Polar Lights Batmobile Pin-Stripes
Posted 31 August 2011 - 03:32 AM
I'm normally an aircraft builder, but I've always admired you car guys when I see the flawless finishes you guys accomplish when I see them at shows.
Anyway, I just picked up PL's Batmobile, and want to give it a shot. I also picked up Tamiya's Enzo, but that's for later. I have everything assembled and painted except for the main body. Getting a good, clean join of the front grill/fender piece to the main body was a bear! Lots of filling and sanding. Anyway, now it's time for the real challenge.
My question is what would be the best approach as far as the Red pin-stripes go? My first thought would be reverse masking. Spraying the Red, masking, and then the Black. I've also seen the pin-stripe tape at my LHS and thought that might be an option. I've never worked with the stuff, is it any good? Then theres the option of painting the Black and then masking and applying the Red. This seems like a bad idea because of the old rule of applying the darker color last.
Anyway, any advice is much appreciated, and I'm excited about getting into the world of car modeling.
Posted 31 August 2011 - 09:26 AM
I recall having a furtive fumble with a Batmobile kit when I was a kid. Surprisingly, it turned out...cr*p!
Posted 31 August 2011 - 10:02 PM
majortomsky-I have the new 1/25 PL glue kit. The stripes are provided as decals, and I used them on my first attempt at the kit. They are very brittle and, in general, the fit is poor. There are a few that fit well, and on the first build I applied them as well as I could then touched up with some paint that I had matched to the color. They responded well to Micro-Sol and Solvaset too.
Thanks for the input, guys.
Posted 08 September 2011 - 07:13 PM
Holy thin masking tape, Batman!
Posted 13 November 2011 - 07:28 PM
The new tool 1/25 kit is amazing, it is new tooling and includes a full engine under the hood and bat computer and other gadjets in the trunk. I normally model aircraft but this is one for me, it is selling out and in high demand in all the hobbyshops I deal with in my city.
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