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#1 mmdm4

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 11:05 AM

Just got my Flintstone Goldenrod I bought off of e-bay and I was wondering if they normally have any instructions with them? The car itself is way bigger than I expected but it looks like with a little TLC it will make a very nice display model. I looked over what came in the box and I can pretty well figure out what goes where by looking at reference pics. but I was just wondering if any instructions came that had any tips on building this car. This will be my first all resin kit so any help is appreciated.



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Posted 03 December 2012 - 12:48 PM

No instructions per say, you have to kit bash with another kit, which will be the instructions. It should tell you what other kit you need at least.

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 02:17 PM

I think this kit(?) is a curbside model when built, is it not?



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Posted 03 December 2012 - 02:35 PM

It is a curbside model so I guess they just expect you to use reference photos for the various scoops and decal placement. Kaleb, I don't think you need any other kit as a doner to finish this one, I even think the small part of the tire that is visible is a resin casting.



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Posted 03 December 2012 - 02:46 PM

Ah, ok I'm building a flinstone casting, I just assumed they all had to be kit bashed at some point.

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 02:57 PM

You must be using a Flintstone body with another chassis? This kit is one huge hunk of resin, some scoops, some exhaust tips, 4 small portions of the tires and decals. I guess they figure if you feel you can tackle a resin model you know what to do with it!



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Posted 03 December 2012 - 03:24 PM

Lol, I believe so, yes I have the chargum. Charger/ magnum. I have pics of it on the work bench. I need to get it done for the April show. But I have a 1/8 scale for Christmas that I want to build for the same show.

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 03:47 PM

2golden-vi.jpgHosted on Fotki

 

goldenrod-vi.jpgHosted on Fotki

 

These help?

 

There are no instructions. Mostly, the mount points for the intakes, exhaust, and wheels are evident. The rest is just the paint and decals.

 

Terry



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Posted 04 December 2012 - 03:58 PM

That was my first resin and maybe Jimmys too.......as when I bought mine from him he did not have decals yet and they came weeks later. Mine is decent and easy kit.....just make sure you clean the resin well.



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Posted 05 December 2012 - 08:32 AM

This is a 1/43rd  body ???



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Posted 05 December 2012 - 04:31 PM

1/24 scale....looks like a baseball bat!!!!



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Posted 05 December 2012 - 05:20 PM

Terry, thanks for the info and the pics., your build looks outstanding. I was really suprised by the size of the kit when I opened the box. What color paint did you use and what did you use to get that nice glossy finish? Dave, thanks for the tip on cleaning the resin, I had heard that you always need to clean resin to remove the mold release agent that may be on it. What did you use to clean your kit with, and did it work well?


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Posted 06 December 2012 - 06:32 PM

Duplicolor GM 259 Buckskin from the spray can. I painted the body with the scoops on it, applied the decals, then clear-coated it with Ditzler clear and an airbrush. I started with light coats at first to seal the decals. Then I added more coats of clear and polished that.

 

I usually drop resin parts into a tank full of Westley's Whitewall Tire Bleach for about eight hours (not more). Then I scrub everything with some dish soap and a toothbrush. Works very well to clean off the mold release.

 

If you goof up the paint and want to strip it, use a cotton ball loaded up with non-acetone fingernail polish remover. Works like gangbusters and won't harm the surface. It's messy but very effective.

 

Both of these techniques, by the way, come per the Modelhaus. They're Don's preferred methods for cleaning the resin and removing paint.

 

I've had great luck with both.

 

And in answer to doggie427's question, the model is listed as 1/25. It's almost 15" long.

 

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 01:27 AM

May I suggest a wash with Ivory 99.9% pure Dish Soap ? Most of the Dish Soaps today have Lanolin in the
mix . The moisturizer (Lanolin) may cause Fish Eyes and adhesion problems . Thanx ..

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 01:30 AM

Mat I suggest a wash with Ivory 99.9% pure Dish Soap ? Most of the Dish Soaps today have Lanolin in the<br />mix . The moisturizer (Lanolin) may cause Fish Ey

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 08:28 AM

Thanks again for the info!