Author Topic: Something New (and Old) VW Sedan  (Read 16202 times)

Offline No.1

  • Administrator and Owner
  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 20648
  • Owner: www.letletlet-warplanes.com
    • View Profile
    • LetLetLet - Warplanes
Re: Something New (and Old) VW Sedan
« Reply #150 on: February 10, 2018, 07:38:28 AM »
Far different then other of your work ;) :))

Offline Second Air Force

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5363
    • View Profile
Re: Something New (and Old) VW Sedan
« Reply #151 on: February 10, 2018, 02:31:43 PM »
It is good practice for the Tiger I to come!

Offline modellius

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 1580
    • View Profile
Re: Something New (and Old) VW Sedan
« Reply #152 on: February 10, 2018, 07:37:56 PM »
looks great !

Offline Second Air Force

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5363
    • View Profile
Re: Something New (and Old) VW Sedan
« Reply #153 on: February 10, 2018, 08:01:24 PM »
First time I've used true pastels for dust and dirt......and I also have learned how to make mud!

Offline Second Air Force

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5363
    • View Profile
Re: Something New (and Old) VW Sedan
« Reply #154 on: February 11, 2018, 06:07:30 PM »
Here's the recipe I found on the web for mud.

First, white glue into the mixing bowl. Then simply go outside and get some fine dirt--I used some right in our flower bed. Mix the two together and add a little water if it is too thick and then just dab it on the model where mud should collect. It was very easy to learn this for me!

Offline No.1

  • Administrator and Owner
  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 20648
  • Owner: www.letletlet-warplanes.com
    • View Profile
    • LetLetLet - Warplanes
Re: Something New (and Old) VW Sedan
« Reply #155 on: February 11, 2018, 07:07:35 PM »
In early '90 I used mix of paint and flour, work also perfect

Offline Second Air Force

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5363
    • View Profile
Re: Something New (and Old) VW Sedan
« Reply #156 on: February 11, 2018, 09:33:28 PM »
Yep, I have some wheat flour in a baggie with my "Dad's Tiger" project. That was going to be my mud mix but I am lucky to have some very fine dirt just outside the house, provided to us by the gophers who dig in our yard and flower garden!


Offline modellius

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 1580
    • View Profile
Re: Something New (and Old) VW Sedan
« Reply #157 on: February 12, 2018, 07:46:33 PM »
Yes, you can use real dirt with no problems with white glue...... even for mud, but then it needs gloss finish

Offline Second Air Force

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5363
    • View Profile
Re: Something New (and Old) VW Sedan
« Reply #158 on: February 13, 2018, 01:05:41 AM »
On this application I wanted the mud to look dry, like it has been on there a while. To make it less glossy I used a little pastel mix to dull it.

Offline Second Air Force

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5363
    • View Profile
Re: Something New (and Old) VW Sedan
« Reply #159 on: February 13, 2018, 11:03:20 PM »
Here are a few photos of the finished Kubel.

Offline modellius

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 1580
    • View Profile
Re: Something New (and Old) VW Sedan
« Reply #160 on: February 15, 2018, 09:47:18 AM »
superb mate, like it a lot !

Offline Second Air Force

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5363
    • View Profile
Re: Something New (and Old) VW Sedan
« Reply #161 on: February 16, 2018, 02:04:48 AM »
Thank you!

On the full-sized VW, tonight I finished stripping the white from the right door and removed a couple of spots on the dashboard. So far, so good--the grey looks like it will be nice when fully stripped!

Offline No.1

  • Administrator and Owner
  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 20648
  • Owner: www.letletlet-warplanes.com
    • View Profile
    • LetLetLet - Warplanes
Re: Something New (and Old) VW Sedan
« Reply #162 on: February 17, 2018, 09:07:22 AM »
 :-clap :-clap :-clap

Offline Second Air Force

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5363
    • View Profile
Re: Something New (and Old) VW Sedan
« Reply #163 on: February 17, 2018, 12:05:52 PM »
Thanks for the encouragement. I've finally discovered the best way to strip this paint--I scuff the white down with a Scotchbrite pad on my air-sander to thin the paint, then apply "graffiti remover" aerosol, then scrape off white with a plastic scraper, then use acetone to get off the final white bits and finally polish the grey. The graffiti remover is really acetone suspended in some kind of jell that can be sprayed from a can. It sticks to the paint long enough to loosen it but so far hasn't done any damage to the 63 year old VW paint!

Offline modellius

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 1580
    • View Profile
Re: Something New (and Old) VW Sedan
« Reply #164 on: February 18, 2018, 12:50:29 PM »
you're doing great ! lot to be done but the progress is excellent !