Anyone got any suggestions on how to lay down a transparent, even, non-distorting coat of a clear colour?
I'm finally getting back to the workbench (I hope) with the Jaguar XJ220. The XJ220 has a well-smoked sunroof, and in theory should also have blue-green tinted windows. I've done a few "smoked" windows notably these:
...but you can't really see clearly through them, and it doesn't really matter since you can see in through the main cabin windows, and all they are concealing is the "boot", really. The other times I've used the clear colours it's been on small parts like lights, or the odd cabin window on a helicopter, where the optical quality is a lot less noticeable.
The sunroof on the Jag is one of the main ways to view the cabin, and obviously if all the other windows are green-tinted, I need them to be as optically "clean" as possible as well. I've got Tamiya clear colours, and could try tinted Klear. The problem is whenever I've tried airbrushing either, I get a slightly "frosted" look.
Has anyone got any top tips for a foolproof way of tinting clear parts that leaves them as transparent as unpainted plastic...?
Hi, all... this is something I got started on Britmodeller, where a bunch of locals contributed to it. I thought some of you guys might find it useful, and feel free to add to it as well. I'll try and keep both lists up to date with all new information.
NB: This is NOT a "wish list" thread -- just kits that you KNOW exist, please!
DB5 "James Bond" (original issue), 1/24, Airfix
DB5 "Spy Car", 1/25, Aurora
DB6, 1/24, Airfix (modified James Bond tooling)
DB5 1/24, Airfix (Doyusha kerbside plastic)
DB5 James Bond (with some spy gadgets and resin James Bond and Oddjob figures), 1/24, Doyusha
DB5 street version, 1/24, Doyusha (Kerbside and quite simplified)
DB4, 1/24, Monogram (working doors etc, old kit, shapes a bit off)
DBR1, 1/24, Profil24 (resin)
DBR, 1/24, Merit
DP214, 1/24, Profil24 (resin)
Ulster, 1/32, Matchbox (gem of a kit)
International, 1/32, Pyro
Le Mans, Pyro 1/32
DB5, 1/32, Airfix (pretty terrible)
DBS (1970s), 1/24, Airtrax (resin, Finland)
DBS, 1/24, Tamiya
DBR9, 1/32, Airfix
7 Chummy, 1/24, SE Finecast
7 Ulster, 1/24, SE Finecast
7 (BMW Dixi), 1/24, Heller (reboxed by Revell)(rather different from an Austin 7 in some areas, but a starting point)
A40 "Gasser", 1/25, Revell
Maxi, 1/32, Airfix
London Taxi, Imai, 1/24 (also reboxed by Revell)
4.5L Blower, 1/32, Airfix
4.5L Blower, 1/24, Heller
4.5L Blower, 1/24, Union (not the same as Heller)
4.5L Blower, 1/12, Airfix
Competition Speed Six, 1/32, Pyro
Continental R (52-55), 1/24, Airtrax (resin, Finland)
I'm looking to bring the Tamiya Jag Mk2 up to "Callum" spec. I've got plenty of details to work from. The kit has cut outs for mounting the metal bumpers. I'm wondering if you guys can tell me if the "modern" bumpers on here remind you of anything that I can source?
I think the rear one looks a bit "80s Porsche", but at the front end I'm lost...