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DavidT

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Here are my first two models from plans purchased from this site. A Volkswagen Beetle and one (still unpainted) Spicy Speedster. I modified the speedster to have rolling wheels and reduced it to a scale to match the VW. I used red spray can primer, then acrylic craft paint and lacquer gloss varnish.

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Hi DavidT,

Your toys are wonderful!

Ok, I've got some questions for you since I love your custom details. Please tell us more about the wheels you used for the Bug, and did you drill and insert dowels for the headlights? The Bug's painted windshield detail and the addition of the little people driver are really nice touches.

And I love that you added wheels to the Spicy Speedsters. Great job and thanks for sharing!
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Thanks, the wheels on the bug are from the woodworking store Rockler. I happened to have some handy, but they were oversized for the required 3/4" diameter, so I put each one on a drill chuck and "flattened" them from their original 7/8" or so. The headlights are painted on, but inserting dowels is a good idea. I will take a photo of the driver. Fun toy, nice designs you are creating.
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Really nice job David T
   Both models look great.  I have been wanting to build the Spicy Speedsters but thought I would add wheels as well, now I know I will when I get to that model.
Thanks for sharing.

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DavidT - Yes sir, great looking pair of cars. I thought the same as Cynthia, did you dowel the headlights.
Nice thinking out of the box by adding wheels to your Spicy Speedster low rider Marlene Marvel.
All the Spicy Speedster cars have such an attractive shape and style and I think each one could easily be converted to rotating wheels rather that static. I think you may have just given us an idea. Thanks

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Thanks Ken and Udie. I have a particular liking for the convertibles and it looks like there a quite a few in the plans collection at this site.

Also, I have been watching your videos on youtube. Good info there.
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Excellent work David I like the VW best.
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Hi David -
I'm curious, how did you paint perfectly round headlights.  Also the windshield is perfect and I get that you can tape that off. 
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Thanks very much Phantom. It is a good plan and pretty easy to build.
   Cindy, I did use masking tape for the windshield. The headlights are more of an oval shape, but there is no special technique, I just carefully drew them freehand and then painted with a fine tipped brush.
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Wow, DavidT
   You are a better painter free hand than I think I will ever be.  Great job on the painting of the headlights.
I do admire you ability.
Thanks again for sharing with us.

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Thanks David - What Ken said, painting free hand takes some skills.
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Great job David!
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