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 Posted: Tue Sep 14th, 2021 01:02 am
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The wheels really need painted.

Gold wheels are not authentic.  :shocked:




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 Posted: Tue Sep 14th, 2021 01:05 am
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I'll need to put a new floor in the bed. 

I've thought about a load of sand, or maybe coal,
instead of just a floor.  





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 Posted: Tue Sep 14th, 2021 01:08 am
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I'll post photos as the project progresses. 

Thanks for following along. 

Regards, Dave L.


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Are these model plastic or diecast ?

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 Posted: Tue Sep 14th, 2021 01:29 am
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They are diecast, the bodies are metal,
and the wheels and interior, grill and headlights are plastic. 

The wheels have rubber tires. 

I really like the Liberty Classics models,
because they are assembled with small screws. 

Here is one in its parts.





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I've always painted wheels with spray cans of paint,
but now I am trying a new way. 

So I can do it at my desk instead of out on the deck,
I ordered a small can of Acrylic semi-gloss black. 

Of course they put a sticker over the color and type of paint,
but I was able to verify it is what I ordered.

I plan to dip the wheel in the can and brush off any excess paint,
let it dry, and then repeat the process on the other end of the axle. 

The wheels in the photo were done months before using the rattle can. 
We'll see how this goes. 

Regards, Dave L.   





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Dave

Perhaps this item:

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/50ML-Mini-USB-Charge-Airbrush-Air-Compressor-Spray-For-Painting-Paint-Nail-Art-/233838953824

may help working in a small area.


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Steve

Thanks for this.
I've never seen these.

I'll look to see if Amazon or eBay has them here.


P.S. Amazon has similar mini air brushes,
that would be great for model work. 

They are hand held, and charge through USB port.

Neat !  :Salute:  Thanks for the tip.

Regards Dave L.


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Today I am trying the new way to paint wheels. 


The wheels were removed with two screws,

and the tires taken off...





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I am going to dip the wheels into the can of paint,

and remove excess with the brush.





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