Sunday, January 5, 2014

Small parts painting for F1-GTR

One more long painting session. Mounted, primed and painted many small parts: brake calipers, steering rack and rods, engine accessory pipes, pedals and suspension parts. I don't have proper paint to represent bright gold/yellow colour of some suspension parts and shocks. I've experimented by spraying TS34 yellow as base and covering it over with Alclad transparent yellow. Ended up with orange/red like colour, which I don't think is correct. I've sprayed gearbox with Alclad Steel, as contrary to instructions, it seems to be the colour on real car. Exhaust pipes were sprayed with Alclad Stainless Steel. In my opinion it represents colour of unused exhaust pipes better. Now I need to come up with the way to make them look used. Some kind of weathering is needed, I'm just now sure which. On the photos there seem to be not to many parts, but because of many colours involved, constant air-brush cleaning and air tank re-filling, it took about 4 hours to complete. Here are couple of photos.


  1. Don't you just hate that constant cleaning of the AB. Nice to get this part out of the way i am sure.

  2. Looks good! The suspension arms are too orange though.

    1. Yes, I know. Haven't found a matching paint so far. Might have to do custom mix.