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Re: Light colors over dark colors "How To"
Reply #1 - Feb 13th, 2021 at 10:42am
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Light colors over dark colors "How To"
Feb 12th, 2021 at 8:46pm
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Good evening everyone,

I'd like to take a brief departure from the model build to show you a really neat-o trick that was taught to me many years ago that I long forgot. 

As my previous reply # 608: I mentioned I had to give that dark blue canvas about 4 coats of light beige paint to cover the dark color. 

Today, it dawned on me to first use silver paint!  That''s right.  To be able to paint a light color over a dominant dark color, first give it a single coat of silver.  The silver will eliminate or neutralize any dark colors. 

After the silver paint dries, then paint or spray a coat or two of the lighter color, and Voila' instant coverage!!.

I really don't know where to post this thread as it applies to almost any model, anything dealing with painting a light coat over a dark coat.  This can be used to say, paint a section of a dark blue wing with a coat of silver paint, then slide the white star and bar insignia decal over this area without any fear of the blue leaking through the white.  Of course, this requires careful masking beforehand, but my point is anyone can apply a light colored decal over a top coat of silver paint without fear of the dark color leaking through. 

Only caution would be to make sure that the silver paint is compatible with the dark colored paint or any light colored top coat.

The enclosed pictures show the actual results.



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