I have problems airbrushing this paint - sometimes ! For example, I was recently painting a Sea Hawk in extra dark sea grey. I use white spirit to thin the paint and I normally put the entire tinlet into the jar - so all the pigment - and then thin so that it will spray. It was obviously too thin because when it was on the wings I ended up with the plastic visible around the edges of the wings! So what should I have done - a thinner coat then wait for it to dry? How long? I had it as thin as it was because it wasn't very keen to exit the air brush before!
I now use Halfords white plastic primer as a base coat. When I have used Humbrol paint in the past it seems to thin better (with white spirit) and, because it is matt paint, I can see it dry more easily.
Is it just a case of patience and building up a coat over a period of hours? - probably all day!!
I would really appreciate your comments because I have always thought myself quite good at getting a decent result!
What did I do with the Sea Hawk? I wiped the paint off with more white spirit, brush painted it with Humbrol 27 and then airbrushed a coat of Xtracolor EDSG on top, and it worked!
I use Xtracolour exclusively. I find it easier to use if I mix a couple of drops of laquer thinner (cellulose) into the paint. This makes it easier to spray and slightly quicker drying. You are correct though, it can take several coats over a few hours to achieve a good finish, you have to be patient with Xtracolour.
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