View Full Version : Gaps & Seams - Tip

04-05-2008, 08:34 AM
One of the easiest ways to enhance the scale look of any body is to simulate seams and gaps between body panels. For this I find the cheapest and easiest way is permanent markers. You can use paint and or paint pens but I prefer these because if you make a mistake it's easily correctable and you have full control of the lines unlike with a brush. Because the marker doesn’t bite into the paint or lexan (depending on the application) it can be rubbed off with your finger if you slip.

I use Staedtler brand permanent markers, available in many sizes. In the image below I'm using the 0.4mm pen for the door and fender gaps.
Over time the marker may fade or rub off a bit (especially on lexan) but can easily be touched up.
Try a few different sizes and definitely test on a few test panels until you get a steady hand.


04-05-2008, 09:55 AM
good stuff
tips like this sure make life easier
rather than pestering you on sundays

thanks for the support keepem coming

04-05-2008, 10:00 AM
i use the dual tip sharpie's, the fat one for windows and the tiny tip for body lines :biggthumpup:

04-05-2008, 10:57 AM
Nice tip dude..........:3dlick:

11-23-2011, 10:51 AM
just did this and i couldn't believe what a new dimension this adds to the body