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Better Bodies for Car Models

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The preliminary results are in – from the Scale Auto Roundtable, that is. Many of you are looking for information on the basics of model car building. We’re only too happy to oblige. For this issue, we’ll focus on the basics of body building. Under this broad heading we’ll cover three subtopics:
  • Preparing an aftermarket resin kit for building 
  • Converting a body from a four-door to two-door style 
  • Filling door lines and completing associated bodywork 
To illustrate these techniques, I’ve been working on a long-planned project: converting a Modelhaus 1962 Chrysler New Yorker Town & Country four-door hardtop wagon to a “phantom” two-door. I’ll show you exactly how the project developed – including repeating the body filler/sanding/primer stage several times until I achieved the desired result. This will give you a better idea of the type of work involved – and it will show you that with the proper amount of persistence, bodywork you’ll be proud of is indeed possible!

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Everything you need to know about the basics of body building.