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  • Member since
    June, 2011
  • From: St.Peters,Mo.
Flames
Posted by Mark Carroll on Friday, September 21, 2018 10:29 PM

Anybody know how to make realistic looking flames coming out of header pipes? Tried painting cotton and it looked terrible!

  • Member since
    March, 2003
  • From: Towson MD
Posted by gregbale on Thursday, September 27, 2018 4:30 PM

In general, polyester fiberfill (available at craft and fabric stores) is much more convincing for rendering smoke and flame than cotton. It's easier to 'sculpt' and color evenly, and can be drawn out for a less 'chunky' look.

I'm supposing there are tutorials on Youtube that might help.

 

Greg

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    March, 2013
Posted by LonCray on Friday, September 28, 2018 12:29 PM

There are modelers who put actual flamethrowers on their models.  On a plastic model it would look really cool, for about 20 seconds.  Devil

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    December, 2008
  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Saturday, September 29, 2018 3:42 PM

I had the same question a few months ago. Various ideas were offered, but I used some decals on clear plastic................

I should have cut the plastic closer to the decal perhaps.

Remember , common sense is not common.

  • Member since
    March, 2003
  • From: Towson MD
Posted by gregbale on Saturday, September 29, 2018 5:00 PM

PatW
I had the same question a few months ago. Various ideas were offered, but I used some decals on clear plastic................

That's a really clever solution. Well done!

Greg

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"Every time you correct me on my grammar I love you a little fewer."

 

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