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#26 Martin

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Posted 26 September 2021 - 10:06 PM

Hey Rick, sorry for your trails. Maybe you have this tool? but I find it handy for test fitting and gluing small parts where my fat fingers just get in the way and some parts just do not lend themselves to tweezers.

 

It does come with 3 different size cups than the one they show in the add.

 

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Posted 27 September 2021 - 10:21 AM

Thanks Martin and thanks also for the tool tip parts holding gizmo, I'm going to get one.

 

For headlight covers the tape trick worked really well. It gave me something to hold and position the part with. Once in place a little press of the tape against the body and the cover is held in place while the slow drying glue dried.

 

I learned the about the correct glue and a good technique. That turned what was a difficult process yielding poor results into a simple process with good results.

 

I share my follies in the hopes they will help others.   :victory:


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Posted 02 October 2021 - 08:03 PM

With the headlight cover debacle fixed the last step was applying the number decals. I was lucky enough to have the best number decals I've ever used. Vintage Auto Hobbies decals require no trimming and have no clear edge around the number:

 

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The little Lola all finished:

 

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The view the competition sees:   :crazy:

 

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Posted 02 October 2021 - 08:28 PM

Looks amazing. Very realistic and period correct. 


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Posted 02 October 2021 - 09:02 PM

Those decals do look clean, Good choice.

 

I hate the yellowing of the clear around older decals.


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