Interesting use for pantyhose. Back in my R/C airplane days in the 80s and knowing people that still do it now, pantyhose is sometimes used as a substitute for fiberglass, except where a lot of strength is needed. In other areas, it would add some strength, but have a lighter weight overall. And now with electrics since they don't need to be fuel proof, you can use white glue or carpenters glue in place of resin. On some various models, I have used it and even molded some parts with it. I didn't use resin because of the smell, but it probably would have hardened faster. I had a couple layers with carpenters glue, over a week or two, I would drop the part on the desk and you could hear a difference in sound as it would continue to harden, I could also tweak it a little early on, but not later. Fiberglass is nice, but cutting and working with it can get those little fibers everywhere which is not that great inside the house, especially with pets running around, or with cats, getting on the modeling desk. You don't want those little glass fibers on them.
Thanks much, I missed that link! I saved the pictures and text for future reference. I have some of that Martha Stewart sparkly paint in orange, I actually got it to do my dune buggy that I wasn't getting the best results, turns out I was missing the corresponding base coat color. Now I can't wait to dive into it as there are some other mild custom cars I would like to do with this kind of paint.
That's an awesome paint job on the dune buggy body as well as the motorcycle and the spoons. I have a Michaels close to me, what brand of paint is that? It really looks great and I've been looking for something like that for quite a while, especially if it brushes on.
I have used some of the different craft acrylics brand's and found some different techniques that work, it always does seem to be somewhat of a delicate paint though.
If you don't mind sharing, did you explain the technique you used to get that terrific smooth metal flake paint job please?