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Black Knight T33

Best paint to use for WW1 airbrushing

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I use Tamiya Acrylics, diluted 50/50 with thinners. Always seem to get a good covering on large flat surfaces, far better than brushing on neat.

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MR Paint https://mrpaint.sk/

The best I ever airbrushed, instantly drying and a number of colors related to WWI is available.

They are like Alclad in color :like:

 

Another company selling paints of WWI colors only is Drooling bulldog.

Hope it helps.

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9 minutes ago, Bughunter said:

MR Paint https://mrpaint.sk/

The best I ever airbrushed, instantly drying and a number of colors related to WWI is available.

They are like Alclad in color :like:

 

Another company selling paints of WWI colors only is Drooling bulldog.

Hope it helps.

I would second that, I have just used their Richthofen red to paint my WNW DVa.  Lovely finish that is best used with a primer undercoat.  It is like a coloured alclad and so shows every imperfection underneath it.  

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Bear Paw, 

To which paint in Bughunter's quote did your comment apply -- MR Paint, Alclad, or Drooling Bulldog?  

 

And I wouldn't mind a photo of your Albatros, or a link, to get an idea of the color of the Richtofen Red.  Suitable for his Dr.1, perhaps?

Edited by Bob C.

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This is the MRP Richthofen red.  I painted it directly onto the pale grey plastic and put masking tape over it.  
Now I come to post these photos I realise they are not that good so please excuse. I took them whilst constructing and I think it is not natural light?  

The MRP paint is so thin that it can be modulated as you spray it on.  
I hope this helps? 
 

Andrew.  

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Thanks Smithy, it is my fourth WNW kit and I really enjoy them. They take me a long time to complete and I never want them to end.  

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Bear Paw

That is definitely excellent!

Your photos are just what I was looking for (and more).  And many thanks for the info.

Bob C 

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48 minutes ago, Bob C. said:

Bear Paw

That is definitely excellent!

Your photos are just what I was looking for (and more).  And many thanks for the info.

Bob C 

You are welcome Bob. 

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Black Knight, 

In case you are not settled entirely on WWI paints, here is a prior discussion, in which MisterKit (true) acrylic paints are discussed, including my $.02.  

 

Bob C

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Just thought I would add my 2 cents also.  Tamiya is readily available where I live and that is what I have used however I have added Tamiya lacquer thinner to the regular Tamiya acrylic thinner (which is pretty much alcohol).  This gives the paint a bit more bite on the plastic. Normally Tamiya will tend to pull up off the plastic with any masking.  I think the suggestion of MRP is good but it is not available here and I have a wall full of Tamiya jars already.

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