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#31 Gazzas

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Posted 03 May 2017 - 08:23 AM

I have very little paint, and mix my own colors.  I have a color recipe book that gets me close, then I can fine tune till I'm happy.  Of course specialty paints must be had.

 

Three Colors of Alclad

 

Five colors of Testors Model Master enamels

 

Four colors of Tamiya Enamels

 

Twelve tubes of acrylic:  The three base colors plus white, black, Silver and some earthy tones

 

Eight tubes of oil paint:  Again, the base colors plus a couple ochres

 

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#32 DeanKB

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Posted 03 May 2017 - 10:43 AM

Tamiya acrylics with X20A thinners. With Winsor & Newton oil paints for wood effects.

 

That's it. No enamels whatsoever.

 

I model mostly WWI & inter-war stuff & I find the Tamiya range covers all eventualities. 

 

I've got around 200 pots of Tamiya acrylics. For me, it works and my little brain is better concentrating on just the one brand and getting to know what works, what doesn't and what to mix to get what.

 

I waste my money on kits & tools, rather than paint.


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Posted 18 June 2017 - 11:33 PM

Hi Guys,

I've got everything somewhere, in a box, drawer or a shelf or table. My usual Go To is Gunze, preferably the lacquer but their acrylics are pretty good too. Their thinners are awesome and I've got a couple of their airbrushes, the Ps-290 fan spray and the new arrival is the PS-770 which is just marvellous. I know we all think the Mr names are a bit lame but whatever the product Gunze does, works as described after the Mr.

Then there's a pile of Tamiya, Vallejo, AK, Ammo, MIG, Hataka. Then recently MRP, a newish lacquer based paint, super thin, like Gunze with a 70-80% load of thinner.

But the real revelation is the MMP range. Acrylic. Very fine pigments. It's own thinner, it's own additive and it really does work. Reliable. Dependable. Adaptable. Easy to use. Easy to clean. Fantastic coverage, fantastic finish. And the range of aircraft colours is tantalisingly close. I've sprayed it through H&S Infinity, Krome and Ps-770 at 15-18 psi with the standard recommended mix ratios and got super thin lines from all three airbrushes, then gone on to do decent colour coats with the same mix. It's very versatile. No tip drying, no clogging, nothing. I've also pushed it thru some cheap Chinese clones and they worked with it too. I am just so impressed with this range.

For metallics I use Gunze (naturally!), AK Xtreme Metal and the new Vallejo Metallics which act similar to the MMP products when put thru the airbrush.

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Bruce Crosby




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