Making Charger Seats Look More Real

10 posts in this topic

Posted · Report post

Okay, so I'm setting here the other night. Looking at the one charger project I have going on, wanting to improve the interior alittle more then what Revell guys did. I like detail myself. So I got thinking an I could see it in my head how I wanted the seats to look. The problem was at first, finding the right stuff. So I started to look for stuff in scale. Detail wire didn't cut it at all.

It was then I look up at the Australian U.S. Mack project I have going on as well (down in the Trunk area) an in that project I am doing some showing with needle an string. Well I got thinking, sense some real seats have that string like look to them. I thought lets see if it would work.

Sure enough, it did. All I used was a tooth pick, superglue, an sowing string, and a excto knife.

I used the toothpick to put the superglue onto the seat in one small area, placed the cut end of the string into the glue, and helded it there for afew sec. Then I countinued to work slowly around the factory vinyl seat seam putting the string over top of it and gluing the string down into place using the toothpick to carefully cover the string it self in superglue. Doing this really bought the seats to life.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

How about a picture to show us what you made?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Would like to see a pic of the result, please. Thank you :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

I don't mean to be a meany but fellas.........................

worthlessiq6-vi.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Guys, I'm sorry for not responding back sooner, had a issue with the site here with my browser for afew days. Give me 24 hours to have the photos up, okay. Again, sorry for not responding sooner.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Sounds interesting.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Hi you all, sorry about the delay in photos.

Here they are. These are charger seats, that I used the trick that I talked about above on.

After

404416_3249011868445_1308522633_n.jpg

393973_3249040869170_1361401210_33355222_1117361247_n.jpg

Here is one seat, raw with the string on it.

430981_3249028108851_1361401210_33355215_1531217726_n.jpg

430981_3249028228854_1361401210_33355217_405476760_n.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Great job Jim. Not to steal your thread, but I've used Detail Master's detail wire to add piping to seats also with good results, using the same super glue technique. You might also want to try that method.

46CHEVYPHAETONINTERIOR.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

I don't mind at all, Rich. We're both talking about the same cat really. How to bring seats to life or detail them better.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Thats a handy tip I'll use that for sure.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now