Over the years, I have seen in magazines and on a few show tables models that looked so shiny and beautiful you would have thought the builder had basically buffed and shined the raw styrene . . . WAIT, that's EXACTLY what they did. Sanded, buffed, shined, and polished the raw plastic into a gorgeous finish.
So, I propose those of us who might be interested in doing such a build can do so here.
Some basic rules (or principles) as there is one that is more important than the rest:
THE BODY MUST BE IN RAW PLASTIC. Whatever color you find that you like. This is open to all AUTOMOBILE kits and manufacturers.
You can use BMF and decals on the body.
You can use polishing kits, polishing compounds, whatever is at your disposal to make the body as shine as you can make it.
The rest of the model, which includes chassis, engine, interior, EVERYTHING ELSE, must be painted.
Subject matter, style, type of model, color of raw styrene is all up to the builder.
Sound building skills apply throughout.
I don't know if this has been done before or if some of you already have such a model in your collection, if so, you are welcomed to share it here for inspiration, but in order to participate in this CPB, you must start from scratch.
Deadline for this one is THANKSGIVING. Why THANKSGIVING? It will be a great HOLIDAY to say thanks to all our favorite manufacturers of kits in styrene.
LONG LIVE STYRENE. Now, who is in?
Edited by Dr. Cranky, 16 August 2012 - 02:08 PM.