This is what make a good/great modeller.
Experiment as much as you can.
Alclad really surprised me when I first used it, but it was the blunders and ignoring all the tips on how to get it's wonderful results that has me using it as often as I can and getting fantastic results.
I was so tempted to alclad chrome my F-100D. !
I did it with my British Electrics 'Lightning II' and except for the PE bits I screwed up, it was a real treat to see just how smooth and neat the whole model looked.
The thing I discovered was once the base gloss black was down, you can spray the metal paint straight over the top. As it does not need to be dry before the metal coat goes on, and, sprayed like your dusting the finest thinnest paint you have ever used, all from a good distance from the model, almost like a 'puff' application.
Don't spray the metal paints like 'regular' paints.In fact, the lightest of coats and many of them.
But I am not here to tell you what to do.
The fun part comes when you see the layers build up to a rich level of reflection.
Just don't paint any areas where your fingers have left behind any fingerprints, as these will just leap out of the black base and ruin everything.
Happy days mate.
12. March at 05:10:15