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Foam to Composite Scale Model Mold
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Nov 09, 2012
, 09:28 AM
United States, NV, Fernley
Joined Oct 2011
I had thought my plugs ready until I took a trip to Ace in the hole in Vegas last month. Then I saw many models of fine finish and scale looks. Particularly John Morgan out of Tennessee. John is a super nice and skilled model builder with quite the lineup of models at the show. So with that said I had to step up my skill level so that next years event I could have something decent to show. I researched all kinds of methods of how to make panel lines look real and so forth. Then I came across this method of masking then spraying with high build 2K primer and feathering the panel back into itself. So I used electrical tape that is 0.010" thick that I got from the Lowes electrical section. It cost about $5 and you get a package of several colors that are about 3/8" wide. This is absolutely perfect for making tight curves and leaves a crisp finished line at just about the correct height to look nice and scale.
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Starting from the rear and working forward. Panel over laps evident here.
Ready to create raised over lapping panels Yellow tape is the panel edge when done
Access panels are both raised and indented depending on what is required.