Friday, July 15, 2011
Main Colour Applied
I have been lazy and used spray cans for the main colour, Hycote Ford Cardinal Red in this case. There are many discussion sites which have debated the use of car colours for use when painting. The advantage is that with a small number of items to spray, it is often quicker to use and no cleaning of airbrushes etc.
These have been given two light coats and the colour build is quite good.
The thing with many light coats is that surface detail is still retained, in tis case the etched marks for the door handles, grabs and end handrails is there to aid their fitting later.
Leave to dry for a couple of days before attempting any further work, yes- I know its tempting but a little restraint is needed, it will pay dividends in the long run.
Roof vents , toilet tank hatches and strips where joins in the roofing material has been made, these are strips of sticky labels simply stuck on. The paint will seal these.
So the chassis frames for the two 57 footers have been made, the 60 foot chassis is next.
The ends to be painted black and the roofs grey and then transfers can be fixed into place, a fiddly job trying to get them in line between the door handles and grabs.