Roncla

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About Roncla

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  • Birthday 07/16/1953

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  • Scale I Build 1/24

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  • Location Auckland,New Zealand
  • Full Name Ron Clarkson

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  1. Roncla added a post in a topic Painting/priming over a Red or Yellow molded body?   

     When I have run in to bleeding problems and plastics sensitive to solvents or where I have done bodywork I always use Barcoat Isolator or BIN Sealer.
    I use auto paints which have hot solvents so I need a reliable effective barrier.
    http://www.u-pol.co.uk/documents/datasheets/tds/BAR-TDS-EN.pdf
    http://www.zinsseruk.com/product/b-i-n/
    I have found both to be equally effective with the BIN being white and the Barcoat beige in colour.
    Both of these  are shellac based and I use  methylated spirits to wash up my airbrush.
     
  2. Roncla added a post in a topic Masking for Flames   

  3. Roncla added a post in a topic Nurburgring 24   

    Thanks for the links. I was just about to go looking for them.
  4. Roncla added a post in a topic Fujimi Ferrari F12   

    She is ticking all the boxes. A real eye catcher.
  5. Roncla added a post in a topic Rubbery resin from paint remover?   

    I soaked some Replicas & Miniatures resin in isopropyl alcohol some time back to strip the paint and the parts were like rubber when I removed them.
    Over a period of time though they did eventually re harden  to their original state. 
  6. Roncla added a post in a topic The Modelhaus Website will open on May 15th.   

    You have to admire their work ethic when they know they will be deluged with orders and yet will be retiring shortly.
    It would be so much easier for them to simply call it a day now and cruise in to a well deserved retirement.
  7. Roncla added a post in a topic Round 2 new releases for 2016   

    Tower Hobbies is now showing an estimated release in Dec 2016.
    http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXFFTB&P=W
     
  8. Roncla added a post in a topic New 3D Printed Wheels From Scale Motorsport   

    I had been looking at them but when I saw the price was only for a pair I moved on.
  9. Roncla added a post in a topic 40 Ford Custom   

    I'd be proud of that
  10. Roncla added a post in a topic Bad AMT '56 Victoria bodies?   

    I got one from Plastic Models a couple of weeks back and its fine. No flash or deformations any where.
  11. Roncla added a post in a topic Belkits Ford Escort Rs 1600 Mk1 Rally   

    I've had mine here for awhile now. The only issue I can see is that while the tyres are perfectly moulded with excellent tread pattern they are very stiff.
    To get them on the rims I have had to soak them in hot water to make them pliable. 
    I have read on other forums where Belkits earlier releases are having issues with the tires eating the rims after a period of time. 
  12. Roncla added a post in a topic Belkits Ford Escort Mk1   

    My Rodger Clark kit arrived last week. Its a very impressive kit and looks to me to be as good as anything I've seen from Tamiya who I always use as the benchmark.
  13. Roncla added a post in a topic Tamiya panel accent wash   

    I use Tamiyas' Enamel Paint X-20 thinner,  not to be confused with Tamiyas' X-20A acrylic thinner
  14. Roncla added a post in a topic Warped Dart body miraculously straitened itself   

    I had a 1/12 Tamiya Porsche arrive here and the roof was a bit  pushed down due to poor packaging and the postal service putting too much weight on top of it
    I was gutted at the time but probably a year or so later I opened the box and the body shell looked perfect. I can only guess that the plastic had  a memory.