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Spaceclipper

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About Spaceclipper

  • Rank
    SnapTite
  • Birthday 07/17/1963

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  • FirstName
    Vince
  • LastName
    Leonardi
  • IPMS Number
    47726
  • City
    Elkton
  • State
    Md
  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Elkton , MD
  • Interests
    Space, Sci-Fi, Figures, Cars, Armor, Ships, Aircraft, Japanese Monsters-Godzilla etc.
  1. What's the best way to remove paint from a model car body -the whole body in order to start over? Easy off , brake fluid? Lacquer thinner and a tooth brush? I'm not happy with how the paint turned out on my latest review subject and would like to remove it all and start over., this time I think with Tamiya spray.. Thanks for the help Spaceclipper
  2. Building the Hasegawa Nissan Fairlady 240ZG Police Car as a review build and am making some progress forward and some backward Quite a bit of detail painting to do before gluing anything. Model is a curbside kit. Nice engraving for most of the car. The body though has very light panel lines that will need to be re-scribed in as they're too shallow and a coat of paint will cause them to disappear. First time having a problem with Testors rattle cans. Decided to go with the One Coat Lacquer "White Lightening" and it bubbled in many places like carbonation bubbles. I've never had that happen with their Lacquers before, they're usually forgiving and turn out really nice. So after it dried I sanded it off and tired good old Testors Gloss White Enamel rattle can which went on much better except 1spot on the side of car has some orange peel. Will have to wait for it to completely cure than back to sanding and try again.... This is a neat kit with good decals, rub on transfers and packed well to minimize parts scratching. More to come.....
  3. Hi Derek, good to have you on the forums. I enjoy 1/350 ships as well but has been a while since I've built one. Picked up a Lindberg Bismark. Old mold and not to today's standards but also not at today's prices either. Purchased it at Ollies outlet for $15. Couldn't go wrong at that price. The pricing of the import brands are going out of sight for ship models in this scale, especially if you add in some after market PE and wooden decks and your quickly in the $400 range. ouch... Spaceclipper
  4. Thanks for replying everyone. I'm looking forward to posting on the boards...
  5. Hey neighbor, I didn't know there was a local group. I'd like to come to the next meeting! Where and when?
  6. Love the build, I always wanted the models from the movie. I like the movie and see it more as an adult/teen film. I hope Round 2 reissues these kits as the Ebay prices are getting pretty high for these kits. Good job on the build!
  7. Big hello to everyone, Vince from Elkton Md signing in. Have been a member since this spring but just finally getting around to signing in to the forums. I've found the forums to be very informative and hope to contribute to them. My interests are varied including cars to armor, figures and everything in between. I started model building back in the early 1970's building Aurora monster and horror movie models and continued from there to all different types. I belonged to the Parents magazine "Young Model Builders Club" and loved getting a new model in the mail every month. Great times. In Junior High I belonged to the model building club and have fond memories of building the Revell Willy's drag car. I was amazed at the detail and plan on building this one again. Other interests are model and high power rocketry, balsa and tissue planes (just getting back into this), wood ship models (have a couple to start on), and playing bass guitar. Current build is a 240Z police car for an IPMS review. Quite a bit of painting required before assembling but is an interesting build. Model is a curbside which I haven't built one of these types in a long time, but has quite a bit of interior detail. Moldings are all nice and crisp with minimal flash only on a couple of pieces. After all of these years I'm just now getting around to using an airbrush and have a lot to learn with it. I have several models that I've been able to pick up with good old AC Moore and Michael's coupons and have a couple of Harbor Freight models for experimenting with. For a compressor I have the Aztec "Blue" (transparent case) model. Anyone have any experience with this compressor? Take care Vince
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