1/18th Pegasus wheel on a 1/25 model...
Posted 16 June 2006 - 06:20 AM
The only round stock for axles I had handy was a styrene tube, which by luck fit the thumbtack perfectly!
Posted 16 June 2006 - 07:40 AM
Posted 16 June 2006 - 07:54 AM
I suspect the top of the side spear is going to be a pain... no real distinct edge to cut against. I'll probably lay some masking tape on the body to give myself a cutting guide.
Posted 16 June 2006 - 09:25 AM
Works great for same size trim pieces, but for the back, maybe transfer shape with tracing paper, then onto BMF?
Also, one thing I see in so many shows is that areas like the window frames show up so many rough spots and irregularities.
This is due to the roughness of the paint.
Try polish the area with a course or mild polish from Tamiya first.
Or, if you're brave enough, sand it with super fine sandpaper.
Posted 16 June 2006 - 10:28 AM
I've noticed that about window frames also. Isn't it amazing how chrome tape highlights bad areas, too?!?! I polish out the frames with the rest of the body. Always seem to forget those areas in the wing windows, though! My buddy Andy mask all of his chrome areas to keep them clean, but sometimes has to deal with paint edge/BMF overlap.
BMF is the best/worst thing we use...
Posted 16 June 2006 - 11:51 AM
That will be a lot of masking and taping
Might work out good, though
Posted 16 June 2006 - 12:49 PM
I use a metal straight edge ruler w/cork backing for "non-slip" and carefully cut thin strips of BMF for thin chrome strips all the time. It's a bit tedious, you must use a perfect new blade, but it works.
I also notice the vent window/trim problem w/BMF applied over not-so-smooth surfaces. It hides nothing. You have to treat it like paint; the surface has to be clean and neat and smooth before it's covered.
I think Alclad wouldn't be a big improvement; and I don't think it's nearly as impervious to fingerprints/time as BMF is.
Posted 16 June 2006 - 02:54 PM
Although, BMF has the limitation of being one tone, which is not true on a real car (yes, I know there's different types of BMF, but I find that after its burnished down, it all looks the same to me!). Stainless, chrome, pot metal, aluminum... They all look different and we typically BMF "Chrome" everything! Take a look at a Juha model sometime and look at his metal finishes... dead on every time!
Posted 19 June 2006 - 02:31 PM
Posted 19 June 2006 - 06:37 PM
I have two sets of tires (D and DZ in the product code, dunno which is which) One set is the typical lowrider style round shouldered tire. This one has a seperate ww insert that, because of the stretch, pops out.
The other, square shouldered tire has a molded ww and 18" peggys fit fine. The other diff between the 2 tires is that the second is about 2"-3" taller.
Look at all that dust!