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Old 05-13-2002, 11:43 PM   #1
RallyX13
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Question Painting models??

Anyone here good at painting models? I got lucky on my last model as it was molded in the right color, but was not so lucky this time. I am trying to paint my WRX model yellow, and I did not do too well the first time around.

Any one got any tips or suggestions for painting it. Do I have to use a primer when I am trying to paint a light yellow over a dark blue?

Robert....I know you are the model master...help me!!

Kris
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Old 05-13-2002, 11:54 PM   #2
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did u paint it already and want to change the color?if u did,call me
and i'll tell u some tips on repainting it!
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Old 05-13-2002, 11:59 PM   #3
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I already tried to paint it, it started running on one side. Guess I did not wait long enough in between the coats.....Not good at spray painting small items.

Kris

pm me with your number and I will give you a call
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Old 05-14-2002, 12:27 AM   #4
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Hey Kris you may be able to save it if you jit it with some 250 to 300 grit to smooth out the drips. I also recommend going down to your local dept store (You call it Wal-Mart, In Fairbanks we call it Kame Apart) and grab your choice of Dupli-Color. If you take your time and give it a very light dusting every 15 to 20 minutes you will have a very close to automotive finish. Just don't over do it though.

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Old 05-14-2002, 12:57 AM   #5
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I am trying it again as we speak. I took the drips off using paint thinner, so we will see how it turns out.

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Old 05-14-2002, 02:12 AM   #6
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What do you reccomend to paint with? An airbrush setup or just regular spray paint (well, model kind)?

I have been itchin to put my Initial-D RX-7 together, but it's all white and needs to be painted, and want to make it look nice

- Jason
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Old 05-14-2002, 02:15 AM   #7
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Patience grasshopper. Many light coats will result in bootiful even paint job.

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Old 05-14-2002, 02:50 AM   #8
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You can use any paint you really want to. I have found that using Duplicolor in many light coats with a light shot of clear coat will give you a very automotive like finish ( this includes hitting it with some 1500 or 2000 grit, or rubbing/polishing compound for a showroom shine). Thanks to the REX I am actually starting to pick up the old skills I haven't used since I was a kid.

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Old 05-14-2002, 12:46 PM   #9
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Yes I am re-doing the car with many light coats, but I think I may have hosed this model pretty good.

If nothing else I will get another one and have a secret hook-up use his airbrush to paint it for me.

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Old 05-14-2002, 10:05 PM   #10
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Im assuming you guys are talking sprays instead of brush paint?

- Jason
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Old 05-14-2002, 11:50 PM   #11
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Im assuming you guys are talking sprays instead of brush paint?

- Jason
Yeap. We are talking sprays. Brush paint is great for small pieces, but when it comes to large areas brushes are a 'PITA'. Sprays are a bit quicker too!
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Old 05-18-2002, 12:16 PM   #12
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so how is the model coming along Kris?
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Old 05-18-2002, 11:55 PM   #13
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Kris, I have a buddy that's into models and miniatures. He could help if needed, just let me know.

I'm out of pocket now, but will check back soon.
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