.Thanks! Yes, a base coat. The text below says to shoot over white, but that is just to match the colors shown on the color chip. I test shoot on many different colored base colors to find out what I want as the final color. http://shop.blackgoldweb.com/product.sc?productId=7&categoryId=2
If you're using HOK candies, HOK copper pearl will make a great base coat. I've done some paint tests with candy red over it, & it looks very good. On this one, I shot light coats of copper pearl over a black base, then, topped it with candy root beer.
I find this work very interesting, but the photo quality makes it hard to see what's going on. Maybe it's just me, but it's all pretty fuzzy. With all of the heavy duty cutting & splicing that you're doing, it would be great to see it a bit clearer.
As others have said, very interesting brass work! Do you solder anything at all on it? For instance, on the windshield trim along the roof, are those separate strips for the top & front? Or, is it an illusion that it seems larger than 1/32"? Really looks great! Too bad they couldn't be electroplated before attaching, & somehow make it though all of the painting & polishing without cutting through to the brass color.
Thanks to all who posted photos.
It was so good to see all of Teresi's, Fabrizio's, Chris', Simon's & other's work in person. Mind blowing stuff! It seems like there was just not enough time to talk to everyone, but it surely was good talking to you, Steve R. I also see photos of things that I say, "How did I miss that??" Congrats to those of you here who received awards. Very well deserved!