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how to: dirty / race cars... ?

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  1. Schatten

    Schatten F1 World Champ
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    Anyone have any tips / tricks they do to make cars dirty as if they just came off of the track?

    Of course, at my disposal, I do not have an airbrush to ease the process and fluxuate the flow of paint. But, are there any other ideas/shortcuts or even a how to guide out there?
     
  2. WJHMH

    WJHMH Two Time F1 World Champ
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    When I was an avid model builder, I used locksmith graphite with a small shot of dull clear coat. What are you working on Randy?
     
  3. Schatten

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    a few items that I found at the local big lots. (they have some new inventory) and for the cheap dollars, I would dig practicing on some of these. the graphite idea.. I dig that. yeup, I think that's the amount of volume I'd want. thanaks for the tip Will.
     
  4. Scott85

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  5. WJHMH

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    Scott85, that really looks great. Ever thought about doing that with a Ferrari kit?
     
  6. Schatten

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    adding guns?
     
  7. Scott85

    Scott85 Formula 3

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    Not yet.
     
  8. Gilles27

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    One of the tips I learned for metal pieces is to brush some used thinner on them. Gives them a more used, authentic look.
     
  9. SefacHotRodder

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    haha. awesome
     
  10. nsxnick

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    you don't need an airbrush....
    get an old toothbrush... coat the bristles with paint (not too much).... take a single edge razor and scrape the bristles and you will get a "mist" of paint on the car. i've done this to get my rally cars dirty with great success.
     
  11. Schatten

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    oooh good idea nick! thanks! I'll try to give it a shot.
     

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