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Merlin
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Posted: Sunday, September 30, 2007 - 07:00 PM UTC


Here's a look at White Ensign Models' range of RLM Colourcoat enamels.

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
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Posted: Monday, October 01, 2007 - 12:20 AM UTC
I use Rustins Driers but not all DIY places sells it. I got mine from a Crown Decorating Centre which is where professional painters and decorators get their supplies. You can get something called siccitive from art shops which I am sure it the same stuff as it is the same dark purple colour, just smaller bottles and more expensive.

If you are not careful cellulose (lacquer) thinners can craze the plastic or paint if put too much on. I find Humbrol Thinners excellent for airbrushing. They are naptha, the lightest components of petroleum sprits. Something like lighter fuel. Much safer if you don't trust yourself with cellulose thinners.
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Posted: Monday, October 01, 2007 - 05:10 AM UTC
Hi Antoni

Good catch - I'll reword the text if it risks anyone using cellulose thinners for brush-painting. It does result in a "hot" mix which, as you say, can attack the surface of the styrene. It's usually quite safe when sprayed - but is definitely risky when applied by brush. Incidentally, cellulose is also an excellent thinner for airbrushing Tamiya acrylics, again giving a hotter mix that adheres better.

Many thanks and all the best

Rowan
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Posted: Sunday, October 21, 2007 - 12:45 PM UTC
Hi, All Do You know if there´s an online White Ensign supplier in The U.S.A.
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Posted: Sunday, October 21, 2007 - 09:08 PM UTC
I can definately vouch for these paints, I've been using WEM paints now for a little while and have now just about finished three models using them. They are really good especially as I'm a bit of a newbie when it comes to airbrushing. I've found when thinned 50:50 with everyday white spirit and sprayed around 10 psi it gives a brilliant finish.

Good stuff

H
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Posted: Sunday, October 21, 2007 - 09:19 PM UTC

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Hi, All Do You know if there´s an online White Ensign supplier in The U.S.A.
Thanks



Hi there

One of Kitmaker's sponsors - Great Models Webstore - has them. Just use their search bar/banner at the top of this page to access their catalogue.

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Monday, October 22, 2007 - 12:46 PM UTC
Very Usefull, Thanks again Rowan! (I'm gonna order right now )

Regards Victor
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Posted: Tuesday, October 23, 2007 - 04:51 AM UTC
Rowan - What are these like to aplly using a brush?

Ross

A plea from a modeller without an airbrush
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Posted: Wednesday, October 24, 2007 - 11:10 AM UTC
Hi Ross

I find they have an excellent consistency for detail brush-painting straight from the pot. I have to admit I always use an airbrush for other work, so I've never tried to use a paint brush to cover large areas with them. I imagine the usual advice about several thin coats being better than one heavy one holds true, as with most paints. Their drying time is longer than some enamels (mostly due to the semi-gloss finish), so a drop of Rustin's Drier would probably be a good idea to speed things up and minimize any problem with dust spoiling the finish.

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Sunday, October 28, 2007 - 03:57 AM UTC
Cheers Rowan. Think i'll be getting some of these then.

Ross