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    November 2005
Road wheel problems
Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, March 8, 2003 8:47 PM
I am a beginner modeler and tried using a sharpie to make the rubber on the road wheels of my tank. It worked ok besides the glossy copper look. I thought this effect would go away after I sprayed on dullcote, however when I sprayed the glossy look went away but the marker started to bleed heavily. What am I doing wrong?
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    January 2003
Posted by shermanfreak on Sunday, March 9, 2003 3:18 PM
Personally I've never used a marker pen to do my road wheels but I have heard other modellers refer to this procedure. Why not just paint them? I've never had a problem with the paint bleeding as long as it is allowed enough time to cure. By the way I use Tamiya acrylics for all my models with a little model master acrylic thrown in for some detail painting.
Happy Modelling and God Bless Robert
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    November 2005
Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, March 9, 2003 4:36 PM
Did you use a permanent marker or a dry erase marker? I've had good results using black permanent marker and then a top coat of PollyScale flat. If you used a dry erase or water based marker that may be why it bled when you applied the top coat.

Regards,
Chuck C.
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    February 2003
  • From: Long Island
Posted by Moses on Sunday, March 9, 2003 10:38 PM
I tried the Sharpie Marker a while back and was not happy with the effect.

I airbrush the entire road wheel with Tamiya Nato Black (a little less sharp then regular flat black). After it has dryed, i will then use a circle templat and airbrush the inner part of the road wheel the respected base coat. It works quite well and I recommend it. I got the technique from Chris "Panzer Dude" Mrosko.
"ZIM FIRST, ASK QUESTIONS LATER!!"
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    November 2005
Posted by Anonymous on Monday, March 10, 2003 11:26 AM
I simply brush paint mine after the base color and camo is applied.Any "bleed- over" is simply GENTLY scraped away with a sharp blade after it dries.Brush painting road wheels is a good way to improve your brush painting skills,and improve your patience.It's monotonous,tedious,and meditative!I usualy do it before I have to go to work when I have night shift.It gets my mind ready for a totally boring shift!I use Revell-Germany #9 Anthracite,It's a pretty good match for tire rubber.
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    November 2005
Posted by Anonymous on Friday, March 14, 2003 3:40 AM
Brush painting is the only way to get a good result. Pick a new brush, not too soft and not too big and simply paint in long streaks, slowly turnibg the wheel. I have experienced that a 60/40 mix of semi-gloss black and a dull sand color gives the most lifelike worn `rubber` in 1/35.

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