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#201 Pro Wrench

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 10:28 PM

Well I had mine on the top shelf and the styrene addict cat of mine knocked it off ( I had it in one of plastic shoe box tubs that I keep all my models in. ) I don't know if it was the fall or my wife slamming the door open that smashed it to little bits.. this happened a few days ago.. been kinda upset over it.. I am just now posting about it.. I am not sure if I will try to fix it or scrap it

 

Time to kill that cat.



#202 Jantrix

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 01:26 AM

Good work going on here guys, keep it up. I hope to start air brushing soon. I just need some ducting for my booth and my wifes aunt to pony up her unused compressor like she promised.



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Posted 25 February 2013 - 08:41 AM

Working on engine today.  DSC04492_zpscbe6f18b.jpg


Edited by rmvw guy, 22 March 2013 - 04:46 PM.


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Posted 27 February 2013 - 02:35 AM

Sorry to hear that Derick. I hope you have something you can salvage.



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Posted 27 February 2013 - 02:46 AM

Sorry to hear that Derick. I hope you have something you can salvage.

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 08:27 AM

Can I get in on this? I have a kit of the Revell BRE/Datsun 240Z I just bought as a glue bomb......and it is definitely a doozy! All the parts are there but there is glue everywhere! Including the glass! :blink:

 

It was worse last night before starting on the glue removal process.

 

Heres a few examples of the "win" involved.....Note the supports were left in on the windshield and rear window then glass was glued to them!

 

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 03:27 PM

Got the engine installed in the MADMAN '55, still need to hook up a few wires and hoses.  :) DSC04532_zps593a1225.jpg


Edited by rmvw guy, 23 March 2013 - 09:23 AM.


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Posted 28 February 2013 - 06:27 PM

You're in Kenny. Looking forward to seeing your work.



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Posted 01 March 2013 - 07:31 AM

Alright! Thanks Rob.

 

Bought this gluebomb partially built kit for $13 shipped off of fleabay.

 

Good day of progress yesterday, got all the 40 year old glue stripped off of everything (even the glass!) Fixed all the broken pieces as well.

 

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 07:44 AM

Looking good Ken and Welcome.  :) 



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Posted 01 March 2013 - 08:47 AM

Looking good Ken and Welcome.  :) 

 

Thank you Ron. Glad to be here.



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Posted 03 March 2013 - 01:21 AM

How did you strip off the old glue?

The glass turned out great.



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Posted 03 March 2013 - 08:46 AM

How did you strip off the old glue?

The glass turned out great.

 

Thanks Vaughn! I used Easy Off oven cleaner. Sprayed it down and let it sit overnight. Rinsed right off in the morning. Works great as long as the glue does not marr the surface.



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Posted 03 March 2013 - 09:22 AM

Ken, did you use the Easy Off on the clear plastic too?  I always thought it would ruin the clear. Maybe it was like you said on mine when I tried it, the surface may have already been marred.

 

 

Thanks Vaughn! I used Easy Off oven cleaner. Sprayed it down and let it sit overnight. Rinsed right off in the morning. Works great as long as the glue does not marr the surface.



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Posted 03 March 2013 - 11:42 AM

Ken, did you use the Easy Off on the clear plastic too?  I always thought it would ruin the clear. Maybe it was like you said on mine when I tried it, the surface may have already been marred.

 

 

If you dont leave it on too long it wont damage the surface it is on. If the clear gets cloudy you can rub it out with compound and wax.



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Posted 03 March 2013 - 03:48 PM

Still waiting on Parts, I was told they shipped last week, so we'll see. Gives me time to do a few quick restorations I had planned.

 

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 04:26 AM

Guys, Im still slammed at work, no bench time. But I am following everyones work and hope to get back to the bench this weekend.



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Posted 05 March 2013 - 01:50 AM

I once had about six or seven of my favorite models displayed on the fireplace mantle, (back in the '80s), when my stepson's half jungle cat he brought home ran across the mantle and knocked every one of them off.  I was ready to kill the cat, it went on to destroy many things in our house until,  my son and the cat moved out upon which time he had her de-clawed.  I have since made up with my son but. never the cat. The cat hid from me every time I went to my son's house to visit and lived to a ripe old age of 23. And I have gone on to build many more models, so don't feel alone.  I do sympathise with you. :(

I still have the ford.. but I am working on the TZH project for a little wile. at least until I cool down on it and recollect my thoughts and rebuild steam. I usually do.. the TZH took a fall but only one thing broke on it.. I need to get one of those shock collar things put it on that cat LOL



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Posted 05 March 2013 - 07:28 AM

I feel that cats were put here on Earth to keep us on our toes......and when their leader gives them the word they will all turn into a ball of teeth and claws and kill us all and take over. Not a cat guy here.

 

 



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Posted 05 March 2013 - 07:48 AM

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