In this section I will discuss the painting and assembly of both the
chassis and the engines for the three different types of models that are
available! First of all please note: I paint everything before I assemble
anything! Below are summaries of what will be in each section!
Painting Chassis and Engine Parts: The main portion will include frame and
roll cage ,seat, dash, steering wheel, suspension and other misc. related
parts along with engine parts (I do not really go into a lot of detail on
my engines, I put more emphasis on the visible areas of the models ...
body, wheels and cockpit ... I find it difficult to motivate myself to do
more than these areas! Now if I had my models in a setting where I could
have the hoods open on some of them I might do a few with full treatment
under the hood but since most of them are in a bit of a confined space
(especially the ones in plastic cases) I concentrate on detailing the
cockpits and bodies!
Assembly of Chassis and Engines: This section will be divided between
chassis assembly and engine assembly! Topics will include preparation of
painted parts for assembly, what parts need to have decals applied and
where and how to apply them, methods of assembly and tools and supplies
necessary with a small section at the end on touch up of areas where parts
are joined! One thing I can say for certain...be ready to do a lot of
scraping! Well guess it's on to the chassis and engine shop!!!
Painting Chassis and Engine Parts
Assembly of Chassis and Engine Parts