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    March, 2016
spirit of st. louis
Posted by ardvark002 on Saturday, February 04, 2017 7:34 PM

Hi fellow  modelers. I'm finishing building a revell spirit of. I'm not totally sure what color metal to paint it. Debating, I'm leaning towards metal masters aluminum. Any feedback?   I have'nt done any metalic finishes. Any suggestions would be appericated . Thx,Aardvark   Keep on modeling!

  • Member since
    November, 2003
  • From: State of Mississippi. State motto: Virtute et armis (By valor and arms)
Posted by mississippivol on Saturday, February 04, 2017 9:52 PM

You could go that route, but most of the airframe is fabric. I used Testors aluminum,  but wasn't totally satisfied with it. I think Tamiya sells a silver color that would look better.

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Sunday, February 05, 2017 11:36 AM

I used Testors gloss silver on mine and it looked fine.  That is for whole airframe except cowl.  The cowl on original was engine turned aluminum.  The recent Revell 148 kit gives you decals for the cowl.  You can use the decals over the same aluminum.  For other kits I'd use a flat aluminum and some technique for simulating the turning.

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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