New projects on the bench March 2020
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Re: New projects on the bench March 2020 1 month, 1 week ago #16

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Thanks Jim,
in the meantime, both are primed and the base has got 1 layer of black already. I can't save the windscreen, I shall order one from Rob this week. I have ordered the turquoise paint and am awaiting delivery. Yes the foam is completely gone, but I have a bit sturdier foam already to replace it

Re: New projects on the bench March 2020 1 month, 1 week ago #17

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Re: New projects on the bench March 2020 1 month, 1 week ago #18

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What is that all over the axles and hubs in the first picture above? Looks like melted plastic or something similar.

Re: New projects on the bench March 2020 1 month, 1 week ago #19

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That is clingfilm. I wrap the hubs with it and ue a piece of sticky tape so that I can paint the base without painting the hubs too.
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Re: New projects on the bench March 2020 1 month, 1 week ago #20

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Thanks Theo, it was hard to understand what you had done.

Re: New projects on the bench March 2020 1 month, 1 week ago #21

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This is the result

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Re: New projects on the bench March 2020 1 month, 1 week ago #22

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Very nice finish looks neat.
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Re: New projects on the bench March 2020 1 month, 1 week ago #23

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Is that a matte black paint? It looks very good now that the base is done. No taking apart. Does the suspension still work well? I found that if the metal for the spring is too thin or rusty the vinegar weakens it and the suspension sags. I always practice assemble the toy before closing it up to make sure. That is how I found the Rolls Royce and the Rambler Cross Country spring plates were shot. One Rolls Spring plate melted away it was to old and rusty.

Re: New projects on the bench March 2020 1 month, 1 week ago #24

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This is satin matte black with 1 clear coat. I scratched the paint from the rivet that holds the suspension in place, so it looks better. The suspension work fine.
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Re: New projects on the bench March 2020 1 month, 1 week ago #25

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It looks great and I like the matte better than the gloss Dinky used to use.
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Re: New projects on the bench March 2020 1 month ago #26

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Time for a quick update. Things are coming together nicely. I have painted all three cars and am awaiting a window unit for the El Camino. I commissioned the paint for the Ford Taunus, which is very close to RAL2002.










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Re: New projects on the bench March 2020 1 month ago #27

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Looking nice and shiny in red. Nice color match on the El Camino. These are all going to look great when finished.

Re: New projects on the bench March 2020 1 month ago #28

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Thanks Jim, these are nice projects to be working on.
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Re: New projects on the bench March 2020 1 month ago #29

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The El Camino green is RAL6027

Re: New projects on the bench March 2020 1 month ago #30

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They are looking great
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