Despite having the procedure written out step-by-step in “My Tools/Tutorial” page, I still have people asking me in almost every review and in emails about how do I topcoat my models… so I’ll repeat here again. Warning! It’s an extremely complicated procedure that requires the user to have a Ph. D in fluid mechanics and thermal dynamics in order to fully comprehend the sophisticated steps involved!
- Panel and decal the model then take it apart into sections (arms, legs, etc).
- First top coat the elbows and knees (aka the inner frame) first without outer armor. Let dry.
- Put on outer armor. Top coat. Let dry. Spray anywhere I miss. Let dry.
- Spray all over the final assembled model for good measure.
Mind = blown. Now that I got that out of the way, there’s something else topcoat-related that I want to ask all of you (or those who also topcoat their models)… how do you go about doing it? Like… I spray one section (one leg, one arm, etc) at a time, wait 1-5 minutes to dry (or if I have it on a skewer, I set it aside and work it on another part) then I move onto another part. I find my procedure to be very time consuming (1-2 hour depending on the model, or weather… and if I’m taking my sweet time). I’m beginning to feel it is actually inefficient actually. The actual spraying may only take less than a minute or 2 but somehow everything adds up to over an hour ^^; (I guess me walking out my room to walk out the front door takes time too…). Do some of you have a faster/more efficient procedure that is also just as effective/thorough? Do share :D
Sometimes… when I walk outside my door to topcoat my model and if someone happen to either drive or walk by, they would give me an awkward eye ^^;