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  1. Opinion's on Airbrushing Revell Aqua paints?

    Just to add to this, i've been trying to get a better flow when using the revell paints, water and the airbrush. After looking online, i've seen a few people use Windscreen cleaner, so i thought i'd use some to see if it help. WOW! what a different this makes and couple it with 1ml of acetone, the paint just flows.
  2. Opinion's on Airbrushing Revell Aqua paints?

    Here's a post featuring the Revell Aqua Colour Chart which tells yout that the ratio for paint to water for airbrushing is 4:1 http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/general_discussion/f/9/t/149406.aspx
  3. 1000+ grit polishing blocks

    Have you thought about micro mesh pads such as these... http://www.axminster.co.uk/micro-mesh-soft-touch-pad-abrasives-211364?gclid=Cj0KCQjwiqTNBRDVARIsAGsd9Mp3Yo5BsSTpHnXT5xa6lsJXfOfgo_nUkvSuiz1K4OhTZTZUrLOWeLIaAvQNEALw_wcB Or something like this http://www.axminster.co.uk/micro-mesh-mixed-pack-of-abrasives-211365?nosto=nto-st-pp-1 (you can get these cheaper else where) There are videos online on how to use these pads. I've got both pads and sheets and they give a great finish.
  4. Opinion's on Airbrushing Revell Aqua paints?

    The revell aqua paint is fairly thick, i use the revell aqua semi gloss black over other brands as its so easy to use. I tend to use a 1:1 mix of water and paint and spray about 15psi. I sometimes add water to the paint pot every now and then to thin the paint as it can dry out. I have some small pots of paint (the ones that come with kits) and had to add water to these as the moisture had dried up. Adding water to these pots is one of the advantages to using these paints.
  5. New to priming

    Having tried various primers, Grey Halfords plastic primer is one of the better ones. The White primer from halfords isn't great, i find it's too powerful. I've just started using wilkos grey and white plastic primer and these are great, for £3.95 for 400ml. The hycote plastic primer range is also great, if you have a stockist near you. The simoniz plastic primer isn't great, i found it went on really smooth, but it wouldn't eat into the plastic so when masked off the masking tape would.pull the paint off.
  6. Revell Ferrari F2007 1:24

    Thank you. Just looked at the pics again and it looks like the thing hasn't been painted, like i've almost got it out the box, applied the decals and a bit of black paint and glued it together but really its had the 10% gold mixed into the Ferrari Red paint and sprayed. I took a few photos a couple of hours before this and the effect from the gold paint was rather cool on the rear wing. To be honest, the photos don't do it justice.
  7. Here's the Ferrari F2007 that Kimi raced back in 2007 at the British GP. Not a bad build and went together well considering it's a Revell model.
  8. Tamiya Benetton 188 1:20

    It was the tamiya range as mentioned in the instructions. Then x22 gloss mixed with asda's acetone free nail varnish remover (the blue one) mixed 2:1 (x22 : thinner) sprayed with the nozzel cap removed from the airbrush sprayed at a low pressure.
  9. Tamiya Benetton 188 1:20

    Thank you all for the comments The colour scheme wasn't as bad as it looks. Just as long as you mask off, its fine. Thank god for the wonders of white primer but i do hate to spray the dam stuff. Ive got halfords one at the moment and its too thin and comes out the can too quick.
  10. Here's the completed Benetton 188 which i bought of ebay that was part done and had a few bits missing from it. I got the green and yellow markings slightly wrong - where the camel logo is, the green should have been a thinner line. Not bad to say i had to dismantle most of it to rebuild it and give it some paint. And there's a slight discolouring on the blue just under the sisley sign.
  11. As mentioned, now complete with rider - The decals were really soft to the point where just moving them would split them.
  12. Vinyl tube in Tamiya kits, need some advice.

    to echo what Shood23 said, superglue or gorilla glue worked a treat when i did mine.
  13. The red bull has some interesting bits on it, i was surprised to see a hole in the nose... hmmmmm... http://m.crash.net/f1/news/240464/1/red-bull-guns-for-mercedes-with-the-rb13.html
  14. The FI is definately the worst car at the moment. They said its 95% all new - Hmmm i wonder if this is a good idea. Time will see how well it goes up against the rest. Looking forward to seeing what merc release tomorrow.
  15. Shiny/mirror chrome help

    Thanks. So am i right in thinking that this will do the trick if i lay down some acrylic gloss black http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/152411508246 and then buff it to a shine?