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Answers to questions about the right paint scheme or tips for the right effect.
Meng M3A3
Floridabucco
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Posted: Friday, September 04, 2020 - 11:52 AM UTC
Hello....I am getting ready to build the Meng M2A3. This is going to be my first kit with full interior. I am trying to decide whether to paint all the inside parts while they are on the sprues, and adding the decals as I build....or build the interior and then paint and decal?

What do you guys think? For you who have built it...was it easy to place the decals after the interior has been built and painted....or were the decal locations hard to reach?

Thank you,
Eric
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Posted: Friday, September 04, 2020 - 12:31 PM UTC
You can decal after building and painting interior. There are some parts that need to be painted before adding them to interior. But for the most part, you can build most of the interior and then paint.
HeavyArty
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Posted: Friday, September 04, 2020 - 12:51 PM UTC
I do it the same way as Pete. Build most of the interior and paint it. Then go back and decal and detail paint smaller parts. Then close it up and proceed with the exterior.
Floridabucco
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Posted: Saturday, September 05, 2020 - 01:02 AM UTC
Thank you for your replies guys.

Happy Modeling,

Eric
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Posted: Saturday, September 05, 2020 - 03:52 AM UTC

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Thank you for your replies guys.

Happy Modeling,

Eric



On a side note...I live in Titusville.
Floridabucco
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Posted: Saturday, September 05, 2020 - 05:20 AM UTC
Welcome fellow Floridian...I am across the state from you in Brooksville, which is about 30 minutes north of Tampa.

Happy Modeling,
Eric
Floridabucco
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Posted: Monday, September 07, 2020 - 10:30 AM UTC
Hello....can anyone help me out on the color for the floor skidplate at the backdoor entrance?
The color call out says tire black...hard to tell from pictures online, but it looks more like a steel color?

Thank you and Happy Modeling,
Eric
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Posted: Monday, September 07, 2020 - 10:52 AM UTC
Here in Valrico, just outside Tampa.

The rear floor section is a raised thick, diamond plate plastic section. It is a dull grey/black color.


Floridabucco
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Posted: Monday, September 07, 2020 - 11:08 AM UTC
Super....Thanks for the quick reply...I know Valrico well...down that way for work often... along with Riverview and Apollo Beach.

Happy Modeling,
Eric
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Posted: Monday, September 07, 2020 - 01:33 PM UTC

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Welcome fellow Floridian...I am across the state from you in Brooksville, which is about 30 minutes north of Tampa.

Happy Modeling,
Eric



Use to live in Odessa, that is until I was hired by "that space agency", back in 2003.