The title says it. I’m looking for pointers on the best way to paint the inboard warp nacelle grills, whilst leaving the grooves clear for lighting. Any advice is greatly appreciated.
My solution was to create etched brass grills, paint them, then glue them over the raised areas.Commander Dan said:The title says it. I’m looking for pointers on the best way to paint the inboard warp nacelle grills, whilst leaving the grooves clear for lighting. Any advice is greatly appreciated.
...But it's the grooves that are illuminated...NOT the raised strips.....zenomorp said:Best results for me are to paint the entire clear piece with Model Masters Clear Blue on the backside of said piece and fill the grooves in on the other side with flat black using a toothpick. Worked great for me. This is a salvaged piece from my last kit though, so I will probably change it up a bit for this new build, but still came out pretty good imho.
that sounds like a good technique. any pics of your results?I filled the recesses with Elmer's white glue (a liquid mask), carefully wiping away any that got onto the raised portions with my fingers. Once I was confident I had glue only in the recesses I let it dry, then spray painted it. Once that was dry, I used a toothpick to lift the glue out (Elmer's white glue does not stick to plastic very strongly). The channels looked wonderful! Then I sprayed the backside with a couple of coats of clear blue paint from Tamiya. I thought it came out very well...!