Well, finally got my ebay 20gallon CO2 tank tested and filled. Tonight I'll
buy the hose that runs from the regulator (ebay) to the Iwata Eclipse (Dixie
Art). I am modifing a doll stand (Wal Mart) to use as an airbrush stand.
Could not find Mr Surfacer local so I used a can of Automotive Primer (Dupli
Color Sandable Primer Surfacer) on the Empress Flame. Or the Enpress Frame
as the instructions call her! That was after sanding 400-800 grit and putty
(Tamiya). I will wet sand with 1000 and 1200 grit prior to masking and
The primer is dark gray so I will be doing (forced to) a Max paint job, with
a Mr Color flat white base coat uber alles...
After that, a little more sanding, then masking. I have subassembled like
colored parts in the hopes to minimize color changes. Of course Guiliano is
out of Mr Thinner so I have opted for "lacquer thinner".
I hate to learn airbrush on an expensive resin kit, but it is a wedding
present. Yes, his and her Mecha Models, in some homemade "Borg regeneration
chambers". I have 10 days to complete the painting...
Any comments on my proposed order of business and general tips are
(yes, I promise to post a link to pictures when I can afford a camera!)