The way I paint is to use a coloured base coat close to the main colour I am using and I apply this by spray, generally from a can. We have seen many coloured primers come on the scene over recent years and I have tried many of them along with Montana Gold sprays. Anyway, along come the latest from the good chaps at PSC and so I thought I’d give them a try – VERY impressed. Good points:
- The spray is not overly powerful, so light components don’t go flying off across the garage (didn’t expect a rat to have a garage? Where do you think I keep the caravan!!).
- The flow is steady and nicely focussed, so you can target the item you want and dwell for a moment to cover it.
- The paint is not too thick – I was concerned that it might clog detail but not so. If you look at the PSC T34s on my Flickr site (http://www.flickr.com/photos/101018826@N02/), they were base coated this way and the detail was as sharp as before (and that is SHARP – these are very nicely cast models).
- I have yet to have a problem with cans failing or clogging – a simple upside down spray when finished and they have always been good to go next time. This is a real bonus, I have thrown out far too many other, half finished cans as they stopped working, I reckon I’ll get to the bottom of these.
- They are good sized cans and, I feel, good value for money.
- Sometimes a second spray can be necessary if you want a really strong base that you can work from without a brush over first. Not really a negative, I suppose, if it were any different it would mean the paint was so thick clogging would be a problem and I therefore think PSC have it right.
Rat Rating: 8½ out of 10
Note: Health and Safety – I’m no expert and this is no place for a lecture, but there are risks associated with spraying and it really is very important to make sure we understand these risks and address them. Personally, I just get one of the staff to do the spraying………..!!
Monty the Desert Rat