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Miatatom

Member Since 28 May 2012
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MPC/ERTL Indianapolis 500 Hall of Fame Set # 6426

09 April 2015 - 08:19 PM

It's almost Indy time and I thought I'd try to build these kits. It includes the 1963 Parnelli Jones Watson Roadster, the 1963 Jim CLark Lotus 27 and the 1973 Johnny Rutherford McLaren M16C.

 

What are your opinions on the set? Any helpful experience, build tips, dos and don'ts, etc. would be appreciated.


Tip: If You Buy an Opened Kit........

10 March 2015 - 05:55 PM

......be sure to check it as soon as it arrives to ensure that all the parts are there. I opened a Fujimi Ferrari 330 P4 I'd had for a while and there was a missing part (front bottom portion of body). Looks like it'll be almost impossible with my skills to improvise a solution.


Filters for Paint

14 February 2015 - 07:38 AM

What do you use to filter your paint before you use it, be it for an AB or for brushing? Doesn't matter what type (enamel, lacquer, acrylic).


A short video of my lab by my talented granddaughter

30 January 2015 - 08:15 PM

It's short but it shows some of the lab and a couple of builds on the bench and a couple that are finished.

 


Craft Acrylic Spraying Problems - What's this stuff in my paint?

22 January 2015 - 11:51 AM

I'm slowly getting the hang of acrylics. I'm thinning it using Future 1:1 with the paint. Just before shooting this model, I sprayed another body light orange and it came out fine. Cleaned the A/B and shot some red and it seemed to be spitting the paint out. Would not spray smoothly and seemed to be clogging the brush. I let it dry, sanded the spots off, mixed the paint again very thoroughly (I thought) and shot some more. Same problem. Seems like the paint has tiny clumps in it or something. It's not specks of dust. It's hard to see so you might need to click on the pic to see the specks.

 

Am I not getting it mixed enough? Bad bottle of paint? Throw it away and open a new bottle? What say ye?