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#1 Scale Racer

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 10:08 AM

Hi there,

 

I'm new on here but have really got into modelling in the last few months and have successfully completed a 1:24 scale '05 Subaru Impreza (Monte Carlo spec) and a Mclaren MP4-25 (Lewis Hamilton).

 

For Christmas my lovely partner bought me the Tamiya 1:24 scale '98 Toyota Corolla (Rally Catalunya - Carlos Sainz) among other cars.  I have recently started work on it but wanted to add a touch more realism to this one.  One aspect i wanted to change was the exhaust heat shielding on the underside.

 

The instructions suggest painting it a flat aluminium colour, which is easy enough, but i thought about using aluminium foil to create a more realistic effect.

 

My question is, actually i have two:

 

Whats the best way of keeping it flat and moulding it to the underside and 2, what the best way to fix it in position as normal plastic - plastic glues won't stick metal to plastic.

 

Many thanks in advance.

 

Dan 



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Posted 28 December 2012 - 10:23 AM

This or Bare Metal Foil:

http://www.scalehobb...php?s=4&t=2&u=0



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Posted 28 December 2012 - 12:08 PM

I have not tried this yet, I seen someone use the foil that is in cigarette packs as heat shielding



#4 Scale Racer

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 12:20 PM

That's great, thank you.

 

I am in the UK so i will have to find a retailer of it or something similar over on these shores.

 

Cheers for your help.



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Posted 28 December 2012 - 12:51 PM

Scale-you look a bit pale. Get out in the sun more. :lol: