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#21 tvandmoviecars

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 10:07 AM

interesting idea.... I have a old Johan kit that has parts modled in DIFFERENT colors.... that could be interestng!<LOL>

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 12:29 AM

Go for it, Don.

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 09:48 AM

I have a curbside with nice plastic.I mean this car almost needs no polishing,I'll dig it out and post some pics,but recall it missing the chrome tree.Let me look for it.

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 11:09 AM

Terry, it'd be great to see the pictures. Post them when you can.

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 05:49 AM

Terry, it'd be great to see the pictures. Post them when you can.

I'll get some up today doc.I do have the chrome and it's not a curbside .first a rule question.can I paint the roof ?it's not attached to the body.If not I have a plan.

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 07:03 AM

I think I have found my contender. Happy, happy:

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 03:10 PM

here's mine.unpolished so far.Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
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Posted 25 August 2012 - 04:54 PM

Looks like you are going to have fun with this one. Nice color too.

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 06:11 AM

Hmmm, I'm in on this one. I've actually been thinking about building this one in bare plastic for a while...

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 01:06 AM

Jason, great to have you onboard.

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 04:16 PM

Quick question-
Anyone know what happens if you shoot a gloss clear coat over "naked" plastic?

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 06:35 PM

It seals in the freshness :lol: . Just make sure you're completely confident it's not lacquer. I've seen some clears that don't indicate what it is.

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 06:49 PM

Cute. Nice to talk to people that share my sense of humor 😊. Not sure if I'm going to use a clear coat or not but nice to know its an option still. Guess I'll see how the plastic polishes up.

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 06:47 AM

Unless you want to cover decals, Joe, I'm not sure (gloss) clearcoating will contribute anything. It's been too long for me to remember specifics but my thought upon polishing the plastic is I couldn't do better with coatings, partly because the plastic is flawlessly smooth right into recessed areas. The part I don't remember is whether it makes the plastic color appear richer. Maybe someone else can elaborate. Either way, the plastic wouldn't really be naked if you're polishing a coating.

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 03:31 PM

Doc, can I post a previously built unpainted model?

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 06:10 PM

It seals in the freshness :lol: . Just make sure you're completely confident it's not lacquer. I've seen some clears that don't indicate what it is.


I've got a 69 Vette in Revell orange styrene. There are no swirls or mold lines showing. So, I shot it in Testors One Coat "Wet Look". I didn't have any issues.

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 06:43 PM

We doing WIP pics on this or just finished shots? (not that I've made any progress yet. Lol)

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 04:26 AM

Doc, can I post a previously built unpainted model?


Sure, Mike, eye candy is eye candy. By all means.

We doing WIP pics on this or just finished shots? (not that I've made any progress yet. Lol)


Joe, both, you can post previous finished builds, and you can also do in progress. That's fine.

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 04:28 AM

NOTE: About how "naked" your naked styrene should be, and this includes using clear coats.

I would say if you are sealing in decals that is fine, but normally, I think the trick behind this CPB is to leave the styrene (the body only) in the raw but POLISHED, BUFFED, scrubbed with NOVUS type products, which is fine.

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 04:53 AM

Ya know, I don't know if this will be correct but I added a couple drops of flat black in a bottle of thinner and sprayed it over the rust and body to take off the shine from the plastic and the rust. I used Sophisticated Finishes rusting process and the rust had some shine to it and I wanted to get rid of that and that's the reason I sprayed over the whole body. Anyway, here is a pic of the car. Most of ya have seen it before, it's muh 49 Ford coupe that I restored from a glue bomb that it was.

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The color of the car is the bare plastic by the way. I hope this is Ok, if not I'll remove the pic. :) Dan