I'm currently working on repainting a diecast bus model of mine. I started this project last summer and would love to be able to complete it over the coming months. Martin Parsons' three Corgi New Look tutorials have been a tremendous resource and have brought me to the point I'm at now. My model has been stripped of all paint, all holes have been filled, and almost all body modifications are complete.
I'm now at the point where I'm ready to start painting. The problem is, I have no idea how to proceed! Although this will be my first time undertaking a project like this, I'm hopeful that I can produce a high quality paint job.
I have tons of questions, like... What type of paint should I use? What should I look for in an airbrush set? Is sanding between coats the best way to get a smooth and detailed finish? How many coats of paint are appropriate? Should stripes and other elements be painted on or be applied as decals? And on, and on... There are tons of websites and forums out there that cover these types of questions, but it seems that everyone does things a little bit differently. I also haven't found a definitive resource that can help take me through step by step.
So, I figured I'd ask you guys! Based on your experience repainting diecast model buses or trains, are there any tips you can give me? Any recommendations of good products? Are there any great resources out there (books, websites, etc.) that can help guide me through the painting process? Maybe Martin's willing to continue his tutorial series?
Any help you can offer would be much appreciated!