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The windows above are from Hot Wheels 3-Window ’34s. You’ll notice that the windows differ in tint color; clear, pink and yellow. You can see that you can alter the look of your custom simply by using different colored glass. Which is a good reason to pick up several extras of the current hot castings… windows and interiors change over time and you may desire a blue tinted window when all of the ’70 Chevelles currently shipping are using smoke tinted, for example. (more…)
A small sampling of some of the more common adhesives used in customizing.
The interiors above are from Hot Wheels ’63 Split-Windows. You’ll notice that the interiors differ in color; tan, black and white. There is also a gray version. You can see that the look of your custom may be altered simply by using different colored interiors. Which is a good reason to pick up several extras of the current hot castings… windows and interiors change over time and you may desire a white interior when all of the ’70 Chevelles currently shipping are using a black one, for example.
Some top coats available in enamel and lacquer
Types - As mentioned in previous sections, I prefer to use mostly House of Kolor urethane clear coat. Urethane has no “yellowing” effect and is very durable when completely dry. Another great choice is this one suggested by David Elliott which was reprinted from his former web site:
Detailing can truly make the casting. Adding things like headlight detail, trim paint and even a dark highlight wash can transition what may be a humdrum piece into something that looks realistic and professional.
Here a few ideas for some key areas of detailing:
Beads, Wire for Plug Wires, Matting for Interior Detail, Beads for Lights and Even Food Skewers can be Used.
Although many chemicals can be used to remove blisters from cards, there is a preferred product called “Oops!” (available at Wal-Mart).