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Kmidd65

Member Since 23 Aug 2010
Offline Last Active Jan 18 2015 03:10 PM
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In Topic: Next Project: Jack Ingram LMS

12 February 2014 - 11:13 AM

Very nice job so far Drew!  Love the subject matter.


In Topic: Monogram Days of Thunder Lumina WIP

18 January 2014 - 07:59 PM

Looking very good!  Those colors really pop.  I was afraid about those decals, they look great.  I really like following this build, thanks for sharing it with us!


In Topic: Monogram Days of Thunder Lumina WIP

14 January 2014 - 02:39 PM

When I airbrush Future, I try to apply my first two coats in a nice mist covering.  In effect, I am sneaking up on it and providing a good base for the final wet coats.  You need to be careful as the stuff will run quickly!  I use a dual action Air Brush so that is minimized some.  I do not dry Future coats with the hair dryer as that causes a grainy finish.  I usually wait a day or two between coats.  The third and fourth coats I lay on wet.  After another couple days of drying, I will rub out the Future finish with Meguiers #7 or fine polishing compounds, if needed. 

 

In my previous post, the #31 Lumina and the #28 Texaco both had Future finishes to seal the decals.  The #28 was brush coated and polished.  The Lumina was the better effort (airbrushed).  Not certain if you ever saw the write up about applying Future to models?  Check out the site at the link, it is full of great information.  Hope this is helpful!

 

http://www.swannysmo...leteFuture.html


In Topic: Monogram Days of Thunder Lumina WIP

13 January 2014 - 07:59 PM

In Googling this stuff I did find somebody making reference to using the Future to thin the Faskolor, any thoughts on that?

 

Definitely, I use Future to mix most of the acrylics I spray through my airbrush.  I typically cut it 50 to 75% with the Future and finish out the brew with Rubbing Alcohol or Acrylic Airbrush reducer (Createx).  I have had great results but it takes a lot of coats to build up a good color finish.  I typically spray a good even coat then dry it with the hair dryer, then repeat until I am happy with the finish.  You will definitely want to seal the finished paint after drying it a day or so with several coats of Future or you could build up a couple "light" coats of Testors Lacquers.  Good fun stuff, that car should really pop when you are finished! 

 

http://www.flickr.com/photos/kmidd65/


In Topic: The Grinch ..............

01 December 2013 - 07:23 PM

I could only imagine the time and effort put into that set of decals.  Another impressive build, John!