MODEL MAKING PROCESS- PRIME AND PAINT ( PART 3)

The day after I saw the first coat of paint being applied ( Strato Grey) the final body colour was put on just the next day and the model was ready to pick up within 36 hours. The main body paint I chose was a Toyota Pearl White. This colour contrasted well with the dark grey windows and was a colour that reflected luxury and wealth and looked good in almost any light. Through some research over the last couple of days, I had narrowed the colour choices down to a range of metallic colours such as beige gold and bronze and also a number of different shades of white. This Pearl White wasn’t something that i was able to render too well in KeyShot ( CAD program for rendering) but after seeing a new Toyota 86 on the road in pearl white I knew that was a colour that would work really well. As mentioned in the previous posts, using Adams manufacturer swatches I was able to choose out the exact Pearl White that I wanted. Pearl White is a tougher paint than most to apply because it is applied in 3 layers. These are the base colour ( very light off beige white) then the Pearl Sparkle ( in White) then the clear coat. Three layers means three layers of paint to be applied, three times the drying time making it quite a tough job to complete properly. Thankfully Adam was experienced in this area and the paint job came out really nice, really contrasting the windows well.
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The final stage of the process was to add on the 3D printed parts for the small details such as the suspension arms and head/taillights and the model was ready for presentation.   

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