Virtual Missenden – Painting & Lining

King-11A note on health and safety. In these videos Ian is shown spraying without wearing a paint mask. He is able to do this as he has a powerful extractor fan. You must always wear a mask with a carbon filter if you are able to smell the paint you are spraying with.

Painting of your model is a multi-stage process, the following pages show you these various steps:

Explore Ian Rathbone’s workbench and gallery.

Ian’s useful livery guides for Western modellers:


  • Airbrushes & brushes – a video by Ian Rathbone that discusses airbrushes and the brushes we need for painting and lining
  • Airbrush Cleaning – keeping your airbrush clean is essential to its health and the quality of your result.