Re: Detailing Tips?

Larry Armin (
Thu, 28 Dec 1995 11:02:06 -0800

You wrote:
>Two questions for the members of the list:
>1) How do you mask wheel covers when painting tires?

Regular 3M Magic Scotch tape, using a new Xacto blade to trim.
The conical wheel covers sometimes require the tape to be slit
from one edge to the middle and overlapped.
>2) What do you use to scratchbuild a coaming?
If you are careful (lots of work) you can use children's modelling
clay. Use a needle to etch stitching, then coat with superglue, let
dry and paint. I've had mixed results gluing the clay to the model
first, then moulding it. Depends on how much room you have to work

Larry Armin, Aurora, CO