AF Car Modeling Tutorial, How-To and Product Review Depository


Jay!
04-19-2004, 05:54 PM
This thread contains links to our AF Car Modeling Tutorials and How-To Articles.

Please remember to also read and review the AF Car Modeling Frequently Asked Questions [FAQ] for general AF and Car Modeling topics (including How to Post Pictures Using the AF Photo Gallery - by GTmike400 (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/showpost.php?p=578978&postcount=3)).

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General Kit Modification:


How To wire an engine (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=260776) - by Willimo

Technique to lower the ride height (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=107458) - by joecwlaw

How to - Opening hoods, doors, etc. (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=61545) - by flyonthewall

How to Build your own body kit (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=152622) - by Rtuned

How to: Removing the Ribbing from vinyl or rubber tires (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?threadid=98848) - by DSM-Mark

How to convert rims - female to male (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=90961) - by flyonthewall

HOW TO..... Convert rims from male to female (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?p=1199449#post1199449) - by Honoturtle

Homemade Deep Dish Rims...How-To (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=106741)- by RyanGiorgio

HOW TO CREATE SOME WIDE-BRIMMED WHEELS.. (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=107770) - by GTI1800

Tire Scuffing Tool for Under a Dollar (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=167087) - by dag65

HOW TO - Scale Upholstery - by molina_aitor

HOW TO: Chop Top Tutorial (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?p=1877785#post1877785) - by GTmike400

Tutorial: Hinging Doors - by -Sk8er6811-

How to: convert a RHD to a LHD. - by willimo

Shieldwulf's Modelling Tips - by Shieldwulf

HOW TO: Improving/replacing clear parts (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=514642) - by klutz_100

How To: Alternative Flocking Technique - by klutz_100


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Painting:

DIY Chrome Foil Decals (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=1145825) by Lambo003

HOW TO prepare a body for priming and painting (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=59123) - by primera man

HOW TO.....Use Rubbing Compound And Polishing A Body (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=89313) - by primera man

How to: Polishing with Meguiars Scratch X - by CADguy

How To: Painting Springs (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=104625) - by daggerlee

Flaming "How to" (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=90554) - by deedlit

Window Masks Templates (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=123478) (Several distinct applications listed) - by Hiroboy

HOW TO....Paint window frames and rubbers (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/t56889.html)- by primera man

New Tamiya masking tape and a masking tutorial. (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/t93656.html) - by Veyron

how to: quick/easy window trim - by spidereddie

How to make a paint stand (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=157491) by chrismcgee

How To Spray Small Parts (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=169906) - by dag65

How-to: Weathering a vehicle - by ol' dude

How To: Using Washes - by MPWR

Decanting spray paint for airbrushing - by ZoomZoomMX-5

Chromed finish Aluminum foil - by MaRiO FDZ

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Using Aftermarket Accessories

SAS Wings in detail - How to make... (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=103092) - by flyonthewall

How To: Working With Carbon Composite Decals (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=145001) - by freakray

How to use Pegasus Rims (aluminum sleeves) work with other wheels (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=146168) - by Hiroboy

How To: Painting Photo Etch Badges (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?p=1657580#post1657580) - by freakray

Photo-etch detailing 101 - by Murco

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Scratchbuilding Accessories

Resin Casting Part I - Making the mold - by dag65
Resin Casting Part II - Making the part - by dag65

HOW TO....Scratchbuild Mufflers (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=89854) - by Honoturtle

Intercooler - Scratchbuild How To... (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=59570)- by flyonthewall

HOW TO: Make Subframe Connectors (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=263266)-by CamaroSSBoy346

Drinking straw exhausts INSTRUCTIONS (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=73602) - by RyanGiorgio

Spring making tutorial (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=217532) - by Toughbeard

How to make Custom Coilovers (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=96402) - by k_dog

How To: Scratchbuilt Wing/spoiler (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=91554) - by GTmike400

How to make an air intake. (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?p=1296094#post1296094) - by willimo

HOW TO: Engine management electronics (AFC). (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=151847) - by jgmodelcars

HOW TO: Scratchbuild Headers (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=151932) - by 86_SR5

How to: make a bedcover for your pickup truck (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=153682) - by CamaroSSBoy346

How to make in-scale floormats (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=167717) -by slk320

HOW TO make tachometers (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=168027) - by z_dutchie

HOW-TO: Miniature PS2 (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=168404) - by Kasso

How-to: Make a 1/24 Snowboard (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=180084)- by Willimo

tutorial-titanium muffler tips - by chinesechickens

How to make AN/DF-fittings and braided hoses (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?p=1946867) - by proosen

HOW TO...*Headrest TV Tutorial* - by crazy_boarder_dude

How to scratchbuild cycle fenders - by willimo

How-to: Scratchbuilding wheel flares & other parts using styrene (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=332325) - by Appleseed

How To Build a Roll cage - by GvEman

How To Make a Mexican Blanket (http://www.seltd.net/RatRugHTP.html)

How to make a "fiberglass" sub case - by -Sk8er6811-

How to: Cast your own intercoolers - by Verminator

HOW TO: Build a detailed alluminium Tuner muffler - by Bas Carwash

How To: Shocks in under an hour. - by nasTone

How-To: Turbo, easy way - by Jurva

tutorial - fabricating hex heads w/lathe - by p9o1r1sche

How To : - Photo reduced gauges with out a camera! - by Lambo003

Realistic Side Markers - by Lambo003

HOW TO: Add a “Working” dip stick to your engine (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=492352) - by klutz_100

Scratchbuild Seminar 1-Getting Started - by GTmike400

Scratchbuild Seminar 2-The Basic Tools - by GTmike400

Scratchbuild Seminar 3-Materials - by GTmike400

Scratchbuild Seminar 4-Putty - by GTmike400

Scratchbuild Seminar 5-Styrene - by GTmike400

How to: Making a modern wiring harness - by 924_CarreraGTS

How to do your own PE parts in 1 hour (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=697796) - by Gionc

Casting your Parts in 30 Min (No silicon rubber required !!!) (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=926183) by leokc_ng

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Kit-Specific Modification

Fitting Female Rims to a Tamiya Supra (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/t116507.html) - by Hiroboy

Revell 1999 Chevy Silverado 6" Lift...again (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=124209) - by CamaroSSBoy346
Revell '99 Chevy Silverado 6" Suspension lift (Long step by step instructions) (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=106690) - by CamaroSSBoy346


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Photography, Displays and Dioramas

HOW-TO Model Photography (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?p=1459460) - by Flea

How To- making concrete/cement surfaces - by PRIVATEER

How To Make a Simple Parking Lot Diorama (asphalt surface) - by Renegade

How to- A Simple Diorama Setting (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=895063) - by klutz_100

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Tools


Using Dial/Digital Calipers - by MPWR

EZ vacuumform machine . . . - by Lambo003

Dehydrator/Paint Drying Chamber - Wolvyreen


To have a thread added to this list, please PM a Car Modeling moderator.

RallyRaider
11-22-2005, 03:17 PM
Model Kit Review Index

Plastic Kits:

Arii:
Arii '77 Celica Coupe (Owners Club Series) - by windsordeluxe


AMT:
AMT Camaro Z28 LT1 1993-1997 - by CamaroSSBoy346
AMT Ford Mustang GT500 – by Bloodhound
AMT Oldsmoile 442 W-30 - by drumcat
AMT/ERTL Dodge Stealth R/T TT - by 86_SR5
AMT/ERTL Elcamino - by supermod04
AMT/ERTL 1967 Mustang Fastback (The Fast and The Furious Tokyo Drift) - by Flea


Fujimi:
Fujimi BMW 5 Series (1989-1995) - by CamaroSSBoy346
Fujimi Honda NSX-R - by willimo
Fujimi Nissan S13 Silvia K - by Layla's Keeper
Fujimi Nissan 300ZX - by Blipman
Fujimi Nissan S14 Silvia K - by blueboost
Fujimi Nissan R32 GT-R V-Spec II - by aussie haiace
Fujimi Nissan S13 - by hks_kansei
Fujimi Subaru WRX STi – by gasman03


Hasegawa:
Hasegawa Lancia Stratos HF Stradale - by Layla's Keeper
Hasegawa/Revell Mitsubishi Lancer Evolultion VI - by Layla's Keeper


Polar Lights:
Polar Lights Pontiac GTO - by Toyotagt1


Revell:
Revell Acura Integra Type R - by CamaroSSBoy346
Revell Camaro SS 2002 - by CamaroSSBoy346
Revell Chevrolet SSR - by CamaroSSBoy346
Revell Chevy SSR 2004 - by gasman03
Revell Corvette C5-R - 2001 Daytona - by CADguy
Revell Corvette C5-r Le Mans 2001 - by kingkai
Revell Corvette Roadster 1969 John Greenwood (1/25th) - by Layla's Keeper
Revell Datsun 240Z (1/25th) - by Layla's Keeper
Revell Datsun 510 (1/25th) - by Layla's Keeper
Revell "Deuces" - by Layla's Keeper
Revell Ford Focus SVT – by gasman03
Revell Ford Mustang GT Convertible 1987-1993 - by CamaroSSBoy346
Revell Ford Thunderbird 1992 Super Coupe 3n1 Lowrider - by CamaroSSBoy346
Revell Hummer H2 - by gasman03
Revell Impala SS - by Zcaithaca
Revell Impala SS - by CamaroSSBoy346
Revell Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX "GS-T" - by CamaroSSBoy346


Tamiya:
Tamiya HondaS2000 - by willimo
Tamiya Jaguar XJR-9LM - by Layla's Keeper
Tamiya Nissan 300ZX Twin Turbo Z32 Fairlady - by CamaroSSBoy346
Tamiya Nissan R32 GTR - by blueboost
Tamiya Mazda RX-7 R1 - by Sebstar
Tamiya Mercedes AMG C-Class DTM D2 - by chaos
Tamiya Nissan 300ZX - by Blipman
Tamiya Nissan 350Z - by chaos
Tamiya Porsche GT2 Club Racer - by slk320
Tamiya Subaru Imprezza WRX Sti - by chaos
Tamiya Toyota bB (Scion xB) – by gasman03
Tamiya Toyota Celica kits – by gasman03
Tamiya Toyota GT-1 TS020 - by willster127
Tamiya Toyota Supra MkIV - by willimo


Testors:
Testors "Full Detail" Chezoom custom 1957 Chevy - by Layla's Keeper


Multimedia Kits:

Aston Martin DBR9 Head to Head Review - Model Factory Hiro vs. Reniassance
Renault 5 Maxi Turbo - Scuderia Italia.Lab (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=880277)
BMW M3 Sport Evo 1991 DTM - Transkit Studio27 (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=745678)
Lancia Delta S4 - Profil 24 (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=679173)
Porsche GT3 Road Challenge "Gordon" - Renaissance (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=690199)
Hyundai WRC San Remo 2000 - Reji (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=667109)
Opel Ascona 400 - Gass (Italy) (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=659340)
Maserati MC12 Racing 2005 - E.JAN (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=648179)
Lancia Fulvia Rally 1.6 HF Monte Carlo 1972 (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=591176)
Porsche 962 Review - Model Factory Hiro (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=630044)
Renault Alpine A110 Gr.4 Transkit Wide Body - Scale Production (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=561157)
Kit Review: Mitsubishi Lancer WRC 2005 Studio27 TransKit (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=569038)
Ferrari 312F1 from the 1968 French Grand Prix - Model Factory Hiro (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=549813)
Peugeot 205 Pikes Peak - Renaissance (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=547213)
Ferrari 312 F1- 1969 Monaco - MFH (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=529447)
Lamborghini Murcielago R-GT - Scale Production (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=467093)
Aston Martin DBR-9 - Renaissance (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=524574)
Audi TT-R DTM 2002 - Rallye Classics (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=401679)
Corvette C5-R Lemans 2004 Transkit - Scale Production (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=441015)
405 pikes peak transkit - Reji Models (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=298041)
Lister „Knobbly” Jaguar 1958- Roaring Replicars (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=738157)

RallyRaider
12-15-2005, 10:49 PM
Aftermarket Reviews:

Crazy Modeler Ferrari 360 Modena decals - by MPWR
Scale Production Lamborghini Murcielago R-GT transkit - by sportracer02
Scale Motorsports Superdetail kit for Ferrari ENZO - by slk320

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