This is a great paint, but it requires special care. It uses alcohol as a thinner and brush cleaner, you cannot us water as a thinner or cleaner. The water will cause this metallic paint to flash rust, changing its yellow metallic color to a rusty light brown.
If you use drying retarder and water with acrylic paint to make your own brown wash as I did here… Make sure you seal it before adding the wet transfers as the wash with the drying retarder is capable of bleeding out behind the transfer. You want to keep the area that the transfer goes on as white as you can, that keeps the transfer as bright as possible. Our newer transfers do not require a white background, we recommend spraying the transfer sheet with a matt finish before cutting out and applying to shields.
To make the reins, dental floss was dipped in lighter fluid to remove the wax and painted red. They are cut to 7 inch lengths and folded in half before being fed through the pre-drilled rein holes on the yoke. The drivers hands were also drilled out (.032″ dia +/-).
NOTE: Each set of reins divides up to either of the drivers hands in sequence. They did this to steer the horses left and right as seen in the picture below.
Our transfers category will have some transfers specially made for this chariot.
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