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Tamiya Spitfire XVI- TD248

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Admirable that you can do this Carl...I'd probably box it and place it on the shelf of doom!

 

(Edit: What's that Tamiya Compound use for?)

Thanks Shaka! Actually, I did step away from it for a couple weeks. That's when I started the Skyraider. I debated leaving it as is, which I think really wasn't in the cards, shelving it or stripping and repainting it. Having had to doubt my Mossie, I knew it wouldn't be hard to strip it, just be a pain.

 

The Tamiya compound was for polishing the airframe after I stripped the paint off. Sometimes there's a bit of residue left so I use the compound to get rid of it.

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Hi Carl;

 

Sorry to hear of the set back with the paint. Such a shame as it looked superb. Total wrench having to strip back and start again. As Shaka said, I would have lost all heart too and walked away...so kudos for moving on and putting it right.

 

Still tuned in! :popcorn:

 

Best regards;

Steve

Thanks Steve! I was a bit upset as well. But I think it was for the better. It didn't show in the pics but I had quite a ridge in the paint from where the stripes were. More than I usually get from painting on markings. So I think this time the results will be better.

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Ah dang!  What a disappointment about the paint.    If its a painted silver finish, like speed silver, have you ever tried Tamiya AS-12?   As silver paints go, it goes down pretty magical right out of the rattle can.

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And onto the paint, round 2!

 

This time I decided to paint the stripes on first.

 

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I then masked them off and did a light coat of white primer.

 

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Hopefully this time everything goes to plan.

 

Carl

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I'm following this closely for when I build my 248. I also was undecided whether to paint the stripes before or after, so it will be interesting to see the outcome.

 

Looking good and I admire your grit!

 

Best regards;
Steve

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Ah dang! What a disappointment about the paint. If its a painted silver finish, like speed silver, have you ever tried Tamiya AS-12? As silver paints go, it goes down pretty magical right out of the rattle can.

Thanks Brian! Yeah, it was a bit of a disappointment especially after the initial "Wow, that looks awesome!" reveal.

 

I completely forgot about AS-12 so thanks for the reminder. I'm using Mr Color Super Silver 159 this time around. I think it's very similar to AS-12 but in a bottle.

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Tough break, Carl, but I think painting the stripes first is the better way to go. You just have to make sure there's no hint of red underspray in the final coat of silver.

 

Looking good!

 

Kev

Thanks Kev! I think you're right about doing the red first. I did that on my CT-133 without any issues so I don't know why I didn't do the same here.

 

As for the red bleeding through, that's why I covered it with the white first so it acts as a barrier.

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Carl

Fingers crossed and a pretty novel approach. The white primer smoothed out should work perfectly and you'll be off and running again

Looking forward to the next update for sure

Keep 'em coming

Peter

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I'm following this closely for when I build my 248. I also was undecided whether to paint the stripes before or after, so it will be interesting to see the outcome.

 

Looking good and I admire your grit!

 

Best regards;

Steve

  

 

 

Thanks Steve! I'd say do the red first and then the silver if my experience is anything to go on.

 

Carl

Fingers crossed and a pretty novel approach. The white primer smoothed out should work perfectly and you'll be off and running again

Looking forward to the next update for sure

Keep 'em coming

Peter

Thanks Peter!

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So I managed to get the silver sprayed last night.

 

 

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I then did a flash coat this morning of a very thin mix of paint to thinner.

 

Once that was dry, I pulled the masking off.

 

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Overall, it's much smoother and best of all, no need for a clear coat. :)

 

I have to say it was well worth the effort of re-doing the paintwork.

 

Now onto doing the same with the cowl.

 

Carl

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Carl

Perfecto! Right with you ... absolutely worth the effort and extra work

Keep 'em coming

Peter

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