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Humbrol with 1/2 inch Paintbrush
« on: July 05, 2006, 04:35:33 PM »

I have been painting the anti-fouling on a 10 foot 6 inch Warship. I had to use Humbrol as the hull had been previously painted with humbrol and not wanting to put an incompatable paint coat on and rub it all down again!!
Spraying took ages and will need a good 4 coats.
Brush painted one side, took a whole tin and when the other side was painted the overlap showed.
Time for a litteral lateral thinking.
If it was an object such as a canoe, I would use a larger brush, SO.
Just mixed up 3 tins individually, put into enpty, clean yoghurt pot, cleaned the tinlets with small amount of thinners and mixed it all together. I used a Humbrol battery pain stirrer, worth its weight in gold!!
Painted the whole hull in under 20 mins, had a few minor runs to brush out while paint was wet.
Just been out to check the hull expecting the worst with runs or sags.
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She looks superb, one solid colour and no additional runs or sags.
So pleased had to come on here and tell someone!!!


Bob
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Re: Humbrol with 1/2 inch Paintbrush
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2006, 06:05:21 PM »


....sounds excellent .... and don't you just love it when a plan comes together!

The warship sounds impressive too - any chance of a pic?
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Re: Humbrol with 1/2 inch Paintbrush
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2006, 09:35:10 PM »

Sure, when the hull is repaired and painted.

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Re: Humbrol with 1/2 inch Paintbrush
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2006, 12:04:57 AM »

Brush painted all of my 1/24 Fairmile (58" LOA) with Humbrol.  Bought plenty of tinlets and mixed them all up into larger pots so the shades were consistent.  Got quite good results all in all.  I reasoned that as the original would probably have been hand painted, then the model would be as well.  I even left in the occasional run and over brush here and there for added realism (well, that's what I tell anyone who points them out!).

Mike
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