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About lesliegl

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    Tamiya Colour Changing Shade Between Bottles

    A while ago I was painting a Dragon El Alamein Sherman and decided to use XF58 which seemed to be the medium drab green I needed to spray the camo with....i had a old bottle in the larger size I had bought probably back in the 90's..worked fine only problem was I ran out right at the end...bugger...likelihood of a new current bottle of paint matching up would be unlikely...sprayed it on..did some touch ups..perfect match..just goes to show.. Leslie
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    The Real Color Debacle

    So in other words if you want to thin their paints you going to have to use thinners that stink to buggery and most likely the best results will be airbrushing them rather than hand painting them and on top of that some of the paint matches aren't the best either.. Leslie
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    The Real Color Debacle

    I have bought some colours haven't airbrush them yet but I've done some brush painting and they brush out ok but the paint seems to drag on the brush as you use so I add some water from the bottle I wash the brushs out and that seems to fix that but just feels a bit odd brushing it...
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    Thinning Aeromaster acrylics: with what?

    I've just sprayed some Aeromaster Dark Gull Grey for a Phantom cockpit and I used a few drops of Vallejo Airbrush Thinner and it went down pretty well.. Leslie
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    Acrylic metallic paints by brush?

    I bought some of a Mig Ammo Metal Colours too recently and as you say they don't dry..shame as they great looking metallic colours..the Revell Aqua on the other hand brush well when thinned and dry well.. Leslie
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    Phantom RAF colour matches using tamiya paints

    From what info I can gather...Tamiya XF75 IJN grey for Dark Sea Grey and Tamiya XF77 IJN grey for Extra Dark Sea Grey..look pretty close to me.. Leslie
  7. A few years ago here in Sydney a hobby shop had some old Humbrol Authentic and had one called ''Silver plate'' must be very old..pre dates Hubrol 11 maybe??..gorgeous liquid chrome..still good to use.. Leslie
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    Humbrol Matt Cote

    I have bought all 3 of the acrylic clears here in Australia and both the matt and semi matt have had the white frosting problem no matter how much you shake/stir them..the gloss I've had no problem with..the other two are basically unusable and total waste of money.. Leslie
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    Humbrol Clear Gloss Varnish

    My experience since buying a bottle is to use it on a model which had been airbrushed with Mr Hobby acrylic..Revell Aqua and Tamiya acrylic with no problems...takes a while to dry but when it does it gives a great gloss finish.. I've also hand brushed a couple of coats onto a Hellcat drop tank I'd painted with Humbrol acrylic Sky 90 and got a rich deep gloss as good as I've ever seen on here.. Leslie
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    I`m done with Humbrol Acrylics :-(

    I've been trying to spray Humbrol Acrylics as well..the times I have got some paint onto anything using Vallejo Airbrush Thinner it's gone on like sand paper..really rough finish..and recently I was brushing out some 94 brown yellow and it seemed to have some grit in it which wasn't there when I prepared the surface I was painting on..maybe that's somethihg to do with the clogging..i just have the feeling with the screw top Humbrol Acrylics that's there something odd happening.. Leslie
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    As186 query

    Hi these compressors are made by a company in China called Hseng...their website is below http://haoshengnb.en.made-in-china.com/product-list-1.html I've had mine for a couple of years now and the only thing I've had to replace is the regulator which I've replaced with a Sparmax one.. Leslie
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    Humbrol Clear

    Humbrol Acrylic Clear coat is very good.. Leslie
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    Humbrol matt varnish....

    I recently here in Oz bought the large bottle of the Humbrol flat clear acrylic applied some to a model with a small flat brush and had it leave white patches like snow on it..not happy Leslie
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    Gunze gloss curing times

    mix some of their flat base into it will make it dry properly..but it won't be gloss any more tho' leslie
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    Citadel paints

    Vallejo in their Game air airbrush paints have introduced a metallic primer as well... Leslie