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olblueyez 01-23-2015 06:16 PM


Originally Posted by Suprachrgd82 (Post 1020917)
Tamiya paint "dries" quick, but the solvent smell lingers for a good day. Best keep it tucked away or the missus will have your a$$.

That Dutatrax paint you it acrylic/water base?

Be cautious with the Tamiya PS paint. It is solvent-based. Painting in a basement may cost you a few neurons.

Its a dirt basement, I go down, spray, and split. The Duratrax paint is not very obnoxious. Maybe your right about the water base vs solvent.

No water in the ingredients. Still smells nothing like the Tamiya model paint I've used,,... That stuff was killer.

Suprachrgd82 01-30-2015 10:33 PM

Mama said she wanted a car to run with the kiddo's Scorpion, so here's round one of putting her Beetle together. She said she wants the body to be black, pink, silver, and white. Ol' Sup will have to come up with a fly paint job.

Suprachrgd82 02-08-2015 02:42 PM

olblueyez 02-08-2015 05:31 PM

The rollbar on the bug is different yes?

Suprachrgd82 02-08-2015 06:08 PM


Originally Posted by olblueyez (Post 1022297)
The rollbar on the bug is different yes?

Yup. Bug roll bar is straight, and a little taller. It looks like the body mounts for the bug are compatible with the Scorpion roll bar, but won't line up right with the bug body.

Suprachrgd82 02-08-2015 06:09 PM

The wife's car is All done! Her instructions were to use pink, black, white and silver, but absolutely no yellow.

Suprachrgd82 02-08-2015 06:30 PM

th67ss 02-16-2015 11:50 AM

That bug looks great, even for being pink!!

olblueyez 03-26-2015 06:38 PM

Finally got the Body the way I want it.

Now I can start the fun part.


Avoid Duratrax Paint if Possible

Don't use modeling masking tape "paper"

Use something like Duratrax tape made of plastic

Goop-Off + BBQ Skewer + Paper Towel are great for Touch-Up. This can remove paint without harming the body. If the paint is fully cured its an up hill battle but during a "paint job" for some over spray its great.

If you do use some Goop-Off, wash the lexan before you re-tape or repaint.


olblueyez 03-28-2015 04:19 PM

Shim out the front shock towers for body clearance?

olblueyez 03-28-2015 08:11 PM

Day 1 with the "Fun Stuff".

Suprachrgd82 03-29-2015 08:49 AM

Lookin good! There's some choice parts there!

olblueyez 03-29-2015 09:29 AM


Originally Posted by Suprachrgd82 (Post 1026505)
Lookin good! There's some choice parts there!

Thanks, started collecting last August and finished around Christmas.

One of the diff bearings was kinda tough but the trans plate seems to have forced it into place.

olblueyez 03-29-2015 09:25 PM

Fun Stuff Day 2

JatoTheRipper 03-30-2015 02:19 PM

Which color paint are you guys using to match the yellow Kyosho plastic?

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