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Adventures in painting 4 months 2 weeks ago #55734

Hey that looks great,
Even has the same fuzzy number plate as the full size one :laugh:
But seriously it's great and always appreciated by the receiver, I have done a few for friends and myself. Even though the real cars are gone now the models are always still on the shelf.
Great job on the paint mix too, I have a lot of modeling friends that are so reluctant to try this, if they can't get the right color out of a tin it just simply can't be done sort of thing. I was taught many years ago about how color and gloss both need to adjust for scale, and that looks fairly spot on to me. :y:
From somewhere out in the wilds of central Ontario.
.......you build what you like, I will build what I like........it's all cool......
 
 

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Adventures in painting 4 months 1 week ago #55793

These pictures have been in my camera for a long, long time ... This is redoing the pinstripes on the 1957 Morris Minor belong to my Dad...

The old stripes were done quite badly & had worn almost completely off in places, I cleaned them off with rubbing compound & IPA.

Recipe for the new lines was 10:1 X7 Red & X9 Brown.









tbc ....
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Adventures in painting 4 months 1 week ago #55794

Striper tape comes off the reel with a consistent gap ....







tbc...
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Adventures in painting 4 months 1 week ago #55795

I did have a couple of fails where paint got under the masking & needed a bit of a tickle...

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Not pictured is the masking up with J tape & brown paper & sealing with clear ... or where I had to do some repairs where the cat tried to jump through a closed window & scraped its claws over the paint :whistle:
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Adventures in painting 4 months 1 week ago #55796

Nice 1:1 work, Jonny!
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Adventures in painting 4 months 1 week ago #55800

Really nice. :y:

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Adventures in painting 4 months 4 days ago #55856

More photos fromthe bowels of my camera, this time using TRG Super Color Vinyl & Leather Dye (plus their cleaner) to colour the piping on the seats on my dad's 1938 Austin 7 Ruby (now sold):









tbc ...
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Adventures in painting 4 months 4 days ago #55857









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Adventures in painting 4 months 4 days ago #55858

Cat QA:







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Adventures in painting 1 month 4 weeks ago #56740

My Dad has just got a 1954 Hornby Dublo 3-rail train set, I thought I'd get a couple of small buildings to start populating it.

Dapol evidently have got a bunch of old Kitmaster & Airfix tooling, this is their "trackside accessories" kit. They warn about flash, but TBH it was no worse than a lot of modern Airfix kits & just needed trimming off. The only problem I had was with the downpipe on the platelayers hut, which flew across the room never to be seen again during test fitting. I replaced it with a bit of styrene rod.

Build & priming was the work of one evening; painting & weathering was finished the following day. They look ok from 1m away, but clearly OO guage (equivalent to 1:76?) is really too small for my level of skill.










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