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Posted: Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 08:31 PM UTC

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@Alex: Good stuff,man! I like the pallets of MREs. Nicely done!

@Mark: Yes, I did two coats of hairspray. It's my first time trying this.






Richard thank you. To make the cover of the pallets, I have glued with some white glue the first layer of a real cardbox.

The sheet of cardbox is put in water and the first layer is easily unstuck. Then, let dry it before work with.

I hope your MAN truck is OK.
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Posted: Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 06:23 PM UTC
Richard, sorry if I was brief, I was in the hurry when I was posting answer to your question. The only way to do your chipping after paint being dry is to use window cleaning solution. The one that has ammonia in it's formula. Normally, I use household, cheap one. But, since paint on your model is totally dry you have to use something stronger, something like product I pictured in previous post. Ammonia will dissolve your top coat without any problem but you need to be careful not to dissolve base one too. I would off start with water disolved cleaning solution, and than add little by little of the pure one until I find mix which is chipping top coat without destroying base one.
Hope this will help.
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Posted: Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 02:26 PM UTC
@Alex: Good stuff,man! I like the pallets of MREs. Nicely done!

@Mark: Yes, I did two coats of hairspray. It's my first time trying this.



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Posted: Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 09:56 AM UTC

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Very Nicely done Alex. Thanks for joining in.




Thank you.
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Posted: Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 08:39 AM UTC

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Quick question for those of you who have ever done the hairspray method for paint chipping. I know you're not supposed to wait too long between applying the hairspray coat and the top coat. Is there any best practice on when to start chipping? I did my hairspray coat then put my top coat (white) on; but that was a couple weeks ago. Life got in the way. What can I say?




Shouldn't be an issue, I think. What I find makes all the difference is using two coats of hair spray instead of just one. I find that gives better control when working the top coat.

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Posted: Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 07:19 AM UTC
Very Nicely done Alex. Thanks for joining in.
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Posted: Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 04:49 AM UTC
Finished !

Last pics:

Underneath of the chassis completed



Improved winch with cable,chain and hook added. Chain and hook scratchbuilt.













Full scratch pallets (it was very long ), and Hardigg cases from Blast Models







Thank you for this campaign, have fun with your kit.
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Posted: Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 04:34 AM UTC
Richard, normally I wait for 45 minutes. What you need right now is professional foam glass cleaner. Something like this.

Spray a little in a small jar and use stiff brush for chipping. If it's too strong, add little water. Good luck.
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Posted: Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 02:47 AM UTC
Quick question for those of you who have ever done the hairspray method for paint chipping. I know you're not supposed to wait too long between applying the hairspray coat and the top coat. Is there any best practice on when to start chipping? I did my hairspray coat then put my top coat (white) on; but that was a couple weeks ago. Life got in the way. What can I say?

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Posted: Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 08:47 PM UTC
Peter thank you. What will be your model for this campaign ?

Cam and Hyder welcome in the campaign.
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Posted: Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 03:39 PM UTC
Alex. Very nice details added there. They will look great.

Dan and Hyder.

Looking good too.
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Posted: Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 03:37 PM UTC
Gets the message across Cam

In future, use the last button in the black strip under the text panel. the one that says [ img ]. That will bring up a code line and just copy your URL over the bit that says "h t t p ://put.url.here/image.file" (have to show it with blank spaces here so you can se the text).

Then then add the pic format at the end of the url address e.g .jpg, .bmp or .gif, etc. as when you copy the url in Imgur it does not add the pic type reference to the end of the string for you; you need to add it in yourself.

In your case it would look like (without the spaces)
[ img ] h t t p s://imgur.com/FtFMEJz .jpg [ /img ]
Removed by original poster on 04/18/19 - 03:04:13 (GMT).
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Posted: Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 02:53 PM UTC
Not what I wanted but it will work!
Cam
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Posted: Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 02:52 PM UTC
Starting Pic (I hope). The Das Werks Faun 900L.
https://imgur.com/FtFMEJz
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Posted: Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 12:38 AM UTC
Hi all,

I thought i will show a Humvee loaded with supplies for logistics to support the ground troops on the battle field.

This tamiya kit is very pleasant and relaxing to build. the jerry cans and the ammo boxes are from the dragon abrams kits, as for the stowage bags, they are from the trumpeter stryker kit. i may not use the stowage bags for this though, i think it looks too much.

20190411_225711

20190412_125242

20190413_002901

20190413_224609

20190413_224631

20190413_232624

Hyder
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Posted: Monday, April 08, 2019 - 01:17 AM UTC
Looks good, Don!


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Posted: Sunday, April 07, 2019 - 12:32 PM UTC
Howdy Y'all
Bob-Hang in there and keep the faith.

I had a few weeks of writer's/modeler's block. I did some rattle can priming and painting today. I got stuck when I got to the cab. I really want to put an African-American driver from the Red Ball Express in my build. I also decided to do a little work on the wheels.

The joint at the driver's shoulder didn't disappear when I used an acrylic filler. I went ahead and primed him and gave him a coat of my favorite base coat for American and Russian soldiers-Tester's Light Earth. Straight out of the rattle can.

That's all for now folks.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"
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Posted: Sunday, April 07, 2019 - 09:36 AM UTC
Hello all,

Details added on dashboard.


New frame in plastic sheet glued on the wrong original one with wood planks.


Folded bench parts added in plastic sheet.


Scratchbuilt rear connectors.


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Posted: Saturday, April 06, 2019 - 09:57 AM UTC
I've been there 10 years ago, Bob.

Live your pain now, but don't look back in anger-the Sun will shine again!

petbat
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Posted: Saturday, April 06, 2019 - 09:00 AM UTC
Sorry to hear that Bob. I hope things get better for you.

I went through the big D after 16 years with my first wife, so I know what you are going through. All I'll say is hang in there, time does heal all wounds.
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Posted: Saturday, April 06, 2019 - 02:10 AM UTC
Good luck Bob. Hope to see you back on your feet soon...
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Posted: Saturday, April 06, 2019 - 02:02 AM UTC
Ok guys I'm done and dropped out. Due to the loss of my start up pics being lost (one too many phone throws ) and my upcoming separation after 21 years my heart is just not in it. I need a r and r, retreat and reorginisation. It was a challange with the old m-29 and had a good run for the money but. Life takes precedent and things need to be done. Thanks to all who helped stear me onwards with the beast but she is being added to the would of, could of, should of cabinet Carry on gentilmen.
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Posted: Thursday, April 04, 2019 - 02:35 AM UTC
I am in a state that does not require helmets, many people choose to not wear them. I guess they like the wind in their hair or something. Summer is coming soon. We call it “motor cycle season”. We get a lot of motor cycle vs deer collisions as the deer population is very dense. Unfortunately hitting a deer at 60-70 mph still usually results in a dead rider.
I’m afraid I have pulled the thread off topic, sorry about that.
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Posted: Wednesday, April 03, 2019 - 11:16 PM UTC

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Do you have idiots riding motorcycles in 'Flip Flops' or with no protective clothing on over there?



Yes we do and no helmets. At least one day a week here, there is a motorcycle crash and 99% of the time the rider does not survive.

Mark