Monday, August 31, 2009
Color Tests and Blu-Tack!
The MAN over at the Evil Cow Forum was gracious enough to send me some Blu-Tack! I call him the MAN because he's the man! You can't get this stuff here. I can now work on painting the thrusters. Like so:
I have also begun colour tests. I painted a thruster half silver and the other half silver and then smoke. I think the smoke turned out too dark so I will go with just the silver.
And I have sprayed a spare piece of pla plate one half gold and one half semigloss black covered with gold. Can you guess which side is which?
I think I will opt for the semi-gloss black then gold. This means I will have to spray most of the small black/gold parts three times! Well, more than that if you count topcoat... and if I choose to use primer...
I have also spent some time this weekend doing.. yup, you guessed it, more masking.
And once this typhoon goes away and the sky clears up I will paint this as well.
The armour is all primed except for the parts with the panel lines. I did a test spray on the main colour I will use for the armour and it came out looking well. I think it will take several coats, but that is why I bought 6 cans of the stuff. Onwards and upwards!