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Jeep Wrangler Rubicon by Revell

Joined: March 23rd, 2018, 4:03 am

April 5th, 2018, 4:33 am #1

Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Revell - Nr. 85-4053 - 1:25 Scale
https://www.scalemates.com/kits/190791- ... er-rubicon

I started this on March 28th and finished today with about 2 hours per day.
The kit is a level 4 as per the box I purchased, but a level 2 on others.
Both kits are the "Ranger" version, the same kit number and are identical in piece and piece count.
This sort of thing is certainly not unheard of and is a good hint as to why you should research it. See the link above for more information on this kit.

There was almost no injection feathering at all. The parts were strong and of good quality with striking detail.The directions were easy and clear as always with Revell. (to my knowledge)
I painted the chrome rims as I am not a chrome lover and it never fit my color scheme.
A couple of other things that stood out on this one; the rear license plate is too big, instead of cutting it down I threw it into my bonus-bag for future build. The other, was the body being a struggle to fit the frame. After some sharing expletives with the dog I finally got it done.

Overall I liked this build and only wish it was a 1:1.
The dog concurs.

Next up; Dodge Ramcharger by Revell - Nr. 85-4372 - 1:24 Scale
https://www.scalemates.com/kits/1017217 ... 23eda6.jpg[/IMG]

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April 6th, 2018, 5:11 pm #2

Nice work on this one! The details look great, and the weathering of the chassis really sets it off!



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Thanks for the assist Ed!
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Joined: June 11th, 2009, 5:48 am

April 7th, 2018, 6:03 pm #3

Good looking Jeep,  Nice call on the wheels, they look much better de-chromed, painted, and detailed.  You're really crankin'  em out....the rest of us need to get busy😄
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Joined: March 23rd, 2018, 4:03 am

April 9th, 2018, 8:29 pm #4

Flatout wrote:Good looking Jeep,  Nice call on the wheels, they look much better de-chromed, painted, and detailed.  You're really crankin'  em out....the rest of us need to get busy
Thanks.
I actually painted over the chrome. You mentioned "de-chromed". How can that be done?

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Joined: February 15th, 2009, 2:35 am

April 10th, 2018, 8:30 am #5

One way to dechrome a piece is to soak it in household bleach.  Depending on how thick and often which company chromed it, it may take only a few minutes to a couple of hours.  Also Wesley's Blech-wite, Purple Power Castrol Super-Clean, L.A. Awesome, and many others work just as well.  Some of these will also remove the varnish undercoat, which may or may not be an issue with you.
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April 10th, 2018, 1:01 pm #6

Ricky wrote:One way to dechrome a piece is to soak it in household bleach.  Depending on how thick and often which company chromed it, it may take only a few minutes to a couple of hours.  Also Wesley's Blech-wite, Purple Power Castrol Super-Clean, L.A. Awesome, and many others work just as well.  Some of these will also remove the varnish undercoat, which may or may not be an issue with you.
Thanks Ricky. I'll give it a try.

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April 10th, 2018, 2:59 pm #7

Terry, a lot of times, the clear varnish under the chrome actually covers up the molded in detail, so removing the varnish will give you a better looking part. If the things Ricky listed don't remove the varnish (And you really want it gone!), try some DOT-3 Brake Fluid, it'll take it off overnight.

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Thanks for the assist Ed!
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April 11th, 2018, 9:25 pm #8

Custom Mike wrote:Terry, a lot of times, the clear varnish under the chrome actually covers up the molded in detail, so removing the varnish will give you a better looking part. If the things Ricky listed don't remove the varnish (And you really want it gone!), try some DOT-3 Brake Fluid, it'll take it off overnight.

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ah, sounds simple enough.

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