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Re: Malibu´s custom models

Postby Tinman » Sun May 07, 2017 9:39 pm

I thought it looked great in the two tone (2 color) paint job.
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Re: Malibu´s custom models

Postby MatchboxFreak » Mon May 08, 2017 1:48 am

I think there have been earlier threads about how Lesney painted these 2 tone cars. If I have it right, Lesney would first spray the entire vehicle with the light (roof) paint and then use a top cap mask before spraying the darker (body) color. (I'm not sure if they baked the first coat before applying the second coat.)

Might a top cap mask be easier to use and more effective instead of trying to mask the entire body while spraying the rooof?
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Re: Malibu´s custom models

Postby Tinman » Mon May 08, 2017 3:53 am

MatchboxFreak wrote:I think there have been earlier threads about how Lesney painted these 2 tone cars. If I have it right, Lesney would first spray the entire vehicle with the light (roof) paint and then use a top cap mask before spraying the darker (body) color. (I'm not sure if they baked the first coat before applying the second coat.)

Might a top cap mask be easier to use and more effective instead of trying to mask the entire body while spraying the rooof?


That's always how I do mine. I paint the roof first then use my own home made mask "cap" which sets on the vehicle and then spray the body color. It produces very authentic results and there is no worry about causing damage from masking tape or masking films. I bake my models too and in the case of a two tone model I bake the first color and then the second as well.
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Re: Malibu´s custom models

Postby matchboxtom » Mon May 08, 2017 6:26 pm

Tinman wrote:That's always how I do mine. I paint the roof first then use my own home made mask "cap" which sets on the vehicle and then spray the body color. It produces very authentic results and there is no worry about causing damage from masking tape or masking films. I bake my models too and in the case of a two tone model I bake the first color and then the second as well.


What temp to you bake? Haven't tried that. Does it help prevent chipping? I have not used primers and the paint seems very fragile to minor chpping.

I have a cheap toater over. Would lowest setting be proper. Going to have to try it.

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Re: Malibu´s custom models

Postby Tinman » Mon May 08, 2017 9:48 pm

I put them in an oven pre-heated to 130F to 135F and leave them in about 20 minutes. It does wonders in speeding up the curing of the paint and makes them much safer to handle. There are some paints where I leave them in a little longer but those are not paints I use to often due to their more difficult nature (but sometimes I need a particular color that I can only get in that brand). I use a full size oven without the racks so I have plenty of room to bake more then one model at a time and don't have to worry about banging the model about getting it in or out of a small space like a toaster oven. But, for a one model bake, I'm sure you could come up with an acceptable system using the little oven. Don't trust the oven and use an oven thermometer to make sure 130* is actually 130*.
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Re: Malibu´s custom models

Postby Malibu » Wed May 24, 2017 10:18 am

Hi all,

I´m looking for a beater of a 18b caterpillar.
If the tracks and or the driver´s head are missing it doesn´t matter.
Missing exhaust pipe is no problem too.
The dozer blade should be intact.
If anyone got one over please let me know.

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