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#1 Jeepgirl

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Posted 23 October 2013 - 07:12 AM

Hi there! I'm Jeepgirl from the Portland area of Oregon. I started building model cars when I was young. I wish I still had some of them (if for no other reason than to resurrect them from their youthful doom). I just finished my first Model in almost 20 years. A MPC Model kit #785 WWII Military Jeep that turned out okay. I realized during that build that there was so much I could do to improve my build skills, as well as a lot of realizations of things that I was just plain doing wrong. I didn't do nearly the research that I should, nor taking the time to sand, and prime...etc.

 

I started last week on a Revell 2003 Jeep Rubicon kit. I made the rookie mistake of getting overly excited and got paint on the body before I had a chance to read through some Forums and learn some things. Now I am slowing down, and will likely end up stripping the body of its paint, (luckily just Testors metallic black) and do it the right way. I am taking my time with the rest of the parts though, sanding the mold seams, ejection spots, filling and sanding some more.

 

Time to dig out the brake fluid and get the paint off of the body. Salvage what I can, and sand, prime, and paint it the right way. This jeep is a funny thing, there are a lot of details that wouldn't be the normal body paint color. The diamond plate on the rear gate, the visors etc. Which are all going to need a lot of extra attention.



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Posted 23 October 2013 - 07:47 AM

Welcome to the forum Amanda! You are a rarity (in a good way) in the modeling community.

 

Sounds like you have a good plan of attack the 2nd time around on your Jeep. Look up bare metal foil for your diamond plate issue.

 

Have fun building! Any of us would be happy to help with any questions you might have. :)

 

-Ken



#3 1930fordpickup

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Posted 23 October 2013 - 09:50 AM

Welcome . ken has said it best.



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Posted 23 October 2013 - 10:19 AM

Welcome to the forum Amanda! You are a rarity (in a good way) in the modeling community.

 

 

Why? we have more people from the Portland area on this board ;-)



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Posted 23 October 2013 - 11:36 AM

WELCOME Amanda!!!

 

I guess you like Jeeps? B) That's a good thing, looking forward to some pics of your finished MPC Jeep AND progress on your TJ...



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Posted 23 October 2013 - 11:47 AM

Welcome Amanda.



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Posted 23 October 2013 - 11:59 AM

WELCOME to the forum Amanda!!  :D 



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Posted 23 October 2013 - 01:01 PM

Welcome



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Posted 23 October 2013 - 01:32 PM

Welcome Amanda...



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Posted 23 October 2013 - 01:40 PM

Welcome.Nice to see another Portland area person.



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Posted 23 October 2013 - 04:28 PM

Welcome to our plastic playground Amanda.



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Posted 23 October 2013 - 07:17 PM

WELCOME Amanda!!!
 
I guess you like Jeeps? B) That's a good thing, looking forward to some pics of your finished MPC Jeep AND progress on your TJ...



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Posted 23 October 2013 - 07:21 PM

Welcome, Amanda. It's nice to have a lady with us. Most of the men here usually behave themselves!

 

Please share your pictures, your ideas and your questions. Looking forward to your participation.

 

Charlie Larkin



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Posted 23 October 2013 - 07:22 PM

I do like jeeps, I also enjoy the 20's and 30's of the automotive world. I have always dreamed of having that 1:1 34' ford pickup. Maybe someday. Am I the only one that sees more kits and wants to build them when you've only just begun a different kit.

Thanks guys ;) for the great welcome. I took some pics of the build progress on the 03' rubicon this evening and will start a in progress thread in the appropriate forum spot and get the pics up.

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Posted 23 October 2013 - 08:24 PM

I do like jeeps, I also enjoy the 20's and 30's of the automotive world. I have always dreamed of having that 1:1 34' ford pickup. Maybe someday. Am I the only one that sees more kits and wants to build them when you've only just begun a different kit.

Thanks guys ;) for the great welcome. I took some pics of the build progress on the 03' rubicon this evening and will start a in progress thread in the appropriate forum spot and get the pics up.

Yep, you're addicted.

 

Plastic works its wonders again. :lol:

 

Charlie Larkin



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Posted 25 October 2013 - 03:14 PM

Welcome to the Forum.

There is a Model car show and swap meet at Denny's next weekend (Nov 2)

Denny's
15815 Southeast 82nd Drive
Clackamas,
 
I'll be selling off a bunch of models there..
Hope to see ya.


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Posted 28 October 2013 - 09:07 AM

... Am I the only one that sees more kits and wants to build them when you've only just begun a different kit ?

 

 

Oh boy, you've got it too. If I live to be 100, I'll never get them all built. B) And you've definitely found the right place. Welcome welcome.



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Posted 28 October 2013 - 12:07 PM

Welcome Amanda....were glad to have you here.



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Posted 28 October 2013 - 05:08 PM

Welcome. Just spent a weekend eating my way through Portland. No time for the hobby shops!

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