HGLOVAL

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  • Scale I Build 1/24

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  • Location Homer Glen, IL
  • Full Name Jim Sides

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  1. HGLOVAL added a post in a topic Portable Paintbooth ?   

    I bought one of these from Amazon. The unit is exactly as you have pictured. It works perfect for normal sized kits. I line the bottom of mine with "pig mat" to catch any solvents or paint drips. The sides are covered with Glad press and seal plastic wrap. This allows me to keep the dust down to a minimum. The unit is easy to take a part and clean as well. Everything unscrews and the fan is a brushless fan so it doesn't risk fire. If you get this you'll enjoy it. My large homemade booth is still used in the garage and is used primarily for battleship painting so this is a dream as far as a compact size. Check out TCP Global. You can find all kinds of airbrush material there. Amazon got this for me through their company
  2. HGLOVAL added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    Airbrushing clears
    I have a bottle of Tamiya clear red and clear blue and just wanted to know if these should be thinned the same way as regular paint to airbrush? Also, I have a bottle of Testors Acryl clear flat and gloss tjat I would like to airbrush as well. A friend of mine used these and said they had a bluish tint when he sprayed them on. Is this normal? I have the correct Acryl thinner to use, but just not to sure on the mixing. Should I mix it like the paint or make it thinner? Thanks for the help.
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  3. HGLOVAL added a post in a topic DUPLICOLOR PAINT   

    They were $6.99 at the parts store, but I did see them at Hobo for $2.99 but who knows how long they've been sitting. I've talked to other people outside the forum and haven't heard anything positive. I think I'll stick with regular paints especially due to the cost difference.
  4. HGLOVAL added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    DUPLICOLOR PAINT
    Just wondering if anyone out there has used Duplicolor Scratch and Fix for airbrushing? They are enamel based paints and come in 1/2 oz bottles. I've been wanting to try them since they come in a variety of colors.
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  5. HGLOVAL added a post in a topic Yamaha V-Max   

    Very nice. I'm building my first bike now. It's Tamiya's 1/12 scale 900s Ducati. Does anyone know or have suggestions on how to make the exhaust? The seam lines go right down the middle of the mufflers so you can imagine the problem with seam lines on chrome where its totaly visible. Would even consider aftermarket pipes, but I'm not familiar with bikes yet.
  6. HGLOVAL added a post in a topic Paint Strippers - What to Use?   

    The best stuff I've found so far is called Dawn Power Disolver. it comes ina spray bottle, but is like a liquid gel when poured out. You need about 3 bottles and a plastic tray to cover a 1/24 scale body. 3 days and the paint and primer rinse off. I saw it used on the workbench forum on a Supra build currently going on. Won't burn the plastic and removes paint from the clear plastic as well. Also I use straight Fantastik to remove chrome plating. This doesn't damage the plastic as well.
  7. HGLOVAL added a topic in General   

    Paint booth
    I was wondering if anyone knows if you can hook up a wet/dry vac to your paint booth instead of buying an exhaust fan and the duct work. I've heard pros and cons in using a bathroom exhaust fan. I built a good sized boothe amd just need to vent it out. Thanks.
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  8. HGLOVAL added a post in a topic Bobby Allison`s 1975 Matador   

    John. Awseome build. I have one question though. How do you keep a ridge line from forming when different colors? I've had a lot of problems when taking off the masking and finding a ridge of paint. I've backed off on the pressure and paint and changed the angle away from the line, but nothing helps. Thanks.
  9. HGLOVAL added a post in a topic Paint Shaker   

    I have to agree with VW Dave. Drop a couple of copper BB's into the jar and start shaking. They stir up just like the rattle cans. Just make sure if you are transfering the paint to an airbrush, you strain the paint to remove the BB's so they do not clog the paint tube or cup. You can also go to hobbico.com. They sell mainly RC plane parts, but they have a battery and AC operated paint shakers. They will hold Model Master, Floquil, and small Testor paint bottles with an adjustable strap.
  10. HGLOVAL added a post in a topic Texas DPS Charger is on the worbench - update 10-3   

    Nice looking build. Looking at your chrome parts I believe there are some old Cadillac Station Wagon parts say to an Echto 1?
  11. HGLOVAL added a post in a topic 1949 Mercury   

    This is an awsome build. For a long time I've wanted to get a model to look decent and the topics covered so far have answered a lot of questions for me. Most of the people at the LHS are advanced builders and the advice they give is good, but again advanced. Regarding the Future polish. It's nice to see it actually used. I have one question though. I have a sci fi model (AMT biker scout figure) that will require the same kind of filing and filling as the engine halves. I would like to know if the future will work with flat paints as well as it does for gloss? I figured I could coat the figures seams with future (after prepping) and then paint the flat black. Any advice would be appreciated. Again, thanks for a great build.
  12. HGLOVAL added a post in a topic 2008 Mustang 'Bullitt' in-prog   

    Going to pick it up next weekend. Thanks for the feedback.
  13. HGLOVAL added a post in a topic stripping chrome plated part   

    I use Fantastik. Let the parts soak for 12 to 24hrs. Wash them in mild soap and water and they're ready. You can reuse the Fantastik, just leave it in a seperate jar. Don't add it to the original bottle. Your wife will kiil you when those little pieces of chrome get on her white countertop.
  14. HGLOVAL added a post in a topic 2008 Mustang 'Bullitt' in-prog   

    Just wanted to know what aftermarket items you used on the interior. Does the kit come that detailed outside and in (rotors w/ molded calipers, heat sheilds, etc)? I've been looking at this kit for a while at the LHS and didn't know how good it was.