The 1791 Thinkshop and 87 Ideas Workshop

Front door for the second half of my life using my time while disabled to study theology, dabble in my shop, and advocate for Liberty and Veterans who suffer with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Severe Memory Impairment, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Traumas, and those with Crohn's Disease and Seizure Disorder. Of course too I may muster the courage to begin my Scale Models again but fight tremor so bad that it maybe something best to just hang up and sell off. I've lost nearly every enjoyable skill and struggle with the idea of "doing it at all if I can't do so to the ability I once had". I'm most busy with doctors appointments and maintaining my 125 Year Old Home, but also pursue working in my shop and have unreasonable thoughts about once again building quality scale models. Basically its My Shop, Ranting, Retirement, and More… This blog was begun right before my health, career, and entire life's direction was wildly changed, so though the page is 6+ years old, it is bare boned.



New Page Published Under ‘Scale Models’

I have published/updated my Kit List under the scale model hirearchy….. You can reach it here

Thanks for looking

Working with DupliColor Paint Shop Finish System Paints and Scale Models (1)

So I have picked up quarts of the following for the local automotive store: Duplicolor Paint Shop Series ; Grey Primer (BSP100), Clear Coat (BSP300), Performance Red (BSP203), Championship White (BSP201), Midnight Blue (BSP210). Read what they have to say about their own product line here: Duplicolor Paint Shop Finish System

I have decided to use a Revell ’57 Chevy as the guinea pig for this since I’ll have the opportunity to have two distinct colors between sides and the rear quarter panel/trunk. I will use Bare Metal Foil (BMF) on the bright work to break it up. The plan right now on the first pass is that I’ll shoot the Grey Primer in light mist coats at ~12 PSI thinned just a bit more with straight acetone from my Iwata HP-C Plus and will control environment with 72 F @ <; 40% Humidity.

I had little to no issues with crazing as I thought I might and the primer built up nicely. The system being premixed and the fact that these lacquers dry so fast, make for no wait time. I'm still not planning on jumping from color to color like a jack rabbit, but if the primer is any indication of how the rest of the system will work for me, then I've got high hopes.

Granted, a quart can do a lot of cars, but even if I only use the primer in the future…. that will be used up easily. More to come with pics too..

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