Do as I say, not as I do. Number one, do not stir the paint with the brush. Number two, make good, quality videos that everyone will want to see. Number three–ah, I can’t remember number three. Number four, don’t let your hand get in the way, people. This is a VISUAL medium. What they can’t see–they can’t get. Now go knock ’em dead!!
It’s very important to brush on Tamiya paint with a certain sense of urgency. All the colors demand that you flow them on moshi koshi. You gotta brush it on without going over the same spot more than once. The newer coat has to be put over the older one without disturbing the lower one. I’m hoping this video shows the speed that required. Also– after you finish applying a coat of paint, you MUST NOT go back and try to “fix” anything. Do not touch it until it has dried. Hiring someone to slap your hand may be required, but if this leads to other things don’t blame me.
Tamiya gloss white is even more difficult to apply with a brush (and it’s especially difficult to paint with a brush if you are making a video of the event). In the past I’ve always used an “off white” paint (MM Acryl) to paint the white on the bellies of Navy aircraft like this Hellcat. You mix about ten drops of flat black into a bottle of flat white and you should be ready to paint. The idea is to get a light gray that’s “almost white” and it’s a LOT easier to paint.
This is an attempt to paint a “pure” white using the Tamiya paint. Since I haven’t done this before you get to join me in the thrilling adventure, and possible major fail. I’ve painted yellow paint in this way, and you are not allowed to panic until at least FIVE COATS have dried. This is coat number three being applied in the video…
(I’ll go in later, after the white is finished and cured, and apply a flat coat and then touch up the blue paint.)
Stay tuned for updates and fabulous prizes.