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XP-81 1/72 Anigrand Resin Kit!
This kit presented a host of "finishing" problems as outlined below!
Assembled and ready for Paint Primer.
This is the
second Anigrand kit that I've had this problem with. I took one approach on the
first, and I'm trying another approach on this one.
I have now airbrushed Future thinned (50/50) with rubbing Alcohol. Several mist coats with 5 minutes between. Then a last rather heavy final coat to force a "wet" look.
This worked rather nicely. Beneath the glossy top surface you can see some of the micropits. They are totally glossed over now. However the Future is not quite as smoothly glossed as I would like it to be.
I'm ready to try the MM glossy Black Enamel again.
After the MM Glossy Black enamel. Not perfect, but I'll accept this now "as is" !! Any "spots" you see here are "reflections" of the flood lights. Next well see how the Alclad Airframe Aluminum looks on top of this!
Alclad Airframe Aluminum now airbrushed on. Again, not as nice a finish as I would like for a result, but in order to progress with this build, I will accept it.
Next I plan to accent some of the panels with other Alclad colors.
colors now applied including Stainless Steel, Steel, Magnesium, and White
Aluminum. Edges of White Aluminum panels softened a bit with a misting of
My 47th+ Build!
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