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Rebuilding an old model

Postby FirehorseMike on Thu Sep 22, 2016 7:07 pm

Hello and forgive if this has been asked before.
I have an old Jo Han ambulance that I have about 85% completed. That being said I am wondering if any of you ever dismantled and repainted and rebuilt a model?

If so what were the the pit falls and problems?

Is it worth the effort or should I just finish as is and call it done?

Thanks for any advice

Re: Rebuilding an old model

Postby EdselDan on Sat Sep 24, 2016 11:30 am

It is Your model, so do as you like
If Not satisfied, then Yes re-do it

Many of us heere have done so. Though I am not sure how many were 'In-Progress/unfinished models

The Biggest pit-fall in this is Breaking parts as you disassemble
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Re: Rebuilding an old model

Postby FirehorseMike on Sat Sep 24, 2016 9:14 pm

Thanks Dan,not sure which direction I'm going go with it. I started this model years ago and had less of an eye for detail. So the orange peel was less of an issue then.
Now it bugs me LOL.

Re: Rebuilding an old model

Postby GLMFAA1 on Sat Sep 24, 2016 10:29 pm

welcome to the house and like Dan said it's your model, Rehab it as you like there are many so called 'glue bombs' that have been revised and resurrected. It just matters how strong was the original constructed and what type of paint was used, what shape the glass is in and can duplicate parts be found if originals are broken.
Many a rehabs have occurred in my collection since they were damaged in a house fire seven years ago, so good luck and happy modeling
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Re: Rebuilding an old model

Postby chariots of fire on Sun Sep 25, 2016 4:44 pm

Biggest problem is getting it apart. After that you can do almost anything. I had a Dodge L700 once that I got from a friend. Total glue bomb but thankfully the glue was old and it came apart with very little effort. Sanded it all down, repainted it and put it back together with a new body. These can be loads of fun to re build.
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Re: Rebuilding an old model

Postby FirehorseMike on Mon Oct 24, 2016 3:54 pm

Thanks for the replies. It's in que after three other projects

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