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Old 09-23-2011, 12:14 PM   #101
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Vancouver IPMS shows are pretty boring IMO, it's mostly Airplanes which I don't care about.

Did someone say N2?

Here's my latest creation from 2 months ago:

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That's sick. Did you use one of the Aoshima kits for the base?
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Old 09-23-2011, 01:52 PM   #103
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Thanks!

It was built using an Aoshima TRD N2 kit with custom decal, Fujimi Long Champs, Photo etched GT-wing, etc~
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Old 09-23-2011, 02:26 PM   #104
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Wow, that is beast. Time to hunt down some Longchamps..

How do you get your tail lights to be tinted darker? Also, did the kit come with the rear diffuser? Love the T/A look of the build.
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Old 09-23-2011, 03:42 PM   #105
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Diffuser came with it, yeah. Tail lights tinted with Tamiya Smoke X-19.

Careful with them LongChamps, there are a few kinds, some are not deep dish.
I used these one (with different box art)
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Nice. My 86 kit tail lights are molded in clear though, so I think what I have to do is paint the clear red and orange on the inside first and apply smoke on the outside.

Anyway, having seen that, I think one of my future builds will include a similar style 86 Levin coupe. I gotta source the photoetched wing brackets too for maximum cool.
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Old 09-23-2011, 05:52 PM   #107
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Vancouver IPMS shows are pretty boring IMO, it's mostly Airplanes which I don't care about.
Then no wAnder it's boring to you.

Cars, meh.............


j/k.


To each their own. I'm not a fan of airplanes either, but I appreciate a good finished project when I see one.
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Old 09-23-2011, 06:38 PM   #108
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wow everyone has been building AE86s lol

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I have enough leftover stickers of lucky star in the kit to "hurt" an AE86 kit I have sitting around (Aoshima)
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Old 09-23-2011, 11:18 PM   #109
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Saving up for this..........


Rakuten: [Toyo] Hasegawa / Japanese Navy Aircraft Carrier Akagi 1 / 350- Shopping Japanese products from Japan


With PE and wooden deck, it's going to be in the 500 - 600 dollar range and take about a year or two to build with all the PE parts. One of the last pieces of the puzzle for my IJN 1/350 collection.

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^^^ That's a beautiful model!

I remember going to the toy department at the downtown Eaton's when I was a kid, and in the models area they had a model of the Yamato and it was about 3 feet long. I've always wanted one of those, and also a model of the Yamato from the Star Blazers anime.
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Old 09-26-2011, 07:43 PM   #112
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So the weather is getting cold again, as expected.

Anyone have tips for spray painting during the winter time (aerosol and airbrush methods)?
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I guess I'll pop my 3 year old RS cherry and make a post after 3 years of lurking. I'm generally a car/plane modeller so I had to bite.

I don't do a whole lot of painting in the winter because of the cold- causes orange peel and other funky stuff for me, but if I have to I set up a space heater in my garage with my airbrush and paint with the room a little warmer.

I don't aerosol so much anymore but what I used to do was turn the fan on in the bathroom, paper up the tub and paint in there. Just be careful covering the tub up because those Tamiya aerosols will NOT come off.
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I got into airbrushing recently and have had fun so far, until this summer when it was uber hot. I guess I didn't thin the paint enough, but all I got were spider webs all over the model. It was fine enough that it didn't really spoil anything. Just kind of freaky seeing it like that for the first time.

Too hot, too cold. At least in the winter time, you can turn up the heater. BTW, I never paint in the house. Wife hates the smell, so I have a paint booth set up in the car hauler that I use as a workshop. The paint booth is vented to the outside and it works well for most things, except Tamiya white primer. That stuff gets all over the place. I have, however, discovered Valejo primer. It goes right into the airbrush and covers nicely. Not as wonderfully as the Tamiya, but a lot less messy.

Also, nice to see a lurker pop his cherry. A virgin no more............. I'll be the first to give you a thanks. May it be one of many.
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Any advice for using aerosol paint in an apartment? I really don't know where I can spray w/o making a mess. I'm pretty sure I'll get complaints about the smell as well if I do it out on the balcony...
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Any advice for using aerosol paint in an apartment? I really don't know where I can spray w/o making a mess. I'm pretty sure I'll get complaints about the smell as well if I do it out on the balcony...
Before I got the spray booth, I would take my model to work and paint it there.

Paint only smells for a short while outside. Windy day, not good. Perhaps in underground parking next to the exhaust fan?
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Old 10-02-2011, 09:40 PM   #117
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Damn. I only have a small floodlamp in the garage as a heat source. The only solutions I can come up with is buying a cheap pedovan with a heater or get someone to wave a Shopvac around while I spray indoors.

To be realistic, I wonder warming up a can of paint would work (using a tub of warm water). Then again I'm supposed to do that during regular weather.
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Well, a space heater like the one I use costs only like 20 bucks or so.

Warming paint does work, I think it just gives it a better consistency (you know how the pigments all clump up together and crap at the bottom of it)
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Best deal is the lamp and heater combo they sell at Lee Valley Tools and Princess Auto.

Quartz Overhead Radiant Heater - Lee Valley Tools

That's what I have in the car hauler.

I also use a portable oil filled radiator. I got it from Costco last year. It keeps stuff in the car hauler from freezing.

http://www.amazon.com/DeLonghi-TRH0715-Filled-Radiator-Heater/dp/B000FT1XZW
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Wow. didnt know they are that cheap, i was expecting them to cost at least $100.

At the moment Im looking at one of these but i hope it can warm up a 2 car garage inthe winter.
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So, do any of you guys decant your paint?

I remember the first time I did it. It was an eye opener. OK, not quite as bad as paint in the eye, LOLOLOL, but pretty scary nonetheless.
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Wow. didnt know they are that cheap, i was expecting them to cost at least $100.
I was at Costco yesterday and they had the oil filled radiators on for $58.99.
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just found this thread

how many of you do onroad race ?
i've been into rc onroad race for awhile
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I was at Costco yesterday and they had the oil filled radiators on for $58.99.
Too poor to spend that much .
Might be getting this since it says its made for wider areas as opposed to small offices/rooms in my first link.

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So, do any of you guys decant your paint?

I remember the first time I did it. It was an eye opener. OK, not quite as bad as paint in the eye, LOLOLOL, but pretty scary nonetheless.


Hellz yeah. Decant krylon fusion in white for easy well covering white paint! That stuff is cheap too.
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