You will need
- - paint (preferably enamel)
- - capacity for breeding paint (if required)
- - brush set (cylinders with spray paint or airbrush)
- spacious, ventilated, well-lit room
- - solvent and a small piece of cloth
- - oilcloth to cover work surface
Select method of painting. There are several: with a brush, cans or airbrush. Each has its advantages and disadvantages, and can be used by experienced modelers and novices alike.
The main advantage of painting with a brush is that the attributes of the Modeler fairly cheap (although there are branded brushes, which are usually expensive). However, this method remains the most cost-effective in comparison with others. Another advantage - simplicity. By staying on this option, pick a suitable brush. Can come art with numbers 00, 01, 02, rarely used thick (03, 04, 06) for coating three-dimensional parts with varnish, applying simulated dirt, dust, etc. ("aging" of the model by applying the trace operation, i.e., streaks of dirt, road dust, rust, scratches, called wateringen). Before you process the surface is preferably washed with detergent or treated with sandpaper. The fact that plastic is too smooth the paint practically falls. So you need to create the layer for which it will cling. Painting is usually performed at least two times. To keep the model or parts you need in a prepared holder. Drying painted parts better according to the instructions supplied with the paint. Drying can take about a day. Looks good varnished model.
Painting with cylinders with spray paint also has a number of advantages and disadvantages. The first is that this method takes little time and is quite convenient, and the drying can take about 20 minutes. The main negative thing is a large amount of paint. Also the balloon in the process to keep at a specific distance from the model. Otherwise the jet will not reach the surface (netocrat), or just fills it, forming stains.
Another way to implement the plan – the use of airbrush. This is a device that allows you to spray the paint on very fine jet under pressure. The magnitude of the jet is regulated. The range in sizes is large enough. You can create either a cloud or a little brush. In any case, the paint will fall so exactly what will be seen the smallest error on the surface, which in some way refers to the disadvantages of this type of painting. So, the Modeler should be very carefully prepared: to deepen the cracks, putty and grouting of joints. The high price of the equipment is also not the most pleasant moment. In this case, after each painting, you must disassemble and clean the airbrush with a solvent, then dried. The actual paint job takes the least time, and the preparatory and closing (cleaning, equipment cleaning) stage - a significant part of it. Thus, this method is suitable for lazy modelers.
Selecting the best option for you, you can proceed directly to work. The venue must be well ventilated, to be quite spacious and brightly lit. Solvent and a small piece of cloth to keep on hand, if necessary, to remove stains from the hands, the surrounding objects and details in case of failure. Close the surface on which you paint, oilcloth or newspaper. It is desirable to have containers for dilution of the paint. After the process is over, leave the model to dry. A brush or the details of the airbrush, rinse thoroughly with solvent.
Novice modelers it is better not to use bright colors because they give all the error of the model surface. When painting the brush strokes better than to make sweeping, which will help to avoid divorce.