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#1 booboo60

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 09:22 AM

Don't you just hate! When you work and sand a Body ready for painting, then the weather turns, and you end up getting small Pin bubbles in the paint Job!! So, Then you decide to spray a spare junk body to test decals and reaction to a new Floor wax dip deal, and the paint job come's out near perfect!! That's what happen when I sprayed New Green Elephant Vega body, So I yanked a old  SS  Chevelle body out wanting to put some old decals on, and do this deal where as you Dip the body in the floor wax and let it set up,, well Now I have too sand the Vega back down, and the Chevelle is fine,,lol



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Posted 18 November 2013 - 10:08 AM

Ah, the joys of model building.



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Posted 18 November 2013 - 11:21 AM

If it was easy man, it wouldn't be worth doing. B)



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Posted 18 November 2013 - 12:11 PM

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Tell me about it!  Into the pond!



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Posted 18 November 2013 - 12:51 PM

Hey Tom, nice weathering on the van. : ) What happened ?



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Posted 18 November 2013 - 01:06 PM

Hey Tom, nice weathering on the van. : ) What happened ?

 

It was all fun and games until the flying monkeys arrived! 

 

The van was pretty much done. Decals in place, all the detail painting done and pretty darn good I might add!  Someone suggested I clear coat it with Testors Wet Look Clear.   Bad move!  That paint brought the red plastic to the surface and melted all the Sharpie lines in panel seams. I don't understand how it brought the red to the surface to discolor the paint, especially since it was under several coats of Duplicolor gray, many coats of Duplicolor blue and even a coat of Future. 

 

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See the difference between the blue in the side panel glass area and under the decals on the front doors. That was the original color. The side panels were clear plastic.  Everywhere where there was red plastic, the blue got a tone darker.  I would've lived with that, but the Sharpie bled in all the door seams. See the front of the front door. It just floated to the top. I tried to sand some of it down, reasoning that the black mess was in the clear coat, but I made a mess of it.  And to add insult to injury the paint touch up repairs didn't tone down like the rest of the paint.    So into the drink it went!



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Posted 18 November 2013 - 02:31 PM

That's a shame. Looks like a cool van build.



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Posted 18 November 2013 - 02:48 PM

Dont you hate when a shipment of models gets delayed in transit for whatever reason



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Posted 18 November 2013 - 03:08 PM

Don't you hate it when you have a 50% off coupon from Michaels and they don't have even one kit you want.



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Posted 18 November 2013 - 03:16 PM

Dont you hate when a shipment of models gets delayed in transit for whatever reason

Parts too. Where the heck are my PE wire wheels with tires for my Talbot ????? No tracking number so I have no idea where they are.



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Posted 18 November 2013 - 03:22 PM

Parts too. Where the heck are my PE wire wheels with tires for my Talbot ????? No tracking number so I have no idea where they are.

I have a tracking number and have no idea where my box is, the box weighs 9.3 lbs, not like its easy to misplace :lol:, from what I could understand from the lady I spoke with it, its either still at the airport, or at the sorting center


Edited by martinfan5, 18 November 2013 - 03:24 PM.


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Posted 18 November 2013 - 03:26 PM

Don't you hate it when you have a 50% off coupon from Michaels and they don't have even one kit you want.

 

Every week!  I think I've bought one kit at Michaels. But I still print out that friggin coupon and go look. Some weeks I buy a single can of Testors paint (I use an extraordinary amount of Dullcote and flat black) or a bottle of Zap-a-gap.  When I'm fully stocked and I don't need the coupon I look around for some nice person with a big item in their cart. 


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Posted 19 November 2013 - 03:37 PM

Waiting on Decals for the "Blue Max F/c" That the ad said Mustang, turned out too be for the 75 Arrow car, So after returning, Been 3 weeks No New Mustang Decals yet! Thank the lord, I keep tweaking on the car and messing it up as I wait, 3 weeks and 2 new paint Jobs, lol,,really need them Decals,,lol



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Posted 20 November 2013 - 06:49 AM

Last night, I was doing some assembly, and I couldn't hold a blasted thing, my fingers weren't working well at all. Dropping stuff all over the floor and watching those funny little lugs that've been showing up on a lot of newer molds now go flying into hither and yon, which drives me nuts for some reason.

 

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 01:07 PM

When you get a new hobby product to use, and cant wait to try it out, but you cant use it on any of the current builds that are on the bench :lol: , so then you start thinking about starting a new build just to try out said product you just got :D



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Posted 21 November 2013 - 03:06 AM

... having your 54th b-day come and go and the boys and wife of 27 years don't get you not even a paint brush..... 



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Posted 21 November 2013 - 03:08 AM

..... you start organizing your model room and it becomes more of a mess that when you started, you find things you thought you needed and traded for it, and now you can't find things cause you "organized".



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Posted 21 November 2013 - 04:26 AM

Don't you hate it when you have a 50% off coupon from Michaels and they don't have even one kit you want.

Happens to me almost every stinkin' time.  :lol:



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Posted 21 November 2013 - 06:43 AM

Well, that sucks Al, happy birthday pal, go buy yourself a new kit, lol

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 07:08 AM

Well, that sucks Al, happy birthday pal, go buy yourself a new kit, lol

heading to michaels right now armed with my 50% off and a gift card.......... keep your fingers crossed!!