Painting etched brass parts
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Posted 29 November 2011 - 11:06 AM
As the subject line says, any tips on painting etched brass parts? Do I need a primer coat or will Humbrol rattlecan work straight away? I'm concerned about too many coats ruining the detail. The parts in question are the dishes from the Dragon Apollo high-gain antenna and I don't want to clog up the mesh.
Posted 29 November 2011 - 11:25 AM
I would generally undercoat first. Harking back to my old figure-painting days, a quick coat of matt white usually suffices. Then apply top-coat(s) as thinly as you can. If you're worried about fine gaps clogging, the easiest thing is to blow the paint out of them before it dries.