A Quickie Viper Paint Job - WIP
Posted 15 December 2006 - 04:54 PM
I then temporarily put the front and rear fascias on the body and decided I'd try the GTS Blue Pearl from Model Master's new Lacquer line. I went downstairs and just quickly laid down a few quick coats of the blue right over the white plastic. I didn't expect the car to turn out decent at all. Imagine my surprise!!!
Never in my wildest dreams did I expect the paint to turn out the way it did! I'll let the pics speak for themselves, but even they don't do the paintjob justice. Anyways, here we go with some pics. Now I'm going to get busy on this car as well! What a night!!!!
Posted 15 December 2006 - 05:01 PM
Posted 15 December 2006 - 05:22 PM
That looks great!!.............And this is comin' from someone that spends a LOT of time to make sure I don't have to do a paint job twice.............I should get so lucky!
Keep us posted on the progress!
Posted 15 December 2006 - 10:10 PM
Posted 16 December 2006 - 02:46 AM
My procedure for painting is:
1. body prep
6. screw it up
7. start all over again
8. repeat at least twice
Step 6 can happen anytime during the process forcing step 7.
Posted 16 December 2006 - 03:31 AM
This paint job was probably the quickest I've ever done and it's probably one of the smoothest I've ever laid down. Just goes to show if you don't care about the project at hand it'll give you the least amount of headaches and trouble. :roll:
Posted 18 December 2006 - 03:51 AM
Posted 18 December 2006 - 05:27 AM
Posted 18 December 2006 - 06:24 AM
buy the very same revell kit...
Posted 18 December 2006 - 08:34 AM
Thanks Matt. The decals are giving me fits on the nose already. With all the curves and so forth, the decals are not settling down the way they should and it looks like ######. I may have to scrounge another set of Viper decals up to redo the nose at this point. It's definitely not beyond hope though!!!!
If you're having trouble with the decals.............try a "Hot Towel" method. Basically take a paper towl.....dip it in hot water--------as much as you can stand------squeeze off excess water, and then press down on the model. The heat from the paper towel will help the decal to form around irregular curves.
You could also try Micro Sol..........but I don't know if you have any on hand, and my method is the cheapie way to go. :wink: