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is my memory playing tricks ... was you that doing a circular pizza layout with a superb carved plaster wall ? if was did you ever finish it?
martin wrote:I did some more on a test piece and its dried in a really strange way, slightly matted with a slight minute "crystalised" texture to it.
twofoot wrote:Acrylics are very sensitive to pressure. I often use only 8 or pounds when I shoot Tamiya brand paints. I tend to use them straight from the bottle with minimal thinning. I also use their branded thinner and not any other solutions.
Hope this helps.
eje655 wrote:I don't know if they have ModelFlex brand over there, but those typically don't need to be thinned. But I think overall, it's probably a little more tricky to get water-based to work well. They're a little easier to clean up, but it makes some other things more difficult. I've found that they do start drying in mid air more easily than solvent based, which is what gives that matte look. Less pressure and maybe trying to clean the tip more often might help. As you know, the paint is harder to get off once it does dry with water-based, so you have to be more careful.
michael wrote:When I was building architectural models commercially I used to use some household paints often acrylic and always thened them with lacquer thinner, yes I did say lacquer thinner. I have also thinned Humbrol enamels with lacquer thinner. I know that normally one cannot pray lacquers over enamels but when using as a mix it worked well and dried faster as well.
Steve Bennett wrote:60 PSI minimum air pressure
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