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 Posted: Mon May 4th, 2020 03:38 pm
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Ken:

A short tutorial on how you work with those paints would be great. 
My experience (inexperience) with waterbased paints, has been universally negative. 

I know that there are a lot of folks using those paints with great success. 
But it sure is different than using solvent based paints.

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Hard to do a write up.

I came across a couple of articles in British Model Magazines,
with write ups on weathering, and gave it a go.

I prime styrene with dull coat, and use my Badger single action brush,
air pressure roughly 25 PSI and have at it.

Before and after shot of my Coffee Pot,
final spray was done with transparent grey, to highlight the wood joints.
 
Roof has 4 shades of G sprayed on it,
ranging from Black Grey, Dark Grey, Blue Grey & Green Gray,
gives a nice blend compared to using one color.

Also weathered my LMS Beyer-Garrett 2-6-0+0-6-2 from another article. 
I find British modelers give a far better explanation on weathering then NA magazines.

HORNBY has a book on weathering, under their skills guide,
which although is British it gives me a far better understanding when it comes to engine or car weathering,
and I do have way too many to get done for my layout.







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Ken:

That looks really nice. 

I haven't been weathering much, actually, anything, recently. 
That is something that I will get to work on when the layout is a bit more complete.

My problem with the acrylics was clogging the airbrush. 
No matter what I tried (and I read a raft of articles) the problem persisted.  

Since abandoning acrylics for everything except brush applications, I have had no problems,
as was my experience in decades of Floquil use.  

There was one really good YouTube video I found with some good information on acrylics. 
His techniques worked better than any other,
but I still got clogging problems if I was painting for any length of time. 

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With some acrylic paints (I use denatured alcohol as a thinner)
I had the annoying problem,
that I had a very coarse surface immediately after spraying.

I think once, I even washed clean, the model,
as I thought it's a mess.

However,
most of the time the surface "smoothens" when drying.

Don't like this as it's to some degree unpredictable.
Most of the time it works, some times not.




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