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#1 cruz

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 10:11 AM

Okay guys, I have decided to share this page again. Fotki has been having some bad issues with their photos lately and a lot of them have dissapeared from my account, something about moving their servers to another location? Anyway, it will be quite some time before they fix these issues. In the meantime, I will again share the tutorial I wrote for the magazine but this time I will not be using any albums for this, these will come straight from my PC, hopefully you guys can use the info.

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#2 cruz

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 10:17 AM

Here are a few of my models as examples.....

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 10:34 AM

'62 Catalina...

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 11:14 AM

Excellent tutorial!  Thank you Marcos!



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Posted 28 October 2013 - 07:03 PM

Thought I lost this post, needed the information desperately. Why was it removed from the pinned area?

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 07:51 PM

Awesome! Thanks for sharing!



#7 Captain Obvious

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Posted 02 November 2013 - 10:08 AM

That looks fantastic...I need to find a new scribing tool.



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Posted 05 November 2013 - 06:27 AM

Marcos, thanks for this. I wasn't a believer until I tried this earlier in the year and it works like a charm. 



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Posted 09 November 2013 - 04:11 AM

I used this tutorial back in July on a build, and it turned out AWESOME!!!!!

 

THANK YOU again for your helpfulness!!!



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Posted 20 December 2013 - 08:58 AM

Thanks again for this Cruz, great tutorial and one that works.



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Posted 05 January 2014 - 05:09 AM

Been wanting to know how to do this. Thanks



#12 GoatGuy

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Posted 05 January 2014 - 06:11 AM

Great info Marcos. I have started doing this on my builds. I also tried it on my grandson's Vette. I sprayed on some Plastikote primer after scribing and applying some AK Interactive wash, but some of the wash is no longer visible. I guess I will have to rescribe and reapply the wash ? Also, how do you resharpen the scriber ? Any help is appreciated.



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Posted 09 January 2014 - 05:47 AM

Great info Marcos. I have started doing this on my builds. I also tried it on my grandson's Vette. I sprayed on some Plastikote primer after scribing and applying some AK Interactive wash, but some of the wash is no longer visible. I guess I will have to rescribe and reapply the wash ? Also, how do you resharpen the scriber ? Any help is appreciated.

Thanks Dave. If you scribed the lines deep enough at the start you won't need to re-scribe. You can always add wash at the end of the painting process, that's the beauty of this system. Just make sure that the lines are free of any wax buildup or debris before you add the wash. I wouldn't worry about re-sharpening the scriber, these instruments are always manufactured and designed to work in a specific way when they come out of production and if you alter anything they might not do job as intended. I suggest you go out and purchase a new one instead of fixing the one you have. Just remember that the idea behind starting out with the scriber is to help start the process with the straightest line possible, the X-Acto knife does the rest.


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Posted 09 January 2014 - 07:04 AM

And being a beginner with this method it's easy to wind up with some not-so-straight lines. Thanks for the advice Marcos. I'll keep practicing and I will make it to one of the meetings of the model club soon. 



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Posted 09 January 2014 - 09:32 AM

And being a beginner with this method it's easy to wind up with some not-so-straight lines. Thanks for the advice Marcos. I'll keep practicing and I will make it to one of the meetings of the model club soon. 

Just remember, patience is the key. Start out making sure you don't put any kind of pressure on the scriber, even if it takes a long time. That's the key to getting the lines straight. Once the scriber forms the line, the knife will follow them easier.



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Posted 11 January 2014 - 09:03 PM

Marcos I have a question; After putting the wash in the panel lines you say to sand the body, which means that you then have to wash the body with soap and water before priming and applying paint. Does this remove any of the wash? 

 

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 07:40 AM

I've never had this happen Gene, I use Mig washes and these are enamel based, don't know if a water based one would wash off but I still don't think so. I've had a few people tell me that they've used water based colors when trying this system and I am still to hear that it has been washed out. If you scribe those lines nice and deep, I just can't see that happening. You do have to remember that you can always add a bit more wash even after painting, that's the beauty of scribing the lines deep. Just make sure that there is no sanding debris when doing so.



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Posted 30 January 2014 - 01:24 AM

Good advice Marcos! 

 

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 04:15 PM

You say the object is to deepen the lines not widen them but the scriber widens them.

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 04:24 PM

Just start with the scriber, finish with the blade.....