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  1. SMR2005PCwiz's Avatar
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    Feb 19, 2007, 3:03 AM - Ordering Paints Need help #1

    hey eveyone,

    ok so I've had my DP 97 bucket just setting around and I have to wait for my BM armor. so i figured order paints for the DP and practice with the airbrush before i ruin the good armor. well i don't care if i go acrylic or enamel but i can't seem to find a complete set of either from testor's using lee's colors. this is what i found

    PS= Polly Scale
    F = Floquil enamels

    - Panzer Olive Green (PS)
    - Caboose (F)
    - Reefer Gray (PS) (F)
    - Rust (PS) (F)
    - Bright Sliver (F)
    - RLM 73 (PS)
    - Concrete (PS) (F)
    - Earth (PS) (F)
    - PRR Brunswick Green (PS)
    - Light Gray (PS)
    - PRR Maroon (PS)


    I know nothing about paints but form what i hear you can't paint one over the other. I've also heard about dull coating or glossing a layer to seal it so you can layer them but I'm not sure. any advice would be great.
  2. superjedi's Avatar
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    Feb 19, 2007, 7:32 AM - Re: Ordering Paints Need help #2

    I've painted a helmet with Polly Scale and Floquil colors over each other with no problems.

    One important thing to keep in mind is drying time for each color. When I paint, I allow at least 24 hours between color coats. For example, I'll spray on the Panzer Olive Green for the dome and lower cheeks, and wait a day until I mask and paint the mandibles.

    I usually don't spray a clearcoat until all my major colors are on. Then I'll do my "topical" weathering and spray on a second clear coat once all the weathering is done.

    It's a good idea to practice with your airbrush. That way you can experiment and figure out your mixtures.
  3. SMR2005PCwiz's Avatar
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    Feb 19, 2007, 2:07 PM - Re: Ordering Paints Need help #3

    thanks for your help i guess I'll order mostly polly scale. does anyone have a good primer to use and is gray or white better?
  4. KaanE is offline KaanE
    Feb 19, 2007, 2:12 PM - Re: Ordering Paints Need help #4

    I think that it is better white, though it is not very important

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