Guy Golsteyn Oh, in case you are wondering why I didn't post any pics of the engine compartment: I still don't have the aluminium intake trumpets. Once they arrive I'll fix them right away and I will do a new photoshoot
Steve Wilson Brandon...
I don't think there is a quote " basic kit " in any genre...
Every kit in any genre have their own problems, quirks, fitting and other conundrums. But any curbside car kit (curbside is a car kit without an engine) would be a good learner for you to practise on
24. December 2013, 17:52
B Should I get a spray can? I usually brush paint my planes and I don't want an airbrush. I don't think you can achieve that great finish by hand.
24. December 2013, 17:53
Steve Wilson Hi again Brandon...
I use Rattle Cans Brandon, shake the can well, warm the can in warm water, but NOT in boiling water. Hold the can about 6 to 8 inches from the item you're spraying, move in an assertive side to side action, start before the item and finish after the item. Build your sprays up in layers, I do one light spray in both directions, leave to dry for about 10 mins and repeat 4 or 5 times then do a wet coat. Leave to dry for about 48 hrs, longer if you can!!!
Do you have any worries about using an Airbrush??? If so what are they? I might be able to alleviate them for you.
24. December 2013, 18:22
B I just don't want one. Some air compressors are loud,and the airbrush is a pain to clean after using enamels. Also hand painting is fun for me,I like to see what finishes I can achieve using only my brushes.
24. December 2013, 18:33
B I use mostly Windsor and Newton brushes,I have some sable hair flat brushes that I use the most on my aircraft.
24. December 2013, 18:35
Steve Wilson You do what suits you Brandon...
I started with brushes, eeerrrrrmmmmm!!! that was a few years ago now.
One tip!!! To get a finish like Guy's, with a brush. Well thin the paint to a consistency of Milk, then use a medium wide flat brush in one direction only, I brush from front of car to the back. Yeah! I still keep my hand in with a brush
24. December 2013, 19:00
B Thanks for the tip I'll probably get a cheap car kit to experiment on with my Christmas Money.