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Old 07-13-2022, 07:48 AM
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I like how you went with matte black on the underside. Thinking ahead about the order in which I paint this thing has me considering doing the same. It is going to be tough to spray a gloss coat inside the scoop without paint running, and how am I going to tape off the rocket after the gloss white to paint the red inside there. Would be way easier I think to paint inside the scoop first and then tape that off to paint the rest white, although color wise that is backwards of what I would normally do. Hand painting the underside last seems like an easier alternative and with matte black I can get a decent result. Hmm....


I agree. Enjoying your thread. You do good work.
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Well a quick psa about paint. I bought a can of store brand Ace Hardware primer figuring Iíd save a couple bucks, itís just primer. Well here is what my sin netted me. Thin runny sputtering crap. Lesson learned and guess what, Rustoleum X2 primer from Walmart was cheaper than this crap. It feels pretty smooth after a light sanding, tomorrow I will put down a good coat of good primer. Than I gotta wait for some less humid weather to start on the glossy stuff.
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A good sanding and itís ready for paint. Iím going to lay down gloss white and let it dry for a week...
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The primer looks nice. Are you shooting gloss white over gray primer?
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The primer looks nice. Are you shooting gloss white over gray primer?


Well... reading your mind I should probably go get some white primer and hit it with that first. I risk laying the gloss on too thick trying to cover this gray and once it runs anywhere I will have to wait a week and sand it smooth. White primer and than I can get the gloss on in only 2 or 3 light coats.
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Sounds like a good plan. Personally, I use white primer under EVERYTHING except black and Spazz Chrome.
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Iíve seen it said here before, ďtime to ruin it with paintĒ. That bad primer layer left lots of high spots that really were stubborn about being sanded out. I did what I could with it, had a spiral seem where I cut out the scoop start to separateÖ frustration instead of fun. I finally threw in the towel and hit it with white primer and two coats of gloss white. Not my best work, looks good from five feet I guess. I will take some better pictures when itís finished.
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Just pealed the masking for the red. Came out much cleaner than I was anticipating, getting excited about this build again. Couple of small overspray areas that I hit with white already. Next weekend itís decals and future shine.
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Old 08-21-2022, 06:27 PM
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That looks stunning! The red inside the tunnel is a nice touch.
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Nice work. I regularly paint white over gray primer, works just fine (though I painted my Snarky a light gray). Agree with jeffy, the red scoop color looks great - I did that on mine, it is tricky! Think it'll fly yet this year? It'll fly nicely on a C11-3 if you have a small field.
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