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Revell Porsche 934 RSR

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  • Member since
    December, 2003
  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Thursday, May 31, 2018 7:20 AM

Nice work so far. That paint did lay down nicely.

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Lightness matters everywhere. - Colin Chapman

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  • Member since
    May, 2018
  • From: Cooksville, ON, Canada
Posted by AnnaEverson on Friday, June 01, 2018 1:42 AM

Looks really nice as for me) will you add other stages' photos? Interesting to see the proces at full 

  • Member since
    February, 2008
Posted by justmike on Saturday, June 02, 2018 11:35 AM

You added MORE thinner?!  I just decanted a rattle can of Model Master pearl white lacquer and I had to remove some thinner once it sat and seperated, it was so watery.  How many coats did you do? I had to do about 8 thin ones, took me a couple of hours.  I gotta say, your paint job turned out better than mine. I had to go the 3200 to 12000 polishing pad routine.

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  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Roswell, GA USA
Posted by Ergo Proxy on Saturday, June 02, 2018 12:28 PM

I am using enamel with laquer thinner. I don't know about using laquer if it needs more or not. What airbrush are you using. That makes a difference. I have Grex Tritium and Paasche VL. The Grex need thinner paint than the Paasche because it atomizes the paint finer.

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  • Member since
    April, 2018
Posted by jchrisf on Saturday, June 02, 2018 2:14 PM

I haven't decanted paint yet but I have mixed the Tester's enamel in the small bottle 1:1 with Lacquer Thinner.  It goes on nice... that Lacquer Thinner dries fast so there is no chance of runs.  But I always get junk in the paint and then it takes forever to not be sticky.  I think I am going to Lacquer paints from now on but I will be curious to see how quick yours dries being it was decanted.

That Tester's enamel Silver Metallic I sprayed on was the nicest looking silver paint I have seen.  Wish I could make it work.  Really, I hope I can find a Lacquer paint that looks just as good.

  • Member since
    February, 2008
Posted by justmike on Saturday, June 02, 2018 4:54 PM

Testors silver is awesome. I have yet to have a paint job using that color go south on me.  I wish it was possible to save leftover enamel paints that are mixed with lacquer. I get so worried I won't have enough that I end up making gallons, ( well, ounces )  too much sometimes.

Feelings are like scents: The more they are analyzed, the worse they smell.
  • Member since
    April, 2018
Posted by jchrisf on Saturday, June 02, 2018 10:56 PM

justmike

Testors silver is awesome. I have yet to have a paint job using that color go south on me.  I wish it was possible to save leftover enamel paints that are mixed with lacquer. I get so worried I won't have enough that I end up making gallons, ( well, ounces )  too much sometimes.

 

what happens to the mixed paint? Mine was still good a few days later when I used it again. How long do you let your enamel paint harden before you can work with the body again?

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