Light/dark paints

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  • Light base color, Dark details

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BsSmith

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What is your favorite way to paint a rocket, do you like a light base color with dark details or a dark base color with light details?
 

gpoehlein

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Always paint light colors first, then darker - the dark colors will cover the lighter colors better than the other way around.
 

MKP

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Always paint light colors first, then darker - the dark colors will cover the lighter colors better than the other way around.
Big ditto. Even if the majority of the rocket is dark colors, I paint the light colors first.
 

RimfireJim

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My interpretation of BsSmith's question is not what order to paint things in, but which color should dominate the scheme. I can't choose either of the poll choices because roughly half my rockets are one way and the other half are the other way.
 

FatBoy

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I'm with Rimfire on both counts (question interpretation and choice). I guess it depends on the rocket and the paint scheme I am looking for. As it turns out, most of mine have a light base color and dark details - but that is probably mainly because most use decals are dark in nature and are intended for lighter rockets.
 
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