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  • Member since
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  • From: Trondheim, Norway
Posted by Slabbedask on Sunday, January 11, 2004 3:56 AM
I use mainly acrylics (ModelMasters paint-in-a-little-plastic-bag) for airbrushing chassis, interiors or other details that needs to be sprayed. For brush painting I use Humbrol enamels, both because of their availability, they flow much better than acrylics, and the huge colour range.
On car bodys however I use mostly Sikkens or PPG automotive 2-pack paints. As a former auto painter, I know the products, and you can't best car paint to look like.....car paint!
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  • From: Foothills of Colorado
Posted by Hoser on Saturday, January 10, 2004 11:43 PM
I've used them all but prefer enamels and laquers over acrylics, probably because I've always used them. Rekon I will have to get used to acrylics 'cuz it seems the 'green' movement is trying to eliminate solvent-based paints.
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, January 10, 2004 11:32 PM
Dupli Gloss Enamel block for most of the chassis. After that its all Horizon Color Laquer and enamel. Air gun or can. either way they are a good group of paint to choice from.
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, January 10, 2004 10:03 PM
i use dupli-color touch up paint for spray and whatever i can find for brushing
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  • From: West of Chicago
Posted by garyo on Saturday, January 10, 2004 8:44 PM
No airbrush here, but I use Testors and Tamiya for hand painting. Just depends on the color I need. But I agree, the acrylics do dry faster, and I espically like them for doing washes. Go over enamels well.
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, January 10, 2004 6:22 PM
I'll use any type and brand of paint that suits what I'm doing. If I feel like airbrushing (which isn't very often!), I'll even cut enamels with lacquer thinner. Wander through the paint sections at craft stores, and keep your eyes open for different colors of paint. One line I particularly like is the "Classic Metal" line by Plasti-Cote. I don't think one can ever have too many colors/tones/sheens of metal colors.
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, January 10, 2004 2:34 PM
I also buy the 1/4 oz. testors bottle. I never tried any other kind of paint. do you gusy think i should try other paints or should I stick with what I know best?
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  • From: Southern Maryland
Posted by Likittysplit on Saturday, January 10, 2004 2:24 PM
I've been using enamels since day one simply because they have always been so readily available, and have grown so comfortable with enamel paints that I can get really good results with them. Maybe I should branch out and try some lacquers and acrylics to expand my knowledge of whats out there.

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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, January 10, 2004 1:46 PM
for my preference i spray everything then detail later with what ever paints i have on hand but the crilic does turn out better cause yeah it does dry faster
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  • From: New Prague MN
Posted by Miguel Mejia on Monday, December 15, 2003 9:09 AM
Isn't ModelMaster a Testors brand?
Anyways I use both Testors and ModelMaster paints and now am trying my hand with other paints like Krylon.

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  • From: USA
Posted by dubix88 on Monday, December 15, 2003 6:38 AM
HEY,
I also use the testors 1/4 oz bottle, but i use enamel. It is easier to clean the brushes, and it takes less enamel to cover the same amount of space.

Randy
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  • From: TRENTON, OHIO
Posted by FIREMODELMAN on Sunday, December 14, 2003 11:38 PM
hi caseyn5, i buy the testors 1/4 oz paints as well, i used to use them as well when i had my airbrush, always had good luck with them, since the airbrush went down the toilet i just use rattle cans again, i dont care what it is , acrylic or enamal , never really had a preferrence, i just go mainly for color selection , since i build for myself, and never enter contest and dont try to build the MODEL OF ALL MODELS, i will just use what i can get my hands onBig SmileBig SmileMy 2 cents

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which do you prefer
Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, December 14, 2003 11:11 PM
This might belong in the paint section but i think it also fits in here. Which do you prefer when it comes to paint. Acrylic or Enamel? i dont really know the difference between the two when it comes to the chemical make up, but I think I like acrylic more, it seems to dry a little faster. while im the subject, which brand do you prefer, Testors, model Master, Tamiya, or any other brand? I just buy the Testor 1/4 oz bottles mainly because they are pretty cheap. what about everyone else?

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