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Re: 1/1400 Defiant class & family

Post by novahobbies » Mon May 06, 2019 2:36 am

Lookin' GREAT!

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Re: 1/1400 Defiant class & family

Post by Halgebra_A6N » Sat May 18, 2019 8:52 pm

I’ve been toiling in that oh-so-wonderful “fill-sand-prime-sand-fill” stage on my group of escorts.
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I finally decided they were ready for base coats.
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I went with Tamiya insignia white for three of them. A couple more small holes showed up that I’ll have to fill (sigh):
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I was bummed to see a ton of pits show up on the ship I had sprayed with light aircraft gray. They weren’t visible in the primer coat, otherwise I would have addressed the issue before basecoating. I’m not sure I have any choice but to sand them down and try again... Has anyone ever encountered this?!
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Re: 1/1400 Defiant class & family

Post by novahobbies » Sun May 19, 2019 12:12 am

OUCH. That looks like a paint reaction, which, as it happens, I've had happen with that specific color paint! Was that model master light aircraft grey enamel, perchance? It was the enamel that did me in when it happened to me...

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Re: 1/1400 Defiant class & family

Post by Halgebra_A6N » Sun May 19, 2019 12:21 am

Yes it was, in a rattle-can. I just did a test spray on a separate surface and saw a LOT of air bubbles in the paint that came out. It’s an older can and almost gone, so maybe it’s that. I’ve used that color often and never had this happen before. I’ll just have to do a bunch of careful sanding.

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Re: 1/1400 Defiant class & family

Post by Tesral » Sun May 19, 2019 4:51 am

Halgebra_A6N wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 12:21 am
Yes it was, in a rattle-can. I just did a test spray on a separate surface and saw a LOT of air bubbles in the paint that came out. It’s an older can and almost gone, so maybe it’s that. I’ve used that color often and never had this happen before. I’ll just have to do a bunch of careful sanding.
Or dump it in pure Simple Green.
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Re: 1/1400 Defiant class & family

Post by Halgebra_A6N » Sun May 19, 2019 1:32 pm

Tesral wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 4:51 am
Halgebra_A6N wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 12:21 am
Yes it was, in a rattle-can. I just did a test spray on a separate surface and saw a LOT of air bubbles in the paint that came out. It’s an older can and almost gone, so maybe it’s that. I’ve used that color often and never had this happen before. I’ll just have to do a bunch of careful sanding.
Or dump it in pure Simple Green.
You know, I’ve never tried that before. This may be a good opportunity, especially since I’ve got future projects that will need to be stripped. How long will soaking it in the concentrate take?

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Re: 1/1400 Defiant class & family

Post by Halgebra_A6N » Sun May 19, 2019 3:37 pm

I’m giving it a whirl! Yay for learning experiences :mrgreen:
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Re: 1/1400 Defiant class & family

Post by MEATLOAFr » Sun May 19, 2019 4:23 pm

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Re: 1/1400 Defiant class & family

Post by Tesral » Sun May 19, 2019 5:47 pm

Halgebra_A6N wrote:
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You know, I’ve never tried that before. This may be a good opportunity, especially since I’ve got future projects that will need to be stripped. How long will soaking it in the concentrate take?
It depends on the paint. I would give it a day, clean, and repeat if necessary.
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Re: 1/1400 Defiant class & family

Post by novahobbies » Sun May 19, 2019 6:28 pm

I need to try the simple green trick....I have a couple models to strip, and the thought of hitting up the can of oven cleaner again does not give me the warm and fuzzies. Yep. Rattle can nonsense. I'm really sorry. :(

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