute your ingenuity, sir. I will be duplicating your mod.
9. September 2020, 18:31
Bill Newcomer
Gary, Cheap and easy. Just need slightly longer screws and small washers to hold the 1st grille to the body. After that, just assemble the fan kit normally.
10. September 2020, 04:24
Chaz Gordon
I keep toying with the idea of getting a small tank compressor with auto shut off, but we're planning to move in the next couple of years, and I plan to hook up to my workshop compressor then, so I don't get one. The trouble is the auto shutoff compressors only run up to about 40psi, which doesn't really store much reservoir between shutoffs, where a workshop compressor could run an airbrush all day on a single tank at 150 psi.
12. September 2020, 09:53
Bill Newcomer
Chaz, The compressor I have above runs continuously because the regulator bleeds off to my desired pressure. It only shuts off if I crank the pressure setting high enough to actually trigger the pressure shut off switch assuming I am not using any air.

12. September 2020, 18:16
Treehugger
Some tips from a novice like me:
1) If you mix colors with thinner or whatever in a color cup on your table, you can use a large soft brush to siphon the liquid onto the brush and "wipe" off the paint into your airbrush cup, that way you don't have to use a mixing jar for very small paint jobs.
2) A substitute to using an airbrush for fixing things, I recommend Tamiya's tiny tiny brushes.
3) Vallejo primer paint, may/will flake off and clog your airbrush, so I always sift the primer paint into my mixing jar. Previous problem of clogging was theb 100% solved after that. :)
4) Best result when airbrushing, and to avoid orange skin effect, is to airbrush on thin layers of paint, such that the paint dries, as opposed to staying wet and deforming when putting on too much paint onto the surface when airbrushing.
5) Always a good idea to test your spray on a scrap model, especially varnish which may or may not be what you expected (e.g matte/satin).
6) Maybe a good idea to keep a tidy and somewhat clean table, and go easy with arm/hand movements or risk knocking something off the table, or bumping your model or whatever.

7) Basic rule = lower pressure for close up work, may require thinning the paint a little more perhaps
8) Maybe avoid airbrushing at high psi. I get good results it seems with 20-25 psi.
9) Always use an effective air extractor, or risk the paint being blown back at your face/room. And always make sure your filter in the extractor isn't clogged, else the machine won't suck out enough air. Mine clogged up 98% after airbrushing a lot in one sitting, with higher psi, that was scary. If you light an incense stick, you can get an idea how the extractor sucks out air, if it works or not.
10) For airbrushing on a gloss coat, I use Humbrol Clear liquid (acrylic) and I make sure to keep psi at low setting 7-8 psi. I also make sure to NEVER contaminate the bottle of gloss coat, or risk being all annoying never knowing if your liquid is clean or not. Also, any pipette used must be dust free obviously. I keep mine in a bag, and I throw it in the bin if I accidentally drop a clean pipette onto the floor, as I will assume it has become contaminated with dust.
11) I like using acrylic paint, just Vallejo, and it is totall ok, despite what other's say. If airbrushing on a gloss coat, you might want to let all the layers get time to dry, or risk some paint layer at the bottom end up with tiny cracking patterns. Unsure if this is because of primer paint layer, color layer or any of the gloss coat layers cracking up.
12. September 2020, 19:04
Bill Newcomer
1) Have not done any "small" jobs yet. Good tip.
2) Have not painted enough to try fix anything. If I get a 98% result, I quit while I am ahead.
3) Sifting, hmmm...
4) I have gotten better results with the longer, dryer continuous method.
5) I always shoot the (protected) floor of my booth on the 1st shot.
6) I plan well and have lots of elbow room.
7) Still experimenting with pressure. 20-25 for gravity feed guns. 30-35 with siphon feed.
8) Ditto
9) I have LOTS of cfm and a pretty big filter. It would last through 7-8 rattle cans before it looked bad.
10) I have not shot ANY clear yet. Though, clear acrylics (Future) have much, much lower risk of issues.
11) I have a lot of lacquers and enamels to decant and consume before I make the switch to acrylics.
13. September 2020, 07:27
René "Bilbo" Bartholemy
I'll try the sifting idea. Big fan of Vallejo Air and primers, but sometimes it does get clogged.
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Dominik Weitzer
super Progress. the idea with the Magnets is pretty good!
25. August 2020, 06:02
Munkyslut
I want to live in a warehouse just like Dan Tanna & fill it full of mechanical man shit & old toys :D
25. August 2020, 08:38
Chaz Gordon
Munky, the warehouse apartment is a great idea in the USA, particularly in southern California. It is a frightening idea in the UK, You'd have to be a multi-millionaire just to be able to pay the heating bill
25. August 2020, 09:43
Nigel Chapman
Do it on the cheap Munky and move into your garage.
25. August 2020, 21:06
Munkyslut
Haha! Funnily enough mate I just crawled out of the garage after a day tearing down the motor out of my Challenger.......... if I had a bed in there I might have stayed put :D
25. August 2020, 21:40
Munkyslut
That dio is looking better every day Bill
That's the beauty of a dio........ constant detail changes, it just keeps on giving ;)
25. August 2020, 21:43
Spanjaard
amazing build you are doing! great idea to use the magnets.
25. August 2020, 22:43
Bill Newcomer
Thank you all. The magnets work great. I can pick up the whole thing and transport it outdoors and back in with only a few items moving about. It will greatly save setup time if I ever get to go to a model show again.
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21. May 2019, 03:26
Yossie
Hi. Did you complete this project? Any pictures or video of the build. Any tips and tricks for how you did it?
27. July 2020, 14:43
Bill Newcomer
Yossie, I have been collecting ramp parts and I know what evergreen strut to use. But I have not gotten to this project yet.
28. July 2020, 03:41
Chaz Gordon
A Cottrell low railer is on my project ideas too. Ramps will be cast from the revell transporter pattern, and some other parts too. Planning to make mine a bit unusual though, basically a barn find specialists extract and haul truck.
30. July 2020, 17:33
Bill Newcomer
Cool. Keep us posted.
31. July 2020, 04:14
Yossie
Would love to see your work. It's a project I'm thinking of but no ideas where to start ☹️
31. July 2020, 18:42
Bill Newcomer
Have you checked out my Freightliner and Lowboy albums? Those are my most recent builds.
Freightliner COE triple drive | Album by musclecarfan (1:25)
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11. March 2019, 06:11
Munkyslut
Ahh they are perfect! Even the centre caps are spot on, thanks Bill!
Now where do I get em from? Modelhaus has long since gone.
29. May 2019, 07:37
Bill Newcomer
You get them from me. What is your address and which ones do you want.
29. May 2019, 14:02
Munkyslut
Ah that's great thanks, I need just one set of 4 wheels & tyres just like on that lovely Challenger ragtop please. I'll message you my address
29. May 2019, 16:02
Bill Newcomer
Thanks James. It was an enjoyable build.
30. May 2019, 03:40
Dominik Weitzer
Oh, that color look fresh! More better than mine. And the Top is really cool!
Well done, like it a lot!
21. June 2020, 08:47
Christian W
That looks beautiful! The rear rack is interessting. Was it in the kit? I had one in C3 Corvette convertibel included.
21. June 2020, 10:52
Bill Newcomer
Dominik, The paint was some craft store paint my wife got for project of hers. The color is vibrant. I wish I could get more.
21. June 2020, 16:09
Bill Newcomer
Christian, The luggage rack is from one of my 72 Grand Prix annuals with 2 additional support legs.
21. June 2020, 16:10
Chaz Gordon
Try mixing Tamiya yellow with their lime green, you'll get somewhere very close
24. June 2020, 20:03
Bill Newcomer
Chaz, Maybe some day. I have not airbrushed yet.
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20. September 2019, 05:43
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Chaz Gordon
Looks awesome with the trailer on, perhaps it could do with something like this on it Bulldozer (AMT/ERTL 31769, 1:24)

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22. April 2020, 23:34
Nigel Chapman
Wow Bill, love it
22. April 2020, 23:44
Bill Newcomer
Chaz, Nice suggestion but not in my wheelhouse. Glad you like it Nigel. :)
23. April 2020, 00:01
Bill Newcomer
Bozzer, Now that I have a cargo hauler, I need to make some equipment delivery to my new shop diorama. Hopefully pics this evening.
23. April 2020, 00:02
Mark Boots
Looking great Bill. Beautiful.
23. April 2020, 04:19
Bill Newcomer
Thank you Mark.
23. April 2020, 06:44
Danny Meer
That rig looks amazing Bill, nice job
23. April 2020, 13:58
Bill Newcomer
Thank you Danny.
23. April 2020, 14:01

April 21, 2020

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21. April 2020, 04:11

April 7, 2020

Bill Newcomer added a new photoalbum.
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Project: Scratch built paint booth
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22. November 2019, 03:15
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Bozzer
Thanks for the link Bill. I'm actually building something similar. I'll get some pictures when it's done, but I have to figure out how to post them on here? Basically, my internal dimensions are 2' x 2' x 22" high. I wanted that big, so I can paint a trailer or 1/16 scale truck. I'm only using two fans, but I see a method in your madness. Them filters are hard to get here, so I've opted for Filter wool. I think that's what they call it anyway? Only thing is, it over hangs my work surface by around 5". My planned exhaust is 4" plastic pipe, straight outside, camouflaged by a bush. Lol, let's see how long that lasts?
3. April 2020, 09:33
Rui S
Very Nice booth.
I've lots of humbrol enamel paint., and the need for cleaning with white spirit... so i now need One booth urgently.
3. April 2020, 21:12
Bill Newcomer
Bozzer, your dimension seem large enough to give you some elbow room. What type of fans are you using?
4. April 2020, 01:05
Bill Newcomer
Rui, Thanks, I figured if I was going to go to all the trouble, I may as well make a nice one.
4. April 2020, 01:41
Bozzer
Bill, I'm gonna use PC fans. They're brushless and 12v, so they are quiet and reduce any risk of igniting any fumes, should any happen? The reason for the size is to allow me to place a built trailer in it. I can paint or even clear coat it, with easy access to the sides and top. I also plan on a revolving base, so I can turn the model, without touching it. I may make that motorised in the future, but for now it's just hand moved. I also wanted plenty of room to get my hands in. We all know what it's like, when you're trying to get into those awkward places? I'm also toying with the idea of a flip down shield, that covers halfway across the front opening. Once I get it in the cave, I'll try it out and see what happens? I have a few ideas, but not all will work, I'm sure. It's basically trial and error. I've put some pictures on my page, if you wanna see progress so far? I'll update it, as time goes by.
4. April 2020, 05:09
Bill Newcomer
Bozzer, With the 12v fans you can get a variable voltage power supply like I did. You can adjust the fan speed. The booth in my photos with the flip down shield was my inspiration. With the variable fan speed. I determined I did not need it.
4. April 2020, 06:40
Bozzer
Awesome information mate, thank you.
4. April 2020, 08:46
Bozzer
Bill, I'm up and running! Pictures are on my page mate
5. April 2020, 18:05

March 31, 2020

Bill Newcomer added a new photoalbum.
15. April 2019, 02:10
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Bill Newcomer
Thanks, though I cannot take any credit for it.
17. May 2019, 06:45
Bob Hall
That cabinet is Awesome ! Looking Great Bill !
17. May 2019, 08:09
Bill Newcomer
Thank you Bob. I am a happy camper. With the new shelves I am only at about 35% capacity. The next step is finding (or making) some acrylic risers but I need to build a lot of semis first.
18. May 2019, 00:38
William O.
Nicey, niceity, nice! The more models fill it, the better it gets! Glass cabinets and the only way to store/display models/collectibles, makes the collection look that much more awesome, and that always a good thing :). Cheers!
17. February 2020, 03:01
Bozzer
Nice work Bill. I think you're gonna need another one though buddy. These rigs take up some room! Did you ever have any issues with the top of the car hauler, not fitting correct and falling through? I didn't really explain that very well. I mean the moveable part, that allows you to let cars in the lower level? I have with mine. I tried a little heat, but it's not cured it. One side appears to be slightly warped.
30. March 2020, 07:11
Bill Newcomer
Bozzer, on both of them, the pivot points are miraculously still the wimpy plastic pins on the original parts. At the tails, I actually notched the ramps to lay properly on the lower level. The cylinders were installed but I left them disconnected at the top to prevent strain on the afore mentioned pins.
30. March 2020, 23:33
Bozzer
Thanks Bill. After I get the backlog of kits out of the way, I'm gonna take another look at it. I'm thinking about adding some kind of L shape strip, that slots in, when it's down? That should solve my issue, hopefully.
31. March 2020, 02:34
Bill Newcomer
If you only have sag in the middle, it should not take much.
31. March 2020, 02:58

February 25, 2020

Bill Newcomer owns this item
23. February 2020, 07:25
Bill Newcomer
Thanks Bob!
24. February 2020, 07:48
Bozzer
Just playing around with this kit myself, for another group build I'm in. Watch out for the placement of the steering box. The instructions aren't very clear on it. It also doesn't help, when the part is over moulded. Bugger had me stumped for a while. I may post some pictures when it's done, but it won't look anything like the box art. Got my kit from Ollie's, when they were selling them for 20 bucks a pop. I'll look forward to seeing what you do with this Bill.
25. February 2020, 01:43
Bill Newcomer
Thank Bozzer, It will get built. I just don't know when.
25. February 2020, 03:08
Bob Hall
No Prob !
25. February 2020, 03:14

February 8, 2020

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2. February 2020, 06:32
Bill Newcomer
My minty new cab came today. I finally have enough good pieces to build this one. Since it is a hodpodge of new parts and a clown colored glue bomb, It may be awhile before I get to it.
8. February 2020, 07:24

February 7, 2020

Bill Newcomer owns this item
7. February 2020, 02:34
Bill Newcomer
My trailer came today. I will have to find substitutes for the wimpy, split tires though
7. February 2020, 02:35
Bob Hall
Would these work ?

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7. February 2020, 03:05
Bill Newcomer
I think so. What are they from?
7. February 2020, 03:41
Bob Hall
Some rig, I got them in a lot years ago, you can have if want.
7. February 2020, 03:55
Bill Newcomer
I want. How much?
7. February 2020, 05:02
Bob Hall
Just PM your address, you can have, I'll never use them.
7. February 2020, 05:06
Peter Hardy
Hey Bill does the kit come with wide profile singles?
7. February 2020, 07:14
Bill Newcomer
They are singles but definitely not wide.
7. February 2020, 08:17
Peter Hardy
Ok, I will keep looking! ????
7. February 2020, 09:46

January 25, 2020

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25. January 2020, 22:22
Bill Newcomer
GTX $15, Chevelle $15, 442 $15, and trailer $18 plus free shipping.
25. January 2020, 22:25
Munkyslut
GTX ragtop is ace, not sure about the super compact Olds tho.......
25. January 2020, 22:29

January 22, 2020

Bill Newcomer started this item
22. January 2020, 06:34
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22. January 2020, 06:16
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22. January 2020, 06:15

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