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PostSubject: Customs about HWS Colt SAA    Sun Aug 28, 2011 2:24 pm

Hello All,

I came back and I have worked on my model guns in my holidays.

First, I painted black one of my HWS Colt saa kit to see the result. I used a spray can with Tamiya Paint number TS-06.(Matt black). I used the tamiya gold color for the trigger guard and brass frame.

Ok let's see the photos between my 2 kits , one painted and one not painted :






The painted is the one on the up of the photo. I used :
- Metal Trigger guard and back strap original black, sanded to remove paint and paint in gold.
- Tanaka wood grip.

The second (not painted)is a custom with :
- Hammer sanded
- Metal Trigger guard and back strap buy in silver
- Long hammer pin silver buy too.
- HWS rubber black grip
- HWS ejector rod head (silver)

Now look closer to see the difference :




You can see it's really better when it's painted Smile You have to paint :
- frame
- cylinder
- loading gate








Not bad isn't it? It is really easy to do, I can do a tutorial if some people is interested.



This is my first try to paint and this model gun is not perfect but I hope doing better the next time.

At last, I must say in this HWS kits you can remove the bigger part of the barrel bar. How? you have just to remove the barrel by pull it to forward (the barrel is not glued). After, pull the barrel bar and remove it. It remains only a little part in the enter of the barrel (cylinder side).



I hope you enjoy this little modification and I have to do the second saa now...and 2 others model guns which is a secret at this moment before a review Smile

See you.

Wink


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PostSubject: Re: Customs about HWS Colt SAA    Sun Aug 28, 2011 6:33 pm

Very nice work Momocampo Very Happy


I've been thinking seriously about using paint to achieve better finish on one or two of my won ABS and HWABS models.
Your photos have given me more encouragement. Thank you Very Happy


The gold paint looks very effective. I really like the polished silver of the other model too. That looks really nice, well done on a great job

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PostSubject: Re: Customs about HWS Colt SAA    Sun Aug 28, 2011 7:27 pm

Thanks Cerwyn,

I tried because the ABSHW from the kits is lighter than the metal parts. Then, there is a difference between the metal parts and abs parts.
I add, I think the paint sticks better on ABS than metal, surely because this tamiya is more for plastic Smile.

Anyway, I think it's good for the future of my kits Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Customs about HWS Colt SAA    Mon Aug 29, 2011 10:00 am

Any type of paint will not stick to metal unless the surfaces are prepared and primed. Sanding the surface down or even light use of a sand / grit blaster will give the paint a good surface to stick too.

I found that the cast aluminium receiver of my Marushin UZI needed a light grit blast and priming with Aluminium primer paint before applying the final satin black coats.



Did you need to lightly sand the HWABS parts before applying the paint Question I'm sure that the shiny ABS will need careful sanding all over otherwise paint will peel off it

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PostSubject: Re: Customs about HWS Colt SAA    Mon Aug 29, 2011 11:01 am

Yes I needed to sand abs before apply paint. Especially the moulding traces because one thing I learnt is :
The paint changes only the colour, not the surface !! If you have a hole or a moulding trace before paint, you will have after paint. Your surface must be perfectly sanded if you want a perfect result.

About the metal part, I have put a primer on it before apply paint (I have also put primer on the ABS but I don't know if it's useful).

I think with learning time, I can do a really good job. I 'am doing a review with a model gun kit painted, you will see the result is almost perfect.

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PostSubject: Re: Customs about HWS Colt SAA    Mon Oct 10, 2011 9:57 am


Excellent make-over and paint job Momocampo! Tres magnifique! sunny
I think the gold or silver on the hand-grip straps makes a great difference.

C'est bon!

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