Post by David Mitcham on Dec 16, 2014 15:47:46 GMT -5
The paintwork looks superb! I'm interested to see you spray the entire car and put on the decals before painting and detailing the suspension and engine How do you protect the body work whilst doing the latter?
Post by Andrew Rowland on Dec 16, 2014 16:24:04 GMT -5
Hi David, i like to spray everything as it helps even any roughness in the engine detail. After decals I like to use Tamiya clear gloss. The secret, to avoid melting Pattos decals is two mist coats 15 mins apart. Wait an hour then another two must coats. Then wait 12 hours and apply a good coat for the gloss finish. Its tAken me years to work that out.... Now I can hand paint all the detail colours and add mirrors etc. You can't easily gloss on top of the hand painted stuff as the spray melts the hand paint!! Cheers Andi
Post by Andrew Rowland on Jan 26, 2015 3:19:22 GMT -5
I've been having a lot of fun just scratchbuilding the little final touches like dash board, radiator's and rubber hoses...
Sometimes its just so cathartic to get some bits and bobs and cut it to fit.... Given my other side of sloting is quite serious CAD design its just great to get my scalpel out!!
Just a few touches shown here that has taken a couple of weeks of constant but short sessions.
One thing I wanted to touch on is make-up. Not sure if anyone else uses it but i find it invaluable. Check the piston covers against the exhausts. Both painted matt black. Covers have silver eye shadow and exhausts have brown. Gives them depth and subtle colouring....