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M40 restoration

Article about: I just started the restoration today and this is how far I made it so far, it's a Q40 size 66. So far I took the rust off and filled the pitting with bondo and is ready for a coat of paint a

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    I'm never really happy with the spray paint finishes and enamel paint is thicker so it could work out well and I'll probably use just matte white metal paint.

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    Here's the helmet after some more touch ups and it's base coat and soon will need another coat on.Click image for larger version. 

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    Hi Goon,
    That is getting better by the minute.
    It's a good looking finish as well.
    Are you getting those results with a brush, or do you have an spray gun?
    The reason I ask is the paint I am getting I will be using a brush.
    Apparently the paint can't be used in a modelling spray gun (which I don't have anyway)
    I am guessing it's too thick, a bit like myself
    So if you have used enamel based paint and applied with a brush, and got those results.
    Well, I think I should stand a good chance myself!
    Jonathan.

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    thanks and i used a brush but you do get some brush marks in it not smooth like a spray gun would and my paints not enamel but enamel paint shouldnt make a big difference.

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    The paint comes with rough textured aluminium oxide which you mix in with the paint, forgot to mention that!
    Wait and see how it turns out.
    Jonathan.

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    "Thanks for the compliments, getting the paint right is going to tricky".

    Did the German troops use Whitewash- a lime based paint, this could be an easy quick fix??

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    Update on the resto, I finally got it painted white and aged. I'm quite happy with the turn out.Click image for larger version. 

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    superb work

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    Thanks James

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    Nice job! A bit of constructive criticism though, hope you don't mind: I would have gone for a bit less uniform way of creating the wear/scratches... Other than that I really like the aged dirty look of the white camo, with the brush strokes and all!

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