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Homerlovesbeer

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  1. I should clarify.....I paid AU $22 which is about £11.50 https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/173543181886 Perhaps shipping cheaper for me due closer to Asia?
  2. Mine arrived a few days ago. Nice and clear but I find the LED light pretty average. Do not pay £18 as it can be found on Ebay. I paid £11.50 inc shipping.
  3. Haha no worries fellas! I tried painting dials white, adding a black wash and scratching off the wash to reveal the white dial. Molotow pen around the gauges. Dunno if I've been that successful.
  4. Thanks Mike, Yes I am one of those people who hate to be defeated when it comes to something I like your idea of gluing onto a small cocktail stick to sand paper. I'll try it on the right dial and see how my results go. I also may try it on the left to see what aluminium dials and black markings would look like Thanks
  5. In other news the tub is pretty much done. I used a steadyish hand to paint the wood trim on and a 0.1mm Molotow pen for the chrome. The carpet was done by painting a coat of black paint and while wet applying black glitter nail I bought off Ebay through a tea strainer lol. I still have to do a couple of chrome surrounds on the door panel yet. I'm not sure if it's worth it or not. Does anybody know how to make the centre ribbed part of the seats look real and slighty warn? Cheers
  6. Ok guys, Thanks for all the suggestions. I had a crack at the foil method tonight. The dials are quite complex so the notion of cutting out every single element to reveal the black below is unthinkable. I did add a Tamiya wash over the foil however the wash really clings to the curves at the side and not so much consistent over the whole surface. I tried flooding it so I couldn't see any dial at all and letting it dry but the curve of the dial at the edges had massive build up and the middle not much at all. I cleaned it up and applied another small wash which doesn't look too bad. It's very hard to photograph so I do apologise. What do you all think? Try something else again? This is a cotton bud for scale. Cheers, Homer
  7. Well not that cheap for me. If I get desperate I might. I suppose I really want to learn a technique to do this without resorting to decals. There is a lot of chat about methods but surprsingly it's one of the details in modelling that is scarce as hens teeth on YouTube.
  8. Good idea but there is no way on earth you could fit it down the dial and reach the face. Tried that. The wash gathers in the edges of the dial, not even over the face. The dial to the right was dry brushed and then Tamiya panel liner used. I can't remember....Dark I think. I already painted the whole dash black so too late now anyway. Cheers all Edit: Here's an appreciation on scale. This is a cotton bud.
  9. Ok guys, Thanks for all the suggestions. I had a crack at the foil method tonight. The dials are quite complex so the notion of cutting out every single element to reveal the black below is unthinkable. I did add a Tamiya wash over the foil however the wash really clings to the curves at the side and not so much consistent over the whole surface. I tried flooding it so I couldn't see any dial at all and letting it dry but the curve of the dial at the edges had massive build up and the middle not much at all. I cleaned it up and applied another small wash which doesn't look too bad. It's very hard to photograph so I do apologise. What do you all think? Dry something else again? Cheers, Homer
  10. Yes I have thought about that. It's just so damn small that and deep down that cowling that anything I try is very hard to do.
  11. Yes agreed but the decals will cost more than the kit unfortunately.
  12. Yep very cool. I'm along for the ride....
  13. I came across this idea dating back to 2008 by "Semi Trailer Mechanic" on another forum which may also work. Here's how I was taught. Take some matte aluminum Bare Metal Foil and apply it to the entire face of the dash and trim it. Next take a piece of tissue and rub it really well. Use a wash to fill in the gauges and allow to dry or use a Sharpe Marker. Take some fine sand paper and "LIGHTLY" rub over the surface of the gauges until the raised surfaces are clean and clear. Then w/ a fine paint brush start painting around the trim rings of the gauages and then go back and finish painting the face of the dash. Because BMF covered the entire face of the dash if there's any trim left around the dash that too can be sanded down as well giving it sharp look. Here's an advantage if ya screw up all ya do is peel off the Metal Foil and try again speaking from LOTS of experience.
  14. Thanks Andy. Good idea. I also came across this idea dating back to 2008 by "Semi Trailer Mechanic" on another forum which may also work. Here's how I was taught. Take some matte aluminum Bare Metal Foil and apply it to the entire face of the dash and trim it. Next take a piece of tissue and rub it really well. Use a wash to fill in the gauges and allow to dry or use a Sharpe Marker. Take some fine sand paper and "LIGHTLY" rub over the surface of the gauges until the raised surfaces are clean and clear. Then w/ a fine paint brush start painting around the trim rings of the gauages and then go back and finish painting the face of the dash. Because BMF covered the entire face of the dash if there's any trim left around the dash that too can be sanded down as well giving it sharp look. Here's an advantage if ya screw up all ya do is peel off the Metal Foil and try again speaking from LOTS of experience.
  15. Getting pretty frustrated about how to paint these dials. Tried so many things now and they still look rubbish. Tried painting with a very small brush - no joy. Tried dry brushing (as seen here) - no joy. Tried using a white 0.7mm paint pen - no joy. Tried using a cocktail stick and dabbing paint on that way - no joy. Losing my mojo over this as I cannot find a solution to how to paint it. Sigh....
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