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Fujimi Spitfire PR XIX
« on: Sun Oct, 15, 2017, 04:51:AM »
G'Day All,

Well 2 steps forward and 15 backward.

Working on a 1/72 Fujimi Spitfire PR XIX.  Got it built and painted.  But alas, Murphy paid me a visit.




Sprayed on Krylon Clear Gloss, waited 2 days and then started weathering with Tamiya Panel Line Accent.  Waited for it dry, then damped a cloth with thinners and removed the excess.  Easy right.  Nope.
Gloss coat started lifting, the krylon has a tacky feel to it.
Tried Oil wash and thinner ... nope removed the gloss ...
final straw... strip it back and start again ... so here is where I am now ...
Fixing up all the joints, where putty was removed during the paint stripping process.




I think the Krylon needs along time to properly dry ... I had the same tacky feel when using the Black Primer on another kit, but let it sit for a week and the tacky feeling is gone.  So will try the same approach on this one...

thanks

cheers
Mark
Thanks

cheers
Mark

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Re: Fujimi Spitfire PR XIX
« Reply #1 on: Sun Oct, 15, 2017, 12:37:PM »
I think it looks cool like it is   :D

Never used either of those products  ,
Is the Krylon a lacquer  ?   ,, gottta be that or acrylic and acrylic don't take no week to dry .
I had turpentine pull Testors clear lacquer off a build before  -- I don't use lacquer clear-coats any more , too iffy on their resistance to other " thinners " .
That Tamiya PLA might be lacquer base  , so those solvents prob kicked off the fun  ::)

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Re: Fujimi Spitfire PR XIX
« Reply #2 on: Sun Oct, 15, 2017, 04:29:PM »
Sorry to hear about the issue, but it looks like you're on top of things
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Re: Fujimi Spitfire PR XIX
« Reply #3 on: Sun Nov, 26, 2017, 05:31:AM »
Have you ever had a kit, that seems to be cursed, yet still survives.  Okay, this one is my recent cursed kit. 
It's had the original decals shattered, paint work destroyed, striped back to plastic, putty reapplied, repainted, dropped down the stairs  :o and survived with no visible damage and now with new decals, the last one being applied wanted to wrap around itself.  a few minutes later it was back to 90% original and applied.  Had to place it back in water and work it back on to the backing sheet, but the last digit of the serial number is partially gone.

Man, I think its well and truly cursed.

I've taken alot of time to get to this stage - left the Rustoleum Black Primer to dry for a week, repainted, allowed to dry for a few weeks (I was actually slack in getting back to it), gloss coat applied twice over a week or so and now the decals are applied.  Yes!

The decals came from XtraDecal set X72105 - settled down with Mr Mark Setter and Mr Mark Softer.








Thanks

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Mark

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Re: Fujimi Spitfire PR XIX
« Reply #4 on: Sun Nov, 26, 2017, 03:23:PM »
Nice to see you haven't given up on this one
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Re: Fujimi Spitfire PR XIX
« Reply #5 on: Tue Nov, 28, 2017, 01:02:AM »
You do very well, do you sell? I want to be a gift to my brother.