Finishing Touch by Robert G Shephard The How's and Why's of painting models
Finishing Touch by Robert G Shephard The How's and Why's of painting models
Finishing Touch by Robert G Shephard The How's and Why's of painting models
Finishing Touch by Robert G Shephard The How's and Why's of painting models
Finishing Touch by Robert G Shephard The How's and Why's of painting models

Finishing Touch by Robert G Shephard The How's and Why's of painting models

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Finishing Touch by Robert G Shephard The How's and Why's of painting models
 
Finishing Touch by Robert G Shephard
The How's and Why's of painting models
Soft Cover
28 pages
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CONTENTS
Gaining Experience in Painting  5
Mixing Paints  5
Preparing Metal Models for painting Etch Primer  7
Authenticity of Model Colours - scale effect  8
De-greasing  9
Masking off 9 & 20
Rubbing down 9
Dust prevention. Removal of paint from skin. Medical precautions  10
Painting with Brushes. Types of Brushes. Storage. Brush marks 11
Flaws in Paint Film (runs, saga, tear-drops). Rubbing down  12
Painting Boiler Barrels. Wet edge  13
Painting with airbrushes, spraying self etching primers, spray patterns, spray distance, time to elapse before masking.
Problems, cures. Thinning for spraying  13
Covering power 14
Spraying into corners  14
Multiple paint coats. Quick drying thinners  15
The Mechanics of Spraying  15
Holding the Spray Gun. Operation. Faults. Water in the Compressor Airline  15
Varnishing models  16
Reducing the gloss level  16
Filler paste  17
Primer/Surfacer 17
Painting Plastic Models  17
The use of aggressive solvent paints on plastic models  18
Storage of thinned paints. Filtering paint  18
Lining out of models 18
Polishing. Birds eyes in dry paint film  20
Weathering  21
Equipment 21,22 & 23
Airbrush faults 24, 25 & 26
Photographs:
Removing masking tape 27
Typical Badger Airbrush & Aerosol Propellant  27
Range of Badger Air Brush Compressors  28
INTRODUCTION
A number of books have been written over the years, about the painting of models. Some have been better than others, but all have left many questions unanswered for many modellers. This is probably due to the very narrow fields they have tried to cover. Or alternatively, the technical knowledge has not been available to the author. In some cases, publications have raised more questions then they have managed to answer. This books sets out to answer the questions raised by modellers in as `untechnical' language as possible. It also attempts to provide additional information on `how to do it', by taking the reader through the various stages and processes in painting a model. The text covers both model engineering subjects and the plastic kit builders problems. Both brush and spray applications are covered, to enable even a beginner to obtain a reasonably good

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