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Museum collection carbon fiber


GvEman
08-03-2004, 12:32 PM
Hello i wonder if anyone have tryed the cf from museum collection (http://www.hlj.com/scripts/hljpage.cgi?MCLDC-193) .
i was supose to buy the studio 24 one... but they do not have it in stock at the moment and i need it fast... and i canot order sas one right now...

so what do you think of it?`

cheers

mike@af
08-03-2004, 01:16 PM
Yep, Eric (Vric) used it on his S2K.

GvEman
08-03-2004, 01:31 PM
which of them there are tow types one fore 1:20 and 1:24 and there is one newer one that they just say normal on......did he use the 1:20 & 1:24 one? 1:20 & 1:24 (http://www.hlj.com/scripts/hljpage.cgi?MCLDC-56)

normal type (http://www.hlj.com/scripts/hljpage.cgi?MCLDC-193)

RallyRaider
08-03-2004, 07:37 PM
I've used Museum Collection CF and it is very good. As far as I know they make large and small carbon fibre and kevlar. The large is for 1/12th and the small for 1/20 and 1/24. Carbon fibre is silver on black and kevlar is black on yellow. Anything beyond that must be too new for an old bloke like me :)

I can find some pics of it if you like.

EDIT: Looking at the link you posted the normal type is the conventional twill weave, "stripedy" carbon fibre. Their other type is the plain weave without the distinct stripe. Depends on what look you are after.

Vric
08-03-2004, 07:50 PM
I used Meseum Collection Carbon. It's a very good product and one of the cheapest and biggest sheets. So you get more for less money

It's soft but very resistent. Highly recomended

Few small picture. Hard to take the pattern on pictures
http://www.magietec.com/~models/album/s2000/s2000_1.jpg

http://www.magietec.com/~models/album/AltezzaHKS/altezza2_1.sized.jpg
(I just realised that the rear wheel isn't correct.. will need to fix that :lol: )

GvEman
08-04-2004, 07:24 AM
okay thanks for the info:D i will buy the museum collection one then:)

Vric your cars looks fantastic and yes that wheel looks like it have been into a wall oresome thing and the axel has been broken ore something:P


thaks again!
i love this place!

Vric
08-04-2004, 07:59 AM
Vric your cars looks fantastic and yes that wheel looks like it have been into a wall oresome thing and the axel has been broken ore something:P

i love this place!

the bad thing about using female wheels on a female suspention system :lol:

it's fixed, will need to retake picture next time

GvEman
08-04-2004, 08:31 AM
the bad thing about using female wheels on a female suspention system :lol:

it's fixed, will need to retake picture next time


yes it is:P

okay that's good:)

mike@af
08-04-2004, 11:30 AM
(I just realised that the rear wheel isn't correct.. will need to fix that :lol: )

Perfect example of what happens when you hit a curb while drifting.:cwm27:

As far as the CF goes, I personally reccomend the diaganol style, rather than the checkerboard weave. IMO, the checkerboard weave just doesnt look very realistic. And if you get red CF it looks like you could play checkers on your car. :lol:

GvEman
08-04-2004, 11:35 AM
Perfect example of what happens when you hit a curb while drifting.:cwm27:

As far as the CF goes, I personally reccomend the diaganol style, rather than the checkerboard weave. IMO, the checkerboard weave just doesnt look very realistic. And if you get red CF it looks like you could play checkers on your car. :lol:


yes it is a good example:P

thanks.. i think i will try the diaganol style.

hahaha! :lol2:

Toughbeard
08-11-2004, 12:25 PM
I used Meseum Collection Carbon. It's a very good product and one of the cheapest and biggest sheets. So you get more for less money

It's soft but very resistent. Highly recomended

Few small picture. Hard to take the pattern on pictures
http://www.magietec.com/~models/album/s2000/s2000_1.jpg

http://www.magietec.com/~models/album/AltezzaHKS/altezza2_1.sized.jpg
(I just realised that the rear wheel isn't correct.. will need to fix that :lol: )


Wow that is amazing. How did you manage to get it to soften? I tried to use the museum collection decals they would just not soften up. I used microsol, microset hell I even tried alcohol.... nothing will soften these buggers :)

any tips? It is now obvious that I am doing something wrong or not doing at all :lol2:

Vric
08-11-2004, 12:35 PM
I use Microsol, a small coton piece (from an old tshirt) and a LOT of patience.. those 2 hood took at least 1 hour of full work to do each, just to place the CF on it. it will soften after few minutes of work then you will have to work to remove all the bubbles.
Museum collection are very strong, you shouldn't have any problem.

Toughbeard
08-11-2004, 03:04 PM
they are strong I noticed :lol2:

I guess back to the drawing board again... lets try this again :)

thanks Vric

RallyRaider
08-11-2004, 05:43 PM
I find Microsol isn't a strong enough solvent for some decals. Museum Collection and SMS included. Get hold of some Solvaset. But be careful, it is deadly stuff!

Toughbeard
08-12-2004, 02:04 AM
solvaset? I dont think I know that. What brand is it.

By the way microsol is way too powerful for SMS as far as I have seen. it pretty much shreds it to pieces. pretty strange actually.

RallyRaider
08-12-2004, 05:38 PM
I think Solvaset is made by Walthers. Very difficult stuff to find outside of the USA. SMS decals are quite thin and brittle so easily break. I find with Solvaset SMS decals really melt and conform to the surface. Microsol just makes them a little soft.

Vric
08-12-2004, 05:56 PM
SMS decals are quite thin and brittle so easily break.
arggg.. I have just ordered 3 sheet of SMS CF decals :mad:

GvEman
08-12-2004, 06:12 PM
aha.... what is microsol (ore what you said)? i do not have anything that i think works to soften the decals.... do you guys think tha i can putt the carbon on even thogh(sp) i do not have that thing?

RallyRaider
08-12-2004, 06:25 PM
Don't worry Vric. The thinness and brittleness is part if what makes them so good at conforming to shaped surfaces. You just need to be more careful with them than some other kinds of decals.

RallyRaider
08-12-2004, 06:29 PM
Yes GvEman you can still use CF decals but it will be harder to make them fit over complex shapes. You can experiment with a hot a cloth or a hairdryer to warm the decals and make them conform better.

GvEman
08-12-2004, 06:32 PM
okay thanxs rallyraider!=)

but i must say that i have some verry complex parts to put on carbon to... but i think i will fixit some how...

bvia
08-12-2004, 09:36 PM
FreakRay has a great tutorial on using CF decals.

SMS is some of the best, BUT you have to read and FOLLOW Matthew's directions on how to use them...and for your own sake, do NOT touch them while they are wrinkled. You WILL tear them up that way.

VRic- if you decide to not use the SMS sheets, PM me and I'll buy/trade/take them off your hands ;-)>

p.s. Really nice job on the above models!

Vric
08-13-2004, 08:33 AM
GvEman I would say difinitly not. if you don't have a decal solvent, it's praticly impossible to get a nice CF surface

GvEman
08-13-2004, 09:47 AM
Vric damn! do you think some kind of alcohole would do the tric? like absulut vodka:P just kiding:P

Vric
08-13-2004, 10:26 AM
hahaha maybe.. IF the decal not getting more soft, you will :D

Microsol is fairly easy to find, even my crappy hobbyshop have them.
www.modelexpress.net have them too if you want to place a small order (it's $2.98)

GvEman
08-13-2004, 11:23 AM
well microsoft i have:P like my keybord to the computer:P well i will chek it out. thanks anyway.

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