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PostPosted: Wed 11 Apr 2007 17:36 pm 
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Has any escaped into the wild yet? I certainly haven't found any locally.

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I don't think they have, been to my local model shop and they don't seem to have any or any sign of geting any at the moment

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My LMS owner said he will be getting them in 6 weeks time :| ...

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Looks like ModelsForSale has the new acrylics in stock:

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.modelsforsale.com/catalog/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=humbrol+acrylic&x=0&y=0">Clicky linky</a>

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PostPosted: Thu 26 Apr 2007 14:45 pm 
I saw them in my LMS last Saturday. I am not likely to be buying, acrylic never seems to work for me. :hithead: I might be persuaded pending further reports.

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My LMS had some and I bought a h19 it was just as good as an enamel

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PostPosted: Thu 27 Sep 2007 20:38 pm 
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I've spent a bit of time brushing out some of the acrylic paint that came with the Lifeboat and Sea King gift set. The colours in the Lifeboat set include some of the most problematic for hand brushing, including gloss yellow, orange, red and white and midnight blue. I used them unthinned but stirred from the pot and applied 2 coats using gift set brushes. I used a different brush for each colour. The subject was a scrap Airfix Hellcat, well handled, unprimed and uncleaned. I was looking for density, coverage and leveling ability.

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18 Orange
This was the first colour I tried, painting a band on the wing and the starboard elevator. The first coat was a bit streaky, but the second firmed things up considerably. As I look at the part now, there is no streaking, the colour is solid and there are no discernible brush marks. The gloss finish isn't too high but more than silky. This is the best brush painting orange I've come across thus far, certainly better than Tamiya or Games Workshop. Properly handled, thinned and given multiple coats I would expect the finish to be superb. I hope they add this colour to the 12ml pots soon.

69 Yellow
Another wing band was painted with this colour. Again 2 coats delivered a dense, smooth finish. Again, not a particularly high gloss.

15 Midnight Blue
This one impressed me most of all. I've always found this a difficult colour to brush paint but here 2 coats settled down very nicely over the wing detail and provided a beautiful, dense finish. Glossier than the previous 2.

22 White
Upper surface of the port stabiliser. 2 coats gave a smooth but not quite opaque finish. Some brush strokes are still apparent in the paint. I'll give it aother coat and see how it fairs.

19 Bright Red
Lovely finish, all comments about 18 Orange apply here too. The only issue I have is with the colour - it isn't 19 Bright Red! Instead of the bright scarlet we all know and love its more crimson in tone, in fact similar to Tamiya Gloss Red. To prove the difference to myself I painted the nose of the fuselage in 19 from an old pot of Humbrol Super Acrylic, and the variation in tone is very obvious. It's even apparent in the not-very-good picture above.

All in all, quite an impressive experience. I would guess that, properly handled and applied, this is going to be a superb modelling acrylic. I'll do some adhesion tests late and post the results.

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Thanks for posting your test results, John.

I have only used H22 Gloss White and H34 Matt from the new acrylics range. I found H22 to be a right pain and had to apply quite a few coats to get a good coverage with no brush strokes remaining. In the end, I stopped using H22 completely and just use the H34 instead which covers much better and it is possible to get away with just two coats on top of a primed surface, although I would recommend three for larger areas.

Good to hear about the orange and blue. I should be starting my Lifeboat soon and although I have bought brand new enamels especially for it's build, I like the sound of the acrylics. H15 is one of those colours that I have always found to be difficult to apply.

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I think you should finnish that plane now in those colours :lol:

But yeah thanks for this I might by some.

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I've done an adhesion test now. My methodology was to firmly burnish a piece of clear tape along the span of the painted wing, leave for a minute or two and pull off. The tape lifted completely clear (except for a couple of hairs donated by the domestic moggy)with no paint flecks on it at all. Bearing in mind that I made no attempt to prime or clean the plastic before I painted it, that's pretty good.

I have some matt colours, including 34 White, so I'll try a few of those elsewhere on the airframe. With Dave's comments above, I'm optimistic about the white!

I'm still puzzled about that gloss red though!

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I recently used the new Humbrol acrylics for the first time and have to say I was mighty impressed.  I used thinned Black 33 and a 000 brush to paint the demarcation line between camo colours on several 1/72 French tanks and found it to be much easier than I had expected.  The paint flowed well and did not clump up or become sticky at all.....Excellent stuff!   8-)

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Has anyone shot any of this stuff (or Revell Aqua-Color for that matter) through an air-brush yet? :?:

Can it really be thinned with water and air-brushed onto models satisfactorily? :pray:

Sorry if slightly :ot: but it's 'The Burning Question' for me at the minute! :D

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Sgt.Squarehead wrote:
Has anyone shot any of this stuff (or Revell Aqua-Color for that matter) through an air-brush yet? :?:

Can it really be thinned with water and air-brushed onto models satisfactorily? :pray:

Sorry if slightly :ot: but it's 'The Burning Question' for me at the minute! :D

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Can't help you with spraying them at the moment, sorry.

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I havent seen any Humbrol acrylics here although occasionally we get a restock of the enamels . All of the acrylics we DO have (Tamiya, Testors etc ) really work well with airbrushes . Never used water to thin them though . I always use rubbing alcohol , the kind you get from a drug store (chemist) with great results .

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Thanks for that John.

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Has anyone shot any of this stuff (or Revell Aqua-Color for that matter) through an air-brush yet?   :?:

Can it really be thinned with water and air-brushed onto models satisfactorily?   :pray:

Sorry if slightly  :ot:  but it's 'The Burning Question' for me at the minute!   :D

TIA & All the best

Yes it can be shot through an airbrush, you just have to find the right ratios, between paint and distilled water. Adding a few drops of Acrylic flow improver (Winsor & Newton in my case) helps to keep the clogging,inherent with most acrylic paints, down.

example:- Airfix Refuelling set with Humbrol #96 and #99 on the QL, and #29 on the AEC. Hand brushed #33 on both sets of tyres.


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Many thanks Andy, fine looking set of vehicles you have there! 8-)

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Has anyone seen he new Humbrol Acrylics in a model shop yet? All my LMS don't stock them, even though they do have the enammels.

I've used them and liked them. However, I've had to order them over the internet. Has anyone seen them? Are they on widespread release? Is Lancashire the only county not to have them?


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I saw some for the first time today in The Model Shop  :D  When in Hobbycraft last week I saw none  :(

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I thought these were quite readily available.....They are very good.  They haven't released a lot of the colours that I need yet, but hey, I'd only mix them anyway so I can wait!   :D

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The new model shop in Saffron Walden (Walden Models - I remembered the  name) has the full range in a nice metal display rack.

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