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Old 08-16-2019, 10:22 AM   #11
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Lol! I built and painted that Revell kit of there custom car really nice when I was a kit , and then when I got a BB gun I shot it full of holes just like a dumb kid would on a boring Summer day.

I which I still had most of those kits I built , especially the Sunmarine Seaview if you recall that one from that late 60s TV show?
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Old 08-19-2019, 05:44 AM   #12
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Hi all!

So here's where I am starting of.

On the front of the house only I will replace a fair amount of the window Mullions with ones cut from my stock of these Grandt line Windows, and others I will just need to cut from strip stock that I still need to get.

The kits good looking Chimney unfortunately has no Brick detain it so that needs to relocate to the circular file Can as does the TV antenna.

I also want to change the sad face in the roof stand off above the front door ( what is that called on these and other houses?). to a smile and I think I have figured a way to get the done, fingers crossed here on that!
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Old 09-11-2019, 05:44 AM   #13
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Well Summer is cooling down so it's back to modeling!

Here's some shots where I have started to get the windows to look better and boy it ain't easy getting those cut out sections of better scaled windows glued back in !

I had to use more super glue then I thought I would so now I have to file out the excess from each 90 degree Conor before I prime the walls with the light gray that I have used on the foundation bricks.

I have spent a fair amount of time driving around and looking at Victorian homes in the area and many have there porch floors painted a green so that my color pick for that area of the kit build.

I have not settled on any other colors yet but for the light gray primer I have been spraying on to be the main base color for everything.
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Old 09-11-2019, 08:32 AM   #14
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That's going to be one fantastic looking house when it's done.
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Old 09-11-2019, 09:25 AM   #15
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Thanks, I will give it my best shot for all of you!
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Old 09-11-2019, 10:42 PM   #16
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I'm curious as to why you are using super glue instead of plastic model glue. It is looking very nice.
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Old 09-12-2019, 05:07 AM   #17
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I only had Testirs plastic glue in the bottle on hand and I could not in 4 attempts get a bond to happen as strange as it sounds so it switched to the super glue.

I have some Tenx on order that I hope works better, if not it must be something with the make up of the plastic in this China made kit I would guess and I will have to roll with the super glue and the added work that it makes!
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Old 09-13-2019, 05:53 AM   #18
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So I think I have settled on using these 3 main colors plus White in places .

Light tan , Purple and Sky Blue.

The Purple and Blue are a gloss enamel so the whole structure will need a top coat of flat clear which I may have a issue with if it covers too much detail as the enamel is kinda thick all on its own!

I guess I will try it on some scrap plastic that I scratch some lines in and if it does not pass the test I will reluctantly mix my own flat of those two colors.
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Old 09-13-2019, 11:36 AM   #19
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I only had Testirs plastic glue in the bottle on hand and I could not in 4 attempts get a bond to happen as strange as it sounds so it switched to the super glue.

I have some Tenx on order that I hope works better, if not it must be something with the make up of the plastic in this China made kit I would guess and I will have to roll with the super glue and the added work that it makes!
Oh, ok! Thank you!
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Old 09-13-2019, 06:23 PM   #20
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I have found that for the Testors cement in the bottles to work properly the joint needs to be pretty tight before gluing. For less than perfect joints I prefer the Testors tube type cement. Just be sure to apply it sparingly as it doesn't take much.
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