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Painting torque thrust rims

10 June 2014 - 08:29 AM

I have these chrome torque thrust rims from the 1968 Bullit mustang kit that I wanted to paint the spokes gray for the magnesium look.

I have seen other models with spokes painted and wanted to know other peoples technique to paint their rims. I prefer masking tape

and spray paint but it seems like it might be easier to brush paint them. When I brush paint sometimes you can see the brush marks.

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1941 willys Pickup

05 May 2014 - 07:32 AM

Here is the kit I started with

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The front end was too low and the wheels sat back to far. I raised the front end and moved the wheels forward.

The rear differential was mounted to quarter elliptical springs and did not look sturdy enough so I replaced them

with leaf springs.

I took a lot of the chrome off and used model masters metalizer paints. This was the first time I have used them

and noticed if you put primer under them they didn't buff out much and work better spraying over the bare plastic.

Here is the motor/chassis:

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I did get the doors to line up fairly well

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The tires are 2 piece type but I used them anyway

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