Posted 01 January 2010 - 09:52 AM
Getting ready to get back to my Mustang Drag car project now that the holidays are behind us.
Just finished watching Donn Yost's 2 DVD's, great work Donn.
Lots of very good tips.... I highly recommend them.
Now, the reason for this post:
Looking for tips, tricks, and resources for engine detailing.
I know that there are about a million items online to help with detailing.
What I am looking for is ideas about how to use these aftermarket items.
Am looking for ideas pertaining to: carb linkage, fuel/oil line detail, ect....
Maybe even books or dvd's on the subject.
Posted 01 January 2010 - 10:08 AM
Posted 01 January 2010 - 10:52 AM
He did show some examples of things he has done and gave an idea of where parts came from.
Maybe he is leaving room for a 3rd video.
If you do Donn, just go ahead and charge my CC and send it to me... :-)
I have used telephone wire myself for ign wire. Tried to use small heat shrink for boots but that didn't work out too well.
Edited by limoman39, 01 January 2010 - 10:54 AM.
Posted 01 January 2010 - 11:11 AM
I use just the telephone wire cover for the spark plug boots and gas line connectors. I pull the copper wire out of the cover. I get all my ignition wire from Scale Dreams. Rick over there has a nice selection of colos. I also get wire looms from Scale Dreams that are PE parts from Model Car Garage. The telephone wire is too heavy a gauge for realistic ignition wire.
Posted 01 January 2010 - 05:36 PM
By "thin," I mean very, very thin. (I know, but it bears repeating.) There's no magic formula for this; it's a matter of trial and error. Start with an almost-clear mixture. If it doesn't give you the effect you want, repeat. Or make your solution darker. Even a pristine show car will look better with washed engine and chassis parts, but go easy. If you want a vintage look, add more black. If you're going for greasy and ratty, mix a darker solution. Some reds and browns will add to the beater effect.
I use a small artist's brush. That way I can be selective about how much I apply to any given area. For ink, either I use either Tamiya black acrylic or acrylic ink. For thinner, you can use straight water, but the wash will flow into those crevices better if you add a drop of soapy water. Tamiya thinner also works very well.
Whatever detail you add will stand out more and look better if you give it a good wash.
Posted 07 January 2010 - 02:59 PM
Looks like I could spend about 500 bucks on this model, which lines do I need for 1/25?
What fittings work best for what??
And, how do you get the red and blue anodized look on these fittings???
Posted 07 January 2010 - 08:31 PM
Posted 11 January 2010 - 05:39 AM
Hi Rick, I have enclosed a few pics of a Mustang II Super Pro (Firefighter kit with alot of rework) car I built using my products for all of the detail work (braided line, hex fittings, fuel block, demon carbs. dist. kit, plug wire/plug boots, plug wire looms, detailing screen (radiator), flex fan, oil breathers, etc.) Hope this give you a first hand look at how the products looks on a finished piece. If you have any questions on anything PM me or give me a call and I will help you out futher on working with the products or how to runs lines etc. My website also has a number of tips under "Modeling Tips" (with more coming) on working with my products.
Posted 11 January 2010 - 06:21 AM
Posted 11 January 2010 - 12:06 PM
Posted 11 January 2010 - 02:30 PM
Yes, this is exactly the type of things I am looking for.
Charlie, I am familiar with your website. I had already bookmarked a couple of your tips.
I will be heading back over there as soon as I am done here.
Marcos, love the strombergs. Will have to check that stuff out too...