An interesting technique that was new to me too. Not sure how well it would work in N-gauge though!
I have become a fan of plastic modelers who build armor and aircraft models. No, I am not building them but I am learning new techniques from this band of talented modelers. I know many of you share my interest in seeing what the other side does.
I found several techniques on the web that were similar in approach. It involves the use of salt crystals to mask a base coat on a model. In my case, I am finishing an older single sheath boxcar that had a galvanized steel roof. This type of metal doesn’t hold paint well. Some roads apply car cement to the roof to improve finish retention. Car cement is a tar-like substance.
I started out by applying a primer or base coat that is similar to the color of galvanized metal. Once the paint is cured, I began the process by moistening the roof in spots with distilled water with a wetting agent added. You don’t need…
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