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1970 Torino in yellow

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I started on this Torino.  I have had it for a year or two, and couldn't decide on a color.   Its a cool kit because it comes with four different stripe colors.  I saw a yellow one with the yellow and brown stripe, and thought that was a winner. 

 

I bought an airbrush and have used it twice now.  I had some issues on this, however.  If you look close at the photos, you can see that the paint seemed to run away from the edges.  Any Idea why that happened?   I used Testors enamel thinned with mineral spirits.  Any tips are appreciated.  Not sure if I am going to sand it and respray, or strip it all the way down and start over.

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This is what I am going for, but with a brown interior.

 

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More than likely it was the yellow enamel that was used. If I paint anything yellow I always go with basecoat with thin coats allowing 15 minutes between coats. Testors Yellow is thin paint I always thought. Model masters yellow PY3 covers pretty well. Model masters probably has that Ford color too. Looks like more of a pastel yellow to me than the Testors yellow. Modelmasters does alot of factory colors. If you sand it smooth you may be able to get more paint on depending on how thick it is already. 

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Strip it and start over. 

Block-sand around all your door etc. lines with #600 or #800 paper. This will remove the slight ridge that is contributing to this. 

Now prime with a good flat white. Some like the expensive Tamiya, I like the cheap Walmart Flat White.

You seem to be airbrushing. Good. Turn your brush down and go around all the problem lines with a coat or two. Let this dry, then inspect. I'll bet the color comes all the way up to the line this time. 

NOW you can open up the airbrush and spray the whole body. 

The thing about this "doorline halo" effect is, once it starts, MORE paint won't help it, it just makes it worse. 

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Thanks for the tips.  I will strip it down and start over.  I think the gray primer I used was too dark, so this will address both these issues.

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10 hours ago, Ben269 said:

Thanks for the tips.  I will strip it down and start over.  I think the gray primer I used was too dark, so this will address both these issues.

Absolutely always use white primer under yellow. Yellow hides poorly the pigments to make yellows are not strong.

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Stripped all the paint off, primed in white, and even tinted the primer with a little yellow.  Not sure if that helped or not, but it looks great.  I painted it using Testors bright yellow.   I couldn't wait, and applied the stripes.  I like the way it looks so far.

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That looks amazing Ben. Great work with the airbrush for not having used it much. It's going to be a winner.

Later-

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Looks a LOT better the second time around. Drive on! B)

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That’s going to turn out great. I love the laser stripe. Your chassis detail is awesome. Here’s my 70 Torino Cobra... The car that I almost bought as a teen.

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Looks great. Love the color. I’ve 2 of those kits to build and I also have a spray booth and air brush that I need to learn how to use.

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I'll be seconding what everyone else said about the second time around and how good it looks now Ben. This is gonna turn out good......real good.

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Thanks for the compliments, and the tips.  Steve, that Cobra looks really nice, I would like to pick up one of those kits next.

 

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Looking good. This bodystyle is really pleasing to the eyes, especially in bright colors like you chose. :)

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I picked this back up again, and got the engine wired.  I drilled out the oil filter adapter for the coolant lines, and will continue to add detail as it goes.IMG_0648.thumb.jpeg.f762dbecab3c73666398d94d5b90fd9c.jpeg

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Love the clean engine; very nice detailing. Cool car!

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Nice work on the engine!,good to see work on this kit again.

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Very nice work especially your detailing. Keep practicing with the air brush you’ll get better and better and this one looks good now!

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Looking good.  I love the 429CJ engine.  It was around for only a while and the model companies in the 70's completely ignored it.

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