AMT/ERTL USS Enterprise NCC-1701-D 1:1400 - Restoration - COMPLETE

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Re: AMT/ERTL USS Enterprise NCC-1701-D 1:1400 - Restoration

Postby Moongrim » Wed Sep 07, 2016 8:25 pm

There must be something in the Oregon Air that allows my decals to stick longer.
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Re: AMT/ERTL USS Enterprise NCC-1701-D 1:1400 - Restoration

Postby DefiantClient » Wed Sep 07, 2016 11:52 pm

Tesral wrote:
DefiantClient wrote:
Tesral wrote:Be careful it kills filler. I whole heatedly recommend this for stripping paint. HOWEVER, it does attack filler. Plastic, resin, metal are all fine. But bondo or, Squadron putty are not.


Pretty much any adhesive that doesn't bond the parts together (Super glue) will be wrecked too by Simple Green. Expect to reassemble your resin models.


Curious, the Constellation sat for weeks in full strength Simple Green and stayed in one piece. I might depend on your CA.


Zap a gap (did not use kicker) and Krazy Glue more or less crumbled for me, along with other store bought glues I can't remember off the top of my head (Loctite I think?). Your mileage seems to vary here it seems.

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Re: AMT/ERTL USS Enterprise NCC-1701-D 1:1400 - Restoration

Postby Tesral » Thu Sep 08, 2016 4:34 pm

DefiantClient wrote:Zap a gap (did not use kicker) and Krazy Glue more or less crumbled for me, along with other store bought glues I can't remember off the top of my head (Loctite I think?). Your mileage seems to vary here it seems.


Yea, Zap is my go too Devil's brew. Thin and gap filler. I travel quite a way to get it.

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Re: AMT/ERTL USS Enterprise NCC-1701-D 1:1400 - Restoration

Postby IndianaCook » Thu Sep 08, 2016 5:42 pm

I can't see a shrug smiley...


Oh well ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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Re: AMT/ERTL USS Enterprise NCC-1701-D 1:1400 - Restoration

Postby IndianaCook » Sat Sep 10, 2016 10:39 pm

Finally!! :-D

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Re: AMT/ERTL USS Enterprise NCC-1701-D 1:1400 - Restoration

Postby IndianaCook » Mon Sep 12, 2016 8:27 am

Sooooo guys... into the final leg now. I made a start on the decaling yesterday
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I've been waiting to do this for aaaages :D

They're going on really well...
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She definitely needs a coat of matt clear though, she looks very toy like, and I don't like that :(

That being said she's looking better than she has at any point I've had her.

Yes, she isn't perfect, but she's mine :)
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Re: AMT/ERTL USS Enterprise NCC-1701-D 1:1400 - Restoration

Postby SKO » Mon Sep 12, 2016 12:59 pm

IndianaCook wrote:Finally!! :-D

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If she's not perfect she's pretty darn close. I need to save my fun money till I can nab all of those aftermarket decals. That's a real pretty ship when she's all dressed up.

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Re: AMT/ERTL USS Enterprise NCC-1701-D 1:1400 - Restoration

Postby Moongrim » Mon Sep 12, 2016 1:05 pm

If she's not perfect she's pretty darn close. I need to save my fun money till I can nab all of those aftermarket decals. That's a real pretty ship when she's all dressed up.

Aye, that she is. :)
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Re: AMT/ERTL USS Enterprise NCC-1701-D 1:1400 - Restoration

Postby MSgtUSAFRet » Mon Sep 12, 2016 1:10 pm

Your restore it looking very good!

Nicely done on the painting and decal placement!

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Re: AMT/ERTL USS Enterprise NCC-1701-D 1:1400 - Restoration

Postby IndianaCook » Mon Sep 12, 2016 3:46 pm

Hopefully I'll get the rest done tonight...

Hopefully :thinking:
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