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Acrylic paint help!
Posted by StyreneStain on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 12:52 AM

I NEED YOUR OPINIONS,! (Please)

i would like to get into airbrushing for the first time and have read that acrylic paints are less toxic, dry fast, and are easy to use. But, I have no idea which brand or kit to buy and get into. Of course I will be building and painting model cars, and would like to air brush as many parts as possible. ( including the body ) Any help would be greatly appreciated, as I value your much needed input and opinions.

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Posted by BigTallDad on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 7:35 AM

If you look on the right hand side of the screen, you'll see Donn Yost's advertisement. Get the DVD! It has all your answers.

I'm idly curious why you posted this in the Community Build and not the Painting and Bodywork.

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Posted by vypurr59 on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 8:30 PM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bbHTLgPXaM

This is a youtube video for painting with craft type acrylic paints

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Posted by StyreneStain on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 11:28 PM

BIGTALLDAD-New to the Forum and posted without noticing which topic I was under. Thank you for pointing out the ad. I have noticed it but didn't want to spend the money to get some ideas of what paint to use. But I'm curious that this post was replied to by you even though it was under the wrong heading, guess it doesn't really matter then huh! Thanks 

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Posted by StyreneStain on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 11:31 PM

Vyperr59, thank you for your direction. I will check out the video!

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Posted by BigTallDad on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 8:22 AM

StyreneStain

BIGTALLDAD-New to the Forum and posted without noticing which topic I was under. Thank you for pointing out the ad. I have noticed it but didn't want to spend the money to get some ideas of what paint to use. But I'm curious that this post was replied to by you even though it was under the wrong heading, guess it doesn't really matter then huh! Thanks 

You asked a question and I gave you an answer. I have the Donn Yost DVDs (this is not a paid political announcement) and they are good.

It does matter where you post, and I'm not the only member that has that opinion.

http://cs.scaleautomag.com/sca/general_discussion/f/3/t/114183.aspx

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Posted by StyreneStain on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 3:04 PM

Big dad- you have replied back twice now and haven't given any help except to tell me to buy some DVD, and to act like the Forum Police! What a bad experience. I'm sure most of the guys on this forum are helpful, I just happened to have been read by someone who needs some character and looking to boss people around. Good luck with that, I'm not returning, and won't read your drivel of a reply.

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Posted by marcusadam on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 3:20 PM

BTD strikes again

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Posted by Snork56 on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 6:06 PM

StyreneStain, Please go to "Introduce Yourself" section in the forum and open "Apologies To All...or not"!  It may be worth reading and pondering.. It may help you with your malady of not being able to read replies you may recieve!  Respectfully, Snork56....

To get back up when you are down, fight when you are struggling, give the extra effort when you are in pain, come back when no one expects you to and stand up tall when people try to pull you down.    That is what makes up a true champion!!   Snork56 (S56) Henry D.  

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Posted by BigTallDad on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 7:10 PM

marcusadam

BTD strikes again

Oh? In what manner? Perhaps you could be more descriptive, or is that beyond your capability?

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Posted by Kinshun Mui on Friday, March 27, 2015 7:34 PM

StyreneStain

I NEED YOUR OPINIONS,! (Please)

i would like to get into airbrushing for the first time and have read that acrylic paints are less toxic, dry fast, and are easy to use. But, I have no idea which brand or kit to buy and get into. Of course I will be building and painting model cars, and would like to air brush as many parts as possible. ( including the body ) Any help would be greatly appreciated, as I value your much needed input and opinions.

Hey you do not need to buy the DON YOST dvd's to get your information on acrylic paints. You can just use Youtube or read the writing of someone who is willing to help even if you posted in the wrong section. Some people really need to build a structural styrene bridge and get over the small mistakes of others. I could not agree more with Marcusadam. I just choose to ignore the ignorant and absorb those who are willingly to assist no matter what. One word, ignore. 

To answer your question, it really is a matter of personal preference and budget. You would have to try out difference products because they all have different purposes. Craft acrylic paint are thinner than your typical model acrylic paint. What I have experienced so far is that craft acrylic are cheap and spray very well with an airbrush but it not really fun to use when you are brushing. Since it tends to be thinner, it requires more coats. Sometime up to 6-7 thin coats to achieve full coverage. Especially with light colors. It works great with smaller part and full coverage can be achieved with one coat at times. Model paint tends to be thicker and usually requires only one coat to get good coverage. 

The pros to craft paint is that it does not contain any harsh chemical odors and is non-toxic. It washes off with water and is CHEAP! $0.50 to $2.00. Model paint are usually in smaller bottles and cost a lot more. $3-$4. 

The cons of craft paint is that it is thin, not easy to brush to get full coverage, and if sprayed with an airbrush has a bit of a rough finish. It also has very weak bond to the parts and requires a top coat of some kind or not. I use it for difference things. I sprayed a wheel with craft paint and cleared it with Future floor shine but for the body, I use automotive products . 

Model acrylic paint  contains strong odors, are more expensive and comes in a smaller bottle. They are better in finish and for brushing. 

It is basically a "you get what you pay for".

I am about to try spraying acrylic craft paint and then clearing it with automotive 2k clear to see how it turns out.  I will let you know. 

Best advice is to Youtube some videos on craft acrylic paint and mode paint. They both have their pros and cons and their benefits. 

All my advice given are based solely on my experience so you might have different end results. I hope that helps. I recently just got back into model building but I have experienced with different things along the way. 

Kinshun Mui

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Posted by rustyroach on Sunday, April 05, 2015 7:26 AM
Hey, Kinshun Mui, this thread is a year old; I doubt Styrene Stain is still seeking wisdom. But I am! I just took a chance and ordered a bunch of Createx Iridescent colors. Do you have any experience with that?

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Posted by Kinshun Mui on Monday, April 06, 2015 5:30 AM

rustyroach
Hey, Kinshun Mui, this thread is a year old; I doubt Styrene Stain is still seeking wisdom. But I am! I just took a chance and ordered a bunch of Createx Iridescent colors. Do you have any experience with that?

Hey Rusty, Styrene Stain and I private messaged in regards to this topic. I can help you, I will private message you.

Kinshun Mui

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Posted by draggonn on Tuesday, March 08, 2016 9:47 AM

I have been airbrushing my models for some time now , and i use acrylic paints on all the model parts. I use Testors Airbrush paint. it comes pre mixed and in all kinds of colors. you can even get it at Michaels . average cost is 6.00 dollars a bottle and it goes along way. you can even use multi surface acrylic paints , those need to be thinned out. I thin mine with Windex Original. thin it down to where its like "Milk".  as for a Airbrush i have tried several. I prefer the " Neo" Iwatai . it have a good all around .35MM needle that you can spray opaques, pearls and metalflakes. I would stay away from the Masters brand airbrushes . mine only lasted me 4 months and it wore out.

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