Re: Painting a real wood reefer kit.


radiodial868
 

Having built many a wood traction model, I build the bodies first, and then apply coats of lacquer sanding sealer, removing any fuzz that gets highlighted this way, and then apply details, and then apply the Scalecoat final color.  If you don't seal the wood, the grain and wood surface (out of scale) will always show even after paint.  I use Deft brand currently. Some models can take 3-4 light coats depending on the wood.
RJ Dial
Burlingame, CA

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