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 New paint job

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New paint job
« on: Oct 23, 2020, 11:56 AM »
Redoing the dome and back on my protector bucket.Here's how it's currently looking, there's a little bit of a reaction, I'll fix that later, I'll let paint dry for a few days before next stage. Needs light grey under coat, green and weathering plus some jaig eyes....and kill stripes. Besides that I need to add some ears and range finder, internals and electronics


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jett drexel


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Re: New paint job
« Reply #1 on: Oct 23, 2020, 04:25 PM »
Ha ha ha you're getting as bad as me. :laugh:

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Re: New paint job
« Reply #2 on: Oct 23, 2020, 06:14 PM »
Ha ha ha you're getting as bad as me. :laugh:
:laugh: yep  :laugh:  there was a few parts that need work, fix the repair and add the jaig eyes soon too. If the ears turn out ok, need a good bucket to put them on. I didn't really like the back section. I did initially follow Fetts colours with the back being a bit more bluish / teal colour. Don't think I'll be doing that this time. The insides of the mandibles need to be repainted too...black or orange...think orange would be best. Just need to find that colour again

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Re: New paint job
« Reply #3 on: Oct 24, 2020, 10:18 PM »
After a little bit of impatience I tried the next stage


At moment I'm just getting a rough idea of what I like, next is more masking and first of a few fett green layers....esb fett green or lighter

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Re: New paint job
« Reply #4 on: Oct 26, 2020, 02:02 PM »
Couldn't sleep last night so decided to do abit more shaping of the right ear cap
It's a little bit big at moment, but filing the edges will remove that and smooth the arc as well
Below is black resin cap on top of aluminium cap...shiny area needs to be filed down

Still need to cut the angled areas


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Re: New paint job
« Reply #5 on: Nov 14, 2020, 01:20 AM »

While on smoko....from laundry and dishwashing....thinking of getting a dishwasher
Got some more work done




Even the bordon is in awe  :laugh:
Still needs fine tuning, clean up though

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jett drexel


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Re: New paint job
« Reply #6 on: Nov 14, 2020, 03:03 AM »
 :like: :like: :like:

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Re: New paint job
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Re: New paint job
« Reply #8 on: Nov 16, 2020, 12:35 AM »
Right lower ear section nearly finished....minus anodising

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jfk36

Re: New paint job
« Reply #9 on: Nov 21, 2020, 01:35 PM »
That is quite possibly one of the prettiest weathering jobs I've seen. If you don't mind me asking, what method did you use to mask off the damage on the dome, it looks really effective.

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Re: New paint job
« Reply #10 on: Nov 21, 2020, 07:11 PM »
That is quite possibly one of the prettiest weathering jobs I've seen. If you don't mind me asking, what method did you use to mask off the damage on the dome, it looks really effective.
Thanks mate, I use what's called the layering method for the order of painting. The masking medium is maskol by humbrol
Hope that helps, yell out if you'd like more info
Here's roughly what it was like before...repainted due to a repair

Other examples of layering and paint approach



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jfk36

Re: New paint job
« Reply #11 on: Nov 22, 2020, 06:55 AM »
Thank you, that's really good to know. I've heard a few people mention humbrol's masking fluid, I'll have to have a nosy when I next get paid.

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Re: New paint job
« Reply #12 on: Nov 22, 2020, 07:22 AM »
Toothpaste works just as well

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jfk36

Re: New paint job
« Reply #13 on: Nov 22, 2020, 07:25 AM »
Good to know  :D . What do you use to apply the masking medium, just a cotton bud or something?

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Re: New paint job
« Reply #14 on: Nov 22, 2020, 09:01 AM »
Toothpick for smaller scratches, q-tip for larger. You could use a cotton ball, but that would be a BIG paint chip.

Note on toothpaste: the longer it dries, the harder it is to remove. I advise applying it right before you paint and removing it as soon as the paint is solidly dry. If you wait until the paint is fully cured, it will be a real pain to remove.

Latex mask, on the other hand, has no such limitation. You want it to be dry before you paint, so you can let it sit as long as you want. Itís just more expensive.

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