Comments on golden paints.
Just to remind: my color scheme assumes painting the carvings with gold.
Therefore I made a research on golden paints for airbrush, and compared 4 of them. Here is the list, in order of quality, with comments:
1. Vallejo Liquid Gold, (alcohol based) (#791)
Very good color, already thinned to the airbrush quality.
2. Tamiya Gold (TS-21)
Very good color, you do not need an airbrush to use it, as it is the spray. It is easy but you waste a lot.
3. Revell Gold (#94)
Very good color, you can also use it with brush, but you have to dilute it (I did not try)
4, Humbrol Enamel Metal Gold (#16)
You also have to dilute it, I used the Humbrol Thinner. Quality is terrible. It is not gold, it is probably a "platinum". See the last picture. In general, I have a couple of other Humbrol metallic paints and they are not good at all.
So, I will use Vallejo Liquid Gold for my carvings.
Here you can see the difference: Vallejo on the left, Humbrol on the right:
Alex, I really enjoy following your build log. Especially the partnership you and your father have. You each bring different skill sets to the project, you with the project planning, problem solving, resolution and your father executing the efforts at a high skill level. When I see a picture of your Dad next to the model, I can see the pride. Actually, he looks like he could be my Dad's brother, my Dad being 86 yrs old. Together, you both will have a finished product that you can be proud of and have many family stories to tell.
Thanks for sharing, not just your build log, but you and your Dad's working together. KUDOS!!