Re: [Z_Scale] Cars & Pickups
- place pictures of the cars on this site. We'd all like to get a good look at them
--- On Tue, 10/30/12, thomascb2004 <thomascb2004@...> wrote:
From: thomascb2004 <thomascb2004@...>
Subject: [Z_Scale] Cars & Pickups
Date: Tuesday, October 30, 2012, 5:45 PM
About a year ago I bought a total of 38 cars and pickups to put on my layout. I bought them from E. L. Ruddick and they sat idle until about two weeks ago when I started to put them together.
At first I was intimadated by the separate wheels but I glued the inside down to cardboard with 1/2 - 1/2 white glue then air brushed them with gray primer then flat black. I then put a dot of metalic silver one each for the hubcap -- then discovered the decals. After it was all dried out I soaked the cardboard to loosen the wheels. I caught them in a tea strainer and set them out to dry.
Next I glued the bodies to cardboard like I had done with the wheels. After airbrushing with gray primer I picked out 5-6 colors and airbrushed 6-8 vehicles for each color. When all was dry I soaked the cardboard to release them. I washed wheels and vehicles to get any residual glue off.
Once again I was intimadated by the decals because there were 5-6 for each vehicle. My first attempt was to put all the decals on each car at once. What a mess! The second decal loosened the first and so on. My second attempt was better since I applied one decal to all the vehicles, waited until dry then applied "Solvaset". Then one to the next decal until all were done.
I then gave the vehicles a quick blast of Dullcoat to seal down the decales.
Next I made sure the wheelwells were clean to the metal then CA glued one side of wheels in place the the othere side. I now have 38 beautiful cars and pickups to put on my layout...after a bit of weathering. to account for "Texas Dust".
Tom in Dallas