I finally caved and painted the T1.
This was the thin end of the wedge, because I then decided to do an RVG, my DBAL and the Troy BUIS.
One thing I need to say is painting accessories individually, separate to the gun, is a PITA. It’s much easier to do everything as a seamless whole and it led to more than one cock up which required immediate stripping with meths. Meths, BTW, seems to be better than acetone for stripping this paint – so at least I learned that. The other thing I learned is that after you’ve stripped paint from Troy BUIS using meths, lube them. Otherwise they won’t open.
Here are the stages, which are pretty much the same as those I progressed through with the gun (aside from the emergency meths episodes).
1. Base coat of Humbrol Dark Brown 29.
2. Apply car boot net and spray with Krylon Brown, Khaki, Sand and a touch more Humbrol Dark Earth 29.
3. Check what you’ve done and break up anything too clumpy with contrasting colour, through a washing machine mesh bag.
4. I did the BUIS slightly differently. I gave them the same base coat as everything else, but used a plastic net and sprayed through with Krylon Khaki and Brown only.
In situ (except DBAL).