Here are the results, certainly amateurish but I learned a lot from the whole PF. First, Createx are great paints and I won't mess with other brands. But the only way to get consistent results for me, is to use only the opaque colors. When using opaque, color matching non-reds is pretty easy. Createx only has a standard red in their line, and getting it near the orange red is much more difficult than just adding white and yellow. That red looks soooo easy, just take red and add yellow right? I tried and tried, and my wife is an artist. I got these results using some of their detail paints which are semi-transparent. So what you get is a paint that looks a little like jello.
Lessons learned in general:
- Every color on my old PF needed yellow. The wood underneath is a yellow and so is the shellac or whatever coating over the old paint. Add Yellow on old PFs
- Frisket is amazing, but if I ever do this again, I will airbrush all blocks of color instead of selectively. You get some difficult transitions from old to new.
- The only way to get good circles is with water decals. I painted these by hand and nibbled away edges to get a decent result.
- Fine black edge lines with a knife take some practice. The capillary effect is either on or off and getting consistent results requires some experience.
Hope this helps someone.red-1 (resized).jpgred-2 (resized).jpg