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The Flying Fox

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This is going to be a silly question. 
I am getting to a point where I can paint the 1/48 Scale Airfix Hawker Hurricane Mk 1 [thumb], but I am not sure which is the best way round to paint it. 
Should the darker colour go on first and the lighter colour, Or should it be the reverser of what I have just mentioned.

Terry

 

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TedUSA

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Terry, not a silly question--we don't have those here. We all start somewhere and need help. I always paint the lighter color first, then the darker color. It is harder to cover a dark color with a light color. The same idea applies if you have to paint yellow tips on a dark propeller. Best to do the tips with a coat of white or gray, THEN do the yellow. Otherwise you have to apply too many coats of yellow to cover the dark paint. Hope this makes sense?

BTW--ask all the questions you want, this   is   Genessis!

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The Flying Fox

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Thank you Ted.

When I paint a buffer beam on a "OO" scale (4mm to the foot) model locomotive, I have always painted the buffer beam with a base white before applying the red top coat. 

But as it is a bigger scale I thought that I would check if the same rules apply.

Terry.


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