hey all, couple questions. i have searched, and read a lot, but wanted to toss out my personal experience with my issue/s and get some direct feedback, so here we go..
so, doing a revell KW W900 big rig cab and hood, molded in white. i cleaned the parts in soap and water, wet sanded with 600 grit, dried and primed. put in dehydrator for 8 hours, then wet sanded with 6k, dried, primed again, and dehydrator for 8 hours. wet sanded again with 6k, looked fabulous to this point. [keep in mind, model was left to settle to ambient temp for 10-12 hours after each dehydrator run, i.e., turn off unit in am, go to work, then work on it when back home].
tonight, i put color to it,[warmed the body and the paint] and promptly messed it up [mostly due to impatience], i know i put too much paint to it at once [but it looked sooo pretty], got some sags and pooling of paint, i know where i went wrong there, but here are a few 64,000 dollar questions.....,
i'm using Tamiya white primer and testors metallic blue rattle can paint, one of my questions is this, on some parts of the cab, mostly body lines, the body lines are still white, and where the cab curves around to meet the sleeper, there is a pronounced white showing thru.
is this a result of just pouring the paint on? or should i have scribed the lines and blackwashed? [have read the tutorial, bought the tool, but did not try it yet]
or, would i be ok just misting coats of paint?
what kind of coverage should i be aiming for on each coat?
i ask this, as i have painted some flat surfaces with good results, but my first effort on something with curves and raised areas has been disastrous.
any help/suggestions/criticism are welcome,
p.s. the parts that aren't sagging/pooled are dust free, and smooth as silk--no orange peel at all.., ain't that a kick in the head? lol.