Wallys ModCast

Been Creating Model Vehicles Since 1998

Finalizing The Hippie Bus

So as most of you know I have been working on the Samba Bus (hippie bus) for my wife. Well as of today it is all finished. I put in all the windows and ended with the front windshield wipers. Over all I think this was a great kit made by Revell and I had tons if fun building and painting this one. It was a skill level 3 which made for a more interesting build. The paint job was solely decided by my wife to how she wanted it. This kit said not to glue the roof down onto the body, but I could not get it to stay attached. So I did lightly glue it down. I am a little disappointed in the art work on the side of the body. The paint did not stay as nice as I would have hoped but what can you do but try. I did look all over for a good set of hippie style decals to use but could not find them anywhere.

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November 13, 2011 Posted by | In The WorkShop | Leave a comment

Wally’s Walk

Ah where do I start,

I guess at the age of about 12. I began to make models as a small hobby. Just buying a kit here and there. I would use the testors non toxic glue to put them together, Never once thought about painting any of the parts along the way. This went on for several years, using my allowance to buy a kit, put it together then put it up on the shelf. When I was about 15 or 16 we had a major fire in our house caused by a lighting strike about a foot above my window. This lit up the house in a matter of minutes. Grabbing what I could and getting out of the house my models were in the back of my mind.

As many people know insurance does wonders for replacing lost items. At that time I was not modeling very much but still was able to get about 15 kits. I picked them out off the shelf of the local hobby shop and stacked them in my closet.  As I moved out of my parents house at the age of 19 I ran across the dusty kits. Igniting the passion for modeling once again. However this time I was making my own “allowance” and thought if I was going to start back up I had to do it right. I Picked up about 15 paints and brushes and began to start. When it came time to start the body of my Shelby Colbra I realized this was not a job for the paint brushes I had picked up. After doing some research airbrushing was the only way to go. I went and picked up a small Testors Amazing Air beginners air brush. I took a day or so to get to know the brush. Tried it out on the Shelby and it worked. Not as good as what i thought it would but granted it was only around $20. My lovely wife went out and bought a Badger 200 Single action airbrush for my birthday and I have been loving it ever since. That brings us up to present time.

Thanks for finding out how I got to where I am now. I will be touching on beginner items in more detail in the future.

November 13, 2011 Posted by | Life outside the Workshop | Leave a comment