There’s been some progress on my current loco build.
The body was sprayed with Expo matt black acrylic primer. It’s the first time I’ve used this product and it gives a very matt finish – it almost sucks up the light…
The plan is to paint the loco in a similar sytle to St Egwin.
I painted the black components with a slightly less matt black, then masked off the areas that will be the black lining (see the photo at the beginning of this blog).
Next I painted the green areas with Revell Emerald Green, a gloss acrylic.
It’s a lovely colour, but even after three coats it’s not covering the primer.
What am I doing wrong? Is it just a question of being patient and applying more coats, should I sand the gloss paint between coats, or can I do something else to get better coverage…?
All advice welcome.