Friday, June 05, 2015

Drying times

Painted bodies

Since the Ford van is to be decorated with transfers, I though it a good time to have another go at spraying gloss paint. A fetching blue (Humbrol 14) looked good so I mixed some up and shot it over the body.

While I was at it, I gave the diecast VW pickup that's been kicking around in pieces on my modelling bench for ages a coat of Pheonix BR NE station sign orange - a proper 70s colour.

A couple of hours later, the blue was touch dry, the orange still tacky. Overnight, both dried and hardened. Don't know if this is helpful to anyone but if you are gloss painting, Humbrol appears to go off faster than Precision. Mind you, both need a dust-proof drying box so unless you are in a hurry, maybe it doesn't matter.

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