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#1 Rotorranch

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Posted 31 August 2019 - 08:34 AM

Can one of y'all ID this one?

 

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Posted 31 August 2019 - 09:15 AM

Ulrich. 

 

A "featherweight 1/24 unitized cast aluminum frame" according to an article in the May '66 issue of MC&T, priced at only $1.69 (not sure that was the real final price though). 

 

Handsome chassis, but they never really caught on... 36Ds were already on the way out by the time it was released, and I think the mounting method made a lot of guys nervous. 

 

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Posted 31 August 2019 - 11:58 AM

It was an outdated design and motor when it was released. I don't know if Ulrich ever made any products that were all that great. Their wheels were fantastic; the differentials and other chassis parts, not so much.


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Posted 31 August 2019 - 12:42 PM

The Ulrich paints were pretty good. I had several bottles of these for airbrushing.


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Posted 31 August 2019 - 02:14 PM

Bill was that the paint that became a candy color after it was brushed or sprayed? I think thais what I got from one of the old parts sellers last year, but the paint no longer worked like it did back in the day.


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Posted 31 August 2019 - 02:56 PM

Matt, Ulrich sold the candy paint, as well as regular colors.

 

I still have and use it sometimes. As far as I'm concerned, it was the best paint ever for clear bodies.
 
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Posted 31 August 2019 - 03:58 PM

Matt, I had solid colors. I remember a dark red, yellow, white, and light blue. I never tried their candy colors. This was right before Testor came out with their TCL paint, which had nylon brushes in the covers.


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Posted 01 September 2019 - 06:20 AM

I remember using their Candy Apple Red paint. It was really cool. You brushed it on and the red color appeared on the body and the silver appeared on the inside. It did look like candy apple paint when dry.


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Posted 01 September 2019 - 10:37 AM

That paint is cool, is this the paint that Revel used on there RTR cars. No idea how it works but it does look like candy, but it is not?

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Posted 01 September 2019 - 01:36 PM

There was some secret in the 60's that allowed single stage/single coat paints to look like Candy colors.    BZ LRW and K&B Chap 2D.    The blue, green, gold and red Revell cars in the Genie, Lola, Chap and Lotus series.    Those paints came close a  candy look, but they had no case coats.

 

The Ulrich paint only required one coat and it could be brushed on.   It dried red on top and silver underneath.     Some of you great painters could probably do OK with a brush, I didn't have the skill for that.


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Posted 01 September 2019 - 02:39 PM

Matt, Ulrich sold the candy paint, as well as regular colors.

 

I still have and use it sometimes. As far as I'm concerned, it was the best paint ever for clear bodies.
 
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Yep, great stuff.

 

Ulrich French Blue....ooh, la, la.

 

A decent substitute for Petty Blue.


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Posted 01 September 2019 - 02:43 PM

I used to brush paint some of my static model cars when Testor enamel was $0.10 a bottle, but they never looked as good as when i used a spray can. I never brush-painted slot car bodies (except for detailing).I always bought painted bodies before I got my first airbrush (Binks) in 1969 or 70.


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Posted 01 September 2019 - 02:46 PM

Funny, I remember using TCL all the time (with the brush in the cap), but not the Ulrich paints - our local was only a small hobby shop, so maybe they only carried one of them. 

 

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Posted 01 September 2019 - 03:07 PM

Don, did you have to thin them with something, or did they brush well  right out of the bottle? I used a lacquer thinner for airbrushing, but it didn't always work as well as the small bottles of whatever Testor sold. I don't know if these paints were alcohol based or something else. I never tried acetone until years later with the Pactra paints.


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Posted 01 September 2019 - 03:20 PM

Bill, I'm pretty sure I just brushed them straight on - thinning them out would have been a little technical for me at the time... More seriously, you were also instructed not to actually brush them, but lay the paint on, and never go back and forth over the same area... worked very well on clear plastic bodies! 

 

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Posted 01 September 2019 - 05:33 PM

Humbrol was the paint brand that available to me, and yes I painted all my cars with a brush. The car in my avatar pic is one of them.

Work fast and keep it wet. A little stressful for sure. Still love that metallic blue.

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Posted 01 September 2019 - 05:56 PM

Martin, do you know whether Humbrol is available in the US? I'll have to scout that out. I had an uncle married to an English lady who used to get me a few years ago. iIRC,I think one YouTube video showed Humbrol as now also having a line of acrylics in the same small pots.


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Posted 01 September 2019 - 06:12 PM

Yes, readily available on e-bay etc. 

I use it it on all my drivers now and the little container last for ever and the lid never gets stuck either. I prefer real enamels, they just go on nice.

Hate those screw caps on other brands. :dash2:


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Posted 01 September 2019 - 07:05 PM

In the 60's I  brushed Testors PLA, inside clear bodies.  I could never brush paint a model car, but had a friend, who today is a sculpter, that could do a fine job brush painting a model.    I tried Ulrich Candy one time, but it didn't work for me, probably I brushed back and forth too many times and didn't get an even finish.    No paiience, very little skill.     


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