Re: [z_scale] Photoetch kit suggestions?
- Hello Pete,
I've built both the Miller Engineering Gazebo and the
Shire Miniatures Bandstand, both are very nice kits.
They do not require any special skills to build but the
instructions on one of these kits is very sparse.
As for painting these little gems, I've used Floquil enamel on
one and Badger acrylic on the other, neither required any
preparation prior to painting. I've found that most paints
designed for models has some kind of surfactant in
them which if you keep stroking the paint with your
brush back and forth, will start to cause the paint to
"stick" the smooth brass surface. And if you spray
paint them (actually the best method) these paints go
on very evenly and require very little touch up. It is the
same case for all our Micron Art kits.
But from some of the previous emails I have learned some
new things and I am willing to experiment with vinegar
to see if these paints will go on even smoother. Stay tuned.
I'm always in favor of a better way. One thing for sure:
these brass kits are not as hard to build as you might think.
As long as you work carefully in a clean, well lighted
area, they go together quite readily.
> In a message dated 10/27/02 4:02:17 PM Eastern Standard Time,ADVERTISEMENT
> zbendtrack@... writes:
> > Develop your own method (and time of exposure) by experimenting with
> > brass "sprue" from a completed brass kit from a given manufacturer.
> And speaking of developing your own methods, I was presented a Z
> photoetch kit. I have never built on of the photoetch kits before.
> Before I
> start to experiment, can any offer any helpful hints, deep dark
> suggestions, recommended tools, paint bases, etc. to help make
> assembly go
> smooth and have it end up looking nice?
> Pete Shatswell
> Night Owl Railways
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