Just a little note to say any windscreen wiper holes, aerial holes, bumper, lights or door mirror holes make them a bit bigger before paint as its a bugger to re-fit after painting
I generally use a 1mm drill bit to clean out the holes after painting, however ive only done that on 1/18s so it may not work on anything smaller
Always interested in 1/18 Irish Decals/models
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How do you stop the orange peel effect?
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Flat the shell down after primer then if it happens on the first coat flat it again
daivideo wrote:How do you stop the orange peel effect?
And don't apply the paint too thickly either.
I would totally agree with Mark's comment about gently rubbing down between coats of paint. For my models (all of whoch are 1/43 scale) I use an ultra-fine paper (2500 grit) to flatten the paint and help key it for the next coat and haven't had orange peel problems to date.
Hope that helps, Steve
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