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daniel_leavitt2000

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Paint Fail
« on: May 09, 2010, 02:01:51 AM »
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So I painted up a GHQ Ford L9000 cement truck to match the Edmier Mack R by Athearn. I just finished it when putting the newly painted truck into the display case. I forgot to glue the cab and it popped off and crashed on the floor. The paint was scraped off much of the cab so a stripped the cab and prepped it for repaint.

The paint I used was empty so I ran to the store that stocks it (15 miles away) and looked for it.
"Oh We don't stock that anymore."
After 20 minutes of rummaging through the paints I find a half dozen reds that may match, rush home.
I match the paint to a Testors product called "Ford Engine Red" comes in a white bottle like all their acrylics.
I add a cap full of Tamiya paint thinner to get the pain ready for airbrushing.
I prepped the airbrush, and started shooting.
Sweet! it was the right color.
Too bad the paint is oil based and I ruined the whole jar.

This Monday:
Go to the damned store and get a new jar of Testors Ford Engine Block Red, if they still carry it.

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You've crossed the walls, excelled
Further along through their hell
All for my heart, I watch you kill
You always have, you always will
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up1950s

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Re: Paint Fail
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2010, 05:44:43 PM »
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So I painted up a GHQ Ford L9000 cement truck to match the Edmier Mack R by Athearn. I just finished it when putting the newly painted truck into the display case. I forgot to glue the cab and it popped off and crashed on the floor. The paint was scraped off much of the cab so a stripped the cab and prepped it for repaint.

The paint I used was empty so I ran to the store that stocks it (15 miles away) and looked for it.
"Oh We don't stock that anymore."
After 20 minutes of rummaging through the paints I find a half dozen reds that may match, rush home.
I match the paint to a Testors product called "Ford Engine Red" comes in a white bottle like all their acrylics.
I add a cap full of Tamiya paint thinner to get the pain ready for airbrushing.
I prepped the airbrush, and started shooting.
Sweet! it was the right color.
Too bad the paint is oil based and I ruined the whole jar.

This Monday:
Go to the damned store and get a new jar of Testors Ford Engine Block Red, if they still carry it.

Sigh



Me thinks you were too hard on the paint and the hobby shop .

sizemore

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Re: Paint Fail
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2010, 10:51:34 AM »
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Ford Engine Red is probably one of the most common reds available today. I highly doubt you won't be able to find it again, especially from Testors...they're whole market is plastic modelers.

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