Airman 1st Class
- Jul 1, 2020
Great job, Grant. It looks like a mirror now👍🏻. I think this will be good for painting
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Funnily enough Andy I did have a thought that aluminium might give that effect seeing it always seems to spray really grainy. I was not game to try it, fearing if I stuffed it up then fixing it would be a lot more work. Think I might try this on another kit I have in the build list though.On my recent Ki-61 build I found that applying a flat aluminum paint on the fabric surfaces made for a slightly coarser surface that produced a decent effect.
I'd like to go back to enamels Vic; back in the day I was exclusively using Humbrol enamels. The big issue now is that the boss doesn't like the smell from enamels, leaving me with acrylics as my only option if I want to keep working in the garage - where its at least warmer than outside.... 🥶❄️I stick mostly to enamel paints
Did you use an acrylic primer? Why don't you try some lacquer primer and then use the acrylic paints - this is what I've done and will do in the future.So - I tried laying down some primer on Sunday and have to say it was a massive FAIL.
One of the products I was referring to is this primer (from my "favourite" store Michael's):I would say that lacquer primers won't get past the boss's smell objection. I have used Tamiya acrylics for years now mostly without priming.