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Van Halen

Member Since 01 Jun 2010
Offline Last Active Dec 02 2013 01:03 PM

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Chevrolet Camaro Z28

09 December 2010 - 07:10 AM

Hey guys,

Im making videos of each of my models, heres my 1983/5 Chevrolet Camaro Z28.

Click Here - to see in HD and if the below video is not working.


The car is painted only with primer and paint, no laquer was used as it had a chemical reaction with the kits plastic! I had to re-paint the whole thing again after this after stripping all the paint. I named the licence plate 'Cursed' because of this problem and the large amount of other problems ive had with it that ive never had with other kits. (the plastic also reacted with my glue and bubbled horribly so i had to fix that then use another glue).

My camaro's turned yellow !?

01 October 2010 - 12:55 AM

Hi, over the past weeks ive been working on an 80's MPC camaro z28 kit..

all's been going well, i bought a nice nissan white and clear laquer (clear coat) for the finish..

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As i was spraying the clear laquer last night, it all seemed fine and was looking like my best finish yet.. but as it was drying (near my radiator if that makes a difference ?) it started to yellow within minutes, i did second coat 15 mins after the first as instructed to do on the cans. and then left to dry over night to find nothing had changed..

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Why has it done this ??

some other info-

-Spray cans were a couple weeks old brought them new a couple weeks ago..
-after spraying the white base coat i lightly sanded it with 1500 grit to make it smooth as possible.
-i then waited about 3 days for it to fully dry, then last night did the clear coat..

Do decals expire ??

08 September 2010 - 09:59 AM

The majority of my kits left to build are from the 80's and have decals which i want to use, all the decals look visually ok - some a little faded.

I plan to use them and clear-coat over them, you know how it goes..

So what are peoples experiances with 80's/old decals ? do they still stick / do they fry when you clear-coat over them ?

69 Shelby Mustang GT500

24 August 2010 - 09:10 AM

Hey guys here's my AMT GT500 i made last week i decided to go with black paint / white stripes.

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1969 Mustang LOUVERS

11 August 2010 - 06:14 AM

Hey guys, I havent posted in a while been very busy making a few builds all great, im now working on a Revell 1969/70 Mustang GT500.

The kit does not come with Louvers and so i want to make some, they look quite simple to build but how abouts should i make them ?


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