Build Flow Having identified all the paint/treatment options in the Colour Table (see my last post or the Documentation page), there is just a little more prep to do for painting. First off, here is the 'Build Flow'. This set of diagrams describes how I plan to prepare and paint each part, by showng how … Continue reading [Epsiode 3] Proper Planning Part 3 – More Painting Prep
[Episode 2] Proper Planning Part 2 – Colour Me Prepared
In my last post I described creating a database of every part used in the kit, connected to an anotated set of instructions. The next step is to research the real Mazda 787B and decide on paints and/or other treatments for every part. The most useful references I found are two books: Photograph Collection Volume … Continue reading [Episode 2] Proper Planning Part 2 – Colour Me Prepared
Third time’s the charm for painting the body!
Well, some much happier news after the decals and paint debacle... the monocoque and doors have been repainted, and the side pods and undertray have also been painted! New decals have been sourced and applied to all six of these pieces. For the kit decals I had to remove, I ordered a replacement set of … Continue reading Third time’s the charm for painting the body!
Repainting the monocoque – exterior colours
Well, its been three months, but I have finally progressed the painting of the monocoque and doors. The exterior colour coats are done, ready for decals to be appplied. For the fluorescent orange, I settled on a base colour of Tamiya TS-98 Pure Orange, which gives me good coverage over the primer, and then TS-96 … Continue reading Repainting the monocoque – exterior colours