Wow Ron, Off and running again I see....You sure don't waste any time either. Probably be done by Friday huh??? Tracks look good and should stay together. Back in the day, I used a heated flat head nail to melt the pins. never understood the screwdriver thing.........
Na Zdorovie (Prost)
RBB Factory #69
Unfortunately, I don't have any flat headed nails or pins small enough to fit between the various track mouldings without causing too much damage, so a precision screwdriver it had to be.....
Thanks for the input.
I've brushed on a first coat of Vallejo Air.
Nice tonal differences straight off the brush.
...and a second and final coat of the first cammo. colour.
All stuck together. Brushed on first cammo. colour and waiting for the second to be drawn on and painted.
Remember boys and girls, dark over light get's it right. Hopefully!
Tracks glued to wheels with polystyrene glue.
Missed bits, smudges, streaks and patchy painting are to be expected and indeed, positively encouraged. (Weathering as we go )
I love vinyl tracks. Melt the joint pins and stretch them on. Job done. Straightforward with no fiddly bits, extra expense ( cos they come 'free' in the box), time wasting, traumas, sweat and swearing, shaking hands, anxiety, sleepless nights, drinks of cocoa at 2am., crying and yes, even a nose bleed! No thanks, I'll stick with wot's in the box.....
One coat of Vallejo 'Dirt' on the tracks and a dry brushing of Vallejo 'Aluminium' highlights. All still to be weathered on completion. Joint nicely hidden.
Thanks Andrew and Lee.
Anything for an easy life Lee.
This afternoon I marked out the darker camouflage and brushed on a first coating of dk. brown. Yuk!
If doing this sort of thing, don't try and be neat and follow your markings. Get as close as you can, but that's it. They are just a guide. The main aim is to get the paint on as quickly and as flat as you can whilst at the same time starting to obliterate those lines.
Remember. Always keep the paint thin when using a brush and don't worry just how awful the first and possibly second coat looks. Whatever happens don't thicken the paint!
Each coat will get better. Trust and believe in me, I'm a Brain Surgeon of some repucke.
...then I went and dropped the thing and the glued track parted from a couple of the wheels. Happy days!