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*1941 Willys Gasser "Big John Mazmanian"*


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Ok....I'm calling the chassis done.  It's setting on all 4 wheels and the engine looks straight.  Just waiting on the body to cure out so I can wet sand it then add the door handles, head light buckets, and the foil.  

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You've done a nice job so far, Zippi! Like you, I fear painting the most and where possible I try to get all my painting in summer (we are in the depths of winter at the moment).  Tamiya paint is scary because too wet a coat can cause it to run and bubble but I would suggest that next time you get just a little closer and wetter on your final colour coat.  Looks like the clear coat has done a great job.

I built this kit when it first came out and it really is wonderful. Not able to get near it to take photos at the moment but I din't remember fussing too much about the shck position and the stance came out pretty nice.

 

Cheers

Alan

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41 minutes ago, alan barton said:

You've done a nice job so far, Zippi! Like you, I fear painting the most and where possible I try to get all my painting in summer (we are in the depths of winter at the moment).  Tamiya paint is scary because too wet a coat can cause it to run and bubble but I would suggest that next time you get just a little closer and wetter on your final colour coat.  Looks like the clear coat has done a great job.

I built this kit when it first came out and it really is wonderful. Not able to get near it to take photos at the moment but I din't remember fussing too much about the shck position and the stance came out pretty nice.

 

Cheers

Alan

Thanks for the comments Alan.  I will keep in mind about the last coat of paint being wetter and closer.  

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I'm checking out the paint on the Willy's this morning and it's hard to explain but the paint feels soft.  I'm not sure if it's dry or not.  I can't smell any lacquer which is a sign that it's dry but I'm going to let it set another day and see how it feels.  

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2 minutes ago, Zippi said:

I'm checking out the paint on the Willy's this morning and it's hard to explain but the paint feels soft.  I'm not sure if it's dry or not.  I can't smell any lacquer which is a sign that it's dry but I'm going to let it set another day and see how it feels.  

better safe than sorry when it comes to paint. Ive had/seen my share of horror in both the real and scale world.

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1 hour ago, chris chabre said:

better safe than sorry when it comes to paint. Ive had/seen my share of horror in both the real and scale world.

Yeah me too.  I don't want this one to become another statistic.  

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45 minutes ago, TransAmMike said:

As you know Bob I was having internet issues and I did'nt see your pictures posted.  Looking really great Buddy👌

Thanks Mike.

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Ok boys and girls, I got the Willy's wet sanded and polished this morning. I was a little disappointed.  I was thinking it would have come out better.  I stayed away from all the high spots because I did not want to burning through.  Looks like it still has some orange peel.  Starting from left to right are the polishes I used and grit of sand paper.  Give me your comments and don't hold back.  I need to know what I need to improve on.   

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I got the glass in and the foil work done on the hood.  I was looking at pics of the Big John Mazmanian Willy's and I did not see any chrome or even a seal on the glass.  I did outline the windshield in black.  

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2 hours ago, cobraman said:

Looks very nice.

Thanks Ray.  Getting close to the finish line as long as I don't get another honey do project thrown at me.

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