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A tale of two Bandits - part 2


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#26 Pablo

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Posted 23 January 2020 - 07:49 PM

Thanks and I'm proud to play a part in "A tale of two Bandits"  :D

 

Bodies like this with convoluted sides are always a challenge. It's much more complicated than simply trimming straight edges. I guess that's why I got selected for the job? The precision of the chassis in this case really made it as easy as it could be. I nailed the trimming and pinning. No brag, just fact  :D

 

 

My favorite masking tape is Tamiya. I masked the cockpit and sealed the four pin holes, then applied the "Auto Club" and "Dynamic" decals inside with Faux Glaze

 

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Posted 24 January 2020 - 08:21 PM

My LED lamp that sits to my immediate left at my work station failed yesterday. So I went to a backup (incandescent) light, and it's going to change the way everything looks  :o Sorry

 

Skinny small "cigar" bodies like this I just mask the entire outside to preclude overspray. I used Tamiya for the skirts and regular Scotch blue to fill the gaps. Wrapped it up like a Gordita

 

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Peeled away the masking tape on both ends, then re-masked to make Tamiya NATO Flat black ovals 

 

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I spent hours mixing and spraying the paint mix; I hope Larry likes it

 

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Tomorrow, final flat black touches on the cockpit

 

 

 

 


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Posted 24 January 2020 - 10:16 PM

Have you ever tried Glad Cling wrap for overspray masking?


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#29 Larry Horner

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Posted 24 January 2020 - 10:23 PM

Pablo, that looks amazing and the color is spot on! And I love the black oval detail up front.  :good:



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Posted 25 January 2020 - 10:43 AM

Thanks Larry, tonight the flat black on the canopy vent areas.

 

No, I never tried Glad Wrap but I will some day. If I could find a way to do it as well as Red Fox does, I'd do it to every single body. But I bet Gugu uses a special secret material  :)


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Posted 25 January 2020 - 01:54 PM

In the grocery store this morning, a 200 sq. ft. box of the Glad Cling was $2.59. Not only is it cheap, but it goes on in one piece, & when you remove it, it never leaves traces of adhesive like some tapes.

 

Somebody, maybe Bolink, used to sell a body wash that removed overspray. A late friend from VA & FL sent me a recipe for removing overspray. When I find it in a raft of paper, I'll forward you a copy. These body washes were used in the days before acrylic paints were popular.


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Posted 25 January 2020 - 03:53 PM

I'll try it some day. For acrylic overspray I use this:

 

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Posted 25 January 2020 - 07:07 PM

Flat black on the cockpit sides done. Tomorrow, the Pactra detail stripes. Again, the new lighting makes the yellow appear much more orangy than it really is.

 

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Posted 25 January 2020 - 09:03 PM

Those two micro dots of fluorescent orange really work, don't they! :laugh2:  :laugh2:


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Posted 26 January 2020 - 03:12 PM

I can't remember whether my original Bandit had the vents blacked out or not but those are totally rockin it!  :heart: :heart:  :heart:

I can hardly wait to see it with stripes. Lookin good Pablo!



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Posted 26 January 2020 - 05:00 PM

My job here is done. I added some cross-hatch filament tape protection for your pin tubes, Larry

 

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When you open this baggie, you will find a Dynamic wheel wrench I'm gifting you, also a pair of 2mm X 3mm long screws that will be a perfect fit for the PS 4002B

 

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Here you can see the color in natural light on my balcony railing, and I think the detail tape worked super. No way could I ever paint lines that straight  :laugh2:

 

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A side benefit of being a "not-so-great photographer" is, I'm sure you will find it looks better in person than in my photos  :crazy:

 

 


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Posted 27 January 2020 - 01:22 AM

Looks awesome Pablo ... can't wait to see it in person. Thank so much for all you efforts! The BBs for the Puppy Dog rebuild arrived on Friday so now it's time for me to get crackin and get this beast out on the track.







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