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Hi there,

I'm new on here but have really got into modelling in the last few months and have successfully completed a 1:24 scale '05 Subaru Impreza (Monte Carlo spec) and a Mclaren MP4-25 (Lewis Hamilton).

For Christmas my lovely partner bought me the Tamiya 1:24 scale '98 Toyota Corolla (Rally Catalunya - Carlos Sainz) among other cars. I have recently started work on it but wanted to add a touch more realism to this one. One aspect i wanted to change was the exhaust heat shielding on the underside.

The instructions suggest painting it a flat aluminium colour, which is easy enough, but i thought about using aluminium foil to create a more realistic effect.

My question is, actually i have two:

Whats the best way of keeping it flat and moulding it to the underside and 2, what the best way to fix it in position as normal plastic - plastic glues won't stick metal to plastic.

Many thanks in advance.

Dan

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I have not tried this yet, I seen someone use the foil that is in cigarette packs as heat shielding

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That's great, thank you.

I am in the UK so i will have to find a retailer of it or something similar over on these shores.

Cheers for your help.

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Scale-you look a bit pale. Get out in the sun more. :lol:

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