The Alclad Experiment.

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  1. Maglar

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    As I know of, many people are unsure about the quality of Alclad and is it worth the money compared to other metalizers. Since I got my respirator I decided I would run an experiment with Alclad Aluminum vs Vallejo Chrome. The planes mid-section will be undercoated in gloss black lacquer to give it a stronger appearance on both ends. I dont have other metalizers so bare with me. It will be done on the same plane so comparisons can be drawn. I will not polish the final result but will give the vallejo is gloss cote seal while if Alclad recieves a seal it is ruined (as stated by website). Just a little thing for fun, I hope Alclad comes out strong or else I wasted my money! :D

    Should have final results tonight as they both dry fast..
     

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    The gloss black has been applied and kept under a box while it dries. I do not want dust or those nats all up in my spray job!
     

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    Cool stuff buddy! I'm following this for my NMF Mustang's etc....:oops: :lol:
     
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    Should be interesting......:D
     
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    I just sprayed it and it is very close, but you must remember.. I did not clean the piece of plastic, I did not have the Alclad primer which the site urges, and I had a bad run of misfortune. In other words, I rushed it. One wing had vegetable oil from me trying to make it be able to move when I was building the corsair. But I see the Alclad as being way more realistic if a whole plane was covered in it. I also have a 1/72 P51 in the mail which im spraying, so you guys will see the true works of its power there. Pics later today! :D
     
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    Pics later today? Like, now?
     
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    Ill go take them, might not be cured but its not like im handling it. Remember I rushed, so discredit the spider web, the chunks of particle and everything else. You all would probably execute this better then me. But im the only one who ever thinks of crazy stuff like this. Brb
     
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    Ok, first pic is Alclad, 2nd is Vallejo, 3rd Alclad, 4th Vallejo, then a final shot. I still believe my rushed effort ruined the NMF so I will do a comparison between my 1/72 Mustang and my 1/48 mustang since one will have vallejo while the other has Alclad. Cheers! [I think its the vegetable oil that really did it in lol] :rolleyes:
     

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    Hmm. Maybe it's me, and probably also the fact that metal finishes don't record that well 'on camera', but I don't see a significant difference. Presumably though, any difference will be visible to the naked eye.
     
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    I think the Alclad has more life if you compare the first two. My camera isnt the best but I think a whole finish on a plane will do more justice then some leftover pieces of plastic. I am going to do the primer and sanding tihng next time.. might bring it out a lot more
     
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    Decided to do a durability test, 30 seconds of vertical sanding (up / down) on each piece with 600 grit super fine. This sand paper is made for wood I think, who knows. Glad to know I can handle the Alclad without ripping off its finish like most other metalizers, no sealer was used btw. Sort of polished bot of em :D
     

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    Sooooo, how's this going Maggie?
     
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