I’m still learning much as a model builder and thought I might share some of my mistakes along the way.
I used to use straight bright red to paint tail lights. It took a few cars to figure out that clear red looks much better. The clear lens in the bumper was painted from behind. The bullets painted over top. Both came out better than expected.
Turn signals were also giving me grief until someone at Group-25 mentioned that “turn signal amber metallic” was avalaible.
For back up lights and white turn signals. Gloss white seems to work okay.
Note the plain red paint on the Failane tail light. That was painted before I found the clear red. Such is life.
If you have something to add or share. Please do!
What do you mean think outside the box? Where did you even get a box? Where's my box?
Even though I may be new at this myself. How can I help you build your car?