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#81 hOLMS

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Posted 23 August 2011 - 02:26 PM

The Corner of shame: (AMT '71 Charger = screwed up paint, Revell '67 Corvette = broken windscreen, MPC Turbo Blackbird = screwed up in general)

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Back to the shop of shame.

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Hey Nick, been there and certainly done that....you should see my heap of scrap. Take a break and let it come back to you, works for me. Pulling for you man!!

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Posted 23 August 2011 - 05:00 PM

Nick! What is messed up on the Black Bird? I have a started kit with a busted body.

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Posted 24 August 2011 - 07:41 AM

Nick! What is messed up on the Black Bird? I have a started kit with a busted body.

Well Johnny the glass is the biggest problem it has, the front windsheild is warped and the back is cracked.

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Posted 24 August 2011 - 08:20 AM

Well Johnny the glass is the biggest problem it has, the front windsheild is warped and the back is cracked.


The front windshield should work. Use 5 minute epoxy to glue it in along one edge, let cure, then you can use small spring clamps to hold the glass in place while you carefully add some more epoxy to the unglued side. Where you glue first will be determined by how the glass is warped (in what direction it's twisted).

The rear glass should be easy enough to make with clear acetate sheet.

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Posted 24 August 2011 - 02:12 PM


The front windshield should work. Use 5 minute epoxy to glue it in along one edge, let cure, then you can use small spring clamps to hold the glass in place while you carefully add some more epoxy to the unglued side. Where you glue first will be determined by how the glass is warped (in what direction it's twisted).

The rear glass should be easy enough to make with clear acetate sheet.

Not really Harry, the kit glass is molded in a transparent smoke color.

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Posted 25 August 2011 - 01:39 PM

Not really Harry, the kit glass is molded in a transparent smoke color.

Nick


So what? That's not even accurate anyway, the glass didn't come that way from the factory. Don't let a cracked window stop you from finishing this model when it's so easy to make a replacement.

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Posted 25 August 2011 - 01:48 PM


So what? That's not even accurate anyway, the glass didn't come that way from the factory. Don't let a cracked window stop you from finishing this model when it's so easy to make a replacement.

Harry, I kinda like the smoked glass, besides it's not just the Glass.

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Posted 31 August 2011 - 02:44 PM


Hey Nick, been there and certainly done that....you should see my heap of scrap. Take a break and let it come back to you, works for me. Pulling for you man!!


Like Jeff said don't let a little boo boo stop you. Take the break and come back too it. i'll be looking in.

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Posted 02 September 2011 - 03:56 PM

Nick, I have the kit with the busted body. the glass is all good in it.

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Posted 06 September 2011 - 07:20 AM

I've sent you a PM Johnny.

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 06:00 PM

Come on... I wanna see some more on this bad boy...

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 11:49 AM

Yep, be great to see it finished Nick, I had two of these, the first being back in 1982 here in the UK under the Airifix Logo, certainly made my 12th birthday!

Had another one under the original MPC logo a couple of years ago but stupidly sold it on Ebey, nevermind Im sure one day another wil pop up.

I will say the quality of MPC wasnt the greatest back then but as a 12 yr old kid didI really care...Naaahhh, was too excited about having a 1/16 slick bitchin black Trans Am with working front suspension..outta this world back then!

So at theh end of the day its a plastic model kit to enjoy what ever age you are, I think as adults your memory of a said kit was of total excitiment, to find the same one again 20~30 yrs later can be a bit of come down as yr expecting so much more form that fuzzy memory, but they give us great memories and thats whats counts!

So crack open the glue n paint my son & do it !

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 12:16 PM

Funny enough guys, right now I am working on clearing my 24th/25th projects to make room for this and my shop dio on the bench, wanna get both done this year.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 02:47 PM

Any progress??



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Posted 17 February 2013 - 04:13 PM

Not yet, I looked at it the other day and decided to keep it, that's about all that I have done.

 

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 04:41 PM

Nick, I'd like to offer some encouragement. That 71' can be a nice kit when done.

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Some of the guys here can help you with stripping the paint. I have not been brave enough to do that yet, but if we don't challenge ourselves,

how are we to improve? You do great work, some of it better than myself. I have been doing models since around 1978. The big question for you is....

Who are you building for? It should be "yourself". That is who you have to please. Keep at it, there are a lot of us out here cheering for you.