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Answers to questions about the right paint scheme or tips for the right effect.
good acrylic paints for brush painting?
godfather
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Posted: Thursday, October 10, 2002 - 06:57 AM UTC
I have foiund that the poly scale to be great and teh testors caryl are also good. Tamiya sucks for brush painting. What I need to know is there a line which makes german field gray? Any other suggetsions for acrylics, Vallejo?where do I get these?
AJLaFleche
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Posted: Thursday, October 10, 2002 - 07:09 AM UTC

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I have foiund that the poly scale to be great and teh testors caryl are also good. Tamiya sucks for brush painting. What I need to know is there a line which makes german field gray? Any other suggetsions for acrylics, Vallejo?where do I get these?



I agree with Polly Scale, a hold over from the PollyS days. Dang, they were excellent. ModelMaster seesm okay to me. I agree also on Tamiya, though their first formula had been excellent, lacking only in FS and other standard numbers.
Vallejo/Andrea paints are superb! You can get them online at www.sentinelminiatures.com or www.milminwh.com.
mongo_mel
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Posted: Thursday, October 10, 2002 - 07:20 AM UTC
Hi godfather,
I've got quite a few bottles of Andrea acryllic paint and I really like it. I use it both for hand brushing and for airbrushing. I might add a little water when I hand brush it (I will dip the brush in my water and mix it into the paint on my pallette paper). I thin it more when I run it through my airbrush.
godfather
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Posted: Thursday, October 10, 2002 - 08:32 AM UTC
life colours and andrea are they good?
Wolf-Leader
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Posted: Wednesday, October 16, 2002 - 07:35 AM UTC
I use Vallejo Paints and thin them with Windex Blue. 70% Windex to 30% paint. To the consistancy of watered down milk. :-)
sniper
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Posted: Wednesday, October 16, 2002 - 07:42 AM UTC

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I have foiund that the poly scale to be great and teh testors caryl are also good. Tamiya sucks for brush painting. What I need to know is there a line which makes german field gray? Any other suggetsions for acrylics, Vallejo?where do I get these?



I like Tamiya thinned with alcohol for brush painting. It does take a bit of work to get used to though.

Steve
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Posted: Wednesday, October 16, 2002 - 07:59 AM UTC
I like polly scale paints.

You can use the railroad colors too!! Big bottles, and cheaper.

I use different shades of grey, green and OD to get different field grey colors on my figures.

Tamiya paints are not good for brush painting in my experience.

I find that you can do a lot with cheapo craft paints too. My Grenadier Guards sargeant in the Gallery is painted entirely with paint from those 50 cent craft paints. I found a primer was essential with the cheapo paints. I use PollyScale Primer Grey.

http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?set_albumName=albup12&op=modload&name=gallery&file=index&include=view_album.php

Andy