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Wal-Mart Flat Black

07 September 2014 - 11:25 AM

I can't really justify spending more to get another brand of Flat Black...

With the WalMart primer and Flat Black over it... the stuff is as good as any other FB paint tried so far, and miles better than Testors FB.  (I have found that it finishes MUCH better with the primer under it - almost gets a slight satin finish... very nice IMO)

At under a dollar a can it's really hard to beat, and easily accessible of course.


I've not tried other colors from WM so can't speak to those.  I'm still stuck on Dupli-Color for my main go-to for now (but teetering on the airbrush world sooner than later).


Just looking at a couple spoons I painted with FB and figured it deserved a fresh post :) 


I've read that the white primer is good too.  I've only used the grey but will have to grab a can of white to try as well.



Great Dane 40' Dry Goods Trailer

23 October 2013 - 12:04 PM

I've got an International Transtar 4300 that will be pulling this and is a WIP.  As I mentioned in my post on the International, this tractor and trailer are my first builds ever so any advice or tips are welcome!  I want to learn as much as possible and this forum has really helped me.  Here are the completed pics of the trailer.  If we ever get a sunny day in Cleveland I'll try to get some more pics!


International Transtar 4300

23 October 2013 - 11:59 AM

My project is starting to take shape.  Once I got the wheels on I knew I was making some good progress.  The tractor and completed trailer (Great Dane 40' Dry Goods Van) is my first attempt at model building so I appreciate any hints/tips/suggestions from you guys.  I'm happy with the way the trailer came out and  I'll post it up in the "Under The Glass" section.  Take a look at the current tractor pics and give me some pointers or comments. 




How To Repair Broken Door Hinge Pins on Great Dane Trailer

09 October 2013 - 06:04 PM

Hi Guys,


I started and completed an Ertl 40' Great Dane Dry Van a while back.


Then I had brain surgery and put it down for a while.


I'm now working on the Ertl International TranStar 4300 Eagle.  Will keep you guys posted on progress.


Meantime, the door hinge pins on a couple of the trailer doors have broke :(  You know, those microscopic little plastic nubs that stick out of the top and bottom of each door on the trailer...


I've got a couple ideas on repair techniques (thinking of using some type of thin but rigid wire and glue in place) but wanted to grab some ideas from the pros as I'm very new to model building in general.


Any suggestions are appreciated!  Thanks in advance guys.