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    Default GHQ Ambulance... for ngaugecharlie!

    ngaugecharlie has requested a Mini for his layout. An ambulance, to be exact. Order was placed for a GHQ one, and also Micro Scale emergency decals. I started working on it the other day. Didn't get too far thanks to the (*&*&@%^*^% mold lines. I spent about a half hour trying to clean them up without removing any of the details. The rear doors were by far the worst area. I am hoping that any remaining defects will get covered up by paint and/or decals... Buying these models in person often allows you to choose a cleaner casting.

    ambulance2.13.15_1.jpg

    ambulance2.13.15_2.jpg the worst mold line section

    ambulance2.13.15_3.jpg more mold line

    ambulance2.13.15_4.jpg post sandage...

    ambulance2.13.15_5.jpg decals...
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    But... what if I don't WANT to weather it? Hmmmmmm??

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    That's gonna be nice Nells can't wait to see it painted
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    Of course, making this build public COULD end up being a mistake... what if he doesn't like what I am doing???????????????? :doh:
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    I've seen your work before. My guess is that you will do a great job. That is one hateful casting though. Wowsers!
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    Nells Music Man i have several ghq vehicles that have mold castings like that it really sucks

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    Apparently GHQ's quality control is slipping, and/or their molds are in serious need of repair or replacement.

    I suggest that you send them the pictures and a polite note explaining your dissatisfaction.
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    OK, MiniAmbulance is PRIMED. Note to self: pick up some lighter primer!!! All I had at hand was Duplicolor auto primer, a rather dark shade of gray. I'll see how the white covers, and might have to strip then use a flat white Testor's can instead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NellsChoo View Post
    Of course, making this build public COULD end up being a mistake... what if he doesn't like what I am doing????????????????
    Or you could get overloaded with more requests? That could be a good thing. Gosh knows you wont see any grass until June
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    Yep, that is one ROUGH casting ya got there, Nells. That would take me for ever to smooth out. Looking forward to seeing the finished pics!
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    Ouch, that's one that should have gone back in the pot. With that rear door, if that were my first casting from a company, it might be my last. That's just a quality control fail.
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    wellp, once again I started something without turning on my brain...

    I sprayed the ambulance with some gray primer. Thing is, it was very dark gray, and as expected, the Tamiya white doesn't have enough solids to cover that dark base. This is the exact same issue I had with MiniChevyTruck. Soooooo, I stripped the thing and today sprayed a coat of Testor's flat white as a base. I just added the first new coat of Tamiya white. So far coverage looks better already. Stay tuned...
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    ... just sprayed another white coat outside on the porch... my black sweatshirt now has white overspray on it thanks to some wind that waited for me to go out there...
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    Battle scar from an ambulance. What is this world becoming?!
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    WELLP, guess what? Just stripped this thing for the SECOND TIME. Different can of paint burped all over it, all over my hand, too... I appear to be loosing my touch....
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    MiniBulance is now in a fresh coat of FLAT RED paint! Covered SO much better than white!!! I also remembered to take the time to put some liquid mask on the wheels so the detail on them won't go missing under the spray paint. Pics soon...
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    Are you sure that's red paint and not fluid from a battle scar

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    NOTE how much better one coat of flat red covered!!! The masking is in the wheels and grille...

    MiniBulance3.6.15.jpg MiniBulance3.6.15b.jpg
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    Here's a quick pic to show you all how the liquid mask did:

    MiniBulance3.9.15.jpg

    See the little masks after they came off? Only thing is, now there wasn't paint in the wheelwells :doh:
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    First round/layer of detail painting... yes, I know, I missed a few spots...

    MiniBulance3.12.15b.jpg MiniBulance3.12.15.jpg
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    Lookin good, Kiddo. I see you've managed to smooth out the casting somewhat. Keep up the good work.
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