CabDriver Posted November 8, 2022 Share Posted November 8, 2022 4 hours ago, tim boyd said: Jim....great to hear your reaction. The cobwebbing was demonstrated by modeler journalist Hank Borger in Car Model magazine around 1972ish. It basically involves taking a #00000 brush, dipping it is a bottle of Testors enamel (like the old PLA bottles), and slowlly pulling the brush away from the bottle, causing the paint to create a long, thin strand of paint. And then having your model car surface to receive the paint lying below the stretched strand and letting the strand selttle on the model surface. It then has to be sealed under a coat of clear. Explaining this now makes me wonder how I ever pulled that stuff off! Must have taken a ton of practice first. Here's an image of the model that Hank used to demonstrate the technique in his article,; you can see it in the hood stripes. I photographed it at the NNL Motor City last fall...it currently resides in the model collection of John Ostrenga of Wisconsin....TIM Huh! Sounds simple and difficult all at the same time! I bet One Shot sign paint would be good for this technique - that often tends to make 'stringies' because it's somewhat gloopy...another fun technique to mess with! Thank you for taking the time to explain! 47 minutes ago, TooOld said: I didn't actually remember the image but I knew that Car Model covered all of the ICMA contests back then so I started looking thru 1972 issues and finally found it in the March 1973 issue . I tried that cobweb paint a couple times on some slot cars and it worked pretty good , but I never could get the Swirladelic paint to work right . Tim hope you don't mind me posting this . . . I also scanned that article for another modeler a few years ago , it explains both the cobwebbing and the Swirladelic paint . https://public.fotki.com/TooOld/models/misc-/magazine-articles/swirladelic-paint/ Bob - AWESOME, thank you!! I'm already thinking of cool ways to utilize these tricks! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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