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Hollowpoint
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Posted: Sunday, July 10, 2005 - 09:21 AM UTC
My entry: Italeri's 15cwt Chevy truck. Nice little kit for its age.



It's modified Mickey Mouse ear camo under that botched wash. Not sure what went wrong, but it won't come off and I don't feel like stripping and repainting.
DaveCox
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Posted: Sunday, July 10, 2005 - 09:27 AM UTC
Even though I see your point about the finish, it's a well made model Bob. One of my favourite kits, especially as it can be converted so easily.

Not that I've made many of them but I built the last one without anuy instruction sheet! :-)
INDIA11A
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Posted: Sunday, July 10, 2005 - 09:40 AM UTC
What did you use for the wash? Are you planning on fixing it up in the future or leave well enough alone?
Hollowpoint
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Posted: Sunday, July 10, 2005 - 10:56 AM UTC
Dave: Yes, it's a nice little kit. I've had three or four of them for quite some time, but never built one. After this build, I think another will be on the horizon, perhaps a conversion.

India11A: The wash was a pastel dust/isopropyl alcohol mix that I have used successfully many times. It goes on clear, so you don't know what you are getting until it dries. If it's too heavy, I can normaly tone it down a bit with straight alcohol washes. Not this time.

I think I may have figured out what went wrong. I painted this kit with Humbrol enamels, so there may have been a reaction between the wash and the Humbrol. Every other time I've used this wash, it has been on top of Model Master enamels.

I think I'll just chalk it up to experience and not bother with re-finishing it. It'll go into the display case and never be entered in any shows.
ex-royal
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Posted: Sunday, July 10, 2005 - 11:25 AM UTC
All in all Bob it turned out great..I have been toying with the idea of doing either a tipper or an extended GS body with a an engineer boat trailer and collapsing boats...Great job..keep up the great work.
Cheers,
Bryan
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Posted: Sunday, July 10, 2005 - 12:47 PM UTC
Bob,it looks alright to me.Looks like it was on a dusty road then a light rain fell on it.
Always look on the bright side.

Looks good, Jim
MrRoo
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Posted: Sunday, July 10, 2005 - 04:24 PM UTC
A great little kit for it's age and it has more detail in it then a lot of newer models. Goes togeather with not many fit problems as well.

Nice to see another one done.

Cheers
Cliff

PS> No I will not comment on the paint job or wash :-)
Prato
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Posted: Monday, July 11, 2005 - 12:51 AM UTC
In my modest opinion it is a great kit! keep up this trend! Congrats!
Cheers and happy modelling!
Prato
Paul
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Posted: Monday, July 11, 2005 - 01:00 AM UTC
I think it looks great. To tell you the truth, it looks awesome the way it is right now.