Showing posts from January 8, 2017

1:24 McLaren M1A CanAm slot car with clear body

1:24 Bruce McLaren Mk1A CanAm slot car The Bruce McLaren car was black with a silver stripe with a thin red edge on each side. Our CanAm slot car class uses clear bodies which are decaled and painted on the inside and I had often wondered how to make the red lines and they are too thin to mask and there is not much room inside this little body. I therefore decided to make some decals to help solve this problem The decals are printed on an ALPS printer which are able to print both white and silver metallic. I decided to include the McLaren and Traco scripts as well as the numbers on the silver decals to make it easier to mount. The front decal is not easy to mount and the silver metallic is brittle and cracks easily. But it is possible with some patience. I mount the decals wet in clear gloss lacquer and seal them when dry with the same lacquer on the back to avoid any paint seeping under. See my toturial on painting and preparing clear bodies on this blog for