The Report function of the forum works well. If you see someone acting up, acting out, or just being an okole, use the Report function. It works! I have it set up so it not only sends me an email, but that email is then marked with a flag, and get's put to the top of my email list. I will try to access/look at the report/topic as soon as possible, but remember, I'm on a six hour time delay, and other mods not only have a life, but a real job as well. k den
It is hard to tell in the picture, Did the plastic craze or is it just the paint with the issue? My only guess is you might have applied too heavy a coat.
If you do not want to try and strip it, it sounds like you have a good plan moving forward, the black will probably conceal the cracking the best. I used Mr Finishing Surfacer 1500, it comes in bottles and spray cans. I painted mine red, but I did not notice the red plastic through the primer. Sorry you had a hard time, it is a fun kit to build.
That is quite impressive work, I have often thought of trying to add detail to that kit, The body and interior look so nice, but the chassis really lets it down. You really did great work to make the suspension accurate. I also really like what you did with the engine compartment. Are you going to do anything to address the other weak point of that kit, the head lights?
i recently acquired a 99 ranger XLT with the 4 litre v6 and 4 wheel drive. I really like that truck. I will probably nurse it along as long as I can since I like small pickups, and todays small pickups are almost the size of past full sized pickups. I sure hope they offer the Bronco as a 2 door. If so, I will be very likely to march down to the local ford dealer and be the first in line to get one. I just like two door vehicles better, but sadly they are becoming exceptionally rare.
As mentioned previously, watch the overspray and make sure it is getting sucked out of the booth. once it starts to move slowly and linger, it is probably time to change it. I let mine get so dirty one time, the booth could no longer draw the overspray/fumes out of the room, it was like painting in a closed room.
It is tough, I am just glad reading this I am not the only one. I will go through periods where I finally get sick of tripping over stuff and have a great purge. I got rid of 3 old computers, a bunch of good but obsolete computer parts. I just find myself thinking ... I might need this some day... but after tripping over something for 5 years and not using it, I finally realize maybe it is time to toss it.
I wish i could do the same with model kits. I have had ebay purges in the past but then always regretted it later.
I requested a body a few weeks ago also, and I realized when following up I did not get an acknowledgement for my request like I usually do. I wrote to customer service and we will just need to see what happens. I am sure they will sort it out.
After reading this thread, I decided to open the bag on the kit I got from tower hobbies as soon as it was available. Sadly mine is warped as well. It has a bit of a twist and a squished roof. What a shame, it was a kit I have been waiting for for a long time. I requested a new body from revell and indicated in the comments to please verify it is straight.
The AMT kits are 1/25 so decals designed for the Revell/monogram kits do not quite fit. The only problem otherwise with the AMT kits was with the thunderbird, the body just looks odd, the nose is totally different from the R/M kit. I built one a few years ago and it was a pretty easy build. I do not recall any issues other than trying to re work the body. I know I have heard other criticisms but I can not recall the details. What kind of paint where you using that you got bleed through? there are a few ways to avoid that. I know there were a few Revell Thunderbirds molded in white, but other cars may never have been. PowerSlide decals released decal sheets for the Days of thunder cars a few years ago, it looks like they are still in stock at mikes decals.
I remember when that kit came out, the decals were printed the wrong color, and monogram would send a replacement if you wrote to them. I built the kit back when Davey was driving that car. The replacement decals worked great. I seem to remember (it was a long time ago) that the first batch of decals was printed and the yellow was flourescent, instead of a golden yellow or vice versa... I do not remember. I might still have that original sheet in my decal stash somewhere. I have the Power slide decals as I would like to do this one again, and There was also a decal sheet made by Jax you might be able to find that looks good as well. I will say, Powerslide decals are worth every penny. About the other body, I remember other kits with the notch, and that was indeed for the exhaust pipe.
Nice work, I have often wanted to tackle a large Vac kit. How did you sand the parts after cutting them from the sheet? I have often wonder what the best way to do that would be with such large parts. Did you reinforce the wings with a spar, or make bulkheads for the fuselage?