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Posted: Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 02:44 AM UTC


Stefan Emde reviews the MiniArt German Passenger Car Type 170V Saloon - 4 doors in 1/35th.

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Posted: Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 03:08 AM UTC
Darren, what's up with the company name Blue Aquare? It's a MiniArt kit, right?

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Posted: Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 03:57 AM UTC
Eric, it is MiniArt, yes. No clue about the Blue Aquare....
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Posted: Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 04:20 AM UTC
I am looking in to that at this time.
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Posted: Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 04:36 AM UTC
Why is super-glue needed for construction? It's plastic, isn't it? Small criticism: if you want to make a civilian version, the bumpers, wheel covers, grill, etc. are not chromed, like with 1/24 - 1/25 car kits. It's easier to paint over chromed parts for a military version, than it is to try and get a chrome finish with paint (never going to happen).
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Posted: Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 04:45 AM UTC

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Why is super-glue needed for construction? It's plastic, isn't it? Small criticism: if you want to make a civilian version, the bumpers, wheel covers, grill, etc. are not chromed, like with 1/24 - 1/25 car kits. It's easier to paint over chromed parts for a military version, than it is to try and get a chrome finish with paint (never going to happen).



Unless you happen to have one of those new chrome silver paint pens.
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Posted: Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 04:55 AM UTC
Some parts are PE, and they are needed to hold some parts... As such, you will need CA glue.
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Posted: Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 05:01 AM UTC
I will try and figure out the chrome stuff, I will dig deeper into that matter (and suspension mistakes during the build blog), until this is of concern, a solution will have been found, I bet.
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Posted: Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 12:30 PM UTC
https://youtu.be/fNHP1SaLWP4

Maybe helpfull for the chrome parts!?
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Posted: Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 01:09 PM UTC

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Why is super-glue needed for construction? It's plastic, isn't it? Small criticism: if you want to make a civilian version, the bumpers, wheel covers, grill, etc. are not chromed, like with 1/24 - 1/25 car kits. It's easier to paint over chromed parts for a military version, than it is to try and get a chrome finish with paint (never going to happen).



Alclad ??
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Posted: Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 02:45 PM UTC
Some possibilities for "chrome plating" plastic parts

MR Hobby Super Metallic Paint
http://www.mr-hobby.com/en/itemDetail.php?iId=134

Alclad
http://alclad2.com/finishes/high-shine/

BARE Metal Foil
http://www.bare-metal.com/bare-metal-foil.html

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Posted: Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 02:50 PM UTC
I was thinking about Alclad also. I might just get Alclad and the foil and see which one is better. Thanks for the input guys!
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Posted: Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 08:23 PM UTC
Bare Metal Foil is the closest you'll get to chrome plating. No kind of paint, including the chrome paint pens, will really look like chrome plating. Bare Metal Foil: http://www.bare-metal.com/bare-metal-foil.html Not being a car modeller, I've never had the need to use it - looks good!
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Posted: Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 08:39 PM UTC
Use silver foil if you are that bothered.
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Posted: Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 10:27 PM UTC

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https://youtu.be/fNHP1SaLWP4

Maybe helpfull for the chrome parts!?



This Youtube film shows how (rather) easy it is to get chrome foil on the parts.
I guess the biggest challenge is to find this foil.
Advises where to purchase it in Europe are most welcome.

Thanks in advance.
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Posted: Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 11:43 PM UTC
Hobbycraft have it bud.
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Posted: Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 01:56 AM UTC
In my opinion, at this scale, real chrome on parts looks very unrealistic. That doesn't mean you are limited to military finishes though. I've seen a couple of comparisons posted here that show how good Alclad can look. I think when you take account for distance, chrome and gloss paint actually look better toned down a bit. A good semi-gloss or satin paint coupled with Alclad metal finishes looks best. This is why pre-finished locomotives in 1/87 scale are always finished with satin paints.

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Posted: Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 02:00 AM UTC
Molotov liquid chrome pen... too bad I just found this product; it's amazingly shiny.
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Posted: Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 08:55 AM UTC
Another useful little car for the collection!
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Posted: Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 10:26 AM UTC

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Another useful little car for the collection!


Yep, the car is really nice. The fit of the parts is awesome.