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Bought a Revell 1:24 Escort to practice on.

Revell Kit

Just for reference, how bad are these likely to be, cos I wouldn't know a good one from a bad one?

Then the painting. The model I want to copy has 3 colours and it's a plastic kit, so what do I spray/mask it with? Is it worthwile buying an airbrush? I've just done my first kit, a 1:43 Escort and the paint wasn't good. It took too many coats of aerosol to get a good covering on and it lost some of the fine detail. What do you all think?

[Edited on 30-12-2005 by fl/c]
 

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Assuming it is a 1/24 kit the arches on the kit were never good and need to be modified-especally on the front. As for painting -use Halfords grey or white primer as a base. You are using three colours so spray the main colour first- also you need to be paitient-spray a very thin coat first-LET IT DRY-then spray another thin coat and another and another. You can't spray over imperfections-you must sand them down-gently- and the paint must be hard before you sand them down. On the secondary colours you have to mask the areas you don't want to paint. An airbrush is best for this as you will get a thin coat of paint at the junction with the next colour. Remove the masking tape as soon as you can as ocasionally you get paint running down door lines etc and this needs to be cleaned off before the paint dries hard. Use cotton buds lightly dipped in thinners. One thing-if you use halfords paint as your main coat of paint and make a balls of the other painting, so long as you have used arcylics or humbrol paint you can get the paint off with Mr Muscle oven cleaner without damaging the Halfords base colour . There are books out there offering tips. Also don't forget to paint the window rubbers-mask them off-I cover them in tape and then use an modelling knife to cut the tape along the line of the rubber, peeling off the tape on the rubber-I only started doing this last year as before I used to do it free hand which took ages. Dont' be afraid to ask for help-there are lots of us anoracks on this site you can offer advice. David Napier is proberbly one of the best model makers I have come across-pure art. and he might also offer advice to you. In regard to the escort kit thy are getting cheaper on eBay these days and the ESCI kit is better a quality than the Revell kit.

Whar car are you making as you will need decals too.

[Edited on 31-12-2005 by rubywax]
 

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Cheers Ruby

It's a friends car, and as I'm a signmaker I did the actual graphics for him so they won't be any problem, I got some of the decal paper you recommended (from craftycomputer.co.uk?) and it's spot on. The whites will be a problem but I'll cross that bridge when I come to it.

Doubtless I will have more questions when I have a look at the kit.........
 

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Yes , disappointed with revell kit too - no improvement on the Esci one. You will need to do a lot of work on the front and rear spoilers and widen the wheel track too.
i've done a lot of work on one of mine and it turned out o/k. If you want send me a u2u with your e-mail I can send you some photos.

Good luck
 

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I am buying an ALPS printer in the next few weeks and will then be in a position to do white printing for decals. As for the paint job you could always sub it out to a good model maker like DN or ML-or even me if you were feeling brave and crazy.:)
 
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