I am a complete art cripple.
I have no fu<king clue what I'm doing.
The first coat on the first headlight had to be removed, then I did another coat that seemed halfway acceptable...then my first coat on the OTHER headlight had to be removed, and I had to start it over. You'd think I would have learned with the first one, right? Clearly this is not one of my natural talents...
The first major problem is that the Veil seems to want to "bead up" on the surface of the headlights. I can't tell if that's because I'm using the wrong flow rate, the wrong distance, or moving the airbrush to fast or slow. Or some combination of those things. However, I THINK that a little beading is an unavoidable, and it seems to be filling in as I add more coats.
HOWEVER, there also appears to be little spots in it, like from dust or something. I have no idea where the dust is coming from...maybe it's floating around in the air and sticking in the Veil, maybe it's somewhere in the airbrush, I have no idea. Maybe it'll all disappear as I continue adding more coats.
I've got maybe 3 tack coats added so far. I expect another two or three coats should do it. I can't yet tell whether the headlights appear "smoked" or whether they're even going to be acceptable.
I'm getting rather fed up with this process, I mean I had some pretty good results with the foam brush last time. This is clearly not my thing, I'm an engineer...where are all the fruity artists when you need them???