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    I started with one of these pestiferous Hostess Fruit Pie castings, promptly took it apart, detampoed it with nail polish remover on a napkin, detailed the lights and interior, painted the wheels silver, and swapped out the tires. My end result came out as a tribute car to the Pharaohs' '51 Merc from "American Graffiti", which is kind of what I was trying for in the first place.

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    The image file limits have been reset. We have over-limit warnings for the past 3 months and I've had to lower the image file limits. Upper limits now are 100,000 when we have some images that exceed 5,000,000. I know I've mentioned many times before, but it is very important to downsize images - doesn't matter if they are hosted elsewhere or here. I've set the pixels for no more than 1000 across the longest side, so if you resize to that all should be well. (The new limits are larger than what I typically use, and my images turn out just fine, so I know it shouldn't be a problem)

    Thank you for your understanding.


    • #3
      I wish M2 would stop it with these pop culture releases and start giving us decent cars. Go in any Walmart (provided, I haven't since early Februrary--which normally, I make one or two trips a month--but Walmart is right across the street practically from a college that is responsible for a huge COVID-19 outbreak in my town due to a party attended out of the area). These cars will be most of what's on the pegs. At least, well, you can detampo these the "easy" way with nail polish or alcohol products (I like hand sanitizers that are in gel form--but both it and alcohol are hard to find now, also due to COVID; thus I may end up getting some nail polish remover).

      Great job with the redo! Looks palatable now.


      • #4
        Thanks all!


        • #5
          Nice, I reworked several of these. Photobucket link may not work?


          • #6
            Another, again testing PB.