F-350 Box-Art Build - Page 3
I also went over the glue joints with E-6000 for a stronger bond. Hot glue, while not the strongest, is used during assembly because of its quick cure time. Even though it does hold well, I have received feedback from a few people who have gone over the glue joints, and I am attempting to finish this body similar to how my customers have done.
The glue I hear mentioned most often is Shoe Goo. I have never used it myself,
but I believe it is similar to the E-6000 I’m using.
I filed the Tamiya window piece for a better fit but I was careful to only
file and notch where it would not be visible – that way I could re-use this window
in a future aluminum body, or even in an original plastic body again if I
The rest of the bumpers and grille fit without trimming. The reinforcing pieces were glued in with E-6000, which is available at Michaels craft stores; the window, grille, etc were glued in with hot glue because it holds well but can be removed more easily than other glues which will facilitate reusing these pieces in the future.
Primed with Dupli-Color self etching primer
Tamiya TS-51 blue base coat
Tamiya TS-29 semi-gloss black in the bed
and cowl area
Tamiya TS-75 champagne gold accent color
and Testors Stoplight Red Metallic red accent stripe
All accessories installed,
Tamiya X-18 semi-gloss black door handles and window trim
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