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Revell 1/24 Varus 4x4
Topic Started: Oct 31 2017, 09:22 PM (723 Views)
KP is nuts
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Never tried a truck before but saw this and had some birthday money soon,
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Martin
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Looking forward to see your first truck.
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arni
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This was my take on the truck..
It started off as a 4x4 fire truck with wheels and tyres plus cargo body from a Unimog,and a HI-AB from an Italeri truck spares kit.


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That's a great version, nice twist.
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Not sure what's happening here. Trying to paint the rad and fan blade washed the sprue as normal in soapy water but the paint won't stick I've primed it and taken it off 3 times (other parts on the same sprue were fine first time) the rad and the fan blade just won't seem to take the paint (it looks like a grease problem) I've scrubbed it with meths even but still get the same problem.
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Hi all here is the next instalment.
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Not sure what's happening here. Trying to paint the rad and fan blade washed the sprue as normal in soapy water but the paint won't stick I've primed it and taken it off 3 times (other parts on the same sprue were fine first time) the rad and the fan blade just won't seem to take the paint (it looks like a grease problem) I've scrubbed it with meths even but still get the same problem.
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Have you tried a light sanding? Maybe a slightly rough surface will allow it to adhere. I don't mean really coarse sandpaper either. Really fine grit. I've never had the problem you describe, but I've found that very fine scuffing sometimes helps in situations similar when paint doesn't lay down properly.
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I like the sanding idea, but if all else fails try a coat of diluted white glue, then paint.
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Thanks for the suggestions Ciff seemed to cure the problem.
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Some more work on the chassis.
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It's a nicely detailed kit.
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Hi all done a bit more to this super detailed chassis (Not done a truck before I'm amazed how much detail there is just in the chassis) I think I'm only about half way through it.
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I've started on the cab also. I used foil on the roof
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I think it looks too clean so I weathered it a bit and added some other details.
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You are master of weathering...all parts so far looks like from the real truck...great inspiration. :thumb:
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Thanks very much mate, I still think it looks a bit plasticky the trouble is I like to really weather things and these trucks were well looked after so can't add much weathering.
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Hi all made a concerted effort on the chassis today, still a bit more to add (this really is a great kit I'm loving this as much as the London bus)
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Wow it is quite big ..great work.
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Done a bit more to this amazing kit, the fit of parts is perfect, they really have done a great job of this kit the parts are such a good fit I've used no glue on any of this part.
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Martin
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This is very complex and nice kit indeed..and as we can see in right hands.
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Hi all next update.
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Hi all I love this kit, the fit is exceptionally good and the detail is great, again no glue 
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I tried a failed experiment the instructions say aluminium for this part so I tried aluminium foil
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Yes I could try again but there are far more complex bits that have an aluminium background and this looks awful so I think I will use paint (although the ally doors will be simple enough with foil)
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What kind of foil did you use Ken? perhaps try it again using white glue and a q-tip (cotton bud) to smooth it down.
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