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Airfix 1/32 Beach Buggy +++Finished+++


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Here it is in all its glory. The moulds have obviously fared very well - it looks like a lovely little kit. Hoping to try out some Tamiya lacquers on this one, and have enlisted the help of a dehydrator to speed up the drying process of the paint. It'll be a Great Escape option this time around, hopefully start early Saturday morning to get some paint on the body shell asap. 😀 Rubbing my hands in anticipation of another great Blitzbuild GB.

 

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Looks great a kit I remember well as a kid.

 

Of late I’ve been using my heat gun to flash off layers of paint and so long as I rennet not to cook the plastic it’s pretty effective at speeding things up. I’ll have to do this on the peashooter to have a hope of getting the camo done.

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37 minutes ago, Marklo said:

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Of late I’ve been using my heat gun to flash off layers of paint and so long as I rennet not to cook the plastic it’s pretty effective at speeding things up. I’ll have to do this on the peashooter to have a hope of getting the camo done.

Warning; slight hi-jack/off topic

I have a small desk 'angle-poise' type lamp with a halogen spot light bulb in it. I use the heat from that to speed up paint drying. I leave the lamp head at a fixed distance and just put the parts under it and leave them

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On 8/24/2022 at 2:44 PM, Marklo said:

That would be dangerous in my hands I reckon. 🤪

I'll report back in the thread about how it works - probably daft trying new paints and drying ideas in a Blitzbuild, we'll see. 🤨

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21 minutes ago, Jinxman said:

That would be dangerous in my hands I reckon

Well I did manage to melt the cowling of my P47 :( but I have gotten the hang of it now.

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2 hours ago, helios16v said:

Lacquers typically dry faster than enamels, so there is that.  Tamiya acrylics dry pretty quick too...arguably too fast in some cases.  😄

Early on Saturday morning will reveal all. If it doesn't work out a quick change to a little Revell Millennium Falcon might be in order. 😃

Gave it a run out earlier, and the lowest temp. it will run at is 35 degrees C. Should be ok.

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29 minutes ago, Hockeyboy76 said:

Oooo nice. 
pink primer?

Tamiya reckon their lacquers don't need any primer, so it's straight onto the plastic - I can't quite believe that myself - we'll see. 🧐

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Made a start - the spraying didn't go too well. There was a bit of spatter, probably didn't thin the paint enough, and the pressure was too low. Anyhows, it went into the dehydrator, and it was on 35 degrees for 30 minutes - we'll see in the morning if it has helped it dry. Quite like the colour though, so that's a plus. Also had a little go at starting the engine pieces, but it's time for bed I reckon. More tomorrow 🙂.

 

Session time =   1 hour 27 minutes Total time =  1 hour 27 minutes

 

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Morning session done. The paint was dry - though not sure it was anything to do with the dehydrator, the Tamiya lacquer flashed off very quickly anyway. Also think that a primer would have benefited, as it needed a wet sand before applying another coat. Also started on the construction of the engine and floor pan - it really is a lovely little kit. 

 

Lunch looms, 🙂, Session time =   1 hour 59 minutes Total time =  3 hours 26 minutes

 

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Afternoon session done. Lovely, grilled halloumi pittas for luncheon. The body shell has improved - reckon it will need another two or three coats to refine it. Letting it have a good dry before having another sanding session on it later.

Started going through the other bits, mostly simple, but the chassis & gubbins underneath are quite nicely detailed. I haven't decided whether the figures will get a showing in this GB.

Music has been some '94 compilation thing - mostly not my kind of stuff and a Stiltskin offering - remember them?

 

Session time =   1 hour 12 minutes Total time =  4 hours 38 minutes

 

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12 minutes ago, Johnson said:

Your body looks lovely!

 

(sorry, I don't get to say that much these days... I'll get my :coat:)

I don't get to hear it much either!

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Another mini-session - getting towards a spraying session, to get some black on the chassis, engine, and tyres. I like this kit a lot. Here are the figures as well - nicely moulded, and I think I'll make the effort to do them. My children got me a Redgrass wet palette for Father's Day, so it would be a chance to test it out.

 

Session time =  1 hour 20 minutes,  Total time =  5 hours 58 minutes

 

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3 hours ago, Jinxman said:

a Stiltskin offering - remember them?

Yes I’m afraid I do…

 

The bug looks good so far.

 

I think one of the tricks of spraying cars is to give it a final wet coat, ie when you’ve added airbrush cleaner into the cup ( I use windolene btw) give the paint a few passes with the cleaner/paint mix and it will help the finish.

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Supper was lentil shepherd's pie with carrot and broccoli. Quick pic to start the session showing the lovely engine detail - not bad for a 1971 mould. Had to put a late one in, to get some black on the sub-assemblies, and the body had another thin coat. Went up to a 0.5mm needle, and both the black and orange sprayed a little better, with no spatter. Not bothering with the dehydrator to see how it looks in the morning without it. 🤔

 

Session time =  2 hour 10 minutes,  Total time =  8 hours 8 minutes

 

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Frank Cooper's Oxford on toast for brekkie - food of the Gods!

Everything looked ok this morning - the body needed a quick polish to smooth down a few defects though.

Compressor then packed up, but I've got a little spare one that was cheap on eBay - phew.

Some of the parts, (tyres/seats), were given a coat of Nato Black + Black to create a satin finish, some parts had a silver coating, and the body had another coat, though this time using the retarder thinner to let the finish smooth down, hopefully. 🙂 Into the dehydrator we go!

 

 

Session time =  1 hour 20 minutes,  Total time =  9 hours 28 minutes

 

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