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ryanja

Member Since 19 Mar 2013
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In Topic: My first car build: Revel 68 Charger

19 April 2013 - 05:27 PM

Yeah, I may do more cars in the future. But just how likely am I to do another vinyl top? I'd say it's pretty low. 

 

I've got a bottle of Tamiya Semi-gloss on order. I hope it does the trick. Yeah, it'll be acrylics for the body paint. Hoping they'll look good enough, as I'm not sure you can polish acrylics?

 

I've made a heap of progress on engine #1, and the engine stand is complete, though I think I'll touch up the paint a bit:

 

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I made some custom brackets to hold the spark plug wires in place. Still debating whether to paint them black or not.

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This is my first time spraying Alclad Chrome. I think it looks okay, but could be a bit better. I'll have to practice more with it. 


In Topic: My first car build: Revel 68 Charger

18 April 2013 - 02:17 PM

I found this post on how to detail vinyl tops:

 

http://www.modelcars...showtopic=27431

 

It too recommends sprat adhesive. I was going to try using primer from a rattle can to try and get the orange peal effect. I'm trying not to dump too much money into this project, and $15 on a can of adhesive for just a bit of texture may be a bit much. 

 

Is flat black the way to go? I was thinking semi-gloss, as close ups of the vinyl are actually fairly shiny. But full on gloss might be a bit too shiny. 


In Topic: Revell 1968 Dodge Charger R/T

19 March 2013 - 11:42 AM

Geoff,

 

I'm in the middle of my first car build (I build mostly aircraft) and found this thread when searching for others who also built the Revell 68 Charger. Thanks so much for putting up such detailed information on your build. As a first time car builder, it's very useful!

 

I'm still in the sanding/filling/prep stages and could use a bit of advice. I've stripped the chrome using household bleach, but there is a residue/glue underneath that's proven a lot trickier to remove. How did you do it?

 

I hope this gets to you, and if you're able would you be able to help me along with this build? I'm sure I'll have plenty of questions along the way. :)