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Old 11-03-2019, 05:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I bought a new Gemini Jets 1:400 British Airways Boeing 747-400 from Ebay and then I accidentally scratched it because I wasn't being careful.

Is there a way to fix the scratched paint?
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Old 11-03-2019, 06:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It can be touched up with a fine modelling brush and get some white modeling paint along with maybe a little brown or black. I use cardboard and pour a little white on the cardboard. Then dab a little brown, black or both until the color looks right. Clean your brush, get some thinner on your brush or leave the residual on it from cleaning and dab back in the paint you mixed on the cardboard. Touch brush to the bare spot in several areas filling in the spot. Let dry and repeat if necessary.
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Old 11-03-2019, 10:25 PM   #3 (permalink)
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That is way too small for any modeling brush. Mix with thinner. Use a toothpick. Very little paint, very light dabs. Color doesn't even have to be perfect
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It can be touched up with a fine modelling brush and get some white modeling paint along with maybe a little brown or black. I use cardboard and pour a little white on the cardboard. Then dab a little brown, black or both until the color looks right. Clean your brush, get some thinner on your brush or leave the residual on it from cleaning and dab back in the paint you mixed on the cardboard. Touch brush to the bare spot in several areas filling in the spot. Let dry and repeat if necessary.
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Old 11-04-2019, 10:15 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Not the ones I have Dylan! The ones available are finer than a toothpick, but suppose either may work. I usually have a toothpick jammed between my Sicilian teeth while using my modeling brush!

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Or alternatively u can leave it as is! It'll look kindve realistic in that some aircraft lose paint on parts of the aircraft due to abrasion. Front areas in particular!
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Old 11-05-2019, 07:32 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Maybe you can put a white decal on it. I sometimes do the same and you have to look very close to notice it. Good luck.
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Sharpie makes a white marker that is like a paint. It has a small plunger tip. I've used it on nose cones on 1:200s and you really can't tell.
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I'd leave it, normal wear and tear!
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*big ol bird strike hah
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