I have been building custom Hot Wheels for about 6 months now. And one thing that frustrates me more than I care to think about is adding details to the cars that I build.
I seemed to have picked up painting the cars just fine. But, when it comes to painting the details, especially headlights and taillights, I just can’t seem to find a satisfactory way to get it done.
I first tried using a brush, but quickly realized that it wasn’t going to work. Not only did I have trouble painting a straight line, but it left brush marks. So I then moved on to trying to paint details with my airbrush. I had seen this technique done on Youtube and I liked the way that the paint laid down flat without a single brush stroke.
I had also seen nice results using masking tape to section off the area to be painted and figured that if I could lay the paint down flat with my airbrush, the masking tape would define the area to be painted. This method worked well except for the fact that in a couple of places the paint bleed right under the tape.Continue reading “Customizer Techniques – Detailing the Lights”