Cheap Tip- Scribing For Added Realism
Posted 12 July 2012 - 06:29 AM
All you need to do is use your favorite scribing tool to make a small groove where the seat base and carpet meet, like so:
I have yet to scribe over the transmission tunnel in the above pic.
You can use this same technique to add definition and fool the eyes into thinking parts which are molded as one are actually separate parts, Things like consoles, seats in promo-style interiors, washer reservoirs and batteries in Monogram kit engine compartments, etc. Simply adding a little shadow line, or going even further and slightly undercutting the molded in 'part' will make a difference visually, yet costs nothing, other than a few minutes of your time.
Posted 12 July 2012 - 06:44 AM
It's the little things ... and they add up quickly...
Posted 12 July 2012 - 06:45 AM
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Posted 17 July 2012 - 02:04 AM
Wow man! How did you get those leaves to look so cool and in scale???
If you're really into the details, round over the seat's bottom edge so you don't leave a sharp edge...and add seatbelt clips if you're really into details...and building a '67 Dart sedan.
Posted 20 July 2012 - 12:40 PM
Now I can never again look at my models built hitherto.
There will not be another model built by me without applying this cheap trick wherever I can.
Posted 21 July 2012 - 03:56 AM
Edited by Casey, 21 July 2012 - 12:32 PM.