Aerosol ESB colours?

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    Aerosol ESB colours?

    Hi all, have tried the search funtion without a great deal of success.

    firstly i am useless at using airbrushes (not a lot of experience), so i wondered if anyone had a list of aerosol colours that i can use for an ESB bucket? preferably availible in the UK.

    Sorry to bring the goal posts so close together but i really need help.

    thanks ppl

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    Re: Aerosol ESB colours?

    Ronin677 said: View Post
    Hi all, have tried the search funtion without a great deal of success.

    firstly i am useless at using airbrushes (not a lot of experience), so i wondered if anyone had a list of aerosol colours that i can use for an ESB bucket? preferably availible in the UK.

    Sorry to bring the goal posts so close together but i really need help.

    thanks ppl
    Useless... nobodys useless... if you can spray out of a can you can spray out of an airbrush... the only additonal thing is you have to clean it... but that is easy cheesy... just use acetone from your local wallmart to clean it.

    Nothing wrong wiht the rattle can but not cut your self short... if I can use an airbrush you can too!

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    Re: Aerosol ESB colours?

    Here's a thread I posted with the spraypaints I use to paint my buckets. However, since I live in the States I'm not sure what would be available across the pond.

    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showthread.php?t=11819

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    Re: Aerosol ESB colours?

    I've got a few I can suggest. I'll post some names when I get home!

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    Re: Aerosol ESB colours?

    The base coat and the silver layer are pretty easy to find. Afettfullofdollars gets insanly perfect with his buckets with Wal-mart spray paint, I tried that and failed horribly.

    I had to find a hobbie shop that sold floquil paints.

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    Re: Aerosol ESB colours?

    Ok, I've had a check and the colours I have used in the past are as follows:

    Base coat silver - Humbrol 191 Chrome Silver (do not touch for at least a day and wear latex gloves to avoid fingerprints)

    Dome and cheeks - I can't seem to find the HUmbrol paint I used on one of my helmets, it was a couple of years ago now. Try looking at the following link http://airfix.com/cs/resources/paints.aspx I thought that some of the colours on there may do.

    For the upper cheeks I used Tamiya XF-11 JN Green or XF-27 Black Green

    For mandibles I used some automotive paint I bought from Halfords. The only thing with automotive paints is that they are not acrylic and take longer to dry, and because they are designed for cars, they dry to to be tough, making weathering a bit harder. I would recommend spraying them from futher away than you would with acrylics.

    Try this link for a list of Tamiya paints
    http://tamiya.com/english/products/list/acrylic_1.htm

    I would seriously recommend trying airbrushing though. On my latest helmet I mixed my colours and I personally think it is the best option.

    I hope this helps

    Dan

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    Re: Aerosol ESB colours?

    I have an extra testors aztek with an instructional video if you want it send me a PM.

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    Re: Aerosol ESB colours?

    zombierepellent said: View Post
    I have an extra testors aztek with an instructional video if you want it send me a PM.
    Pm sent

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