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  1. Foxx
    10-12-2012 04:23 PM
    Foxx
    lots of masking off! Windows can be sprayed with gloss varnish but more often than not it looks crappy and it's usually more realistic to leave them totally unvarnished. You I wouldn't brush a varnish on because, quite frankly it will look like a complete abortion.

    If you haven't already painted the kit, it's important to sand the kit with the inest paper you can get just to give the surface a little bite, and then spray with a primer coat first (this is always the case with models, it's best practise. paint has trouble and behaves differently when applied straight onto plastic.) Any auto primer will do, but I recommend Tamiya's paints, primers and varnishes which you can get as brush paint (for brush or airbrush) or as rattle-can aerosol sprays. Check out the range at www.emodels.co.uk, they have pretty much the full range.
  2. Foxx
    10-12-2012 04:22 PM
    Foxx
    Well, on a model you wouldn't actually do anything to the paint once it is on - really if the car is already painted, although the paint will have some shine, if it is not shiny enough for you you'll want to varnish the kit with a gloss or semi-gloss modelling varnish to get the shine (it will also protect the paint, it's a bit like a clear coat ^_^). Trust me, it's best applied with an airbrush or spray can (from a distance, maybe 30cm, you only really want a light misting) and maybe in a couple of thin, very sparse misted coats so you can build the shine up to what you think is best. Don't spray a whole can all over it from an inch away or you'll drench it and get a blobby, lumpy mess! You'll need to mask off any parts than are not supposed to be shiny like trim etc. so they don't get glossed up (you would have to use a matt varnish on those parts separately -
  3. Mattey h
    06-12-2012 06:44 PM
    Mattey h
    Hiya mate. Got a question for you, as you seem to know a fair bit about painting models.
    Starting the bodywork on a ford hot rod. Looking to get a real glassy look to the paint. Was thinking of wet sanding up to 200-3000 grit, but how can I get the sanding marks out and bring back the shine? I know on a normal car you would use a cutting compound, but it wouldn't be practical to attack a model with a polishing pad on a sander. Any ideas?
  4. Foxx
    12-11-2012 09:29 AM
    Foxx
    Hi Bryn

    No worries, thanks very much for your order- have fun!
  5. nyrB
    02-11-2012 10:44 PM
    nyrB
    Hola Foxx,
    Just a short note to say Many Thanks for the goodies, they all arrived well packed & as per order. I nearly threw away the freebie "The Fizz Wizz"
    Once again a grateful thanks for the excellent service to Spain.
    nyrB aka Bryn Morgan-John Invoice No.:0Y5538653S361282W - 26/10/2012

    PS: I will be ordering a few more items over the weekend.
  6. sarkise
    30-10-2012 12:50 PM
    sarkise
    Hey Foxx,
    I ordered a pretty nice package from you to Israel.
    I have a very big problem, I sent the detailes to your email. Please check it and help me.
    I can't talk with you here since I have less than 10 messages.
    Thanks, Alon.
  7. sm81
    01-05-2012 12:13 PM
    sm81
    Hey Foxx.

    Are you getting Nano bathe somewhere?
    Or BH Autowash?

    Thanks: Saul
  8. M3simon
    11-02-2012 09:47 PM
    M3simon
    Hi Mate
    I came down on Sunday 5th open day and bought a DA polisher from you. I've been looking at your Wet sanding course on the 25th but unfortunantley cant make it on that date.
    Will there be other courses coming up?

    Thanks Simon

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