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PostSubject: how do i make a realistic truck bed   Sun 28 Jan 2007, 22:39

hey guys,

i asked this on rccrawler. but it got off topic really quick. the best advise i got was to use styrine. Do any of you know if i can use balsa, that stufff can be really strong, once you cover it in epoxy. i would like it to be as realistic as possible. Oh if this changes any thing i am useing the '50s panel truck body. i would likt to incoproriate the fuel tank into my design, because thats where my electronics are.

thanks for the help.
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PostSubject: Re: how do i make a realistic truck bed   Sun 28 Jan 2007, 23:12

Styrene is really easy to work with. It is pretty soft and easy to cut. Can be found at most any hobby shop that carries train and plane supplies. I think that would be the best bet. I have used it on some of my builds. I have made bed covers and other panels out of it.

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PostSubject: Re: how do i make a realistic truck bed   Sun 28 Jan 2007, 23:26

thanks brandon. that helps, but what do i use to peice it together? and how do i mount it to the body?

thanks again
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PostSubject: Re: how do i make a realistic truck bed   Mon 30 Jun 2008, 23:15

Go to your craft store and find silver model paint and use an old paint brush to paint scratches in the bed, or buy some flat black acrylic paint and mix it with a little bit of dry sand to give it that gritty look and paint that in your bed to give it a spray in bed linner. A spare tire or some junk in the bed is a nice touch too but be careful, to much weight in the rear will cause it to flip on steep inclines.
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