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Acryls vs Enamels ???

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  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: West of Chicago
Acryls vs Enamels ???
Posted by garyo on Thursday, February 5, 2004 12:18 PM
Brushing (not spraying)

Seems to me that acryls are superior since they have less odor, dry faster, and are easier to clean up.

For doing small parts and such, whats everyones opinions on acryls over enamels,or vice versa? Whistling Tongue
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, February 5, 2004 2:40 PM
Tamiya acrylics are a pain when using a brush. You end up moving the paint around instead of coating the object. I dont know about Testors Acryl, havent tried brushing it on yet.
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, February 5, 2004 3:05 PM
For the larger things I prefer Enamels. For the smaller stuff I go acrylic,,especially when my 5 year old grandson is helping "papa" build. Cleanup is much saner and easier on the nerves.
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  • From: North Carolina
Posted by Boss_Hotrod on Thursday, February 5, 2004 8:32 PM
I use enamel for every thing except panel lines since its easier to clean up mistakes.
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  • From: Illinois
Posted by hot ford coupe on Thursday, February 5, 2004 10:19 PM
I use Model Master Acryl for brushing. It goes on really well for me. It's even and doesn't lump like some of the Tamiya colors. Really easy clean- up. One of the guys at my LHS says he even air brushes the stuff thinned with distilled water. I've seen his work and it looks quite nice. I brush on Model Master enamels also. They're good but just a little more difficult in the clean-up department. My biggest problem is spraying things, but that's another story.
I'm hopelessly addicted to building models. Not finishing them, just building them.


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