1967 Dodge Charger 383
Posted 17 March 2011 - 03:23 AM
My paint will be Testor's Gloss Blue shot thru my friend's airbrush.
I have removed the 426 Hemi logos on the sides of the body.
Posted 17 March 2011 - 10:10 AM
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Posted 17 March 2011 - 11:49 AM
Posted 18 March 2011 - 08:22 AM
I painted and detailed the body.
I finished the 383.
Posted 19 March 2011 - 05:24 AM
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Posted 19 March 2011 - 08:45 PM
These are just examples, how i have done. So what I want to say is that it's possible to paint those chrome trims quite nicely without masking tape, as my '66 Olds shows you, but as for the Vega and Chevelle, they are looking just like this... So do it more carefully.
Posted 20 March 2011 - 03:18 AM
just a few days ago i painted a set of wheels from a bike/trailer that were molded in one peice and not extremely defined
it didnt come out perfect but it came out much better then i would have done a year ago
Posted 20 March 2011 - 05:25 PM
Posted 20 March 2011 - 06:19 PM
So I started to look around for something else, I went to stores looking for something that was chrome like and didn't look like paper. It was then it dawn on me, the only way for me to find what I was looking for was for me to probably make it somehow (LOL). You see I was like you, I was trying to save money also even back then on things, and for a 6x8 or close to that for 6.00 you could only do afew models with that size and then you was out and needed more you would have to spend another 6.00 for another sheet. I didn't like the model car bare metal foil looks at all either. So that was when I really started to thinking at what to do to get more for less you can say and something that looked good as well and be real metal too yet you could cut through and use as bare metal foil on a model. That was when I started doing this http://www.modelcars...showtopic=34699 . Yep, making my own bare metal foil (LOL). I spend maybe a buck for the roll of foil, around three bucks for the elmers spray glue from the dollar general store ($4.00 and something total) and this way you enough foil, you have two choices of chrome or dull chrome as the foil has a dull side and a bright side to it. so instead of paying say 12.00 for two small sheets of both dull and bright, you can make your own for for a friction of that price and planty enough of bare metal foil for along time LOL. seeing on how you don't have much funds, maybe this route might be the way to go man for you. I know I like the homemade kind way better then the real bare metal foil out there. But thats just my own personal opinion though. each of us model builders has own ways of doing things and in different ways also (LOL).