Friday, March 17, 2006

Grey Matter

Primered Loco
Originally uploaded by Phil_Parker.
I love the first coat of primer. Bringing all the colours of a model together allows you to get a better idea how well the model has gone together.

I like to use an etching primer on brass models. The stuff you get from Halfords these days is too wimpy, falling off the metal at the slightest opportunity. Small car accessory shops used to keep cans but even they now stock acrylic paint for safety reasons. My can comes from Frost auto – a classic car restoration specialist. At a tenner a can it needs sparing use but after 5 or so locos there’s still plenty to go.

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