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1 hour ago, Chariots of Fire said:

IF you want some chrome try a Molotow chrome pen.  It really works!

That would probably work best if its in a pen since these parts are so small def gonna look into that. I bought some alclad II chrome to try in my airbrush so maybe ill just use that on my other 1/25 scale trucks im going to start soon..thanks for the tip!

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Little more progress..painted the roof and wheel flares for the wrecker body

 

 

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On 3/7/2019 at 11:26 AM, Jimbo8v92 said:

That would probably work best if its in a pen since these parts are so small def gonna look into that. I bought some alclad II chrome to try in my airbrush so maybe ill just use that on my other 1/25 scale trucks im going to start soon..thanks for the tip!

They come in 3 sizes, 1mm, 2mm and 4mm.  The smallest would work the best for real small stuff. If you thought of chroming the radiator shell I would go with the larger ones to reduce the number of passes required.

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12 minutes ago, Chariots of Fire said:

They come in 3 sizes, 1mm, 2mm and 4mm.  The smallest would work the best for real small stuff. If you thought of chroming the radiator shell I would go with the larger ones to reduce the number of passes required.

Yes thankyou, i ordered a 1mm and 4mm yesterday so cant wait to try it. Going to try the alclad this weekend on the wheels

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Chromed everything i can think of at the moment. Glued the rear wheels on and lost my front axle so i guess ill have to look for some rod to fit the front wheels.....

 

 

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Found the front axle and glued on the fuel tank, stacks and grille..need to touch up the outline of the grille mesh once its dry.

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Man, i thought I had posted on this, this is looking great! I’ve always passed on chances to buy these kits, guess maybe I should have bought a few. Looks great!

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21 minutes ago, tbill said:

Man, i thought I had posted on this, this is looking great! I’ve always passed on chances to buy these kits, guess maybe I should have bought a few. Looks great!

Lol yeah i almost passed because it was a 1/43 scale, but i liked that it had the twin boom holmes 750 so i figured ide give it a shot and glad i did. Very cool model for sure.

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Your truck is looking very good. I have several of these there great kits I’ll post one almost done  when I get the bench caught up 

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Little update. Just need to finnish up a few minor parts and it will be finnished.

 

 

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Stunning work really like all the small details these kits have 

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21 minutes ago, NothingAsFineAsaW9 said:

Did you have to primer or anything for the chrome pens to stick to the part's. 

Nope didnt sand them or prime them just went over everything with the pen. I noticed the heavier you put it on the more it looks like a mirror. I also painted the wheels gloss black first to see if it helped and it doesnt seem as bright as when i just put it on bare plastic.

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Thanks looks good. 

Reason I ask is the Ho trucks I do are not chromed or the chrome is so thick most the detail is hidden. 

Again thanks much appreciated.

Just got a 1mm & 4mm Molotow pens 

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On 3/1/2019 at 12:28 PM, Jimbo8v92 said:

Chassis is together and primed...was going to leave it but want a deeper black.

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That is the coolest "pegboard". What is it?

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On 3/19/2019 at 5:01 PM, Jimbo8v92 said:

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Great looking rig!

 

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9 hours ago, U_ser_ID said:

That is the coolest "pegboard". What is it?

Thanks man trucks almost done just need to paint marker lights, and get some string for the cables.

The peg board is from a company called wall control. Awsome product and they sell all different size panels with different hooks, shelfs, clamps. I got my setup on ebay for 70 bucks shipped i think..came with 3 panels and a bunch of hooks, holders, and shelves. Great deal for sure.

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Awesome work ! I traded a fella for one of these few years ago, gonna have to dig it out 

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15 hours ago, Jimbo8v92 said:

Thanks man trucks almost done just need to paint marker lights, and get some string for the cables.

The peg board is from a company called wall control. Awsome product and they sell all different size panels with different hooks, shelfs, clamps. I got my setup on ebay for 70 bucks shipped i think..came with 3 panels and a bunch of hooks, holders, and shelves. Great deal for sure.

Thanks! Might check into it one day. Lots of tools to buy in this life... Auto body tools, model making tools, house renovation tools... Lol

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