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PC2012

MFH 1/12 McLaren Mp4/5b 1990 Monaco

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1 hour ago, PC2012 said:

I'm actually on holiday for a few days and I've brought my Maserati with me I thought in the evening I could do some work on the, windscreen.

Sad huh?

Not at all. You are not alone, I travel much and sometimes i bring bits and pieces to play with in the evenings when not too tired from the day.

Also why should you call it a holiday if you can't do as you please ?

 

great looking engine 

 

cheers 

Sam

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Cheer's Sam, absolutely agree! I may even have something to post on the Maserati when I get back 😁

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I need some help from you gentlemen. I couldn't get the colour right on the carburettor trumpets. so I soaked them in tea for a day. What I want to know is does the colour look right, because I couldn't think of any other way of doing it?

 

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Looks good to me, subtle but just the job. 

Would never have thought of using tea, it seems so obvious really, old school.

 

Regards

John

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12 hours ago, PC2012 said:

What I want to know is does the colour look right, because I couldn't think of any other way of doing it?

  

 

Looks (remarkably!) like most road car butterflies I've ever seen - though most contemporary pictures of F1 cars have these bits looking surgically clean. I think it was the era when they'd have multiple engines per race at their disposal. I suppose it depends on whether you're depicting a museum car (though the one's in Woking always look brand new) or as it was during the 1990 race weekend.

 

Fab work though - I'm very jealous.

 

Kirk

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Looks about spot-on to me, mate!! Coffee works well, too!! I once saw a vid on youtube where a guy made the head of a stainless-steel screw go black with coffee, a flame and a buffing wheel. It's amazing what can be achieved with household items.

 

Cheers, H

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Thanks for your input everyone 😁 Harvey, I was looking at my wife's metal teapot thinking. That's exactly the effect I want. Now how on earth can I get that! Duh...lol

Oh and thanks for the link...

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I need your help once again. if your look at the picture, I tried to add some carbon could you tell me why it has turned out like this?

 

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That's a strange one!!  Some sort of contamination in the warm soak, or micro-sol (if that is what you used to lay the decal down)???? It looks like thinned white paint spatter...very weird!

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Try re-applying the Micro Sol with a clean brush as it looks like something was still in the brush when first applied.

 

Ron

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Had something like that happen with Hasegawa decals, I think I put too much mocrosol on and over worked the decal.Left the decal to dry overnight and went over it with some more mircoso gently with a soft brush, you could still see the blimishes at first but as it dried out they disappeared.

Hope this works out for yours.

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Thank you for all your input. Well it may be a little better but it's still there! That leaves me with a choice try and get it off, or paint it with one of the following: Intermediate gauzy agent, glass coat gauzy agent or micro Krista klear. What do you think?

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