It'll be OK. If anything, play up the roughness a little. Make it look like 53 years of use and curb rash. A dark wash, to highlight the scratches and shadows would probably help....
I'm kinda disappointed. Maybe it'll look better with the bike all together, but my hopes aren't high. Working on a Plan B.
edit: although stepping back from the computer and looking from a distance, it does look somewhat better... gonna find some little acorn nuts with bolts to put through the holes...
y'know, after what I just did with the guard, I'm thinking you're right. I can make that work.It'll be OK. If anything, play up the roughness a little. Make it look like 53 years of use and curb rash. A dark wash, to highlight the scratches and shadows would probably help.
I agree, filling it would be much less work if you can spread the filler neatly. I would suggest a catalyzed filler over the Tamiya. You can get a small tube of Bondo finishing putty at almost any auto parts store. You won't have any shrinkage with a catalyzed filler like you will with an air dry filler. The other benefit, it will be ready to sand in less than an hour, an air dry filler will take a day or two to dry.Just a suggestion, but perhaps rather than sand down the high spots on your mag ring, fill-in the low ones? A smear of Tamiya putty would be a lot easier to sand smooth than that raw plastic.
Let me help You a little bit with that:I can see that there are some letters there, but I can't make out what they are...
thanks! I have been having a lot of fun playing with that machine, making both decals and stencils...Your graphics on the chain guard are incredible~!
And it's kind of a 'ghost image' with the original floating almost unseen in the background.
As they used to say on TV during the Batman show days...."Don't touch that dial!"
**humor for those aged 55 and above**