I am building a pair of Revell Mustangs (2010 Shelby and '13 Boss). I am working on the Shelby first.
I primarily use Bright Beauty automotive sandable primers and on the shelby i put on a DupliColor grey primer sealer after about 3 coats of grey BB. The sealer is a new process to me as i have only used it on the past couple builds.
I tend to opt to painting broad stripes versus decals so i hunted for a silver to match the GT500 logo decal that i would be applying. After reviewing my inventory of SPOONS of silvers and buying a couple more i finally found the best match - Tamiya AS-12 Bare Metal Silver - not much metal flake at all.
Following the primer and seal coat, the AS-12 went on nice and looked very good to my standards. I figured that AS and TS paints are the same composition just that the colors are more suitable to air craft. After 24 hours I started to mask and then it quickly went downhill, here are a list of concerns/questions:
1. When I pulled the mask up to realign it pulled up the silver. So I tried to sand it down and then sprayed more AS-12. I am thinking I didn’t let it cure, or perhaps not compatible with the sealer for masking. Anyone use this combination of sealer/paint before?
2. After respraying I realized I didn’t sand it smooth enough – there is a witness line so I need to sand again and spray so more. Are these small cans of spray truly enough to paint 2-3 models as I have read on Tamiya site? Has anyone really gotten that much out of a can or am I using too much? I am already on my 2nd can for this model and now need a 3rd if I continue.
3. When the members on here talk of a wet coat, is this just a process after misting a few coats where the paint is applied heavier, slower, and closer to the subject?
The primary color was going to be Testors Grahite Metallic, I may just end up going with silver on silver and using the decals after all, but wanted to ask some questions before I make a decision.
As always, thank you all for looking and commenting on the post, I know there is a lot in this post. I couldn’t be the practitioner I am today without this site and forum!