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  1. You may find that using a bit of Mr Color Leveling thinner with your brushable paints will ameliorate the appearance of brush strokes. It will slightly lengthen the drying process. Good luck and keep up the good work!
  2. Would it make any sense to first attach the eyelets to the hinges and then glue the assembly to the frame? I agree that the windshield should be glued as last step, maybe even attach the frame to body first and then attach the windshield. Nice work with the 3D printing!
  3. WOW! That makes all the difference in the world. Could some black decal paper with softener over the mesh achieve your desired result?
  4. Great job! I think the mesh is an elegant solution, sometimes you have to take liberties with accuracy in scaling down to achieve a convincing visual effect.
  5. Perhaps some left over clear sprue can be used. Or clear tinted resin, cast in a mold and fettled to fit?
  6. This is a long shot, if you're washing your lens cloth and you have hard water and you let the cloth air dry, you may end up with hard minerals in the fabric that could scratch. Try rinsing with distilled water. It is more likely that the cloth picked up some debris from the work bench or where it was stored. Love the color of the interior by the way!
  7. Thanks for that. I would imagine puttying the portion that will be white and sanding to a slope is the most effective way to deal with it. Looking forward to hearing any other solutions.
  8. Have fun with the build. I watched a review of a test shot. Is there still a step on the shell that demarcates where the white and orange meet? Also, how well do the nose cone and front cover matchup? Thanks for the photos and taking a look.
  9. That's a very accomplished build...................for some of us veterans, let alone a first build. Well done! Good job on the period correct sheen, whether intended or not.
  10. An observation - the 2K certainly gives it shine, but I think the quality you want with chrome is reflection. So far, I've all the sealers I've seen reduce the reflection. Adding the 2K over it just makes everything thicker and out of scale to my eye. I prefer leaving it bare and handling carefully with gloves. Even 2K on bodies sometimes gives the appearance of a cheap diecast. YMMV.
  11. Thanks for all the reference photos, but where are the pictures of the model? Your skill is otherworldly! You are an idol to those for whom the phrase "good enough" is anathema.
  12. I was looking for someone walking around with the appetizersšŸ˜œ
  13. Sorry you're experiencing troubles! But they often masquerade as learning opportunitiesšŸ¤”. I recently had a lot of masking to do for chrome on a Cadillac. Where there was a lot of overlap, I took a fine brush and applied thinned liquid mask to the joins. Seemed to work as desired, a side benefit was getting some rounded ends to tapers, rather than a point. Have you tried wet sanding the color coat with 3000 to 4000 grit before the clear? Then 2 coats of 1clear:1thinner followed up with a couple at 1:2 ratio - just let it dry till you smell nothing on the body. Keep up the good work!
  14. WOW! I can smell the musty interior through the screen!
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