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  • #16
    I've posted this elsewhere but let me add it here: The MicroMark paint line is Vallejo ModelAir. It's great for airbrushing, but I think it's too thin for brush painting. I tried spraying their clear flat finish, and had some problems getting it through my airbrush. I'm still experimenting with the flat finish.

    Has anyone tried the new Model Master Acryl Railroad Colors (replacement for Floquil)?

    dave
    Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)

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    • #17
      For those that like to use solvent based paints the Tru Color line has quite a bit to offer.

      They will send PDF color chart files if you ask for them by email.

      Currently their whole line dries glossy and cuts with acetone for air brushing or clean up.

      After telling them I was a former Floquil user they informed me their whole line would soon be offered in flat finish. This is very good news.

      One of our forum members here highly endorses it. I have spoken with him on the phone. In fact, he turned me onto the product.

      Here is a link to his site http://roachcustompainting.weebly.com/index.html
      http://www.dougcoffey.com/html/model_railroad.html

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      • #18
        Dave is right about the vallejo air color, it is to thin to paint bigger surfaces.

        The big + of the list I posted en mentioned in the first page of this topic is that you can also buy this in europe.

        And I like the colors they provide.

        I also want to show this list of colors from vallejo model color selected be Kevin Oneil.

        #962 flat blue

        #70970 deep green

        #70909 vermillion (just to have a red)

        #70851 bright orange

        #70820 off white

        #70950 black

        #70955 flat flesh

        #70865 oily steel

        Panzer Aces colors

        #310 old wood

        #311 new wood

        #302 dark rust

        #301 light rust

        Reaper Miniatures Master series (suggested by Dallas M)

        #09206 tarnished steel

        #09196 aged pewter

        #09205 blackened steel

        #09197 old bronze

        more information can be found in the thread where this list come from: http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/t...TOPIC_ID=33146

        The thread is also great as sticky BTW and shows how to paint some castings with vallejo model color for me as dutchie also a big +

        DJ

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        • #19
          quote:


          Has anyone tried the new Model Master Acryl Railroad Colors (replacement for Floquil)?


          Yes I bought the MM grimy black and airbrushed it and the polly-S grimy black. Exact match. It seems as though MM railroad colors are the Polly S rr colors re-packaged.

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          • #20
            I've just sprayed a Trout Creek tank car with Model Masters Acryl silver. It needed to be thinned slightly (H2O), but it went on easy and came out really nice. Now I need to decal and seal and not sure what to use. I'm hesitant with acrylic flat since I've heard it can come out milky, and I've also heard Dull Coat can attack acrylic paint. Anyone have experience or recommendations they can share?

            Also the instructions say to shoot the decals with Dull Coat before applying them. Its been years since I sprayed and decaled anything, and never heard of this before (using Floquil paints and sealant. Thanks.

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            • #21
              I've been working with decals from my color laser, and I -have to- seal them before applying them (otherwise they just fall apart, and even after sealing they're very fragile.) I've been using Krylon protective spray, and I let the decals dry thoroughly (no solvent smell) before applying.

              Prior to applying, I like to 'paint' a thin coat of "Future Floor Finish' to make sure the surface is glossy.



              The wood walls were sealed then painted with flat eggshell white. Underneath the sign, I painted bright white, then applied the Future. The decal was placed using Microscale decal solutions. I'll "paint out" the bright white underneath the decal with the off-white, and then seal everything (Microscale flat) before weathering and further assembly. (This is the cigar factory I'm -slowly- building for Craig Bisgeier's Housatonic RR.)

              dave
              Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)

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              • #22
                quote:


                Originally posted by deemery


                I've been working with decals from my color laser, and I -have to- seal them before applying them (otherwise they just fall apart, and even after sealing they're very fragile.) I've been using Krylon protective spray, and I let the decals dry thoroughly (no solvent smell) before applying.

                Prior to applying, I like to 'paint' a thin coat of "Future Floor Finish' to make sure the surface is glossy.

                The wood walls were sealed then painted with flat eggshell white. Underneath the sign, I painted bright white, then applied the Future. The decal was placed using Microscale decal solutions. I'll "paint out" the bright white underneath the decal with the off-white, and then seal everything (Microscale flat) before weathering and further assembly. (This is the cigar factory I'm -slowly- building for Craig Bisgeier's Housatonic RR.)

                dave


                That is one fine looking decal Dave, and well made. A color laser is a plus in decal making. :up:


                Louis
                Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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                • #23
                  Here is another good article on model paints:

                  http://www.scalemodelguide.com/paint...e/paint-types/

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                  • #24
                    The latest RMC has an excellent article on airbrushing craft paints.

                    dave
                    Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)

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                    • #25
                      I was in Erie, Pa, last week, and A.C. Moore had some Testors CreateFX Acrylic Wash - FX Driftwood wash, # 79408. It is water wash up. Has anyone tried this yet?

                      Rich

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                      • #26
                        Opps....Forgot the picture...



                        Rich

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                        • #27
                          I have. Not quite as good as the old Flo-stain but workable. They also have several wood colors like pine and oak and if memory serves a thinned barn red stain. I picked up two bottle of each last year at Hobby Lobby's clearance aisle for 50% off.

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                          • #28
                            Thanks Glen. I'm going to try it on a stone foundation and will post the results in next weeks challenge.

                            Rich

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                            • #29
                              I have only used it on wood so this will be intresting

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                              • #30
                                A friend of mine who is a great modeller (and a CNR engineer to boot) passed this on to share. It can be added to my Craft Paints list (first in this sticky!)

                                Craft paint equivalents to Floquil http://www.railroad-line.com/discuss...TOPIC_ID=21956

                                CP & TH&B COLOURS

                                Testors Paints

                                TH&B (and CP) maroon--one part 1145TT white, four parts 1104TT dark red, one part 1111TT dark blue.

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