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Yamato-Painting1; Restoring an old Westcott 6″ wrench.
The 1:350 Yamato model is made of plastic. Mostly Polystyrene, but also a small amount of ABS. Different glues required for each type of plastic. Both types will hold the parts in a minute or so, but several hours are required for rigid holding.
There are 17 different colours specified, which explains why the paints were so (unexpectedly) costly. Mostly IJN grey, and dull red, for the hull exterior, and wooden deck tan. I bought Tamiya spray cans for the dull red, IJN grey, and primer. The wooden deck tan was unavailable, so I bought some laser cut sheets of impossibly thin wood, already in the correct colour, and made for this particular model. Pictures later.
So I sprayed the primer coat.
The question was whether to make the entire model, then paint; or paint the individual parts on the sprue frames before assembly ; or something in between.
I thought that painting the entire model would be simplest, but some small parts and areas would be inaccessible, and the result would be messy.
Painting every component on the sprues would leave a bare cut area on every part which would need to be touched up later, so that did not appeal. Plus it would be very time consuming.
So I decided to make the ship in modules, and paint each module separately.
Tomorrow I hope to start applying the final colours.
Painting is really NOT my thing. So to finish the day I spent some time restoring an old small Westcott adjusting wrench which had been given to me by a friend.