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I have the amt 1967 Chevelle Pro Street kit and I"m looking at the badges on the body trying to figure out how to go about getting some color on them.  They are extremely small even under the magnifying glass.  Maybe just shave them off or leave them and paint over them.  I normally do small detail work like this with a fine tip sharpie or a fine tip chrome pen.  Looking for suggestions fellows.    

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This subject has been discussed on the forum many times.

If you are not aware, there is a technique that is referred to as "Foil Under Paint".

Basically, it's an operation involving covering the script with foil, painting over it, and then using either a solvent or sand paper to remove the paint from the script.

It produces very satisfactory and realistic results.

There is really no tip for painting the scripts other than dry brushing, replacing with decals or PE, or just having an extremely steady hand.

 

Examples of Foil Under Paint on some very fine scripts.

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Steve

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Those Chevelle emblems look like good candidates for the Foil Under Paint method as Steve G and I and others often use. 

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And don't forget, it's a Pro Street--a heavily modified car. If you don't feel like dealing with the things, just sand 'em off, no big deal. 

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1 hour ago, Snake45 said:

And don't forget, it's a Pro Street--a heavily modified car. If you don't feel like dealing with the things, just sand 'em off, no big deal. 

Very true.

 

 

Steve

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7 hours ago, StevenGuthmiller said:

This subject has been discussed on the forum many times.

If you are not aware, there is a technique that is referred to as "Foil Under Paint".

Basically, it's an operation involving covering the script with foil, painting over it, and then using either a solvent or sand paper to remove the paint from the script.

It produces very satisfactory and realistic results.

There is really no tip for painting the scripts other than dry brushing, replacing with decals or PE, or just having an extremely steady hand.

 

Examples of Foil Under Paint on some very fine scripts.

image.jpeg.ed3ae88b89af5ffd0e07917b3074648f.jpeg

image.jpeg.dd845a2064d3591453ca5bc0652a2f37.jpeg

image.jpeg.37546a6edd8ade1be9fe7bb5d6fa3e00.jpeg

 Steve, everytime I see your models with the "underfoil" method I'm amazed.   And everytime I think I want to try it I get cold feet.  I just would hate to mess up a paint job.

 

 

 

Steve

 

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