Toms LNER Workbench - Experiments in Teak and Lining
Thanks for stopping by.
Your Jubilee set looks very nice indeed.
With regards to the cant rails being Nickel Silver - mine aren't. However, if they were, I'd most likely still paint them, as getting the cant rails to tie in with the lining would be problematic. If I was to leave them as bare metal, I would still mask them anyway, as scraping paint is too frought with danger for my liking - personal preferance of course.
Let me explain my way of working which might reveal the madness behind the method.
- Prime the whole body and interior with Acid 8 Etch Primer
- Paint the insides of the coach. In this case, light green, teak or light blue. I do this first, as there is likely to be paint bleed from inside the coach to the exterior. By doing the outside later I am assured of a near flawless as possible exterior.
- Mask interior windows to protect the insides from overspray. I also attach the coach floors temporarily at this point to further prevent paint ingress.
- Spray on the chrome paint
- Spray a light protective coat of semi gloss varnish to protect the chrome
- Mask the chrome (the most time consuming bit)
- Spray the main body colour.
- Mask body sides only
- Spray the valances, and mask
- Spray the roof. No need to mask the ends as i just angle the coach whilst spraying
- Drybrush the raised detail with silver
- Paint other details.
This way I can achieve a consistent finish, as I hope the following image of Coronation shows, all completed using the above method: