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Black & white checker firewalls

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How to paint a checkered firewall

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OK, my standard disclaimer. I am sure somebody can do this better but, I was asked to write how I did this so here goes....

I just finished painting a black and white 32 Ford firewall for Tom Kren and I took a few photos as I did it. This is the second one I did so I am improving as I go and so can you. Remember practice, practice! I first used a pencil and traced 1/8" blocks onto a raw plastic firewall to see how the measurements worked out

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Once I had a good version that I liked the spacing I sanded and painted the white onto another spare firewall. After the paint was dry I cut masking tape into 1/8" strips using a stainless steel ruler on a sheet of thick plastic and a straight razor.

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We then tape to the firewall vertically so we only will have to cut the horizontal lines on the plastic.

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After taping I mark my 1/8" marks on both outside edges of the firewall and then use the stainless steel ruler to cut all my horizontal cuts including the outside edges and remove every other block with the tip of my xacto blade (here is the tricky part not to gouge the plastic with the tip)

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Once you have all the masking tape finished your ready to paint! I used spray can because I was in a hurry to finish. I recommend using an airbrush because of less bleed thru but, if you do use a spray can mist light coats slowly to minimize bleed thru. Once your paint is dry it is time to remove the remaining masking tape using the xacto blade again AGAIN this time it is really critical that you do not scratch the paint from under the tape.

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That's it your finished! You can clear coat or add decals if you like or both. This one will be as is for now.

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enjoy!

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Way cool!

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Nice tutorial, Irv.

Would ya mind it being published in a future Classic Plastic? You already know the payscale. :wink:

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go ahead Dan you know the drill.. what's mine is yours!

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whats "classic plastic" and how do i get a copy?

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I wonder how this would look on a 1:8 Deuce 8)

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I wonder how this would look on a 1:8 Deuce 8)

I think it would look perfect!!

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Thanks for the tutorial. I may work up the nerv to try it. Looks great!

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whats "classic plastic" and how do i get a copy?

Dan's yankin' your chain Bill :( ........."Classic Plastic" is our monthly newsletter by our club here in PA. The CPMCC (Central Pennsylvania Model Car Club) has monthly meetings.........and we meet on the first Saturday of the month.

Dan puts out and excellent newsletter which I get in PDF format in my email each month.

If you'd like a copy, maybe Dan can chime in and maybe send you a copy via email. You'll need Adobe Acrobat to download the file though. :wink:

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Something new for me to give it a try. Thanks.

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thanks mr obsessive, i would like a copy so if someone could pm me (or just post here) details on getting one i would appreciate it. im on the west coast so i dont think its appropriate to join the club though i sure wish we had something as well organized here in sacramento

by the way i love the xk-ss you use for your sig. nice detail work! ive done that model too but not to as high a standard. would you care to post some more photos?

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jb,,,,,,,,Bill's Jag pictures can be seen by clicking on the Fotki link, just above the picture in his post.

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thanks mr obsessive, i would like a copy so if someone could pm me (or just post here) details on getting one i would appreciate it. im on the west coast so i dont think its appropriate to join the club though i sure wish we had something as well organized here in sacramento

Well as luck would have it, I will be uploading the newsletters to a website I'm playing with...keep your eyes peeled.

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>Bill's Jag pictures can be seen by clicking on the Fotki link

ok.

now tell me those are pics of a real d-type.

theyre not?

huh.

excuse me for a minute while i go hide my attempt at the model.

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Well as luck would have it, I will be uploading the newsletters to a website I'm playing with...keep your eyes peeled.

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Ken, those are great ideas, I was in a hurry so I shortcut the clear!

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cool

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