I'm working on my first model and I'm trying to paint it, but I'm not getting very good results.
I'm starting with an Atlas 706 station model. Actually, I'm starting with one that I botched earlier but I'm using it for practice. In one of my books I saw it painted yellow with olive trim, which I thought looked nice, so I'm trying to paint mine that color scheme. I went to my local hobby store, selected "Depot Buff" and "Depot Olive" as colors that looked closest to what I saw and had appropriate names, and tried them out.
I'm finding that the Polly Scale paints are watery and don't have very good coverage, at least the way I'm doing it. Should I be preparing the plastic before painting on it? Most of the articles I've read about painting plastic models just gloss over preparation.
What about afterward? One book I have recommended spraying the structure with Dullcote after the structure is finished, but not to get it on any of the glazing. How is that accomplished?
Soon I will start a new Atlas 706 incorporating lessons I've learned from the old one. Maybe this time I'll be able to put that *%@*!* telephone booth together without breaking it. :-)