F-15 Painting Dilemma

F-15 Painting Dilemma

Joined: January 12th, 2003, 11:38 pm

March 6th, 2011, 5:58 pm #1

I'm getting back into building after a few years off and am rusty when it comes to airbrushing and painting. My 1/48 Hasegawa F-15 is ready for paint. I'll be doing a Flanker blue with Afterburner decals. My paints of choice are Alclad II for the aft fuselage areas, and MM Enamels for the camo. Primer will be Tamiya white primer straight from the can.

My question. Should I prime and paint the Alclad first, then mask it off and do the camo second, OR, prime and camo, then mask off and do the metal finish on the aft end last?

FWIW, I have already cemented the horizontal and vertical stabs in place.

I'm sure both sequences would be OK in the end, I'm just seeking to minimize effort. Any HS advice, pros and cons, very welcome. Thanks!

Don R
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Joined: February 27th, 2005, 1:39 am

March 6th, 2011, 11:01 pm #2

that's what I'd do.

chris
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