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LONDON, ONT

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Hey all,
How's everyone's lockdown going? Just wanted to share some of the models I've painted in the past few years. Usually do one every winter after the car goes away.

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This one was actually a shift knob, that turned into a hood ornament.

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.....can't see there either Ratbeard

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LONDON, ONT

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Iwannagofast wrote:

.....can't see there either Ratbeard


That's weird. Other's seem to be seeing them alright. I'll try attaching them and see if that works for ya.



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RICHMOND, ONT

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Those are cool. Tell us a bit more. Are they kits? Special painting tips, etc.

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Cool models.

For the record, I see the pic's in both posts.

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Marten wrote:

Those are cool. Tell us a bit more. Are they kits? Special painting tips, etc.


 Thanks Marten! Yes they are kits. Most of these are kits are the Weird-Ohs line by Hawk Models. The surfer is from the Silly Surfers line by Hawk Models. The two headed guy is a kit called Too Much by Dirty Donny. I found the Too Much kit, the Freddy Flameout (plane), and the surfer Kit at antique markets around the London area. One at the Brydges Street market in London, and the other two at One of a Kind Antique Mall in Woodstock. The T bucket kit I got form Princess Auto, and the motorcycle one I got form my woman as a gift. The Frankenstein shift knob I got form Hot Rod Swag at the Fleetwood Country Cruis-In a few years back.

No real special painting techniques used. I just brush painted all the models with whatever acrylic paint I had kicking around. Sanded everything to make sure the paint would stick good. I am a novice when it comes to model painting. Like I said I usually do one over winter time to give me something to do once the cold weather hits and my car goes away for the year. On the surfer model I did do some dry brush work to try and get the water to look more like a realistic wave. I did some more of the dry brush work on Frankenstein's face t give a cool looking green skin.



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Yep, I can see them this time. They're pretty kool. I used to draw stuff like that for my friends when I was a kid, still got a couple around here somewhere. I really like the T bucket, Hang 10!!

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YEARS AGO .. back in the 90's / early 2000's crappy tire used to carry "turtle wax rust killer primer"

best dam rattle can primer EVER .. sadly long discontinued by T-W

thing is the rust killer primer dosen't just coat / stick to the polystrene plastic .. it etches it's way into the surface of the plastic .. making a really amazing base

so experimenting with other nice flat setting rust killer primers would be worth while

some wet sanding and I'd follow that with the first mist of colour
thing with models is the fine detail .. you lose that if you try to get colour with only one or two coats...

try seven HINTS of colour..

and lots of wet sanding with 1500-2500

I actually use turtle wax COLOUR BACK car wax as a sanding compound with the 15/2500 paper and as many thin dust like "colour hints" as possible

and then a REALLY good scrub in the laundry tub with some dish soap to remove any residual wax .. dish soap does that ..between sanding & painting stages


to spray paint .. nicely in the basement ..

you need a TV tray table
some plastic on the ceiling or rafters - keep dust from dropping
a spritz bottle full of clean water
a cardboard box large enough to cover your model as it dries..

staple up the sheet of plastic and set out your TV table.

lightly spritz the air around you with the spritz bottle .. and do yourself too..lint..

spritz the inside of the box ..and the table top

now paint your project and cover it

it SHOULD come out pretty much dust free if done in a room of still air

you've just built a dust to water paint booth..and it should work really really well


AND when I say "hint of colour" I mean it .. just dust a hint of colour on .. it won't build thickness if sanded at each step .. it well just turn out more like coloured plastic .. the colour you want

 

some parts when molded in colour show swirl marks in the colouring of the plastic wher it flowed in the mold

 

with the rust primer . couple of coats and the lacquer colour match paint crappy tire carried I

d still see the swerl marks through 2-3 coats of final colour .. I paint thin enough to almost "dye" the plastic..

 

I haven't tried modern water based crap .. I doubt it works well without the caustic chemical attack on the surface of the plastic



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oh and forget masking with tape..

google MASKING FILMS

testors used to have a thin plastic film in a roll

it had a wax on one side .. you would cut a piece .. stretch it in two directions .. this makes it stick & cling
then apply & trim the film & remove where you want paint
..NO BLEED UNDERS ... EVER

there are also liquid films that would require drying time first before trimming for painting

if you want good edges ..FORGET ABOUT STICKY TAPE ..IT ALL SUCKS

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Right on. Thank for the info DJD!



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got lots to do myself .. just no current workspace for doin' it

used the testors film to do the truck .. well part of it ..



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DJD wrote:

got lots to do myself .. just no current workspace for doin' it

used the testors film to do the truck .. well part of it ..


 Nice! Those should keep ya busy for a while...haha



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Man, I need to find a new hobby, and this definitely should be one of the things I should try out.

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