Small post on the paints used. I like to use several colours to give then engine some dimension, they’re only all silver from the factory as its cheaper.

I’ve used VHT paints for all the engine parts –

VHT Engine Enamel

  • White primer – SP148
  • Nu-cast aluminium – SP995 or Nu-cast Iron – SP997
  • Gloss clear – SP145

So each part gets a 3 coat covering.

Only downside to this paint so far is the nozzles block affecting the spray pattern. So ensure you clean them off when you finish painting with some thinners.