1/48 trumpeter kit -- feast your eyes!
Last edited by ANTIBODY; 02-28-2011 at 06:08 PM.
can someone guide us in the paint departement?Primer: Motip
Paints: Tamiya, Gunze and Vallejo
Cement: Tamiya, Gunze and Cyanolite
Oils: MIR and Acrilex
Putty: Tamiya and Vallejo
Last edited by ANTIBODY; 02-28-2011 at 05:11 PM.
Beauty of the beast!~
^^ i want to do similar paint scheme on jf17
nevermind , i got my answer
If you are serious an air brush and compressor are the preferred tools of the trade. You have much more control of the paint flow, and get a finer, smoother finish from the airbrush. But with careful work and good masking techniques, you can produce nice quality models with spray cans. Unless you are diving in full force from the start, the spray cans would not be a bad starting point. With spray cans you will have to mask off areas where you don't want overspray, because they throw out a lot bigger spray than an airbrush. I recommend Scotch Blue Painter's Tape. It does great at not pulling up previously applied paint. As far as paint, you will get a lot of opinions there. Humbrol is great paint if you have easy access to it. If it is a paint you are comfortable with then stay with it. I myself like ModelMaster enamels. Keep in mind cleanup. Enamels require solvent based thinners and cleaners, where acrylics need water based media.I suggest you start with Tamiya spray paint for bodies/fuselages to begin with and do all your detail painting with brushes. Ive never used acrylics before, (but need to try 'em out) but enamels work really well - easy cleanup, non-stubborn and slow drying so you can blend them and also strip them easier if necessary. Presuming you're not familiar with lacquers stay away from them. Plastic needs to be primed before sraying that type of paint and the thinners are nasty stuff.There is no one technique I use. It depends on the subject, and what the area to be painted is like.
For example, I would brush paint small parts like control yokes and seats, but larger items will get either airbrushed or rattle can painted. Rattle cans are nice for putting on primer and a single color base coat, then do anything else with the airbrush (camoflage patterns, gradiants etc.).
As for paint... I primarily use Testors Model Master enamels unless I can't get a particular color in MM. Then it's Humbrol and/or Mr. Color (Gunze).
I usually use Enamels for base painting and acrylics only for washes and stuff like that.
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