Long 1,713 Posted April 24 Report Share Posted April 24 A few weeks ago I bought myself a birthday present; someone else's modelling disaster(because I totally need another project). The description said they'd had a spray paint issue and the surface is pitted in places. I figured it was worth a go if I could get it a lot cheaper than the kit costs, which I did. Since today is my birthday it seemed a good day to give it a start. I yoinked the cockpit section off before I remembered to take photos, rattling around inside, vaguely taped and white tacked down, I found these: I don't know what glue was used but the model cracked and popped apart when I squeezed and twisted it. Though in a few places it had fused the plastic together as one would expect from cement After testing a few different things on the paint, I put the nose and one side of the cockpit in a bag with some Mr Color levelling thinner for a few hours. This is the result: Not too bad, although someone has been at it with a very rough abrasive! The bottom isn't too bad: But the top is a mess: Lovely! These bits were held in with white tack, although one is missing: Quite a few bits are only secured with tape: And the stuff that was glued came off with some gentle persuasion: I doubled bagged all the smaller bits with some thinner, the paint is already peeling: Just got to find a bag big enough for the wings now! 6 Quote Link to post Share on other sites
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