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>> Home > Forum > Hobby Chit Chat! > Which paint
Which paint
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randhbarker
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Forum Posts: 30
22nd Aug 2016 19:33  
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Maybe a silly question but I am about to start building the SS TALACRE the kit contains a shed load of metal parts.
What type of paint is best for these,enamel,water based acrylic anything else?

Haverlock
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Forum Posts: 425
22nd Aug 2016 20:18  
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Its best to use a primer ( spray can from Halfords ) after that has dried its dealers choice.
Acrylics are cheap and dry quickly have a look at some of the guys paintings of figures used in table top gaming.

Enamels may be harder wearing.


"that's not a bug its just an undocumented creature."

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Dave M
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22nd Aug 2016 20:39  
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You will need to carefully wash the white metal fittings after you have removed all the flashing. I did not get good results with acrylic and I was using special primer as used by the war gamers, so used matt enamel. It is very easy to obscure the detail when painting so use thinned paint and apply several light coats of paint.
If I use acrylic spray cans I source mine from Nantwich Market www.arnagemotorcare.co.uk. 50% cheaper than the big car place.
Dave




Live long and prosper

Dave
Haverlock
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Forum Posts: 425
22nd Aug 2016 21:21  
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sorry I did not make myself clear I was recommending Halfords primer not colour sprays

airbrushing gives a light covering of a base colour then washes etc. to bring out details plus dry brushing to highlight details.


"that's not a bug its just an undocumented creature."

Sir Terence David John "Terry" Pratchett, OBE (28 April 1948 - 12 March 2015)
randhbarker
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Forum Posts: 30
23rd Aug 2016 19:37  
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Thanks Dave

randhbarker
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Forum Posts: 30
23rd Aug 2016 19:37  
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Thanks very much

CaptLarry
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Forum Posts: 14
17th Oct 2016 17:23  
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Model Master makes a very good acrylic that airbrushes easily right from the jar, and I have had very good results on a variety of mediums.


73,
CaptLarry
jonbliss152
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Forum Posts: 11
17th Oct 2016 22:39  
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On the same subject can anyone offer any advice on the best primer to use for wooden hull construction?

Many thanks Jon

CaptLarry
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Forum Posts: 14
18th Oct 2016 00:45  
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Howdy!
Minwax makes a product called "Prestain" for woodworking. It also works good as a primer.


73,
CaptLarry
jonbliss152
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Forum Posts: 11
18th Oct 2016 02:47  
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Thanks Captain Larry %uD83D%uDE0A