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westie-uk

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Painting Brush or Spray
« on: January 20, 2012, 08:52:41 AM »

Hello,

I havent had much time for modelling lately due to a house move and hospital treatment but I am now
ready to make some progress on my Revell HMCS Snowberry. I have looked at the builds photo's on this
forum and I am very impressed with the paint scheme on the models. I would like to ask for members
opinions as to whether brush painting or spray painting is best. I have my hull built and have given it a
thin coat or primer, which was bought from Halfords, using a spray can. This initial coat is just so I can
see what needs more work around the join section of the front and rear hull sections, which didnt fit
together very well. I don't have an airbrush at the moment but I am considering buying one but if you
think brushing will give as good a result I will save my money.

I did use Halfords spray paints for my Seawind and I am quite pleased with the result but this was a one
colour hull so was easy with the spray cans although quite expensive due to the amount of coats I gave
it

Look forward to you replies

regards
Fred
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Colin Bishop

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Re: Painting Brush or Spray
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2012, 10:07:14 AM »

Have a look around the site Fred, there is a huge amount of advice on painting and finishing, in afct there is a whole section devoted to Painting, Finishing & Care and this recent topic http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=34145.0 may be particularly relevant to your question.

Colin
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oldiron

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Re: Painting Brush or Spray
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2012, 10:19:40 AM »

In addition to Colin's suggestion, you may also find this thread worthwhile:

http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=27859.0

John
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