Ready for painting



Now nearly all the materials have arrived I can start on the painting of the main parts of the 250 GTO. It’s a long time (20 years or more) since I’ve done any airbrushing, and the old cheap airbrush and compressor were not operable, so I needed replacements. I never was much good at airbrushing, but of course the internet wasn’t available in the way it is now, so I lacked the tutorials and advice which are readily available now. Of course, skill and experience are still needed, and I’m sure I’ll have plenty of problems for quite a while. So far I’ve just applied a mist coat of primer to the main body, which has made me more aware of a seam between the front apron of the model and the main  body, so I’ll need to fill this and do a little bit more priming before I can get on to the Ferrari red to see how the colour looks, and I’m sure this will also show up my poor use of the airbrush even more.

About Mike Hessey

I'm a BOF (Boring Old Fellow) and MOS (Miserable Old Soul) whose main interests are photography, cycling, walking and computers. Regrettably recent problems with my legs, back and heart have reduced the cycling and walking.
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