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  1. So I've painted wings and fuselages light grey (Mr Color) and would like to figure out the best way to wash the panel lines and control surfaces so they pop out a bit. I tried Testors Acrylic Wash on a practice piece and it was not pretty. Any suggestions?
  2. Here's what I'm doing: Spray the interior a mix of flat black and dark grey to get the fan. Then take either a white/grey paint pen from michaels to make the spinner swirl and if you want, trace the circumference around the fan. Then use a pencil to draw in the acoustic paneling. Then take a toothpick dipped in light gray and lay it down horizontally to mark the dividing lines. Then paint the leading edge of the cowling flat aluminum. I'm doing this exact thing right now for my 767 engines. I'll post the result hopefully tonight or tomorrow.
  3. Probably not, but I wouldn't mask any bare metal finish. I try and save the metal coat for last.
  4. Valspar Metallic Spray paint. Easy to use, cheap and man it shines like a freakin' mirror. Better/more durable than Spaz Stix or Alclad.
  5. Great tips thank you all. I'll try again Wednesday and report back!
  6. I bought an Iwata Eclipse a couple years ago and today was my first time using it. I was using Mr Color Light gray to paint 767 wings and roots. I poured some of the paint into the cup, bubbled it with a couple drops of Mr Thinner and turned up to about 25 psi. I got really weak flow, blotchy uneven finish and little speckles on the surface. Any suggestions on how to make the process smoother? Seemed I couldn't get a nice uniform flow going unless I turned psi way up to around 30 and even then the stream just did not seem wide enough for an even cover. Thanks for any t
  7. I'm working through (finally) my resurrection of an old Revell 767-300 kit (old AA colors). What are some color recommendations for: 1) The fan blades and spinner? - Flat black with some kind of wash? 2) The little swirl on the spinner - how do you guys do this anyway? 3) The exhaust port? It looks like there are two colors here - a rust and some metallic. Any thoughts are much appreciated. Thanks!
  8. This is perhaps the most beautiful AA airliner model I've seen. 9.9999 out of 10. Which colors did you use? And as much as I hate to ask, I have to...why is the AA on the vertical stab crooked? I think you should reapply that decal to make it level. That would give it a 10/10 for me 🙂 But seriously, NICE WORK!!!!!
  9. Took a hiatus due to it being too cold and due to my analysis paralysis of building/buying a spraybooth (which I don't want to do). So waiting for the weather to warm a little so I can paint in the garage or outside.
  10. THanks for the info! I started with Squadron putty but have fallen in love with Perfect Plastic Putty. It's pretty easy for a noob like me to use. Only challenge with it is not wiping it off while cleaning up the area,
  11. Thanks for the recs.. One final question on this. I know I don't need to thin the paints, but I do have a Mr Color grey I plan to use for the tail/fairings. I also have Mr Color thinner. What's the best way to thin it for application by my Eclipse airbrush? I have a dropper - Am I looking to mix it to the consistency of milk?
  12. Thanks for the responses guys. The airliners I fly are plain ole' gloss white. That's a project for another day :)
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