New build (frame and paint questions)
I've been looking for a new frame for a build, and using this thread
as a reference, it seems like the Alien frames are a good deal. Relatively inexpensive, lugged, and not branded. Pretty much exactly what I wanted. They seem to have good build quality, too. Anyone have any personal experience with them?
In terms of painting, I liked the fact that I could get the frame powdercoated, but I was wondering if this was a good idea. I'd want to put some details on the frame (nothing complicated), and I'm not sure how great a rattlecan job would look over a powdercoat. Would it be best to get the raw frame and spray paint the whole thing, or get it powdercoated in the base color, and add the details? The only paint experience I have is from an old conversion I have, and it didn't really come out that great. I used Rustolium, though, which I guess isn't a good choice, and I didn't really bother doing much prep work/sanding in between coats/sanding the final coat, so it probably could have come out better if i was a bit more patient.