Monday, 19 November 2012

DRS 37 PROGRESS

Priming and abrading to get it right


My DRS Class 37/6 project is coming along steadily, although the painting stage is proving a bit slow. After an initial light coat of grey primer, lots of imperfections have surfaced (that were invisible before), resulting in a few hours' worth of gentle abrading with Micromesh sheets and plenty of warm water. The resin noses are particularly guilty of hiding a few sunken areas and hairline scratches that the eye simply can't see until the flat grey paint has been applied.

It can be a bit disheartening to have to rubdown the model again after another coat of paint, but it's best to get all of this out of the way now before adding any of the topcoats. As it stands, I've just applied the last coat of primer, but this time using white as a base for the yellow ends and blue sides. Hopefully, the job can get going in earnest over the coming days...

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