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1/24 Monogram 1987 Ford Thunderbird Turbo Coupe


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On 4/17/2021 at 9:14 AM, Cuba_13 said:

Friends, I present to you my latest work.

Interior paints: Tamiya + Pacific88 acrylics.

Undercarriage: Acrylics + LP Tamiya.

Body: Acrylic Akan.

Varnish: 2k zero colors.

As for the varnish, I want to note that it is not always necessary to blindly instructions for packaging, because the last times I did not like how the varnish is applied and polished. When I used to take 2k varnish for bottling (single portion), I diluted it liquid-liquid and everything was ok. So I did this time too. I spread zero 2 times more than the instructions advise.

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Hi Roman....I was searching for anyone who built this kit. I'm in the process of getting ready to paint a doner body that a fellow member sent me since I painted the original kit, messed it up, redid it and was still not happy with it.  Anyway, on the first body I went ahead and glued the front bumper on and after the painting tried to get the headlight bezels in and the fit is terrible. So, on the doner body I'm putting the bezels in the bumper before painting and it is nothing but a pain in the beee-hind.  

I know it's been quite a while since you did this but do you remember issues with this.  Just curious and if anyone else has done this kit, I'd like to hear from you.  Thanks, Mike

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10 hours ago, TransAmMike said:

Hi Roman....I was searching for anyone who built this kit. I'm in the process of getting ready to paint a doner body that a fellow member sent me since I painted the original kit, messed it up, redid it and was still not happy with it.  Anyway, on the first body I went ahead and glued the front bumper on and after the painting tried to get the headlight bezels in and the fit is terrible. So, on the doner body I'm putting the bezels in the bumper before painting and it is nothing but a pain in the beee-hind.  

I know it's been quite a while since you did this but do you remember issues with this.  Just curious and if anyone else has done this kit, I'd like to hear from you.  Thanks, Mike

Hi, Mike. I glued on the headlights before painting. And during painting he masked them with tape.

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9 hours ago, Cuba_13 said:

Hi, Mike. I glued on the headlights before painting. And during painting he masked them with tape.

Thanks Roman, but did you glue the bumper on first?  I just can't get the bezels to fit flush top bottom and sides at all. Tried with the bumper glued on and now I'm trying to get it in with the bumper off. Freazzling my nerves🙄

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16 hours ago, TransAmMike said:

Thanks Roman, but did you glue the bumper on first?  I just can't get the bezels to fit flush top bottom and sides at all. Tried with the bumper glued on and now I'm trying to get it in with the bumper off. Freazzling my nerves🙄

Yes, I immediately glued the bumper. I always glue bumpers on models before painting, because painted them normally cannot be glued later, it will always look sloppy, and you can accidentally smear them with glue.

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6 hours ago, Cuba_13 said:

Yes, I immediately glued the bumper. I always glue bumpers on models before painting, because painted them normally cannot be glued later, it will always look sloppy, and you can accidentally smear them with glue.

Thanks Roman. I tried it on and off and still struggling with it.

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