Greg, Welcome to the wonderful world of model building. I wish my second build would have looked like that. 40+ years ago, I was armed with un-thinned Pactra 1/4oz jars and those black, nylon bristled Testors brushes. Looked like it was painted with cake frosting when I was done. Nice job on that KW. Keep up the good work.
The best of luck to you Clayton. Loyalty does not put food on the table. Good drivers are worth their weight in gold, with all the steering wheel holders out there. I hope this is the right place and time for you and your families sake. By the way, that is one sweet gravel hauler. Stay safe out there.
Mike, I would like to offer a couple of words of encouragement and advice if I might. I do not claim to be an expert, by any means, but I want to share my results. I use both Alclad and Spas Stixx, another version of Alclad, and have gotten, what I think are very satisfactory results. What I think is the trick, for me anyway, is lots of VERY light coats, and after it has cured overnight, polish with a dry Qtip. I have a Passche VL that has a control to limit the trigger's rearward travel, limiting the amount of material picked up. By setting it so low, you have to watch the surface you are painting to see the SLOW color change. Build the coats very slowly, let it dry, rub it with a Qtip, and this is the result. I have even used S n J polishing powder, finely ground aluminum, in conjunction with Alclad with really good results. The wheels are pieced together Italeri and Revell parts and the tanks, quarter fenders, and visor are kit parts mist-coated until very bright and then polished. It is fairly easy to do, just time consuming. But patience really does pay off. A little practice and anyone can get this look.
Hey Guys, just making my check call for April. Been working on the floor/firewall unit, chassis, and started the resin engine. Getting the front cab mounts and sleeper air ride knocked out is this weekend's plan. will post pics soon. Thanks, Mark.