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Old 14th March 2010, 16:52   #1
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Default First time Modification on a scale model car!

Not sure where this post should go but it's definitely related to modification.
I've been a long time reader looking at lovely mods some people are doing on their 1:1 car. Amazing stuff really, althought i do not have that amount of finance to beef up my car so i thot i'd do something small. Although being a software developer, i always had a fascination for desiging cars (my fav passtime during company meetings). Not to brag but i have a good sense of creativity and im pretty good at designing but i'm not a car designer. I do not know the trade about creating clay models, i suck at photoshop. all i do is sketching.

this past few days ive been constantly hooked on to this another website (apart from bhp) is Home::BMC. It gives you tuts about modelling or revamping you scale model cars. That right, scale model.. i couldnt resist, ive bought mostly all the materials..
1: 1:24 scale model plymouth gtx (hell people look around for used one but i couldnt wait, i bought one)
2: paint remover, thinner
3: putty
4: sand paper
5: paint
6: tweezers, surgical blades
all i need is some primer, good paint, polystyrene sheets

ok, heres wat im start gonna do now.
1: disassemble the beauty
2: put the car into the thinner overnight to take off the color overnight
3: meanwhile ill buy the styrene sheet and primer
4: once that is done im gonna start on the design
5: basic will be sanding and putting putty over parts to make it more smooth and looks like the exact replicas, these die casts have a lot of air bubbles in it and no finish what soever
6: once i have the styrene sheets, i need some ideas for body kits, tats where your expertise comes in.
7: im gonna make some exterior changes only for a start since this is my first.
8: using the putty and styrene ill try making in spoilers see if i can buy some carbon fibre sheets and decals online so i can cover the bonnet and the hood cover with carbon fibre sheet or just leave it as it is.
9: the air scoop looks ugly so thats gonna go.
10: some side skirting.
11: paint the rims to black with silver border

well this looks amibitious for a first project, but i am determined to complete something for once!

you guys, any help is appreciated! ideas for paints, im thinking matte blac with red stripes (ive got no clue how im gonna do it!) any ideas with body kits.

attached are the before pics, more to come.
(PS: anyone else wants to sacrifice one of their scale model to start a project along with me, im bored alone really!)
ok now, let me start disassembling this lady!
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Old 14th March 2010, 17:54   #2
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ok.. now ive successfully stripped down all of them without breaking any.. *phew* ..

i couldnt find any paint remover so i bought some turpentine thinner.. lets see if this helps overnight..

here are the pics..
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update: dammnit looks like that damn thinner is not gonna help! will have to get paint remover and primer tmw!
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just updating on the model after i stripped out the color..


on a sidenote, i didnt expect this thread to be moved in the 'Shifting gears section' but whatever, what the mods think is right
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Nice stuff you plan to do. How do you intend to make a body kit?
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polysterene and putty is what is being used.. putty is like clay while polysterene is like plastic.. meanwhile, here are some more pics..

ive done some sanding on the whole body to clean it up.. 100 grit then put some double sided adhesive foam nead the door (possible door vents) and the edges for a start.. and using putty to make it more defined..
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Nice
I remember as a Kid,i had a gypsy and a Daewoo Cielo(it had big fat wheels with chromed rims)
i swapped the wheels between Gypsy and Cielo and Voila i had my own bling gypsy at age of 12
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This is what I always wanted to do and I even opened a Porsche Boxster scale model for it.

I would like to see how you make the body kits. I tried with thermocol but couldn't. I even used clay but could not shape it as well. So my project just went into the trash.

By the way how do you plan to paint this ride? Do you have a compressor and a paint gun with you?
Also what have you planned for the paintjob?

Best of luck. I am glued to this thread!
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I have painted SEVERAL models. In fact, most of my Scale models are customised. You dont need a compressor etc. All you need is a Bosny Spray can
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This is what I always wanted to do and I even opened a Porsche Boxster scale model for it.

I would like to see how you make the body kits. I tried with thermocol but couldn't. I even used clay but could not shape it as well. So my project just went into the trash.

By the way how do you plan to paint this ride? Do you have a compressor and a paint gun with you?
Also what have you planned for the paintjob?

Best of luck. I am glued to this thread!
thermocol is too delicate while clay is too soft.. what you need is a combination of polysterene and epoxy putty (or mseal). its surely gonna be hard making the body kit but ill try none the less..

you can check this guy out.. for a better idea..
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@cyrus, ur right, ive just used a spray paint for applying my first coat of primer...

anyway.. today ive learnt, do NOt use linseed putty. use epoxy, the thing is linseed putty is for glasses and glazing and take around 1-2 weeks to settle.. i had to scrape out all the putty i had applied.. then i sanded the whole body clean, primered the car for the putty to stick properly and then use putty for my mods. (i still have to by polysterene tmw for the body kit.. ill start with the fenders atleast),

just as a basic start, ill be using needle files to smoothen the edges a bit *fingers crossed*

oh yeah, ive painted the rims black. looks neat, i mite apply just the rim border with chrome for the look.
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nice one! I remember modding my gypsy scale model during my school days - I used sketch pens to re-paint it

will keep checking for the updates. All the very best for the DIY project
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Well kudos for the passion. Seems like this could soon turn into a hobby mate. Keenly waiting for updates of the progress and outcome.
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Those guys were great. They made sure every detail was present.Loved it.

Hey can anyone tell me where I can get modelling clay and styrene in Mumbai?
I checked a local store and he gave showed me the same clay kids use at playschool.
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Those guys were great. They made sure every detail was present.Loved it.

Hey can anyone tell me where I can get modelling clay and styrene in Mumbai?
I checked a local store and he gave showed me the same clay kids use at playschool.
i think you should get modelling clay at any craft shop in mumbai,
epoxy putty - hardware shop
Polystyrene Sheets,Polystyrene Sheet Manufacturers,Polystyrene Sheet Suppliers Exporters of Polystyrene Sheets
primer: paint shop
spray paints: paint shop
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As for the paint job, im planning matte black with chrome (wherever metal) and either silver stripes or flames (just the border line)
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