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Aoshima Honda Accord Wagon Azect

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Aoshima Honda Accord Wagon Azect
Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, January 22, 2004 8:36 PM
Not too happy with the finish on this Aoshima Honda Accord Wagon. I had to strip and paint the rear bumper assembly twice and it's still not right. Couldn't get the rear hatch hinge in a good position that worked with the hatch in the up and the down position. So I left it up. The CA accelerant (Model Master) I used creamed the side windows and windshield. The label said it was safe on clear! One of the side decals was written in reverse. Bad QA on the assmebly line. I also black flocked the interior which is hard to see in the pics.






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  • From: Arroyo Grande, CA
Posted by MojoDoctor on Thursday, January 22, 2004 8:59 PM
Really nice build!
As far as the CA accelerant, never use it with clear parts. No matter what they say. How did you clean the windows 'cause they look great now.
Paul, you did a great job. Be proud!

Matt Good judgement is the result of experience, Experience is the result of poor judgement. Mark Twain

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  • From: Atlanta GA
Posted by Zoom Zoom on Thursday, January 22, 2004 11:51 PM
Looks good to me! The Japanese tend to use decals that are mirror images on one side vs. the other, so I doubt that was a misprint. You see it on 1:1 tuners a lot.

Formula 560 canopy glue is THE glue to use on clear, and for tricky areas...it's a very strong water-based white glue w/far better adhesion than Elmer's...more like epoxy when it dries. I use it on a lot of final assembly items, if you mess up, you can wipe it off w/a damp cloth.
Zoom Zoom, aka Bob Downie My Fotki Album The only cure for modeler's ADD is "final assembly and decal placement"
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Posted by Andy Lilienthal on Friday, January 23, 2004 8:29 AM
Looks awesome! Thumbs Up
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  • From: Westland Michigan
Posted by KRIS MORGAN on Friday, January 23, 2004 9:13 AM
I like it, it's always nice to see a wagon tricked out. As far as adhesive for glass I use epoxy.

Hockey players wear numbers because, they cannot always be identified by dental records. Lets go Red Wings!!

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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, January 23, 2004 12:51 PM
Actually I couldn't unfrost the windows. I tried some polish but I didn't want to run the risk of completely destroying the windows.

I chalk this up to a learning experience. Never use something for the first time on a real project. Take a piece of scrap and see what happens first! It'll save a lot of cussing!

Zoom Zoom...about the decals. This side of the decal is okay. When I was applying the other side, I noticed the decal was reversed. It was liked it was a mirror image. And I thought, how the heck does that happen? You know? It's like they were too cheap to create a left and a right side press. So they just flipped the thing over! I'll look for that 560 stuff. Thanks.




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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, January 24, 2004 3:53 PM
Looks good to me Paul. I've been wanting one of those but they'r hard to come by here. I love wagons !!!
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, January 24, 2004 4:26 PM
Steve,

You could always check Hobby link of Japan http://www.hlj.com/index.html or even contact Al's Hobby in Elmhurst, Illinois or Venture Hobbies in Wheeling, Illinois. They have a decent selection of these type of kits.




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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, January 28, 2004 9:37 AM
it looks awesome man!!!!!!! good job. btw are those windows tinted by aoshima?
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, January 28, 2004 10:08 PM
The rear windows are kit tinted. The windows and the wheels are what sold me on the kit. I haven't found a good way to tint windows yet.


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