Detailing & Painting – Vol 1
Techniques Part 1. The ” fun stuff” starts with pilots and cockpits, continuing through molded exterior details … butt panels … overlapped panels … louvers, and much more … all explained to you in Dave’s workshop, now. A neat tool, a panel line drawing device for round fuselages is demonstrated, and you can make your own, inexpensively. Something that appears so simple as a panel hinge or a wing tip light has been many a scale modelers’ undoing. Dave provides a couple of great solutions, right here. Bad riveting is common on many scale models. Dave demonstrates his riveting tool and how to put on rivets, the right way. With the riveting done, his Macchi 202 is nearly ready for final Detailing and Painting. Techniques’ with great tips in the following order. Pilots Cockpit interiors Landing gear doors Retracts and the dummy strut Dummy scoops & other molded details Final ‘grey coat’ primer & sanding Scotchbrite pad Drawing panel joints on the model Platt ‘panel drawing device’ Panel details and materials Butt joint and overlap panels Built-up surfaces and hatches Spray painting over panel lines Fillets and control surfaces Louvers Removing and de-gumming tape lines with a ‘toothbrush’ technique Hinges Wingtip light molding and installation Riveting and the rivet tool.
Detailing & Painting – Vol 2
Techniques Part 2 He carefully explains the color wheel and primary colors; then in a first-ever real demo shows how to mix paint so it matches camouflage color chips. While actually spraying these colors he reveals important spray gun techniques. Making ‘Scale White’ and ‘Scale Black’ colors are part of Dave’s principles on ‘Pre-antiquing’. Letters, numbers, badges and insignia … not decals … see how! Tips on masking tape, litho plate, a circle cutter and Platt’s Laws’ of scale are more items that can make Detailing and Painting your scale model easier. Most of this Scale Master’s finishing secrets are available here put up your feet, lean back, and Enjoy! ‘Techniques’ with great tips in the following order. Color chips Catalyst & thinner mixing The ‘color wheel’ and primary colors A ‘real demo’ on mixing colors to match chips Mixing sand and green camouflage colors Lots of mixing tips What’s ‘scale white’ and ‘scale black’? ‘Pre-antiquing’ … a head start on ‘Weathering’ Spraying ‘base’ and ‘green’ camouflages Doing ‘narrow outline’ letters and numbers Using tracing paper to create images ‘Platt’s Laws’ of scale Squadron badges Litho plate? Wing insignia Masking tape tips Ready for weathering Finally weathered.
Detailing & Painting – Vol 3
Volume 3. The least understood aspect of scale modeling lies in the weathering process. A skillful treatment can elevate an already beautiful model to an art form. But beware, an amateurish job only does damage. So … how is it done? In this hundred minute videotape, the world’s acknowledged master of the craft, at last, tells all. Dave explains, stage by stage how you can enhance your scale efforts and avoid the pitfalls that lie in wait. The materials, methods and techniques demonstrated on this tape are the result of Dave’s 30-plus years of continuing experience and experimentation. ‘Techniques’ with great tips in the following order. History of weathering Pre-antiquing the colors Color Perspective explained “Scale White” and “Scale Black” Steel wool techniques Color washes Use of the airbrush How to do wing-walks Matching the model to the docs-book Exhaust burns Weathering propellers “Rub’n’Buff” for 3D effects Stencils