Painting the Wheels
You’ll remember that I actually cut out the wheel parts initially with a hole saw and then glued the pieces together and detailed them a bit on a lathe.
Today I used a wood burner to create deeper ridges for the treads and the whitewalls on the tires. These ridges allowed me to be a little less cautious with the painting, as the thinned paint would only flow as far as the ridge and no further…so, you didn’t get too much bleeding of one paint colour into the next.
I think it’s all looking pretty good for what I’d consider as the base coat. Once I detail the wheels in a bit more with a variety of highlight colours, I think that they’re going to look pretty good. At least the little hounds look happy.