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:feedback Here's a guide and my attempt on how to enhance a BUDGET model. I used a Bburago F40 with missing front suspension, paint blobs (from painting the ceiling of my room and paint dripping down) and a broken rear window. So not much of a loss if it goes horribly wrong! What I did was outline many parts of the model and gave other parts more definition. For the makeover you will need:
A steady hand!

A FINE black permanant marker
A WASHABLE black felt tip
***FOLLOW AT YOUR OWN RISK***
STEP 1: Polish your model until you are satisfied.
STEP 2: Decide what parts of the car you are going to outline/add detail to. At this point it helps if you have a picture of the real car to see which areas are darker or you need to outline.
STEP 3: Outline the parts of the model which you decided on in the black washable felt tip you have. If it goes wrong you can easily wipe it off.
STEP 4: When content with your extra detailings wipe off or go over the black lines you made with the fine black permenant marker you have.
STEP 5: Admire your enhanced budget model.

Now for some pictures of my F40:




Is this outline overkill or a good idea so you can pretend Kyosho make a 1:18 F40 with some good detail? You don't have to be nice be honest and tell me it's awful if it really is! :feedback
 
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I personally don't think the body lines need the marker, but the one thing that really bugs me about these Bburagos is lack of black window trim. That should be easily fixed with the marker.
 

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The burago models surely need help with the various trims. The line running around the length and breadth of the car sure needs a good steady hand to mark it out clearly. I had tried it out myself on my f40 with a flat tipped marker. But it made a bad thing look worse. in my opinion, the marking around the pop up lights is not actually necessary. You could try to paint the insides of the exhaust pipes a matt black color just to give them some depth.
One mre thing. The red background seems to eat up your red car. I would suggest you go in a for a lighter background. Something in a blue tone. Blue seems to seep less into the outlines of the models when you view them on the screen.
 
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winstoncds said:
The burago models surely need help with the various trims. The line running around the length and breadth of the car sure needs a good steady hand to mark it out clearly. I had tried it out myself on my f40 with a flat tipped marker. But it made a bad thing look worse. in my opinion, the marking around the pop up lights is not actually necessary. You could try to paint the insides of the exhaust pipes a matt black color just to give them some depth.
One mre thing. The red background seems to eat up your red car. I would suggest you go in a for a lighter background. Something in a blue tone. Blue seems to seep less into the outlines of the models when you view them on the screen.
My pen was too wide to do the exhaust and red is the only background I have at the moment so I will update it when I have another background. Thanks for your comments.
 
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