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PostPosted: Fri 09 Jan 2015 14:49 pm 
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Thanks for tips, peebeep.

I've done the underside of my Dora, and have the top camo to do using same type of paints, although I had fairly low pressure and didn't particularly have airbrush far away from model as far as I remember. :think:

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PostPosted: Fri 09 Jan 2015 16:33 pm 
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I've just sprayed the top and bottom of my Bf110 as part of the 2E2P group build using H248 and H249. They were thinned with about 50% Humbrol acrylic thinners and a couple of drops of Windsor & Newton Flow Improver added to the pot, as others have said, they seem to be very grainy, there's an obvious texture difference moving from the brown or blue to the white fuselage band which was sprayed with Tamiya XF2.

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PostPosted: Tue 20 Jan 2015 14:16 pm 
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Have recently done top camo on my Dora using Humbrol acrylics, thinned and mixed thoroughly. Same problem for me, very grainy and uneven colours on the finish, also filling in panel lines to some degree. Having then used enamels and Revell AquaColours (my favorite), I had no problems on the finish with these, so will be sticking with them.


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This is interesting stuff recently bought every Humbrol RLM acrylic havn't had a chance to use any yet ....as I can't airbrush (don't own one as registered blind as use the contact method so brush it is)
Would you guys suggest thinning even for brush painting ....as I really don't fancy doing it twice if its grainy!

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This one was brush painted with the Humbrol RLMs, no thinner, one coat
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I don't recall any problems 8-)

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PostPosted: Mon 07 Sep 2015 11:42 am 
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I don't think its using a brush that seems to be the problem Ratch, more when they are used for airbrushing. I have persevered with them a little more but was getting the same problem no matter what precautions I've taken.


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Hi Daz, my response was to biggyinn, who's post was about brush painting.
I too have had problems airbrushing with some of this range of paints and opted for the easier option of using my Vallejo Model Air paints which spray beautifully. If I did not have them I might have tried to find a solution of how to airbrush with them, but as I don't need to... :Whistling:

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PostPosted: Mon 07 Sep 2015 12:29 pm 
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Apologies Ratch. Should read further than my nose. :oops: Have to agree that, having just started using Model Air, they are magnificent and wish I'd discovered these years ago.


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I've deleted my recent post re wrong colour in the tin, with apologies to Humbrol, when viewed in better light & after longer drying the Hu245 which at first appeared more like Hu251 was fine according to several Luftwaffe colour charts I have.
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I bought some of the Humbrol RLM Acrylics very recently and noticed that they all have "made in China" on them, I haven't used them yet but after reading this thread I am begining to wonder did I waste my money.
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I think they're OK brush painted, it seems that airbrushing may prove problematic with some colours :juggle:

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PostPosted: Sun 13 Mar 2016 22:58 pm 
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thanks Ratch, that's Good News as I am a brush painter, have an airbrush under the desk but don't fancy all the messing, especially atoms of paint floating about, cleaning cleaning and more cleaning. Brush and thinners and a good wash. Someday I'll get brave.
Would love to do a short course on air-brushing though, hey maybe that's an idea for SMW to organise.
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