QUESTIONS IN ORDER..Very nice work! Question for ya on the bridge replacement part - is that the Spaceways/Mark2000 bridge set with 2 parts for the exterior? Would you be willing to measure (assuming you have calipers) the overall width and length of that part? Height would be great but that might be tricky depending on the calipers (and needing to eyeball part of it). Oh and did you get the smooth or smoothest option? How was the quality of the part - need a lot of sanding or not much? Rough areas? Thanks!
1) I use acrylics 95% of the time. Enamels are too toxic. Messy clean up. I avoid them if possible.Thanks for getting back Mark! Couple more Q's - you mentioned polytranspar paints…and that you had done a bunch of these over the years… have you always used acrylics for the 5-color setup? You also mentioned having done your own masks… I am going to be doing so much to accurize the kit that I will not be able to use any pre-made-for-PL-1/350 masks (re-contouring and rescribing all grid lines). Given your experience doing both methods, what recommendations do you have for generic masking supplies for this beast? Thanks!
Best of luck!Heheh - well this refit is something of a passion project for which I expect to spend many months on the paint job cutting my own masks because, as I said, I will be modifying this so much that not only will contours change, but the entire deflector grid (saucer and secondary hull) will be re-scribed, windows re-drilled, 3d parts printed, etc. - with doing that it makes getting any pre-cut mask set irrelevant….. that's why I'm looking for advice from someone like you who already has made their own masks - for uncut (non-refit-specific) masking material, what products were your go-to?
I am already in process of creating new graphics for dry-rub application, current plan being for prime, paint, then maybe seal, then maybe lacquer+iridescent powders for aztec, then dry-rub graphics.