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dpbarry

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Re: Paint brands
« Reply #25 on: February 12, 2021, 05:17:24 pm »

Cheers dougal99


Iíll let him know. I have ordered up relevant Tamiya paints but as I wasnít sure if these particular paints could be used I thought I ask here.


If he wants the range of colours, I can get them for him and he can try them on scrap bits of plastic to see how they fair out plus Iíll add in some thinners to the order  :-))


Declan


Tamiya can be readily used with an airbrush. These paints are described as thick so would need to be thinned for airbrush use.  These look  like they are intended for arts and craft work. Unless you want the range of colours I'd stick with Tamiya.
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Re: Paint brands
« Reply #26 on: February 12, 2021, 10:34:23 pm »

This supplier is worth a loom for smaller amounts. Thinned for airbrush use, they'll mix any colour although most will find the colour they need from their standard ranges- very extensive.

https://www.zero-paints.com/

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Re: Paint brands
« Reply #27 on: February 12, 2021, 10:55:10 pm »

Cheers

That a good site as it has specific colours for both the MK1 & 2 Escort

Declan


This supplier is worth a loom for smaller amounts. Thinned for airbrush use, they'll mix any colour although most will find the colour they need from their standard ranges- very extensive.

https://www.zero-paints.com/
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Re: Paint brands
« Reply #28 on: February 13, 2021, 07:35:09 am »

Hi Declan,


I can recommend zero-paints as well. I have used them for several of my car kits, super quality! You will need a gloss varnish, as the paints are matte. Better use a face mask when spraying them, my ladies always complain about the smell that evaporates from my workshop....Their varnish hardens perfectly, you cannot make a dent with your fingernail when dried. That is the reason why I decided not to use Tamiya acrylics on car bodies any more.


Hope this helps and please send a photo later!


Cheers,


Arno
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Re: Paint brands
« Reply #29 on: February 13, 2021, 04:59:37 pm »

Cheers guys.


Zero-paints I go!  :-))


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Re: Paint brands
« Reply #30 on: February 14, 2021, 09:05:43 am »

This is my Alfa Romeo TZ 1 Targa Florio 1964, a MFH 1/24th kit painted with zero-paints as follows:
  • primer light grey
  • two layers of base-coat Alfa red
  • tack coat of high gloss top-coat
  • apply waterslide decals
  • final layer of high gloss top-coat
The surface gets very even in the end, you will not have the 'sticker-effect' with the decals. Hiroboy have a tutorial on their website, worked a treat for me.
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