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Thank you so much for this! The blue painters tape is a great idea and I will use it next time I foil!

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On ‎2‎/‎28‎/‎2020 at 3:13 PM, StevenGuthmiller said:

You may possibly have good luck with Molotow ink, but the question still remains on durability.

I have models that I built 30 years ago with BMF and they look exactly the same as the day they were finished.

I would be interested to see some done with Molotow 30 years from now to see how well they have held up.

Until then, I will use BMF for everything that is possible to use it on.

 

 

 

Steve

I agree. I have not seen one model with Molotow that comes close to the effect you have with BMF.

Everybody has different standards and I have seen many models built with painted trim - rarely, it looks good. Mostly it looks good enough. Sometimes, well...

Your trim, however, looks like metal trim on a real car.

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3 hours ago, Erik Smith said:

I agree. I have not seen one model with Molotow that comes close to the effect you have with BMF.

Everybody has different standards and I have seen many models built with painted trim - rarely, it looks good. Mostly it looks good enough. Sometimes, well...

Your trim, however, looks like metal trim on a real car.

I appreciate that Eric.

I feel like the rare and unusual kits that I've been building over the past few years deserve the best, and I see no reason to start taking short cuts using untested substances, when a tried and true material like BMF exists.

 

 

 

Steve

 

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Awesome tutorial, Steve. Thanks for posting it. My traditional way of dealing with foiling, rather embarrassingly, has just been to avoid it altogether.

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Why didn't I think of this.  Great idea and presentation.  Thank you.

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Awesome technique ...... but I have one question ... how do you foil the window trim ? 

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1 hour ago, Metalmad said:

Awesome technique ...... but I have one question ... how do you foil the window trim ? 

Exactly the same technique as with the wheel arches.

Using blue painters tape as a guide.

Once you get used to this technique, you'll get perfectly straight edges every time, even if the trim edges are not very defined.

 

 

 

Steve

Edited by StevenGuthmiller

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I have seen this only now... Great tutorial, many thanks, Steve! I wouldn't say that I have been struggling with BMF before, but this might take my work to a higher level. Especially, when it comes to difficult arches, curves etc.

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I don't use regular #11 blade when working with Bare Metal Foil. I use those extremely sharp Z-Series #11 blades (with the gold blades). You can find them at Walmart in the crafts section or any craft store - Michael's , Hobby Lobby, etc...

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On 9/18/2020 at 5:19 PM, BlackSheep214 said:

I don't use regular #11 blade when working with Bare Metal Foil. I use those extremely sharp Z-Series #11 blades (with the gold blades). You can find them at Walmart in the crafts section or any craft store - Michael's , Hobby Lobby, etc...

Scalpels also work well. They are extremely sharp, and have very fine tip.

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Steve,

Good tutorial. I have a old '58 Corvette build that I will try this technique on. I am just now learning BMF and this will come in handy.

Edited by Joe Heveran

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