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Adding Details To Your Model Truck

Aug 13, 2008
It can be a lot of fun to put together model trucks. When you buy one you will take it home, pull it out, and get it all together. Once you do then you might decide that you do not care for the paint job that your model truck comes with. It could be that you don't care for the decals that they have included either. If this sounds like something you have done then you might be surprised to hear that you have other options available. Believe it or not there is actually no end to the available amount of detailing that can be done. From one end of your model to the other there is no end to what you can do. It may take a bit more in parts and accessories but you can just about redesign the entire model.

Painting your model can make a world of difference in and of itself. If you want to paint your model truck one basic color then you have to decide whether or not you will need to prime your vehicle. This will allow the paint to properly adhere to your model. The use of primer can also help you to open up more options as well. By the use of either a gold or black primer then you can end up with a much deeper color. A silver or white primer will give you a very light end color. To add an extra bit of detail to your truck then you should use a fine grit sand paper. Use this to lightly rough up the outside of the body with this before you get ready to paint. This will add a textured look to your truck.

You can add everything from a bed liner to fuzzy seat covers for your model truck. If you are wanted to go with fuzzy seat covers then it is very easy. All you have to do is to take some cotton balls and whatever spray-in hair color that you want and apply them to the seat. To do this you first apply a bit of adhesive to the seat and give it time to get a bit tacky. Once it is ready you will then take the cotton ball and lightly press it across the seat. Pull it loose and you will find that you leave a bit behind each time. Once you have a good bit applied you can then trim the glued on cotton to the length you want it. You will then need to spray the seat very lightly with the hair color you have chosen. Make sure that you do it with a very light coat and only use a bit. If you use too much you will make the seats look matted.

To add a bed liner you will only need to take a few easy steps. You first need to create a bit of texture to the bed. You will need to do do this by sanding the bed with a piece of rough sandpaper. Make sure that you only rough it up and do not remove much material at all. The next thing you must do is to mask off the upper sides and the part of the tailgate that you do not want to receive the liner treatment. After you have it properly masked your next step is to spray the bed with whatever color you choose your bed liner to be. Make sure to do this in one or two passes so that you do not add so much paint that you cover up the texture. You now have a bed liner for your model truck.

With just a few little touches like this you will soon have a well detailed truck that you can be proud of.
About the Author
Victor Epand is an expert consultant for model cars, model trains, and model trucks. You will find excellent hobbying and trading resources here for model car collectors, model trains, and avid model truck fans.
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