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  1. Hi there, Winsor and Newton acrylic Matt varnish was recommended to me in another thread, but it seems that it's been taken down from the hobbycraft store. I don't want to spend £4 on delivery from Amazon for a £5 product; do you know of any alternative products?
  2. Thanks guys. You seem to differ in opinion, so I'll test it first
  3. Can I spray it straight out of the bottle? If not, what can I thin it with? Cheers.
  4. Hi there, Sorry if this is the wrong place to post, but I can't seem to find any Dullcoats or Matt Finishes, as stated in the title. I've done the gloss - decal - gloss, and now my model is quite glossy, and I just can't seem to get a hold of any dullcoats etc. My first port of call would be a Physical Hobby Shop, like Hobbycraft. If you can confirm an online shop is reliable, then I'll happily order from them. Thanks in advance.
  5. Ok, thank you! I've never used primer before, what does it do? I work mainly on 1:72 fighters and 1:76 tanks by Airfix (although I did just get a Revell B-17; the paint scheme is very confusing!); should I wash the models before painting etc. ?Thanks again!
  6. Ok, cheers. I went to Bovington Tank Museum today, and while I was there I picked up some Tamiya thinner (in hindsight it's probably cheaper at Hobbycraft ). I'll try that out. Thanks a lot for the advice! Just a couple more questions: do you hang your models when painting them? I.e. Do you place them on cardboard or from a wooden frame or the ceiling etc. Also, about how far away from the model should I be spraying, and how long can I spray for before the paint dries? Do you paint the model as you are building, all at the start, or when you're finished? Thank you very much for your time! Ok, cheers, I'll take a look at them and keep your advice in mind!
  7. Ok, Thanks, I'll fiddle around with it for a bit, and I'll try both of these. Before I spend money on thinners, I'd like to try it with water. Any recommendations for a ratio with that? I'll check these thinners out, cheers.
  8. Hi, I've asked for an airbrush for my birthday, a Badger one of some description (I'm sure I can find it if it matters. I'm planning on using it for some Airfix tank models and a Spitfire. I do have some previous experience with models,although I've only done about 8 before. I was just wondering how much I should thin my paints for use in the airbrush. I'm planning on using Humbrol acrylic paints (they do say that they can be thinned for airbrushing, but they don't say how much I should thin it). Also, would water be sufficient for thinning? If so, any advice on what amount of paint to water I should use would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
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