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Re: Malibu´s custom models

Postby paelzermaen » Wed Apr 12, 2017 8:43 pm

Hey, the Dodge is a winner. love it !
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Re: Malibu´s custom models

Postby Tinman » Thu Apr 13, 2017 2:50 am

paelzermaen wrote:Hey, the Dodge is a winner. love it !


Yes most excellent. I also notice it's plow is oriented for left hand drive.
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Re: Malibu´s custom models

Postby matchboxtom » Tue Apr 18, 2017 6:39 pm

Like the Dodge very much.
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Re: Malibu´s custom models

Postby Malibu » Tue Apr 25, 2017 5:15 pm

Hi all,

another model ready for the vitrine.
It will get a trailer once I found one.

Stephan
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That´s how it looked as I bought it
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Re: Malibu´s custom models

Postby zBret » Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:35 pm

Very nice work as usual Stephan, I really enjoy seeing these transformations
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Re: Malibu´s custom models

Postby Malibu » Sun May 07, 2017 12:33 pm

Hi,

today I ended this project.
I received the model from Jason and tried to paint it two tone metallic red with a beige Roof but it didn´t work for three times and I won´t try it again.
Again thanks to Jason for the model.
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Re: Malibu´s custom models

Postby GHOSTHUNTER » Sun May 07, 2017 12:55 pm

Red and Beige seems to be a fairly nice match, so what was the problem. Was the red showing through the Beige or was the darker red on the upper part of the car instead of the lower part of the car where it should be.

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Re: Malibu´s custom models

Postby Malibu » Sun May 07, 2017 3:26 pm

GHOSTHUNTER wrote:Red and Beige seems to be a fairly nice match, so what was the problem. Was the red showing through the Beige or was the darker red on the upper part of the car instead of the lower part of the car where it should be.

Ghosthunter.

This was what happend last time while painting the model a third time.
Two times before the masking didn´t work.
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Re: Malibu´s custom models

Postby Tinman » Sun May 07, 2017 4:45 pm

Looks like you are placing the white over the red, is that correct? If so, the white paint may be burning into the red and then skinning over too quickly causing the wrinkle finish (the combined thick paint surface is drying on the outside before the layers underneath). This can also happen if the white paint is hotter (has a lighter solvent) than the red paint and can happen when the paints are incompatible due to different solvent and/or carrier formulas. Some paints have a small window of time for a second coat and once outside that window, you may have to wait two or three days to apply another coat (or else it wrinkles like this).

Are the paints the same brand and type? Are they lacquer based, acrylic based or a combination of 1 vs 2? What is the drying time listed on the red paint's instructions regarding applying another coat?

We can fix the problem but have to get to the cause to do it.
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Re: Malibu´s custom models

Postby Malibu » Sun May 07, 2017 5:24 pm

The problem was the clear varnish over the beige paint.
It causes the beige to crack.
In the stage the model is now I could paint the roof without this problem but I simply do not dare to do it bcause I don´t want to spoil the model again with beige paint where it should not be as I did two times before.

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