Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Estes R2D2 #2142 Build, Part 6, Brushed Blue Trim
One of the stickers was set on the dome to match the blue paint that will be brushed on.
With the transluscent sticker over the aluminum paint, the nave blue was close.
I used to spray paint into the can cap for touch ups.
Now I put a small baggie into a mixing cup and spray the paint into the bag.
When I'm done, the bag is zipped close and thrown away.
There is no way to mask and spray these.
I didn't spray the legs white before the blue was painted on. There was going to be some scraping. These were left bare plastic.
The picture shows the first coat. It is uneven. I'll wait until the first coat is completely dry before brushing on a second coat.
TIP: If you try to brush the second coat before the first is dry, the first coat will lift off making a more uneven surface.