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Oddball Idea. It Works!

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Oddball Idea. It Works!
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Monday, September 21, 2020 12:51 PM

 We all worry about Foil and Metallizer paints and how they will work. Right ?

         Here's a goofy tip I discovered by accident! Molotow Chrome pens are the "Cats Meow" for touching up, and doing small Chrome Looking areas, right? Well, I broke one by stepping on it ! I was able to salvage, I would say 60% of what was in there. In a nice little glass jar.

     I took some with a real soft fine brush and did the Area on the Wing Roots of one of those little Aurora Piper twins. It came out awesome. So! I would say this could be a way to get the cowl rings on Prop and Jet Planes a shinier look.

     I am still gonna try those really shiny Alclad paints though! Foil can still be used. Go to the Dollar General store near you. Or any store like that. Buy their house brand of foil. It's actually thinner than the better known brands!. Now some Foil Adhesive from Micro-Set and you're in business. It still takes some work, But, It does work if you are careful. Then Burnish gently a couple of times and Bingo! You have it!

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Posted by GMorrison on Monday, September 21, 2020 1:56 PM

Yeah you want to buy the cheapest, thinnest, crappiest foil in the store. Save the heavy duty Reynolds stuff for BBQ!

 

Bill

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Posted by disastermaster on Monday, September 21, 2020 2:30 PM

Be careful with aluminum and food.....

https://www.worldhealth.net/news/dangers-aluminum-foil/

https://i.imgur.com/Gcc59Dk.png

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Posted by gregbale on Monday, September 21, 2020 3:04 PM

disastermaster

Be careful with aluminum and food.....

https://www.worldhealth.net/news/dangers-aluminum-foil/

Yeah, but I've had a devil of a time trying to burnish that glass bakeware lid onto the wing of my B-25.... Bang Head

Greg

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Posted by the Baron on Monday, September 21, 2020 3:18 PM

An Oddball idea?

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

 

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Posted by disastermaster on Monday, September 21, 2020 3:41 PM

gregbale

 disastermaster

Be careful with aluminum and food.....

https://www.worldhealth.net/news/dangers-aluminum-foil/

 Yeah, but I've had a devil of a time trying to burnish that glass bakeware lid onto the wing of my B-25.... Bang Head

 

 
Oh please,

     Don't tell me you're gonna http://www.sherv.net/cm/emoticons/yellow-hd/in-disbelief-smiley-emoticon.gif eat that B-25.

https://i.imgur.com/Gcc59Dk.png

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Posted by oldermodelguy on Monday, September 21, 2020 6:33 PM

I haven't tried it yet but Molotow is supposed to airbrush well. Just a thought.

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 8:04 AM

Right On, Bill! Oh, You forgot-The Shiniest as well.

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 8:04 AM

Oldermodelguy;

 It does!

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Posted by Don Stauffer on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 8:42 AM

Wouldn't the stuff from the pen be pretty expensive on a per ounce basis, compared to similar stuff in a bottle?

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 11:43 AM

Well, Don;

 Nothing truer has ever been said. But I wasn't about to waste it. The bottles are rare around here

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Posted by the Baron on Thursday, September 24, 2020 12:13 PM

Yeah, I don't know about decanting the whole pen and airbrushing it, though I guess if someone thought it was the exact product he needed, he'd use it.

I think more about using it in small amounts, like the YouTuber Marty from Australia.  His channel is "Marty's Matchbox Makeovers", and he shows videos of his projects to refurbish old Matchbox cars.  He uses a Molotow pen, but decants the ink onto the bottom of a small plastic cup as a palette.  Then he applies it with a fine brush.

How do you all say, "Molotow", anyway?  I say it like the late Soviet Foreign Commissar's name, "Molotov", because I figure it's Russian.  But I hear some say "Moll-oh-toe".

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

 

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Posted by gregbale on Thursday, September 24, 2020 1:27 PM

the Baron
He uses a Molotow pen, but decants the ink onto the bottom of a small plastic cup as a palette. Then he applies it with a fine brush.

I did precisely the same thing for my '34 Ford police car a while back. Perfect for sirens and the 'gumball' base. Closest thing to real chrome I've used in the modeling world...and delightfully 'non-fussy' (and self-leveling to boot!).

Still haven't tried it in the AB, though.

Greg

 George Lewis:

"Every time you correct me on my grammar I love you a little fewer."
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Posted by the Baron on Thursday, September 24, 2020 3:22 PM

Yes

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

 

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Posted by Jay Jay on Friday, September 25, 2020 8:19 AM

As an experiment, I decanted the Molotow pen into an empty Tamiya paint bottle. In an effort to get the chrome paint to dry faster I thinned it with hardware store laquer and it sprayed well through the AB. As a bonus I ended up with twice the amount of Molotow.  I'm not entirely sure that it dried any faster though but the coverage of the thinned Molotow seemed no different than the original.

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Friday, September 25, 2020 11:16 AM

Hi; This for Baron and anyone else:

     Based on my research it is pronounced MOLL-O-TOE or TOW. My friend from St Petersburg assures me modelers in Russia pronounce it that way. I Guess no one there wants to be reminded of Mr. Molotov and his infamous  " Cocktails"

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Friday, September 25, 2020 11:19 AM

Bill !

 There's no way My "Q" goes in anything BUT Reynolds! Last thing I want is the Chihuahua and " Teddy Bear" LOL.LOL Yorky" getting that sauce all over their faces and looking up for more!

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