Hi guys, its been a long time, but I'm trying to build an old 58 chevy out
of the stash. I've tried googling "car model craftsman" and the like, but
no joy on finding the long lost techniques for painting transparent colors
and doing chrome trim on 1/25 scale car models. Any thoughts?
Yeah, Tom, Bare Metal is great. Make sure you get a fresh sheet. The
stuff does not age well.
It looks OK but you'll find an elderly sheet will wrinkle for you
whilst you attempt application.
Also, avoid Detail Master sheets. That brand seems extra thin and
very hard to apply.
Bill Banaszak, MFE Sr.
Tom, compared to the original BMF, Super Chrome is crap. It is very
stiff and wrinkles very easy. It also doesn't stretch well. I guess
that since you have both, you'll be able to see the difference first
Looking at both, the Super Chrome is thin aluminum foil while the
original chrome foil is some sort of metal alloy which is quite
pliable (and it has a warmer color).
Actually when BMF came out with the Super Chrome foil (around the time
that Detail Master came out with their "chrome" foil which is just as
crappy as the BMF "super" version). I wrote to BMF pleading with them
to still continue to produce the original chrome foil. I also included
some photos of my models. They reassured me that they had no plans of
discontinuing the original chrome foil and a photo of one of my models
ended up on the BMF foil envelopes and website (with my blessing of