Piko G1206 Eisenbahn & Häfen GmbH "545" (47220)

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Re: Piko G1206 Eisenbahn & Häfen GmbH "545" (47220)

Post by ConducTTor » Fri Jan 27, 2012 9:55 am

Dibbedabb wrote: If you paint the body black on the inside, the models appears less translucent (especially the exhaust really wins!).
Good to know thx.
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Re: Piko G1206 Eisenbahn & Häfen GmbH "545" (47220)

Post by railtwister » Fri Jan 27, 2012 10:53 am

ConducTTor wrote:
Dibbedabb wrote: If you paint the body black on the inside, the models appears less translucent (especially the exhaust really wins!).
Good to know thx.

Especially on lighter colored models, if you can spray the inside of the shell silver first, then black, it will be better, because the silver undercoat will better reflect the light due to it's containing metal particles which are opaque. I also will prevent the black from being seen through the transparent shell which could otherwise darken the color. Unwanted overspray through any openings can be a problem, requiring careful masking of those openings.

Bill in FL

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Re: Piko G1206 Eisenbahn & Häfen GmbH "545" (47220)

Post by railtwister » Wed Feb 01, 2012 8:55 am

railtwister wrote:
ConducTTor wrote:
Dibbedabb wrote: If you paint the body black on the inside, the models appears less translucent (especially the exhaust really wins!).
Good to know thx.

Especially on lighter colored models, if you can spray the inside of the shell silver first, then black, it will be better, because the silver undercoat will better reflect the light due to it's containing metal particles which are opaque. It also will prevent the black from being seen through the transparent shell which could otherwise darken the color. Unwanted overspray through any openings can be a problem, requiring careful masking of those openings.

Bill in FL

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