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The Modeler's Guide to Scale Automotive Finishes by Pat Covert

By Pat Covert

One of many hobby's best-known names teaches the right way to create show-stopping vehicle and truck versions with specialist completing and portray recommendations. offers specialist assistance and explains the fundamentals of paint, gear, and step by step security thoughts. comprises building initiatives certain in full-color photographs.

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Whenever you feel a hit of burnout setting in from building time-consuming high-gloss vehicles, by all means try something different like weathering. It's a great way to break away from the stricter confines of glamour modeling and just let your hair down. Automotive weathering is relatively new to the modeling scene. Armor, aircraft, ship, and train modelers have considered weathering a standard practice for decades, but automotive weathering didn't start g a m i n g wide acceptance u n t i l a scant decade ago, when the works of modelers like Gary Nash and Mic Greenberg began gracing the pages of modeling magazines.

Most polishing kits contain a square of flannel cloth just for this purpose. If your k i t does not contain such a cloth or if you need more, simply 35 The LMG system uses anti-haze and swirl remover and Micro-Gloss polish to achieve the same excellent results. The haze and swirl remover takes off any surface haze left by polishing. The Micro-Gloss polish and anti-haze and swirl remover add a high gloss to the finish and give it protection as well. Here's the body buffed to a high gloss. go to your local fabric store and buy a yard or two of white flannel cloth.

With inadequate paint depth the sanding grits will c u t through to the primer. As always, if you are in doubt as to whether a technique or product can be used correctly, by all means test it out on scrap or sheet plastic before tackling your pet project. In this case, you might like to take a parts box hood and apply the same coats of paint to it while painting your project vehicle. Then sand and polish The paint must be fully cured before using the polishing kit. Slow-drying paints like enamels take approximately ten days to cure adequately, while fast-drying ones like lacquer cure in about a week.

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