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NEW IN

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Some basic super skinny pants from zara

75 Vintage Vette--Kristal Klear and More....

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I'm almost ready to finish up assembly of the MPC Vintage 75 Vette.....it's time to get this one done! I was gearing up for (and dreading, really) the usual struggle with the scale windshield; from other posts you have heard me complain that glass often doesn't fit right on these old, warped, dusty kits, and this one was no exception; this Vette had the most warped, bent up piece of convertible crap I've seen so far. But! When I grabbed up the Microscale chemicals for last post's decal restoration I also bought another Microscale product called "Micro Kristal Klear" which I will call MKK from here--more because I liked the "multiple misspelled K's" in the name than anything else.... Turns out MKK really works! I taped and clamped the ill-fitting windshield and layed some thick glue around it. Then over the course of a couple of days I removed a single piece of tape or a single clamp and applied a bit more glue. This was repeated severa…

OFFICE SHOES

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Now in my closet






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SUNDAY THINGS

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JUMP INTO THE SUN | WITH CARRERA

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O que faria se o sol descesse à terra por 3 dias? e ainda por cima em Milão!?  O sol influencia e regula as fases do dia, desde o amanhecer até ao por do sol, desde sempre. Às vezes nem nos apercebemos mas, o movimento do sol marca os nossos ritmos e afecta as nossas emoções, a nossa maneira de sentir o mundo e as sensações que temos por quem está ao nosso lado. Não seria incrível se o sol descesse à Terra e ficasse connosco por 3 dias?  A Carrera convidou-o para Milão a 19 de Abril, quer vir vê-lo? Provavelmente nunca se encontrou com um convidado tão ‘hot’! Como qualquer VIP, também o Sol quer manter secretos os detalhes de um evento tão exclusivo. Mas isto não nos preocupa porque de certeza será uma ocasião especial e imperdível.  O evento "Jump Into the Sun", concebido pela Carrera, chega a Milão para o Salone del Mobile, cujo lançamento decorrerá no terraço panorâmico do Superstudio Più. Durante três dias, de 19 a 21 de Abril, esperamos por si sob a cúpula iluminada pela C…

MIXING PATTERNS

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Skirt and blazer - vintage | Top and belt- h&m

AWINTERDAY

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really uncertain weather... back to the black
Blaser - Hugo Boss | Sweater - h&m | Shirt - Primark | Pants - Zara | Scarve - Zara Man | Tote - Parfois | Booties - Absolutribut 
And a new haircut




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DETAILING

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75 Vette--Decal Restoration!

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I finished up a nice House of Kolor Snowhite Pearl paint job on the 1:25 '75 vintage Vette. Then I got a comment from a reader that it needs the red decals. And it does!


The problem is the decals, like the kit, are about 37 years old, and have seen better days! How in the world do you get old/faded/busted up waterslide decals, that came out when Gerald Ford was president, to look good now? The main issue of course is that any attempt to slide the decal off its backing will cause it to shatter--from the photo you can see the things are already cracked, split, cut up, and otherwise in bad shape!


Modern chemistry to the rescue....Microscale Industries makes chemicals perfect for restoring old decals. This was all new to me--the first time I tried to resurrect old decals. But there was a lot of guidance online. I started with the "Liquid Decal Film" on the left. I coated the old decals with "Film" and let them dry. This liquid bound the old cracked decal so it could…