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  1. Thanks all, some good advice there! I did a similar thing with my Monster Beetle a year or so ago. I’m currently building a Blackfoot 2016 so will take a similar approach again!
  2. Hey guys, might seem a bit of a strange question, however, when painting the hard bodies of your models, how do you finish the inside of the body? Do you bother adding a coat of paint or do you just leave as is, only painting the outside? Was just wondering what everyone else does!
  3. Yeah, I agree, good advice! I obviously want it to look good as I do have my models on display but you’re right, I run them so will get some scuffs and scratches. Getting the best paint job I can is just for my own OCD and enjoyment basically! Just out of interest, what models do you have? Have you got quite a big collection?
  4. Thanks guys! I should have stuck to my initial plan of priming then! Ah well, looks like another trip to the model shop today! At least I haven’t made a start yet and cocked anything up! 😂👍🏼
  5. Wow! Your truck looks awesome! Great looking paint job! Ah man, I was going to prime before painting but the majority of people have said not to bother as I’m going to be painting black onto the already black moulded body. Not quite sure what to do as I’ve been getting conflicting advice! 😂 Thanks for your advice though! 👍🏼
  6. Hi, Merry Christmas all!!! Does anyone know why in the Blackfoot 2016 instructions it says to paint the whole body gloss black to start and then to mask off the whole body to paint the bed flat black? I’m thinking it will be easier to paint the bed first (in flat black), and then mask that off and then paint the rest of the main body section gloss black? I think this would be an easier approach to get the same result? Any thoughts?
  7. Hi, Merry Christmas all!!! Does anyone know why in the Blackfoot 2016 instructions it says to paint the whole body gloss black to start and then to mask off the whole body to paint the bed flat black? I’m thinking it will be easier to paint the bed first, and then mask that off and then paint the main body section gloss? I think this would be an easier approach to get the same result? Any thoughts?
  8. Yeeeaaaahhhh!!! Do it!!! I’ll probably end up with one at some point too!!! 😂
  9. Cheers Barneys66! Yeah, defo get one you can build yourself! My Beetle was the first I built myself, my Dad built my original back in the early-mid nineties as I was too young to do it myself! So rewarding doing the build and paintwork though! 👍🏼 Either go for the re-re or get another model to expand your collection! 😉
  10. Ps. Here’s a pic of my 2015 Monster Beetle - wouldn’t let me upload yesterday!!!
  11. I’d say my painting skills are decent! Although I will run it, I’m not too hard on my cars and don’t batter them too much! I’d therefore like to get the best finish possible! 😄👍🏼
  12. Thanks Juggular, some good points there...would you still recommend washing and then fine sanding the body before painting?
  13. Great advice so far guys - thanks for that! 👍🏼
  14. Welcome to the club mate! I got back into Tamiya last year and re-lived my childhood by getting a Monster Beetle (2015) - it’s close enough to my original to give me my fix! I loved seeing your Beetle too with all it’s vintage RC gubbins! Currently building the 2nd in my collection which is a Blackfoot (2016)! Nice to see someone else getting back into it as well...although I know there are many of us...which is of course great! 😄👍🏼
  15. Hey guys, much to my enjoyment, I’m currently building a 2016 Blackfoot...can’t wait to get her finished up...I just wanted to gauge some opinion on painting this one. Obviously the body comes moulded in black plastic - I take it most people will clean, prime and then spray the body? I have seen videos where people just apply the decals without any painting etc but I’m pretty sure it’s worth doing the whole prep and paint thing on the model in order to get the best finish? I’m planning to do it box art colours so will be aiming to achieve the best ‘black’ finish. Please let me know your thoughts and if you have any other handy painting tips for the Blackfoot! Thanks all! 👍🏼
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