Cheers fellas, glad you like how she's coming along.
Dupes the plow thingie will be added soon. I've left it off till the end so as not to break it while handling the model.
Andrew, the track guard/fender is the plastic kit part. It was first cut apart and then thinned down and bent into the position you see. the only scratch work done were the fuel lines and retainers on the fuel cells.
Sorry daft newbie question, how exactly did you thin it down?
I've seen the technique used or referred to in a couple of places but not how it's done. Do you use glue to melt off some of the plastic, or is it judicious use of sand paper/blocks?
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Post by scratchmod on Jan 12, 2017 10:23:44 GMT -5
Andrew. For thinning plastic I use the back side of the hobby knife or scalpel, sanding sticks and or flat exacto blades. I don't sand down the entire area, in this case the fender, but instead only thin the edges to give it the illusion of being a thin fender. Hope this helps.