Painting Help

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    I helped at SDCC '08 GCNgamer128's Avatar
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    Painting Help

    I need to know how many bottles of US Medium Green I would need to paint a set of FPv3 Fett armour. Any help will be appreciated. Also, I would like to know what the mix ratio should be.

    Thanks,
    Andy

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    Re: Painting Help

    the bottle says 75% paint / 25% thinner
    but I just eyeball it
    I think 2 bottles should be more than enough
    depends on how thick you spray it & how many coats

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    Really? Two bottles? I was estimating about 5. I've never airbrushed before, so this is my first project using my airbrush and compressor. I will order an extra bottle two bottles, just in case.

    Thanks Nathan!

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    Airbrushing goes a long way
    Never hurts to have extra though

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    Yep, I used 2 bottles for a full set of armor

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    2 - 2.5 bottles for me too...
    I agree with S1P... I tend to eye ball the mix rather than follow the instructions...
    Look forward to your paint thread Andy

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    I'll be ordering the paint today I can't wait to get started on this. Also, I just realised that this thread is in the wrong section, hah, how noobish of me.

    I'll keep posting if I need more painting help! Thanks guys

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    Andy you noob..!

    Ask away bruv...

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    i used 2.5.. to get full coverage

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    Yeah, I agree with the above.
    The last couple of sets I've painted have taken between 2 and 3 bottles total.

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    I stand corrected
    make it 3 bottles
    I just don't keep track when I'm painting

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    Re: Painting Help

    3 bottles for me

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    Re: Painting Help

    Hey, where do you guys get this US Medium Green? I haven't seen it anywhere, store or internet, at all. I've found Medium Green, but no US Medium green.

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    Try hobbylinc.com.
    In the Polly Scale line (acrylic), it's color #F505082. The full name of the color on the bottle will say "US Med Green A/N612."

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    Re: Painting Help

    Hi there !!!
    I paint everything using my airbrush and a compressor. I highly recommend using alcohol instead of water as thinner if you go for acrylic paints like Tamyia ( I use only those). And don't forget to keep a low pressure because if not you will paint only "air" . And if your paint is too thick nothing will come out of your airbrush . On the other hand, if you put too much alcohol you can have some "stains" on your helmet once the paint is fully dried. Well it's a bit tricky to use a airbrush but once you are used to it your paintjob is just awesome 8).
    I hope this helps you .

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    Testors.com is where I got mine....Straight to the source

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