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Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 05:51 PM UTC
The new Hull Tex Air is intended to recreate the finer anti-slip types as seen on M2 Bradley, Stryker family, LAV, AVGP Cougar, AVGP Husky, Leopard, Boxer, Strv 122, Challenger 2 and others.
The product is a bundle consisting in a bottle of special non volatile cement and extra fine aggregate (texture) in fluid form. It allows to produce anti-slip without masking, but masks can be used also to create sharp ant-slip patches if a vehicle demands it.

The application process is basically to apply the glue wherever the anti-slip has to appear, and then apply the aggregate texture with an airbrush over a dry glue layer, which is reactivated once sprayed over.

This way one can paint precise shapes with the glue, for instance make a perfect circle on a tank's hatch and then spray the aggregate for a perfect coverage. In most cases no masking is needed as the texture will stick only to the areas covered with the adhesive.

Hull Tex Air is a great alternative to conventional methods (using out of scale textured paints or overspraying thick primers etc. ) as the liquid texture contains no solvent and the airbrush is very easily cleaned with tap water, and the need for masking is minimal.

Product is so fine that it is also suited for smaller scales (other than the default 1:35), a special conversion table is presented to guide the modeller.
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I really like the texture that they get in the photos. I may have to try this product, and maybe the adhesive will work for the more agressive IDF anti slip texture.
JUN 17, 2017 - 06:40 PM
Hi there, we have a IDF dedicated product too - please check out Hull Tex original.
JUN 17, 2017 - 06:51 PM
Will have to try this! Looks really good in the photos.
JUN 17, 2017 - 07:09 PM
Looks like it gives a great result, to bad it's just another product that can't be used by us that suffers from airbrush deficiency...
JUN 18, 2017 - 05:28 PM
Maybe it's time to take the "great leap into airbrushland" I hesitated for a while but I have never regretted getting an airbrush Even the cheap airbrush I started with gave me a lot better results than painting with an ordinary brush. / Robin
JUN 18, 2017 - 06:33 PM
In any case, they offer also a product for similar effect but without the need of the airbrush: LINK
JUN 18, 2017 - 06:39 PM
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