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Ghosts of Brooklands

30 June 2012 - 09:11 AM

This illustration was inspired by an old photo in a book. All the elements, including the driver's face, were constructed or re-constructed in Photoshop.

I tried to capture the feeling of the early days of road racing, as seen through the mists of time.

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Putting a wash on decals

03 June 2012 - 03:18 PM

I'm building an old Mercedes Benz 300 SLR kit, and they've included decals for the plaid seat upholstery. Yes, plaid. The original cars had blue and grey plaid, but for some reason the decals are blue and bright white. I want to tone down the white in the pattern, but don't know what will do the job without either ruining the decals or giving them a gloss finish.

Any ideas?

Rustoleum has Sticky Surface

19 May 2012 - 12:07 PM

I put some Rustoleum "Universal Metallic - Paint and Primer in One" on top of Model Master (Testors) Custom Lacquer System yellow, and the surface is still sticky after several days.

Have other people had this problem? Is it a problem with just that Rustoleum line, or is it the combination? I first tried some over Mr. Surfacer Primer, and it seemed to work just fine. So I suspect it's reacting with the MM.

I've used Rustoleum Flat Protective Enamel many times, and it's great stuff - very black. But this "Universal" is very different - the finish is a deep, glossy metallic. It looks great, but shows fingerprints etc., so it's really not usable.

Luckily, I only used it on a small part that will be easy to strip and repaint. But I hate paying for paint that I can't use.

Is there anything I can put on the surface to make it dry? Should I just thow it away and get another kind of paint?