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#16 Gazzas


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Posted 26 May 2018 - 03:26 AM

In my experience with matt enamels, you should be able to handle and brush touch-up the model after overnight.


Now having said that I use regular paint thinner instead of turpentine, which as I understand takes longer to dry, which could account for your accelerated dry time and the rougher finsish.


Generally, I hate buying proprietary thinners.  But I might have to in this case. 

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Posted 26 May 2018 - 03:31 AM

Generally, I hate buying proprietary thinners.  But I might have to in this case. 


Considering the time and expense you have invested thus far, I would think it would be more then worth your trouble.

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Posted 29 May 2018 - 01:13 PM

I tend to use the thinner of the paint brand I am using as well.  That does mean I have multiple thinners (Four at count - Model Master Metalizer, Model Master Acryl, Tamiya Acrylic and Vallejo Acrylic) but the results seem to me to be better that way.


I paint over the Vallejo primer almost immediately, and then mask within about 12 hours using de-tacked Tamiya tape.  If I can wait 24 hours so much the better.


I have not seen the Tamiya Enamels in the US either - seems they are not carried by the stores here.  But I tend not to use enamels due to the smell.


FWIW.  But it is tempting to look at the MRP, Mr Color Paints that are out...

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