I recently bought a Revell Ford Mustang GTO IMSA racer with the Motorcraft decals off of eBay. This kit had been opened previously. When I received it, I checked everything over and discovered something that I found very unusual. One of the tires was stuck to some of the clear plastic parts (windshield, rear window and one taillight lens). They had imprints in them of the tire including the lettering. Has anyone ever heard of anything like this before? Should precautions be taken to ensure that dissimilar materials like this are separated, especially if kits will be stored for a while? The seller was nice enough to give me a full refund.
The job goes easier when you've got the right tool. Some of you might not need something like this but when your hands aren't as steady as they used to be, it makes some accurately applying glue much easier.
I read a suggestion here that using insulin syringes was a good way to apply small amounts of glue. I tried that and while it does work well, sometimes the plunger would stick a little and then I'd wind up with more glue than I needed. I gave it a little thought and here's what I came up with.
I took a couple of old dzus fasteners and flattened them out. You don't have to use them but I had some already. You can pick them up at a race shop. Guys that race go through them, especially if they race dirt. A small washer was epoxied to one fastener to hold the syringe since the opening in a dzus fastener is too large. A nut was epoxied to the other fastener which serves to hold a fine thread bolt. A couple of small screws and some plastic tubing made the parts that hold it all together.
I was watching HGTV earlier and they were doing a two tone paint scheme on a wall. They painted the lighter color, taped it off and applied another coat of the lighter color to seal the edge of the tape and prevent bleed through.
Here on the forum, everyone suggests applying some clear to seal the edge. Why use clear or would the HGTV method work as well?
I've needed a way to handle/hold models while sanding and came up with this. I bought a foam tube at Walmart, about $3. I think they call them noodles, not sure. The holder can be pressed into the inside of the model and works great because it gives something extra to hang on to. Just cut a short section and split it down one side. The split can be used to place increasing thicknesses of material (wood, foam, etc) to hold larger models.