Grant's Trumpet

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Postby GrantJ » Mon Sep 10, 2012 5:15 pm

After seeing Morrigan,Eric,BA and Marks vintage entries i decided to dig in the cupboard and find something really old and not too valuable to build after the Tomahawk.

This is what I found!!!!!!!

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Although it doesnt have a lot of parts or raised panel lines or even complicated camo /paint schemes I thought it would be fun anyway ( it does have a bunch of flowers in the kit which no-one else models have :laughing-rolling: )

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Told you it had flowers :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Grant's Trumpet

Postby Paul » Mon Sep 10, 2012 6:32 pm

Great that you've decided to go for the trumpet Grant :D :D

What's the length of it?
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Re: Grant's Trumpet

Postby Mark » Mon Sep 10, 2012 8:23 pm

Definitely something a bit different. I just love vintage Japanese kits. I've got a half built Samurai sword kit sitting under the bench.

Are you going to leave the chrome on, or strip and repaint it ? (Good opportunity to try Casper's bleaching technique :))
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Re: Grant's Trumpet

Postby GrantJ » Tue Sep 11, 2012 6:25 am

Paul the finished size is about 10cm from what I can judge .

This kit is definately going into the bleach bucket! I have used bleach many times in the past and it works like a treat. :D

The dilemma then is what paint to use to respray it - thinking maybe Alclad Chrome could look good. ( I dont have Gold and Alclad is very difficult to get out here)
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Re: Grant's Trumpet

Postby morrigan » Tue Sep 11, 2012 7:03 am

Now that's different!
I like it. :mrgreen:
Vallejo mettallic paints especially the very fine pigment Model Air range, while not as shiny as Alclad are still nice and mettally.
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Re: Grant's Trumpet

Postby Paul » Tue Sep 11, 2012 8:15 pm

GrantJ wrote:Paul the finished size is about 10cm from what I can judge .

This kit is definately going into the bleach bucket! I have used bleach many times in the past and it works like a treat. :D

The dilemma then is what paint to use to respray it - thinking maybe Alclad Chrome could look good. ( I dont have Gold and Alclad is very difficult to get out here)

Many thanks for the information Grant, it's not a small as I thought it might of been :)

It's just a shame that BA can't advise at the moment re: re-chroming it as I think he's a bit of an expert on this ! :D

NB - as it's a trumpet, you'll also need to make a scale sized handkerchief ..... !!!! - No pressure !!!! :) :) :)
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Re: Grant's Trumpet

Postby GrantJ » Sat Sep 22, 2012 8:49 pm

Look no Chrome plating!!!!! :lol:

Bleach really does do a wonderful job of removing the plating :D

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Re: Grant's Trumpet

Postby Mark » Sat Sep 22, 2012 9:30 pm

Doesn't it look different without the chrome !
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Re: Grant's Trumpet

Postby morrigan » Sun Sep 23, 2012 6:23 am

Looks like pasta!
Trumpet soup anyone?
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Re: Grant's Trumpet

Postby Paul » Tue Nov 06, 2012 3:03 pm

Hi Grant,

Have you managed to finish it yet? :)
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Re: Grant's Trumpet

Postby GrantJ » Wed Nov 07, 2012 6:31 am

Paul wrote:Hi Grant,

Have you managed to finish it yet? :)


Not yet Paul!

I have been kind of sidetracked building 1/32 aircraft - maybe this weekend I can find 5 minutes to glue it together :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Grant's Trumpet

Postby casper » Wed Nov 07, 2012 11:31 am

Its a little smaller than i thought it would be Grant, I imagined it being twice that size.
You could make you a leather trumpet case for it, red velvet lined... just kidding :)
Funny how back then they chromed over almost clear sprues, :?: What was the reason for this.
Are most chromed parts done on black sprues nowadays or do they still use this method.
Have you decided on Alclad for the paint Grant.
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Re: Grant's Trumpet

Postby baby_astons » Wed Nov 07, 2012 3:29 pm

plating plastic parts doesn't require a certain plastic base colour casp - this is due to the process used -
remember, the e-type has grey parts plated, you've had black parts with the bentley, I've seen red parts plated etc...

grant, will you please mod the push buttons with springs to fully working condition - though I'm not adamant about the model really producing sounds... :mrgreen:
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Re: Grant's Trumpet

Postby Paul » Thu Nov 08, 2012 1:32 pm

baby_astons wrote:plating plastic parts doesn't require a certain plastic base colour casp - this is due to the process used -
remember, the e-type has grey parts plated, you've had black parts with the bentley, I've seen red parts plated etc...

grant, will you please mod the push buttons with springs to fully working condition - though I'm not adamant about the model really producing sounds... :mrgreen:

Hi Grant, BA doesn't ask for a lot does he ......!!!!! :)
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Re: Grant's Trumpet

Postby morrigan » Thu Nov 08, 2012 7:23 pm

...Only a Trumpet on a chromed platter.
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Re: Grant's Trumpet

Postby Paul » Thu Nov 08, 2012 8:27 pm

morrigan wrote:...Only a Trumpet on a chromed platter.

Heck Morrigan, you are getting as bad as BA, sorry Grant for all the hijacks etc
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Re: Grant's Trumpet

Postby morrigan » Fri Nov 09, 2012 1:43 am

Paul wrote:
morrigan wrote:...Only a Trumpet on a chromed platter.

Heck Morrigan, you are getting as bad as BA, sorry Grant for all the hijacks etc


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Re: Grant's Trumpet

Postby GrantJ » Fri Nov 09, 2012 8:15 am

Thats alright - hijack away :D :D :D

If I make the springs working what tune would you like me to play on the Trumpet for you? How about the soundtrack to "Mission Impossible" :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling:

Im planning on Alcled chrome paint oversprayed with clear orange to give that rich gold colour (I hope thats how it will work out anyway :lol: )
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Re: Grant's Trumpet

Postby Paul » Fri Nov 09, 2012 1:03 pm

GrantJ wrote:Thats alright - hijack away :D :D :D

If I make the springs working what tune would you like me to play on the Trumpet for you? How about the soundtrack to "Mission Impossible" :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling:

Im planning on Alcled chrome paint oversprayed with clear orange to give that rich gold colour (I hope thats how it will work out anyway :lol: )

Hi Grant,
Have you tested doing the paint job, or is it something that you know will give the result? :)
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Re: Grant's Trumpet

Postby GrantJ » Fri Nov 09, 2012 5:47 pm

I have used similar paint techniques in the past but never over Alclad chrome.

My theory on painting is if you mess it up then strip it off and start again so am not too stressed about experimenting! :D
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