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#1 Mal.au


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Posted 20 May 2006 - 06:42 PM

Hi Guys just about Finished this one
I would love to hear your comments
Heres a Question How can I make those treaded tires look road used, I know how to make slicks look used is it the same, if so how do you get down in the tread to make that look used?

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Posted 21 May 2006 - 01:35 AM

Great looking rod Mal!!

As far as the "used" look for tires................I use 220 grit sandpaper and scuff them up as much as I can. To get in between the treads, simply fold the paper in half to sand in there.

On real cars however, you'll notice that especially on a dirt road, the tread in between is usually untouched

Some folks have taken a "tool" to hold the tire in place on a dremel and then "turned" the tire on sandpaper.......be careful with this method though as the tire can fly off and maybe hit the cat or something!:)

This can be time consuming, but it does add a realistic touch to a model.

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Posted 21 May 2006 - 06:15 AM

Very cool, Mal - great color choice!

For treaded tires, I sand the tread like a slick, clean the "dust" off, and hit with a couple light coats of Dullcoat.

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Posted 22 May 2006 - 04:41 PM

That is a great looking Street Rod Mal. That color is just right.

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Posted 26 May 2006 - 07:17 AM

That's a cool color 8) ,looks great, really nice build.

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Posted 26 May 2006 - 08:13 AM

Minty fresh !!