Well, finally an update...a couple of weeks ago I primed the bodywork using Mr. Surfacer 1200...first time I sanded down a paintjob, but it had to be done. Once the surface was smooth I sprayed on the Zero Paints White color...Ended up with a bit of a grainy surface, so again, sanding it down using 2000 grit sanding paper was the trick.
Today I masked off the body and sprayed on the McLaren red. Even though I masked it thouroughly some faint spots of red ended up on the white here and there...hope the decals will cover it up a bit.
Decals on the tyres are of a decal sheet made by a small Italian company which name I forgot...wasn't too expensive, but the Good Year logos look exactly right, but it should do...
Hello Wouts! Man, thats lookin BAD A$$ brother! Looks like its goin 100 mph just sittin there!
Thanks bro, I think 100mph is still a little slow for an F1 car, even sitting still ...on the other hand...I'm not really progressing very fast, am I?
Well, I managed to paint some smaller parts and assemble the wings. All dryfitted of course. Next step would be finally the clear and decs...
The white and red is a bit of a paint in the a$$ to photograph decently btw... the briljant white by Zero paints has the tendency to dry very quick at the nozzle and model, so a lot of gentle sanding was needed to get a sort of smooth finish...oh well, it's a good experience no doubt
Paint looks awesome Boo! Are the Zero Paints Acrylic? What do you thin them with...if any? What clear you plan to use? Got my note pad at the ready!!
Hiya Gary, thanks dude!!! It's me, Wouts, though . Nope, no acrylics, quite sure about that, 'cause it smell nasty. Hence the reason why I'm using a paintmask with two filters now. The Zero paints site states that it's prethinned for AB use, and I sprayed it at their suggested pressure +/- 1,5 Bar - 20PSI. But it dried at the tip and on the model, so I guess thinning it with their brand thinner or airbrush cleaner would do the trick. The fluo red sprayed fine at their prethinned stated. You need to do it on a white base though.
Best experience I have with a gloss coat is Tamiya's X-22 clear thinner with their lacquer thinner.
Hi Gary, thanks. It sure turned out ok on photo, though there is some silvering here and there. The aftermarket decals had a quite thick carrier film as well. Sol did helped a bit. Hopefully all of the silvering will dissapear after the next clear coat though ^^