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Re: Revell BMW Isetta 250 1/16 scale

Postby casper » Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:53 pm

The chrome isn't that bad on the parts but is a little thick so I decided to strip using M.M oven cleaner. This stuff is terrible for cleaning your oven but excellent at stripping chrome parts, It took 15 minutes :o I will be trying some molotow liquid chrome through an airbrush, you can do a black gloss base if you wish but I have seen it used on its own on clean parts with great results so lets give it a go. First up make sure the parts have been thoroughly cleaned with warm soapy water then rinsed and left to dry. Before I can spray the parts have to be taken off the sprue and cleaned up so that's my job for tonight :)

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Re: Revell BMW Isetta 250 1/16 scale

Postby steve131 » Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:34 pm

Worked really well ,has it changed the plastic ( made softer etc ) of just took chrome off ?
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Re: Revell BMW Isetta 250 1/16 scale

Postby casper » Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:17 pm

steve131 wrote:Worked really well ,has it changed the plastic ( made softer etc ) of just took chrome off ?

It works quickly steve and you need to give the parts a thorough wash after, I wouldn't recommend leaving overnight like thick bleach as you may end up with a grey liquid :lol:
I lost one part :think: I think it went down the plug hole so another will have to be made. I think its the back of a side reflector :think: will have to check.
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Re: Revell BMW Isetta 250 1/16 scale

Postby royjess » Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:00 am

I forgotten how many times I've lost my airbrush tip down the plughole, always found it in the trap after having to taking the trap apart.

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Re: Revell BMW Isetta 250 1/16 scale

Postby wingnut2 » Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:58 pm

Hi Mark :) you know this is not personal but I have to say using oven cleaner is madness :o it is Highley corrosive and will take your skin off given half the chance :evil: and you don't have to buy "sink gismos" just use a "washing up bowl" then part's can't go any where and you can retrieve them / It with no problems.
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Re: Revell BMW Isetta 250 1/16 scale

Postby Mark » Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:09 am

Bleach also works well to remove chrome plating. However, that’s also a nasty chemical. In fact, there isn’t a safe chemical that will strip the plating.

Mike, just use rubber gloves, as you would if you were cleaning an oven.
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Re: Revell BMW Isetta 250 1/16 scale

Postby wingnut2 » Sat Apr 13, 2019 3:54 pm

Mark wrote:Bleach also works well to remove chrome plating. However, that’s also a nasty chemical. In fact, there isn’t a safe chemical that will strip the plating.
Mike, just use rubber gloves, as you would if you were cleaning an oven.

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Re: Revell BMW Isetta 250 1/16 scale

Postby casper » Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:05 pm

wheels sprayed in off white and then clear coated. The tires are nice with a little tread on the sides but no lettering.
I also clear coated the main body, this was done from a rattle can. The finish isn't perfect by a long way but not too bad considering it was done in my shed :)
I will give it a good polish when its fully cured.
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Re: Revell BMW Isetta 250 1/16 scale

Postby casper » Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:19 pm

The instructions say to paint the floor blue and the chassis in Black..thats an awful lot of masking :think:
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Re: Revell BMW Isetta 250 1/16 scale

Postby casper » Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:41 pm

dry fit :think:
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Re: Revell BMW Isetta 250 1/16 scale

Postby Mark » Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:41 am

You’re making good progress Casper. Looks like the body will come up nicely with a bit of elbow grease.
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Re: Revell BMW Isetta 250 1/16 scale

Postby royjess » Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:29 am

This is really coming along nicely :clap:
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Re: Revell BMW Isetta 250 1/16 scale

Postby casper » Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:44 am

Thanks guys :)
I think I will try that polishing kit Mark and see what its like, I need to clear coat the door as well :think: and give them a couple of days to harden up.
Plenty to be getting on with though. I spent an hour last night (listening to whispering Bobs Blues show on the BBCR2) masking up the floor to paint the chassis so will try to get that painted today.
The firewall area around the engine can be seen on the finished model so this was also masked up ready for paint. I'm waiting on another 30ml Molotow Liquid Chrome ball marker for the chrome parts, the 1mm pen is handy for small details but the bigger refillable ones can be used in an airbrush. The drive mechanism, axle and suspension part is basic but you won't see it unless you pick the car up so this will just get a coat of black and steel.
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Re: Revell BMW Isetta 250 1/16 scale

Postby number1 » Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:13 pm

Nice job on the masking, whole car looks a real cutie, you mention spraying the molotow chrome, what airbrush cleaner would be suitable? I have the pens, great for touching up small areas after the part is seperated from the sprue.
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Re: Revell BMW Isetta 250 1/16 scale

Postby casper » Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:38 am

number1 wrote:Nice job on the masking, whole car looks a real cutie, you mention spraying the molotow chrome, what airbrush cleaner would be suitable? I have the pens, great for touching up small areas after the part is seperated from the sprue.

Thanks :) Its a little gem, wish I had a real one.
I will give the Molotow Chrome a try later through an airbrush and let you know how it goes, from what people say you can clean up with regular lacquer airbrush cleaner. The 1mm pen is great for detail work and the 3mm roller ball pen is refillable and comes with 30ml of paint, I found the roller ball to be the cheapest option.
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Re: Revell BMW Isetta 250 1/16 scale

Postby casper » Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:43 am

I'm pleased with how the black came out, a few bits to clean up but not too bad.
After touching up I gave the black areas a dry brush of silver to give it some detail. The square box is supposed to be silver in the instructions. Some detail to add and the exhaust pipes but first a flat clear.
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Re: Revell BMW Isetta 250 1/16 scale

Postby casper » Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:46 am

You have two options for the sun roof, one is an open version and the other closed. I thought I would try covering the closed roof part with a waterproof material I am using for the roof on my Bentley. (still trying to work out how the roof mech works :shifty: ) Its nice and thin and looks very similar, what do you think guys. When the sun roof is glued in place you get a nice tight fit.
the camera has picked up the texture from the material but to the naked eye its flat grey and smooth. still have a lot to do before its fixed in place so still :think: about it
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Re: Revell BMW Isetta 250 1/16 scale

Postby casper » Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:30 am

The firewall area was painted flat black (vallejo) and given a semi-gloss clear coat. Then the area was masked before adding the light grey to the interior, when dry the grey was masked so the wheel arches and floor could get a couple of coats of off white. This was left to dry then clear coated
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Re: Revell BMW Isetta 250 1/16 scale

Postby casper » Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:34 am

Time to add the wheels :dance:
Really easy push fit with four grommets, they can be removed if needed.
The main cabin area has now been fixed to the chassis.
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Re: Revell BMW Isetta 250 1/16 scale

Postby casper » Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:38 am

All the wheels fitted :) she sits very well on all four
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