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  1. Universal Acrylic Thinner & Airbrush Cleaner (HC10001 & HC10003) Hobby Colours Having thinners and airbrush cleaning products for many different brands of paint can be a logistical nightmare, cluttering your spray booth or painting area with extra bottles, and forcing you to keep a track of what you have left for each system, with a likelihood of running out if you lose track. Hobby Colours have taken that on board, and have created their own brand of universal thinners and airbrush cleaners for use with Acrylic paints of whatever brand you might have on hand. Each product arrives in a 100ml translucent plastic bottle with a screw-on cap that matches the colour of the contents. The thinners is clear with a white cap, while the cleaner is a pale blue with a blue cap, which is also useful in telling them apart quickly, using the cap or colour of the liquid to prevent grabbing the wrong one in haste. Universal Acrylic Thinner (HC10001) This clear liquid is useful for any acrylic paint, and can be used to thin for brush or airbrush painting, the latter using the usual ‘consistency of semi-skimmed milk’ as a guide, and working from there. It has a flow improver and drying retarder mixed in, so the paint will dry more slowly, which will be especially useful for brush painters, and for airbrush users on a hot day, when a drying tip can make spraying tiresome, constantly stopping to remove accumulated paint before starting the process again. I’ve used it for several tests, particularly with the Jim Scale paints, and it works beautifully, helping give it a silky-smooth finish. Universal Airbrush Cleaner (HC10003) Tinted blue to differentiate it, this mixture should be used when cleaning brushes or airbrushes, and it has a slight foaming action when agitated, helping to break up dried paint that’s stuck in hard-to-reach crevices. It has also been formulated to be kind to seals and O-rings, reducing your maintenance burden and costs in the long run. Seeing it in action, it lifts away caked-on paint easily, and is very useful, especially if you’re like me and have been known to leave paint sitting in the cup for a few days by accident. Conclusion Keep your airbrush in good fettle, whilst easing painting of your models too, picking up a few bottles of each to ensure you don’t run out. Remember that you’ll almost always use more cleaner, so adjust your purchase upwards. Highly recommended. Review sample courtesy of
  2. I've done a quick search and couldn't find any info on the forum yet, but I did find some out on the wider internet. The reason I've been looking at it is because the painting technique I've been using to create a modulated look to my models lately, which is rather time-consuming and can take literally hours to get finished off. Even with Mr Levelling Thinners in the paint Aqueous mix, the tip regularly dries out on my 0.18mm Procon PS-770, so I've been using it without the crown and regularly cleaning up the needle with a cotton bud. To reduce the frequency, I bought some of this stuff, but as I don't speak more than 30 words of Japanese or write it at all, I didn't have a clue what to do with it Seems like it's a slightly different method for brushes and airbrushes: Brush Painting To reduce brush-marks, add up to 10% Mr Retarder Mild to your mixed paint (not in the bottle), and you'll notice better coverage, fewer brush marks (as long as you keep your strokes going the same direction). I've seen some examples, and it's substantially improved in both aspects Airbrushing This will ease the flow and make your colours a little brighter and glossier, with a maximum of 20% added to your decanted paint. If you need to thin it any further, use thinner, and put the Mr Retarder away. Can't wait to give it a whirl
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