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Old 07-08-2008, 03:25 PM
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DML Porsche Jagdtiger Part 2

Since it's been so long I thought i'd just start a new blog and pick
up where I left off.


This is where I left it at our last meeting.

I've finished up the PE and the tracks are on and have been colored
with Black-N-It,those multi piece tracks are a bugger I want to tell ya.

In the morning after the glue has set up on the drive sprockets and
idlers,the upper half of the JT will be glued down and i'll start the painting.

I'll need some help here folks.
I've got Lifecolor,Tamiya and Vallejo Model Air paint.
I presprayed the wheels with Vallejo dark yellow over a black primer
(before hanging the tracks)and those things turned out green as a gourd.

I had planned to paint the JT a solid yellow but if it's going to be green,
never mind that idea.
I wanted a brownish yellow. To keep from wasting the paint, which of the
brands above has what i'm looking for and what color primer coat should
I spray first?

I want to get this thing done and start on something different,without
all that PE this time too.

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I need a sunglass

BTW,Great JT~
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Hey Tony.

Have you tried the same yellow with a brown undercoat?

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Old 07-08-2008, 08:23 PM
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No Driver I haven't, was unaware that you could
take that much green out of the yellow.

I not kiddin you it was really green,not just a little
but a bunch.

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Old 07-09-2008, 08:10 AM
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244 looks
Did I say something wrong???

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Old 07-09-2008, 12:22 PM
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Well lets try this one:

Do I need to give my aluminum barrel a
light coat of zinc chromate before the paint?

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Just found this thread....

For aluminum barrels I usually just sand the barrel lightly with some sandpaper. This gives the paint something to hold on to. A good primer coat helps as well.

As for the yellow. Well I have no experience with paints from the brands you mentioned. BUT, I would suggest trying different brands and colors. Sometimes sticking to one paint and trying to make it look right is not worth the effort. Just pick a slightly different tone and work from there.

Oh and as far as I have noticed, I really can't tell that there is that huge of a difference if the base is black or brown. A black base can influence the final shade of the yellow, but not turn it green.

How are the tracks? I am thinking of getting them for a project (far in the future). I assume they are really labor intensive.
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Old 07-09-2008, 04:17 PM
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Thanks for the info Panzerg.

Being the first time i've ever used anything other than the old
rubber band tracks from 50 years ago,oh brother did I have a time
with these 5 link tracks.

I've got a couple of other sets for other project that are not so
complex and have just got to be lighter on the nerves.

I've got to say one thing, they sure look good when finished.

Come to think about it, it's the first time in fifty years that i've
done any of this.

Come on in,the waters fine.
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I'm on my way. Primer base coat is on
and the color starts in the morning.

Whew
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The first coat of color is on.
Is there something it needs or is there something
I should not have done?






Thanks for looking
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