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How can I replicate wheel arch etc damage?
Jeeprider
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Posted: Monday, January 25, 2016 - 03:39 PM UTC
Thanks for the replies Wayne and Paul.

As I don't yet own a Dremel, I'll try the tin foil method to start.

Best Wishes

Andy
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Posted: Monday, January 25, 2016 - 05:00 AM UTC
Or, depending on the damage, use a Dremel to hollow out the inside of the kit fenders until they are paper thin and damage them as you like.
smydi01
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Posted: Monday, January 25, 2016 - 03:43 AM UTC
Hi Andy

One way would be to use the model part as a former to make the wheel arch from tin foil. The type that's used for carry out meals. Then dent as you wish I would say that's it or thin down the model part and carefully apply heat to dent the part.

Good luck
Jeeprider
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Posted: Monday, January 25, 2016 - 02:39 AM UTC
I'm about to start the Tamiya Quad Gun Tractor and I would like to show some damage to one of the front wheel arches / mudguard as though it had run into, or hit something.

Can someone offer any advice how to do this, please?

Thanks

Andy