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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opadag: I have got a 1:24 Harrier (A18003) for Christmas any build tips please
Dec 25, 2013 13:53:09 GMT
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Dec 28, 2013 9:29:19 GMT
peach38336: Old icky check if you are using the chinese made Humbrol. I've had some bad experiences with them. Check the Tim says "made in the UK" and at least you are on a better footing.
Jan 18, 2014 10:39:07 GMT
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grumpybear12: Fantastic SCM 2013 show. It was my first time and I was in awe of the models on display. I especially liked the new Hawker Typhoon by Airfix, one to be added to my wish list
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Feb 7, 2014 19:20:55 GMT
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grumpybear12: Hi Just to let you know that I managed to print out a copy of the Revell Uhu instruction sheet from the Revell web site. Many thanks for suggestion for the face book info.
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