Roncla

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  • Birthday 07/16/1953

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  • Location Auckland,New Zealand
  • Full Name Ron Clarkson

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  1. Roncla added a post in a topic Tire decals not sticking and disintegrate with clear coat.   

    https://www.tamiyausa.com/items/paints-finishes-60/finishing-supplies-62000/decal-adhesive-87176
  2. Roncla added a post in a topic Tamiya Martini Alfa Romeo V6 TI... Rare Kit??   

    Shunko Models have been releasing replacement decals for these Alfas over the past few years. I purchased the Bosch decal set and the quality is excellent
    Hobbylink Japan is still showing the Bosch and Jagermeister sets.
     
     
     
  3. Roncla added a post in a topic Tire decals not sticking and disintegrate with clear coat.   

    Another option is to use Tamiya Decal Adhesive under the decals. I've just started useing this and have found it works a treat.
  4. Roncla added a post in a topic Tamiya Bright Red - which color of primer would be best?   

    The use of yellow as a base reminds me of way, way back in the day when I was a printer we used to use a yellow base when printing gold.

    It made a big difference to the brilliance of the gold on printed paper..... Just some usless info as I reminisce on my long lost youth.
  5. Roncla added a post in a topic Clear over decals   

    As decals can vary from each and every company and clear coats vary in how aggressive they are I always place a piece of decal that wont be used on to a spoon then spray clear over that before committing to clear coating my model.
  6. Roncla added a post in a topic Tamiya Bright Red - which color of primer would be best?   

    I'd be using the white. Most paints are translucent to a degree with reds and yellows being amongst the worst.
  7. Roncla added a post in a topic What did you get today?   

    i got a AMT Superstang and a 1000 piece Ferrari jigsaw both still in their original sealed bags.

    I bought the exact same Superstang kit back in 1970. Interestingly the box says its AMT made under licence in New Zealand.




  8. Roncla added a post in a topic Airbrush/Compressor Tutorial   

    The size of your tank will definitley make a difference as Don states.

    I'd be getting a bit of water with some dishwash liquid in it and brushing it around all your joints and looking for bubbles which will indicate where air is leaking.
  9. Roncla added a post in a topic Another local shop closes it's doors   


    I've just walked for over an hour to my closest hobby shop to purchase an item that their website states is " In Stock. Ships now "

    When I couldn't find it in store and enquired I was told " Yeah, we did have some awhile ago. We'll get some more in and have it here by Friday of next week "

    I guess the exercise was good for me. Good thing I didn't take the car or I'd be spewing about the cost of the wasted fuel.
  10. Roncla added a post in a topic 1937 Ford pickup   

    That one ticks all the boxes. Looks grouse.
  11. Roncla added a post in a topic Photo etch cutters/scissors   

    I've got the #9180ET here and find them excellent.

    http://xuron.com/index.php/main/consumer_products/4/80

  12. Roncla added a post in a topic Best paint for aluminum engine blocks   

    Another option is Tamiya AS-12 Bare Metal Silver
  13. Roncla added a post in a topic Binks Wren airbrush review   

    I still have fond memories of my Binks Wren airbrush that I purchased new back in 1972.

    I was blown away by its ease of use after previuosly struggling with spray cans.

    It stood up to decades of use and abuse but was finally put to rest after being knocked over once to often
  14. Roncla added a post in a topic CHROME TEST   


    The whole effect of these chrome paints is dependent on how shiney the base is which shows in Franks' tests.

    I've always used a 2k clearcote over my base color so I have a deep, wet look shine. The shine will always determine just how close you can get to a chrome effect.

    You then spray your chrome paint in light coats, sneaking up on it.

    Too much chrome paint will loose transparency and you will simply flop over to what looks like ordinary silver paint.
  15. Roncla added a post in a topic Recommendations for 1/12 Formula1 car   


    I built one back when it was first released umteen decades ago and have just got the latest release.

    Its a straight forward kit that doesn't show its age.