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1/12th MFH Ferrari 250 GTO

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Re: 1/12th MFH Ferrari 250 GTO

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So fast and so beautiful.
Great job Dave!
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So far so good. Just hopping the body fits.
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I may take a break when Christian’s 917/10 arrives.
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Coming together nicely, I wanted to see just this, a WIP of this kit.
Look forward to the updates
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I am now starting on the body work which is mostly resin. Some tips on what I have learned in past MFH builds. The resin has some sort of coating on it. Maybe release agent. When i visited MHF a few years back I asked their main model builder what he does. He told me he wipes the resin down with acetone. I have tried but still get large fish eyes. I now scrub first using lava soap and then wipe down with acetone. It seems to work well. If I still get a fish eye, I spray it with flat clear. That seems to seal it. All this is done before the final color coat of course.

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Hi Dave. Thanks for the resin prep tips. Could you elaborate on the "lava soap" used. The ones I am familiar with are slightly abrasive .... is that the whole idea?

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Lava Soap is mildly abrasive. This is a tip a got from Master Modeler and friend Dale King. I use a soft toothbrush and lots of water.

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I still think you would need to do a solvent wipe-down (Prep-sol) after the Lava to get rid of the "moisturizers". Also, only handle the body with cotton gloves afterwards. Cheap disposable ones are available. I used to restore classic cars for a living and the last thing you want to do is to touch a body with your bare hand just before you paint. The last thing that should touch the body is a tac rag.
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I use acetone for the last wipe. So far it works.
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Looking great work there Dave 👍
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