Post by Jim Richards on Oct 28, 2020 3:16:22 GMT -5
Very nice work.
And yes, Inter coat clear is the way to go. I assume you were using HOK. (from the shots of paint cans)
I opened my first custom paint shop in 1974, I always shot clear between coats for all the reasons you mentioned. HOK always was expensive so I used a top coat clear, just very reduced, of what ever brand or type of paint I used (I've used them all) After I taught a few paint seminars for HOK, I actually used that brand between coats no matter what brand paint I used (always risky to mix brands) Funny thing, I would have customers come in demanding HOK, after I gave them the estimate they were fine with Ditzler or Dupont. LOL Always joked about buying a case of HOK labels to put on other brand cans, but I was never one to fool my customers.
But for model cars HOK is best since it goes on thin. So that is a great tip you gave.
But this is not about me, but about another great model by YOU!
Post by Starryeyes on Oct 28, 2020 10:47:59 GMT -5
I should have clarified.. HOK makes an inner coat clear that IS super thin .. I figured I was “all in” on this project so I stuck with their product .. lays super thin and flashes quickly ! After all the paint color was done I switched to their “Show Klear which is a 4:1:1 mix .. the added reducer makes for slick results as long as your under coats are applied leaving a smooth top coat . (I know you know what I mean ..LOL.. been riding as much as time permitted this year .. buttoning things up for cooler weather .. 😉
Post by Jim Richards on Oct 29, 2020 10:20:45 GMT -5
Yes it's always good to stick with the same brand, but in model building that's not always possible. (but you guys are all Pros, and already know that)
Well it came out great. How much do you think it weighs? Since it is metal, making a concrete casting of it first, would have made a bad arse mailbox stand, of course here in Tucson it would get stolen or vandalized (you should see how beat up my mailbox is).
A picture of him sitting behind your drums would be funny.
Glad you rode some, and yes buttoning up for winter here also, It dropped to the mid 70s this week and I'm already freezing, LOL