I want to add more detail on the car model's exterior. This is a race
car (NASCAR) and some of the panels or molded on the plastic. I'm about
to paint the exterior using Tamiya yellow with a haze gray interior.
How do paint the detail in the panels? These panels are on the car's
roof and they look like air brakes or something, not sure... Do I just
use a really, thin brush and make sure I don't drink any coffee before
I do this?
The kit is a Revell NASCAR #17, 2005 Taurus.
Yeah, that is kind of what they are for, actually they are to stop the car from
turning over when it gets into a backwards slide.
I've seen some use ink and flow it into the lines.
Personally I've used thinned down flat black paint and a tooth pick to flow it
into the lines.
Or, you could get really adventurous and cut out the panels and make them
Lol...yeah, really steady hand!!!! No coffee might help!
thanks Mike. thinned black paint... I used to do with that with
military miniatures before I discovered that I could just paint them
flat black or some other dark color and dry brush most of the figure.
For clothing highlight, I'd mix lighter version of whatever color I was
dry-brushing with. I don't have a lot of experience with cars and with
military miniatures, I could afford to get sloppy if I was painting mud
or something. Cars are different to me though. You actually have to
make them look neat unless you're painting a crash scenario or
something. I'll try your ink suggestion though, I didn't even think of
that. They do make really thin felt markers, I think I might try that
on all the little door and panel jambs. No, I won't make them
operational. I'd need more photo references or actually look for a real
car and take pictures.
At 41, my hand is not as steady as it used to be--bummer...
Mike G. wrote:
from turning over when it gets into a backwards slide.
into the lines.
Not sure, but I don't think they make really fine felt tip markers.
What I was talking about was the ink in bottles for a fountain pen.
As far as reference pics, try google images, sometimes you get lucky and get
some good ones.
Lol...try 51 and the eyes are going too!!!!!