WINTER 23-24 KV-1 to KV-85 to KV-2 Phew!

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Re: WINTER 23-24 KV-1 to KV-85 to KV-2 Phew!

Post by HERMAN BIX »

Lovely 4BO Mr Coleman.
Just a word of advice, take the time now to sand the green off the road wheel contact surfaces, it will take a lot of running to remove it naturally.
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Re: WINTER 23-24 KV-1 to KV-85 to KV-2 Phew!

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I absolutely Love that shade of 4bo. Which brand is it, or is it another color altogether doing a great masquerade as 4bo?

And yes Mr. Bix pointed out what I half learned. I knew to repaint the wheels because HL paints the wheels with tires which the real KV's didn't have, but I neglected to paint some worn metal on the wheels. If you have metal wheels all the easier to sand the paint off at the contact surfaces.

Nice work Coleman :thumbup:
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Re: WINTER 23-24 KV-1 to KV-85 to KV-2 Phew!

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MrChef wrote: Sun Feb 11, 2024 10:10 pm I absolutely Love that shade of 4bo. Which brand is it, or is it another color altogether doing a great masquerade as 4bo?

And yes Mr. Bix pointed out what I half learned. I knew to repaint the wheels because HL paints the wheels with tires which the real KV's didn't have, but I neglected to paint some worn metal on the wheels. If you have metal wheels all the easier to sand the paint off at the contact surfaces.

Nice work Coleman :thumbup:
Ooooh, right! Plastic all around so it would take awhile to get to "steel". To the mixing desk!

So here's the paint, don't laugh! Added a dropper of burnt umber and two droppers of black. Love the colour that turned out, and it sprayed just fine through my old Badger (thinned, of course). Now to cover it and uncover it with whitewash.
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Re: WINTER 23-24 KV-1 to KV-85 to KV-2 Phew!

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Oh, yes, I, too, keep a selection of inexpensive crafter's acrylics on hand. That was something other modelers taught me. :clap: for the instant-lathe idea. That's the kind of home-made smarts that I wish would come to me much more often. I need to remember that.
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I've used a cordless drill as an ersatz lathe before, but I wasn't smart enough to a) clamp it to the bench or b) clamp the trigger to maintain speed and leave a hand free. Big brain time! :haha:

The KV is coming along beautifully, Mr. Collector. The extra details like the toolboxes, shell impacts and weld beads add a lot of texture and depth to what could otherwise be a collection of big, flat, featureless surfaces.
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Re: WINTER 23-24 KV-1 to KV-85 to KV-2 Phew!

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Thanks Raminator! Every once in awhile I figure out a better way. Between those times, there's lots of one-handing it.

KV-2's are a lot of real estate to putter around on and give some interest. There's a few more things to add on the fenders to give it the lived in look.

Mike.
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