Candy Hunter Harbor Freight January 04th, 2020 - 01:39:26
I am not sure what scale architectural models are build to, but 1:200 does not equate to inches very well. 1/48th works out to 1/4-inch equals 1 foot, and 1/72 equal 1/6 to one foot. The scale should be divisible by 12 (i.e. 1/144th scale would be 144 divided by 12 which gives 1/12 of an inch equals one foot). You could always go with 1/192 (1/16 of an inch equals one foot), which is a popular scale for ship models. Another choice would be use metric where 1/200th would work fine.
Private Labels and Brands - Majority of the items being sold by Harbor Freight bear private label store brands or products that are produced by other manufacturers. The products usually have American Sounding brands but are actually made overseas. No need to worry though because the company offers a lifetime warranty for all the hand tools and equipment.
Orchard Supply to the rescue once again. The concrete molds have been in stock there forever. So get a walkway mold and align it with on one side or the other of your painted sheet. It's easiest to use a colored pencil similar in color to the color of your base coat. This makes it not so noticeable and you don't always stay within the lines so much, right kids? I tried using a Sharpie on one sheet and I hated myself for all the dark, heavy black lines left to cover. Using the mold upside down, trace the contour of the stones out onto the cardboard. Now, lightly scribe the two outside flanges where the pattern forms a "v" on one side and an "a" on the other side made by the mold's outside shape. These will be the keys to line up the next areas to be scribed since there's no concrete to line up the mold with again and the mold shape itself makes it hard the judge the distance from the last stone to the next to keep the mortar thickness the same. Once I can see the rocks I can't help but miss the ass in my face....yummy.
Take it step by step and focus on one thing at a time. After all, you are doing this for fun! There is no need to rush; explore the techniques and information at your leisure. Watch their free video on how to mix your paints. Order a quick change brush and begin to think about your compressor. While you do this, you can watch some of the videos on that site to see what's possible with these tools! Soon you will know what area you are most interested in focusing on.
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I have managed to get fairly smooth finishes by polishing the surface prior to my first coat and building up the paint in light layers. I also sometimes use flat paints and a final gloss coat that usually results in a smooth finish. There really is not a science to good paint finish; it is more of an art that each person develops on their own.