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Monty

I'd like to see some pics of Fireball Modelworks' 5-slot wheels after being sprayed with Alclad, Molotov, or chrome plated.

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As most of you know, Chief Joseph makes some incredible stuff, as we've seen recently with the number of modelers using his carbs to improve the accuracy of a build.

I noticed some time back that he had a line of 5-slot wheels, a design I've liked since the first time I saw a set on a car.  I  don't recall seeing these in use on here, but as my title states, I'd like to, especially if painted or plated to look like the 1:1 units.   

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Here are a couple of wheels (5" & 7") that I had plated at Kustom Krome. Tire is FMR 022 BFG 295/50 that's no longer available in white resin. Somewhere I have same tires painted w Tamiya rubber black & wheels w chrome spray but I can't find them now.

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Looks good!  Did you prep them in any way before sending them out, or did you send the bare resin pieces?

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Just a scrubbing w warm water and dishwashing detergent. As for the resin itself, there's nothing to trim or sand whatsoever....

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Thanks Claes.  I have some of those wheels and I can see some slight striations from the 3D printed master. I was wondering if you did something to smooth them out (like a coat of primer).  I suppose that the glossy clear lacquer applied during the "plating" process smoothed out those striations.

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Claes, thanks for your response and pictures.  After seeing my post pass 350 views without any replies, I was beginning to wonder if anyone had bought these wheels and made efforts to make them look like the 1:1 items.  

It wasn't like I had any doubts about the quality of any product from the Fireball lineup, but it was nice to see them set up for installation on some lucky kit.

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Here's a set I did in aluminum:

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