OK, I'm building a few 700-scale (tiny) British late-WWII tug-boats and I wish to add some PE railing (with CA glue) around the top of the deck-house - my first time with PE railing.
Each boat will require 3 colours - a black hull & funnel, a tan deck, and grey deck-house & other fittings (colour accuracy isn't really important).
So, what is the correct application sequence? Paint the whole boat with all of the colours, then apply the painted PE? Or repaint the deck-house with the PE attached? Or attach the PE then paint the boat.
Please advise. TIA. George, out.............
Some advocate applying unpainted PE to unpainted plastic/resin, then mask & paint. Others advocate painting the various pieces first then glue and touch up. I am in the latter camp.
I paint the deck first. Then I paint the hull & superstructure. Spray upwards from 45 degrees below the deck edge and the hull will mask all but the bottom-most part of the superstructure and leave the decks untouched. Spray the PE on the fret while spraying the superstructure. [Alternatively pre-form the PE, stick it to a loop of masking tape on a card and paint.] Lastly, apply the PE. Touch up any nicks & cracks in the paint with a hand brush. An overall coat of flat will kill the shine from CA