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AlanP

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Brass paint
« on: January 25, 2016, 10:39:56 PM »

A while ago I saw some what I thought were very polished brass fairleads on a life boat, but they had been painted. I remember him saying that the paint took a fair time to dry, but that's all.
Sadly I can't ask him about it as he has away.

Wondered if anyone could throw some light on what this paint might have been.

Alan
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Re: Brass paint
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2016, 10:59:22 PM »

Might be a paint manufacturer called Alclad, they specialise in metallic finishes and I believe one of them is brass. I've seen them used on aircraft model kits and can be polished but are usually airbrushed.
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Re: Brass paint
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2016, 11:22:30 PM »

I've had some good results using Polykote Brass enamel (in a glass jar - not an aerosol spray).
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Re: Brass paint
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2016, 11:40:32 PM »


An interesting thread with some options for alternative methods


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http://forum.largescalemodeller.com/topic/568-brass-paint/
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Re: Brass paint
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2016, 08:30:10 AM »

An interesting thread with some options for alternative methods


WARNING LINK CONTAINS PICTURES THAT MAY MAKE SOME MEMBERS FEEL WOEFULLY INADEQUATE
http://forum.largescalemodeller.com/topic/568-brass-paint/

Yup! Thanks a lot for that, E2V! 'Mr Metal' paints look interesting, though...
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Re: Brass paint
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2016, 10:49:50 PM »

Thanks for the replies, a lot of information there.
I think it might have been Alclad as he was very good with an airbrush, as I don't have an airbrush I'll have to give Alclad a miss .
So I might give Dave's Polykote a go, although saying that, I am having trouble finding paint called Polykote on the internet.

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Re: Brass paint
« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2016, 11:19:50 PM »

CLANG!! It's Plastikote, and it's the stuff in a jar.
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Re: Brass paint
« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2016, 11:46:23 PM »

Thanks Dave, a bummer getting old isn't it?  :} nice build in Model boats though  :-))

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Re: Brass paint
« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2016, 09:03:07 AM »

Alclad is amazing stuff when properly applied. I have used various aluminium finishes and the chrome paint which really is mirror like when applied.

Here is a P-38 Lightning I built a few years ago. This was airbrushed in polished aluminium Alclad and it required a high gloss, black base coat. This was done with Humbrol enamel paint thinned a bit.


Next up was the polished aluminium which is airbrushed straight from the bottle. A little goes a long way as it doesn't require lots of coats, just a light dusting.


Off course no plane in service would have been that shiny so a bit of weathering was needed after.


It's well worth a try if you have an airbrush.

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Re: Brass paint
« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2016, 09:14:01 AM »

I can second Platikote Brass paint for brushing, but would add their Old Gold if you want a slightly more mellow effect - either instead of or as mix of the two. I bought mine from Wilko in Derby a good few years ago  %)


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Re: Brass paint
« Reply #10 on: January 27, 2016, 11:43:57 AM »

Thanks for that barriew  :-)) Ill have a look in our Wilko's and B&Q


Nice planes craggle


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Re: Brass paint
« Reply #11 on: January 27, 2016, 07:14:18 PM »

B & Q stock the entire Plasticote range of colours and coatings, Halfords stock a couple but not the entire range.

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Re: Brass paint
« Reply #12 on: January 27, 2016, 08:31:34 PM »

Thanks brian, B&Q it is then  :-))
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