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Building the revell e type

Postby Andrewyzfr6 » Sun Dec 11, 2011 9:29 pm

I just won one on eBay
My main question is, is painting required? I may have mentioned before my hatred for paint!
And if I build as per instructions with out mods what kind of time may it take?, I know that's a shot in the dark!
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Re: Building the revell e type

Postby Julian » Sun Dec 11, 2011 9:51 pm

Yes Andrew it is....lol
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Re: Building the revell e type

Postby Julian » Sun Dec 11, 2011 9:54 pm

It'll take as long as you need it to Andrew
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Re: Building the revell e type

Postby Andrewyzfr6 » Sun Dec 11, 2011 11:04 pm

Haha, thanks, I thought that would be the responses!
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Re: Building the revell e type

Postby Julian » Sun Dec 11, 2011 11:48 pm

Enjoy it m8, It's a lovely Model, A bit tired but .......I want another one
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Re: Building the revell e type

Postby baby_astons » Mon Dec 12, 2011 12:27 am

welcome to the cats garden andrew :D

additionally to what julian posted, it depends for what you really go with the mods
I'm doing a lot of "maniac" stuff on my cat which takes time...

and yes, you'd better get used to the idea of painting -
all the seams and casting lines will need to be eliminated -
you'll be happy if you just need to paint instead of working on the plastic and polishing -
and as I noted somewhere else, the polished plastic will save you a vacuum cleaner as the polished plastic model will collect all the dust in your house :mrgreen:

btw you should send a note to paul with ebay # and end price for our sales "register" -
a bit of fun and statistics ;)
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Re: Building the revell e type

Postby Julian » Mon Dec 12, 2011 12:30 am

yep, the price seems to be going up every time.
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Re: Building the revell e type

Postby Andrewyzfr6 » Mon Dec 12, 2011 2:47 pm

Oh yes :( but I wanted more large scale models
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Re: Building the revell e type

Postby baby_astons » Mon Dec 12, 2011 3:04 pm

so then you'll need another two of these:
the one to accommodate the V12 plus of course the roadster... 8-)
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Re: Building the revell e type

Postby Paul » Mon Dec 12, 2011 7:55 pm

Hi Andrew,

Welcome aboard to the Cat Build :D :D

The guys are still trying to get me to paint it !!!!

I've already done the engine (painted using acrylic paints & a brush) but the bodyshell is so large, it will definately need a spray job - which is what I'm terrified of.

The reason the bodyshell needs painting is due to cleaning it up etc.
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Re: Building the revell e type

Postby Andrewyzfr6 » Fri Dec 23, 2011 6:59 pm

Any ideas what paints can be used on the engine/chassis areas. Would vallEjo model air do, using the air brush? ESP on the engine block etc, so could start it over the weekend?
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Re: Building the revell e type

Postby Paul » Fri Dec 23, 2011 8:24 pm

Andrewyzfr6 wrote:Any ideas what paints can be used on the engine/chassis areas. Would vallEjo model air do, using the air brush? ESP on the engine block etc, so could start it over the weekend?

Hi Andrew,

I'm not sure what "vallEjo model air" is. :oops:

The guys have previously suggested that you wash the plastic parts in a solution of washing up liquid before you start painting/spraying, and make sure that it is then thorougly dry before painting/spraying etc.

You might also want to consider putting a primer on first.

As I'm no expert on all this, I'm hoping that you'll get some more expert advice :)
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Re: Building the revell e type

Postby baby_astons » Fri Dec 23, 2011 8:43 pm

andrew you'll be fine with any kind of airbrush paint -
especially on the engine parts, as there's no extra need for smooth and shiny finishes -

as paul suggested, you might want to put on some primer as the parts are made of differently coloured plastic so you'll maybe see different shades of the same paint...
make sure you've let the cement dry properly and sand all seams so you have smooth transitions and no visible seams or ridges...
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Re: Building the revell e type

Postby Paul » Fri Dec 23, 2011 9:10 pm

baby_astons wrote:andrew you'll be fine with any kind of airbrush paint -
especially on the engine parts, as there's no extra need for smooth and shiny finishes -

as paul suggested, you might want to put on some primer as the parts are made of differently coloured plastic so you'll maybe see different shades of the same paint...
make sure you've let the cement dry properly and sand all seams so you have smooth transitions and no visible seams or ridges...

Cheers Astons :D

Hi Andrew,

With the spray jobs, at the moment Julian & Casper's builds are the place to look with regards to the Cat.

To-date, I think that all of us have just painted the engine parts (though I'm probably wrong again.....) :oops:

However, what you have in mind with the spray job should give a far superior finish, especially on the engine block, and other parts.
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Re: Building the revell e type

Postby baby_astons » Fri Dec 23, 2011 9:50 pm

for the bodywork, you might also like to look at the painting guide (must be in "master classes" I think :oops: )
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Re: Building the revell e type

Postby Paul » Fri Dec 23, 2011 10:05 pm

baby_astons wrote:for the bodywork, you might also like to look at the painting guide (must be in "master classes" I think :oops: )

Hi Andrew,
Astons is putting himself down on his above post, the link is:

viewtopic.php?f=107&t=1882

I'm sure that you will find it very useful :)
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Re: Building the revell e type

Postby Andrewyzfr6 » Fri Dec 23, 2011 11:03 pm

That's great, it'll help get me started. Thanks!
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Re: Building the revell e type

Postby casper » Sun Aug 05, 2012 5:43 pm

Hows the Cat coming along Andrew :)
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Re: Building the revell e type

Postby Julian » Sun Aug 05, 2012 6:45 pm

Mines a standard E-type, it's stalled...... :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling:
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Re: Building the revell e type

Postby baby_astons » Sun Aug 05, 2012 7:27 pm

...and oil stains on the floor??!! :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling:
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