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    I am looking for a little Advice. I recently started an RDA Structure kit, Delaney Iron Works.

    The main building is a lovely stone structure, I used a mixed Woodland scenic stone gray paint. However after 2 full coats I realised the paint is more for scenery material, and that the paint will just come off with a rub of a finger.

    So now will have to re coat building shell. Do you suggest a primer before? I am normally airbrushing mixed acrylics but am open to any suggestions for structures in general.

    Sean

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    Sean, I use WalMart's Color Place primer (spray cans), which does not have filler material and goes on very thin. It's only about a buck for a can, and comes in red, gray, and white. In fact, I used the gray on that very stone structure you mentioned for RDA. And yes, the WS stuff is more of a tinting stain than paint. Those inexpensive craft paints from Michaels and such should go on just fine over the primer.

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    • #3
      Thanks,

      Great advice, Will rub down and strip structure.

      So now you can give me all the 'secrets' to these kits. And maybe photos? Lol!

      The office will be my next step, I am filing the inside wall edges down to a 45 degree angle so the brick meets.

      Sean

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      • #4
        Sean

        Like Al, I prime all my plastic and styrene models before painting. My favorite primer with out with an air brush is Model Master Light Gray or White Primer; bottle or spray can..

        Peter

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        • #5
          quote:


          Originally posted by Tabooma County Rwy


          Sean, I use WalMart's Color Place primer (spray cans), which does not have filler material and goes on very thin. It's only about a buck for a can, and comes in red, gray, and white. In fact, I used the gray on that very stone structure you mentioned for RDA. And yes, the WS stuff is more of a tinting stain than paint. Those inexpensive craft paints from Michaels and such should go on just fine over the primer.


          Sean, I've got nothing to add here because Al has said it all. Doing it the way he explains is the easiest and faster way to get it done. I do this for wood or plastic, DPM, etc, type structures.


          Louis L&R Western Railroad
          Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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          • #6
            I prime masonry structures the -mortar- color, and then sponge paint the brick/stone. More details here, about 2/3 down the page: http://www.earlyrail.org/SLN/mill-stream/index.html I do this the same way for styrene, plaster or resin kits.

            dave
            Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)

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            • #7
              Sean,

              I do exactly the same as posted by Al.

              Shake the rattle can, spray the structure and put the top back on the can.

              Fast, cheap and easy with no cleanup required.
              <img src="http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/data/bbags/20076794158_b3b.jpg" alt="" /><br /><br>John Bagley<br /><br>Modeling the Alaska Railroad in HO in Wildwood Georgia.

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              • #8
                Walmart Color Place all the way.

                Dave :erm:
                "there\'s something happening here, what it is ain\'t exactly clear"

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                • #9
                  Sean,

                  Do a build thread on this one. I have the RDA Delaney all in parts in a bag - but not a scrap of the original instructions. I'd like to 'follow along' and also see the tricks for 'extra' finishing.

                  -ed-

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                  • #10
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                    Originally posted by emccamey


                    Sean,

                    Do a build thread on this one. I have the RDA Delaney all in parts in a bag - but not a scrap of the original instructions. I'd like to 'follow along' and also see the tricks for 'extra' finishing.

                    -ed-


                    Ed, I have the instructions and will be glad to send you a copy - PM me your address.

                    But yes, I agree - I'd like to see a build thread too.

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