It’s no fun when good intentions turn sour on you. I will admit that I have been experiencing some nice build sessions with fantastic results lately. Sooner or later the monkey wrench had to appear right? Well it arrived today to rain on my parade.
The build had transitioned over to paint a few days ago as I brought it out to the airbrush to get the underside, external stores, and drop tanks taken care of. That went great. I masked everything off last night and resumed painting this afternoon.
So we’ll travel back a few days when I noticed that I did not have the Dark Ghost Gray needed for the top color. A quick call to my Father to see if he had any revealed that, AHA, he did. Here is where the title comes in. You see, my Dad isn’t the model builder that he once was and the jar of paint he gave me is perhaps as old as I am. Not really but it sure isn’t recent. I figured why not? It mixed up well so I was comfortable with it up to that point. For whatever reason, the paint started to dry as soon as it left my airbrush resulting in a ruined paint job. I will need to sand all the little paint nibs off and then I will mix my own color with reliable paint. Old paint has worked for me in the past so I wasn’t too concerned that it would fail on me. Live and learn.