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In Topic: 20' Container trailer

02 May 2015 - 07:29 PM

That is fantastic work. I'd love to be able to build something like that. 

In Topic: paint confusion.

27 April 2015 - 08:53 AM

ok  i think i understand.   So basically an "acrylic enamel" or "acrylic lacquer" paint is still basically an enamel and a lacquer paint. So only when a paint is a pure acrylic and the enamel or lacquer designation is not attached to it, can it be safe to assume its water or alcohol clean-up.

Yes to the first part and no to the second part. Hobby paints adhere (no pun intended) to a pretty universal set of terms for designating paints that differentiates among acrylic, enamel, and lacquer. A lot of non-hobby paints call themselves acrylic but are either enamels or lacquers, as you've discovered. Often you'll find paints called acrylics that make no mention on the label of either enamel or lacquer; however, they often are billed as quick-dry, which usually means they are solvent-based. 

In Topic: Favorite primer for airbrush?

18 April 2015 - 10:10 AM

I use Tamiya's liquid surface primer in the airbrush. You can thin it, like, 10:1 and it goes on dreamily. For bodies I usually shoot Tamiya primer from the can. For small parts and most interior and chassis parts I shoot Walmart's Colorplace brand primer: it goes on in really light, thin coats and is very inexpensive. 

In Topic: Buying my first airbrush Questions.

09 April 2015 - 05:11 AM

I have only one thought on the subject: You should get the Paasche VL instead. 

In Topic: More Hobby Design American detail sets

26 March 2015 - 08:12 AM

Hobby Design makes some of the nicest detail sets that I've ever used. I'm glad to see they are making more stuff for modelers who build US auto subjects.