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Painting Tracks
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Posted: Sunday, January 08, 2017 - 06:35 AM UTC
Georg Eyerman shares with us his technique for painting tracks, I have to say it is a new method on me.

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bprice1974
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Posted: Sunday, January 08, 2017 - 09:17 AM UTC
Thanks for the lesson on your track painting technique. I will give it a try on my next track painting session. I really like the variation in colors, what type of lacquer do you use, flat or gloss?
TheGreatPumpkin
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Posted: Sunday, January 08, 2017 - 02:14 PM UTC
The Ammo of MIG paints are semi-gloss, but I usually make up a "witch's brew" including their thinner, acrylic paint retarder (to keep it from drying on the needle) and some matte medium to kill the shine.
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Posted: Sunday, January 08, 2017 - 09:54 PM UTC
Looks like a nice and easy method. I'll give it a try
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Posted: Monday, January 09, 2017 - 06:17 AM UTC
Georg..thanks much. Great technique that is simple, yet provides great results. Cheers!
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Posted: Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - 05:11 AM UTC
the author doesn't know what the word "overspray" means. Overspray in the painting industry is a negative term. If you cover a piece with overspray..it doesn't stick...if you paint over overspray..it takes alot of paint to cover it...rough looking & will peel off. Don't say overspray....you sand off overspray..not spray over it.just say "First, I cover the track with a thin coat of flat black from a spray can." - much better
I'm not being nit picky..just use the right wording.
Namabiiru
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Posted: Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - 06:21 AM UTC
This is cool. I'll need to give it a try.

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Posted: Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - 08:26 AM UTC
I'll try this. Having a heck of a time painting the DS treads on my Dragon MBT-70. The tamiya paint I used just flakes off when I bend it.
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Posted: Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - 09:12 AM UTC
Given the wide variety of oxidation that occurs on metals, this method is very interesting.
TheGreatPumpkin
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Posted: Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 12:03 AM UTC
Orangelion03, did you try priming it first? My experience with Tamiya paints is that they are really fragile. Not as bad as Vallejo, but fragile.
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Posted: Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 12:42 PM UTC
Thanks for sharing your technique
Bjreg3
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Posted: Friday, January 13, 2017 - 08:51 AM UTC
Thanks Georg, I'm going to give it a try!
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Posted: Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 02:31 PM UTC
So, the paint is not going to come off when using stock vinyl tracks? that has always frustrated me even when using lacquer paint. When I put the painted tracks on I find my self flexing the tracks and the paint falls off.
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Posted: Monday, February 06, 2017 - 12:33 PM UTC
They look great .Im going to try that !
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Posted: Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 01:53 AM UTC
Looks to be a simple technique with great results. I am going to give it a try on my next model.