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Building Italeris 1/72 Hustler
RussellE
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Posted: Sunday, September 01, 2019 - 11:10 AM UTC
Not easy when this kind of jinx strikes a build!
warreni
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Posted: Sunday, September 01, 2019 - 11:41 AM UTC
At least the previous stuff came off with just metho...

Might give my Alclad another try. I used it on a Bentley radiator once and the chrome came out beautifully.

Cheers
Warren
warreni
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Posted: Tuesday, September 03, 2019 - 09:53 AM UTC
Thanks Frederick and Magnus.

I finally finished masking up the B-58 after spraying the matt surfaces with Tamiya XF-56. I was intending on using Alclad again but it was about 7 tears since I last used it (time really does fly). I picked up the bottle of gloss black undercoat and.... it has gone off.. I shook the bottle and nothing moved inside... I opened the bottle and had a small wiff.. very little fumes.. Then I stuck a scriber in it just in case it was just a dry coat over the top and the rest was good... nope.. hard as a rock..

The top was on tight and the small bottles of metallic are still fine so the painting is put off again until I can get some more Alclad II Black.

On a positive not, the repairs I did on my PC-6 after dropping it just a few inches have worked fine and the foliage green Lifecolor paint has gone on beautifully, after I worked out the right ratio for thinning.

That's it for now.

Warren
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Posted: Tuesday, September 03, 2019 - 11:03 AM UTC
Warren, I’ve had pretty good luck spaying Alclad over Tamiya Acrylic lacquer and Testors gloss black enamels. I’ve also found Gunze “Mr. Color”gloss black works exceptionally well as a base, and Floquil’s Bright and Old Silvers also work well.(Floquil is out of business completely now, but you can sometimes find it in Model RR shops). What I’ve noticed though, is older Alclad II has a tendency to “pull away” leaving uneven coverage with adhesive type tapes, even from its own base coat or its own 2nd coat if you don’t use the right mask. Regular tape is just too strong. I use 3M “post it notes” for masks, or Silly Putty- not sure you can get SP where you are though. I’ve also had great success using Alclad on decal paper, then cutting individual panels out and applying them as decals.
VR, Russ
warreni
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Posted: Tuesday, September 03, 2019 - 12:16 PM UTC
Thanks for all that halpful info Russ.
warreni
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Posted: Sunday, October 06, 2019 - 07:00 PM UTC
Hi All.

Well the Hustler is finally finished. Not the best kit I have ever built but at least I now have a B-58 in my collection. Got the silver on then sprayed Gloss clear with self=leveling thinner but it came out very crappy. Oh well, will know for next NMF bird..



Now its back to the Rodney..

Cheers
Warren
magnusf
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Posted: Sunday, October 06, 2019 - 07:08 PM UTC
Warren! You made it, well done ! Looks nice enough in the photo and it sure got to be an impressive model!



Magnus
warreni
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Posted: Sunday, October 06, 2019 - 07:26 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Warren! You made it, well done ! Looks nice enough in the photo and it sure got to be an impressive model!



Magnus



Hi Magnus.

It is a lot bigger than it looks in photos. I have to go and see the real thing in the USA sometime.

Cheers
Warren
RussellE
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Posted: Sunday, October 06, 2019 - 10:13 PM UTC
Very nice, Warren!

Not often you see a B-58!
stooge
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Posted: Tuesday, November 05, 2019 - 10:44 AM UTC
That B58 looks excellent Warren.

And an interesting build and paint story to follow. Thanks for sharing.