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Old May 21, 2015, 05:35 PM
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That rear seat is a great piece of engineering.

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Thanks, Ed. I am planning to use your approach here http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...993127&page=53 to making floor mats for the cockpits. I think that was a great idea.
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Old May 21, 2015, 07:09 PM
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Greg,

I sprayed the plastic floor mats with Testors spray enamel #1249 flat black. I don't recommend using it. Every time I rubbed a finger nail across the paint it left a shiny streak. I had to spray over the flat black with a dull clear coat.

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Cool, never heard of ABC props, looks aggressive.

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Fortunately, I was able to find something very close to what I was looking for at Offshore Electronics. I ordered and received this ABC Prop that I think will do nicely. And, it was made in the USA, in Columbus, Ohio! Again, this may not turn out to be the right prop for running, but it will do for scale appearance.
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Old May 22, 2015, 08:31 AM
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I sprayed the plastic floor mats with Testors spray enamel #1249 flat black. I don't recommend using it. Every time I rubbed a finger nail across the paint it left a shiny streak. I had to spray over the flat black with a dull clear coat.

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Thanks for the tip, Ed. I think I'll go with my trusty Krylon from a rattle can. They make a formulation now specifically for use on plastic. I'll see how it works.
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Old May 24, 2015, 08:54 PM
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I changed my mind about the paint. While shopping for plastic siding at my LHS, I found some spray paint for use on plastics in the perfect color.
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Wish I had a LHS Anywhere near me !
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I also picked up some Plastistruct sheeting to use for the rubber inserts on the step pads. I sprayed the inserts with the same rubber colored spray paint. I experimented with several adhesives for gluing the plastic inserts to the chrome bases. Many of the glues called for a thin coat to be applied to each surface and then allowed to dry for a few minutes. Once pressed together there was no ability to reposition. I found one glue that did not require that approach and would allow a few seconds for repositioning.
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I made the front cockpit bumper pad from some 1/4 inch half round styrene. It was stiff, but after heating with a hairdrier, it held the bends quite well. I originally intended to cover the styrene with leather but, after some trials, I found that the plastic looked just as good as the leather after I sprayed it with my green leather dye. It was a little too shiny so I coated it with a flat clear.
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The Tamiya paint was a good find. With a name like that (Rubber Black) I would have bought it in a heartbeat also. That step pad material is neat stuff also.

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Hey Greg, how is the build coming along?
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I have been hard at work. Lots of time fussing and fitting the windshields. Good progress attaching trim. Both flagstaffs are done with flags flying. I want to keep going on the outside and will post pictures when that work is complete. Then I will have just the dash and wheel to finish up. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. Hope it's not a train!
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