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Scale Racer

Member Since 28 Dec 2012
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Heat shield technique

28 December 2012 - 10:08 AM

Hi there,


I'm new on here but have really got into modelling in the last few months and have successfully completed a 1:24 scale '05 Subaru Impreza (Monte Carlo spec) and a Mclaren MP4-25 (Lewis Hamilton).


For Christmas my lovely partner bought me the Tamiya 1:24 scale '98 Toyota Corolla (Rally Catalunya - Carlos Sainz) among other cars.  I have recently started work on it but wanted to add a touch more realism to this one.  One aspect i wanted to change was the exhaust heat shielding on the underside.


The instructions suggest painting it a flat aluminium colour, which is easy enough, but i thought about using aluminium foil to create a more realistic effect.


My question is, actually i have two:


Whats the best way of keeping it flat and moulding it to the underside and 2, what the best way to fix it in position as normal plastic - plastic glues won't stick metal to plastic.


Many thanks in advance.