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Alright guys I'm new to the site so please move this post if it is in the wrong place. But how are y'all building the rolled fenders for the Pete and kw models? I tried posted board but it looks terrible. Any help would be great thanks

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Welcome to MCM. Lots of tips to be picked up while lurking around these pages.

Styrene plastic sheet material may work better for your fenders.

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Thanks I have looked all over hobby lobby and Michaels and have had no luck on the styrene. Do you know if anybody has a how to post on fenders. I'll try to get some pictures up on my revell w9 build so I can get some helpful criticism

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www.plastruct.com has any kind of styrene you would want. Or find a hobby shop that carries Plastruct or Evergreen styrene.

A must have for any model builder.

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I have seen in the truck parts forum somwhere that sombody makes them in resin. I cant seem to find it at the moment tho Im sure somone will be able to point you in the right direction.

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A great and cheap way to experiment with plastic is just to buy a plastic "Garage Sale" type sign for $1. It is a great way to mess around cheap. And if you have a heat gun or strong hair dryer, you can mess around with putting curves in it. I like to "roll" the softened plastic over small glass jars and what not for fenders Pill bottles work great too. Just look for anything that is smooth, thin plastic and just work with it. "JT" frequently puts his works on this site and does some incredible things with PVC.

Yes, the Evergreen and Plastruct is great stuff but if you dont do online or have a hard core model/train store, can be hard to find and it is expensive. Great stuff...but pricey if this is your first crack at it.

Good luck and stick with it.

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Another thing to consider using is card stock and white glue...might be able to come up with the shape you need and then prime and paint and you're there (a lot cheaper to practice too rather than styrene). I've done several mock-ups and templates using index cards with pretty good results...mistakes are a lot cheaper too..lol

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get some prescription pill bottles cut them in half and down the center make great wheel fenders

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