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Speaker Grilles


You all know that the staff at the T&T Workshop is always looking for quick, simple answers to perplexing modeling questions – and every so often we find one that’s just so simple and easy to do that it makes all of us smile like little kids. 

Our friend Chris Roldan provided lots of smiles with this tip.  It’s the kind of tip that, after it has been pointed out, makes perfect sense, and we wonder why we hadn’t thought of it ourselves.

It’s a neat little quickie, as Chris describes:

“If you’ve started to accumulate a few chrome headlights after you have replaced them with clear ones, don’t worry –I’ve found a good use for them: speaker grilles!

“Just file them as flat as possible, without losing the outer rim of the headlight. Paint them your favorite brand of semi-flat black, or you can lay on a heavy wash of thinned-out flat black for that ‘chrome grille look.’ 

“Don’t forget those snappy little photoetched screws, to really make them look convincing. Works for me!“

Now is that a cool tip, or what? Those superunrealistic, chrome-covered headlights that have merely been taking up space in countless scrap boxes can now be put to use.


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