Sunday, 7 January 2018

Painitng coach panels

An initial bit of painting on the Tri-ang following the same method as I used on the Ratio conversion earlier. The whole body was scrubbed with a very light soapy water solution and a toothbrush to get rid of 50 years of grime. Now I'm into the black raised beading with a small brush. I find this incredibly fiddly and can only do a bit at a time. It also looks terrible at this juncture so isn't very inspiring - no instant gratification here. I'm pondering whether to just do the ends and one side, after all....

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  1. So you're not going to line it out Edwardian style then?!

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  2. Hi Chris

    I painted a couple of Ratio 4 wheelers years ago and had the same difficulties. The results were crap.

    I wonder if the use of brush is a big part of the problem as controlling the paint flow is very difficult.

    Perhaps using something like a foam make up pad on a small stick with a paint that hasn't been tinned might get better results on the fine raised detail?

    Just a thought.

    Regards.

    Kane

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