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Rodney J. Williams
My pride & joy F2G Corsair got ruined by my stupidity…I should have did an experiment before I put the soda on the model…RJW
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Louis Gardner said on July 14, 2020
Bad things do happen from time to time. We all will have a bad day once in a while………… at least you were able to save it and re paint the damage. Your paint jobs are always spectacular. I remember looking at the article a while ago where you posted pictures of the real plane and how it skidded in on the snow. Very realistic looking work……………
Bernard Bedeur said on July 15, 2020
I feel not alone anymore !
Believe me. I contemplate disaster when something goes wrong in my model.
Walking away and coming back to it and trying to make it all look’ good Has tought me a lot. It’s in hiding the mistakes where the real artistry is..
Look forward to seeing your progression.
Thank you for sharing.
Rodney J. Williams said on July 15, 2020
My modeling progress ended in 2016. Now day’s, I just look at other models on the web. I built from 1977 to 2016…………….enought!
chuck brumm said on July 15, 2020
Sad but interesting. Did the baking soda hurt the plastic? I have several complete kits that need the finish redone. Would baking soda be a good technique for that? Tx
The soda etched the plastic…so don’t use it except in the kitchen. If you use Tamiya paints, it can be washed off the model with ONLY DENATURED ALCOHOL.
DE4EVER said on July 15, 2020
🙂 … Greetings … 🙂 :
Really Rodney … don’t feel bad. We all have had our fair shares of the BAD MODELING DAY, it comes with the hobby. I see it as a learning experience and as one to apply a technique and skill to recover what is damaged. It is a proud moment once all is done and the model recovered in all it’s splendor.
Spiros Pendedekas said on July 15, 2020
Part of modelling, I suppose, Rodney!
At least it’s a good lesson for the rest of us.
Stephen Andrews said on July 15, 2020
I feel your pain. Just like the other guys here I’ve had my share of disasters too. On the other hand you may have discovered and interesting weathering technique. If it doesn’t make you wince, could you tell us more about what you did?
Good luck with the restoration work. I hope you get that Corsair to a good place.
Stay strong and model on!
It dit not hurt the paint. If you read the text that is on the photo you will see that I refinished the model back in 2010. I can’t add any more comments today as it’s been 10 years. Everything worked out ok and I used the same Tamiya colors of paint. Today the model just sits in one of my 90 plastic boxes as I never set up my show case. Due to Parkinson’s disease (Shaky Hands) I had to quit model building in 2006.
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