Post by Pete Shepherd on Feb 10, 2016 11:13:45 GMT
Looking good Brian, colour looks accurate to me although I'm no Aston expert. Nice stance on the model too.
You mention in a previous post that you are going to polish the car and then later on lacquer it, do you have to be careful that you get all the polish off so that the lacquer 'sticks' everywhere? Also what lacquer do you use?
Though I'm known to be an absolute hater of all things acrylic, except Perspex, I decided to try Vallejo clear gloss a while back. I must say, I was pleasantly surprised. If you can get over the oddness of a gloss varnish going on looking like milk, it is a very hard drying clear. Went on with an airbrush very well. In fact I keep one airbrush for clear only and one for paint (both Paasche Model H) Also very good and very hard indeed is Akrifan, by Lechler. A one shot, gun ready clear that dries in minutes.
Ooh! Mer. As used by R-R and most restorers, such as Steve Hart, for whom my son worked for 9 years. His job it was to shine em up and later to paint them and shine em up. I had some Aston colour paint mixed for me by the lad at Halfords, who actually had it on computer! I made a very special slot car model of the Cooper- Maserati sports car that my son had restored. For some reason, the owner wanted it in Aston green. So it had to be on the model. It was a much modified Monogram shell, on a scratchbuilt chassis. The real thing had been my son's first restoration while at Hart's. On that score we both got invited to the Goodwood Revival to help run the car. Being in the Gooders paddock was quite special. Falling over on the grid, push-starting the old version 250F we also had to run was less special, but very amusing I'm sure for the crowd opposite. I nearly took the starter with me, flag and all! Anyway, a very nice model, Brian. Thanks for showing us along the way.