Painting the truck

I have not been happy with my truck painting. I wanted a gloss black but didn’t have any Tamiya so I went to Hobbycraft and they were out too. I picked up gloss Humbrol. Now I don’t spray enamels any more and it was a huge mess. Orange peel has nothing on my truck!

Not to be defeated I tried a glosscote. No better. A dip in Finish. Ditto.

I decided to go back to my tried and tested, sanded the big areas down and sprayed Tamiya Gunmetal. Should have done that in the first place as it went on like a dream:

Tamiya Gunmetal

Tamiya Gunmetal

Tamiya Gunmetal

I’m happy for now and the chrome is up next. I was going to use some Alclad that I have never tried but decided that I’d stick to Tamiya again. I did use their lacquer thinner which I have never tried before and I wonder if that was part of the success. It does spray nicely…

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