I feel sick. Last night Sweetie Pie brought home a scale model of a Boeing 717 that he received from a business associate. As I was admiring it, I turned it on its side to read the inscription on the bottom of the base that holds the arm that in turn holds the plane itself. To my utter horror, the plane wasn't attached. It fell off its pins and hit my tiled kitchen floor. The rudder cracked and those horizontal stabilizer dealies broke off completely. Sweetie Pie suggested that we either glue it together or just toss it so I wouldn't have to think about/look at it, and therefore, be sick about it.
I had another idea, however. Glue, yes, but how about I shoot it with a silver metallic paint to help cover the scars? My only problem is, I'm usually disappointed in the quality of the metallic that comes out of a can. Usually it looks like satin-grey. I'd like something a more brilliant. So, I thought I'd throw the question out there to all my fellow Curbliers to see if we can get a consensus on a brand that provides a proper metallic finish. And if you'd like to weigh in with brushed nickel, that'd be great too! As for the airplane in question, I'll share photos, even though they make me want to cry.