Xtr3meNZer wrote: Apart from the pre-shading this is looking awesome. I would think that the low pressure wouldn't "push" the paint out as much, so that might be why it's webbing and spitting. Have a tester on a piece of paper first before putting it to the kit. This way you can have a bit of a practice, and get the lines you want. I wouldn't know the pressure to use, but try a bit higher, and practice on a piece of paper.
Otherwise, looking great
Agree with K2 about the practice...but use a piece of styrene sheet that has been primed as the paint will be absorbed in paper and may give you a false indication of what its doing...
Cheers. Yeah I was practicing on a piece of paper towel but probably the different material and the drop in confidence putting it on the actual model contributed to it. I would have been better off brush painting it on Thanks for the advice K2 and Corran
grover wrote: Thanks Jackie, and thanks Flying Kiwi who sent me the decals which turned up today
Any time buddy! hey sucks about the preshading,.. maybe too much pressure? getting the nib right down to the plastic and slowly pulling the trigger back after you have the air flowing usually does the trick,... if the paint is mixed well.... i get a few spots!!! going to preshade the F-18 soon so you'll see just how bullsh*t my advice is then
Cheers mate. Yeah I need to practice. The only time I airbrush is on an actual model. May swap out the need with another i have too, but tonight I will be putting the main coat on, and if that works well, then I will be clearing and decal-ing before the weekend hopefully.
I just laid down the lighter grey coat on the body and wings. I don't know what it is but the paint is doing the orange peel thing. I laid a light mist down then went over slowly building up the paint, but nope. Still did it. It did it last night too with the darker paint I used. If anyone can give me some tips on using the Mig Ammo paints, that would be helpful. I was painting neat out of the bottle.
Now old me would have said "Meh" I'll just carry on and put it down to experience, but the new me is probably going to let it dry for a couple of days and will go sand it back and repaint it. Means it will take a bit longer but thats OK. This build was all about testing myself by having a nice finish so that's what I'll be working on. If I can't work out these paints though I'll go back to Gunze and Tamiya.
You probably need to thin it. But how much and with what I'm not sure having not used those ones. You don't need to leave it a few days. Most acrylics are dry enough for sanding in under an hour get some 2000 grit on it with a bit of water you get back to a polished finish in no time
I had the same problem with MiG paint when I did the T-80 and to be honest I wasn't sure what was causing it... but I did a combination of leaving the bottle half submerged in a sink full of warm water to warm the paint up (it was bloody cold at the time) and shaking the hell out of the bottle to mix it up thoroughly and the problem went away.
Hope it helps.
Well a bit of practice goes a long way and I have now re - primed and my pre-shading is tons better, though no where near as good as PJs or Grants. Also found this video for using the MIG ammo paints. Can't wait until after the rugby tomorrow to get some paint down again. This time with better results I hope.
I started on the decals tonight after a bit of TV. Thanks to Flying_kiwi for sending me some of his RAF ones. Wings first
A couple of decal either tore or had small cuts somehow, but this one ended up in 4 pieces. I managed to join it up reasonably ok (did a bit better then in this pic) and am hoping they suck in together.
So I finished the RAF marking on either side and a few of the kit's ones to boot. The ones that came with the kit are Cartograph which is a first for me, so Im keen to see why everyone raves about them, but the few I put down are printed awesomely and went down well enough. I was amazed I could read the "No Step" decal considering it's 1/72
Also, interesting vid re using the MiG paints and makes a lot of sense.
The 1st time I used them I admit that I probably did lay it on too thick, but with the Leopard I did very fine coats so as not to obliterate the preshading and all was well.
I thought that I may not have been mixing properly or was somehow getting water in the hose while spraying as to the cause of the craters.
Cheers VD. Yeah it's funny paint to work with after using Gunze and tamiya, but have been using thats stuff with leveling thinner. Im kinda keen to get used to pure acrylics to reduce / remove the bads smells the wife doesn't like, which is going to be especially important if we end up in a house where my office is also my cave. I just bought some Vajello model air paints in a WW2 US Navy set, and have heard great things about their modern aircraft sets too. It can be hard really developing a skill when you're a low builder like me. It takes an age to make something so by the time you get back to painting, your paint skills are rusty, and likewise getting back to building.