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#101 proptop

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Posted 20 June 2015 - 03:58 PM

Awesome is an understatement, Rick... :)

 

Have you ever tried pipettes for CA glue application? (Think of a mini sized turkey baster.)

 

The Micro-Pipette style, with extended capillary tube works great for precise control of thin CA... and you can re-use them when you're done by rinsing/ lushing with acetone.


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Posted 20 June 2015 - 05:29 PM

Thanks, Tom, and thank you, Chris, for the very detailed and understandable explanation of the process. :thank_you2:


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Posted 27 June 2015 - 09:23 PM

Okie Dokie.

 

I fixated on making a more or less proper grill for my car that will also allow me to strengthen the front end. I showed earlier the styrene blank that will be backed as Chris described above to sturdy up the front:

 

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Unfortunately, this looks like grunt. It needs to look more like the real car:

 

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So, as an inexperienced modeler I tried the "shotgun" approach. I eBay'd a photo etch metal mesh decal material from China, a photo etch metal mesh from South Korea and 50 mesh brass brass screen wire from Baltimore.

 

Not surprisingly the brass screen showed up first and I put it to use with stuff shown below:

 

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Here's a closeup of the brass screen:

 

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I painted the screen and the plastic piece with Tamiya flat black, sprayed the back of the screen with the 3M adhesive and stuck the two together.......bingo!

 

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It has some lint I need to blow off but overall I'm hopeful that this will work out..........

 

Onward


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Posted 27 June 2015 - 11:00 PM

Looks convincing to me.


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Posted 28 June 2015 - 03:40 AM

Nice clean edge


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Posted 28 June 2015 - 10:40 AM

In my last available area of procrastination before there's nothing left to do except start on the body ( :o ).............I made up the wheel inserts from these beautifully done resin wheels. They were turned down on my little Sherline lathe:

 

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The K&B front wheels with Russkit front tires that have been "glued and trued", then the tread grooves re-cut:

 

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Re-machined Russkit Drag rear wheels with "glued and trued" Ortmann Russkit rear tires:

 

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Time to suck it up and start on the body..........Let the comedy of errors begin! :laugh2:


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Posted 28 June 2015 - 11:49 AM

That grill looks good to me Rick :good: As do those beautiful resin wheels/inserts.

Onward with the painting :D you'll be fine.

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Posted 28 June 2015 - 12:28 PM

Thanks Paul, fingers crossed...... :unsure:


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