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Miatatom

Member Since 28 May 2012
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Applying Clear Lacquers

28 June 2015 - 05:24 PM

Do you decant and shoot through an airbrush or apply it straight from the can? What brand do you use?


Thinning Super GLue?

28 June 2015 - 01:14 PM

Is it possible to thin it, especially if it's starting to get old and thicker. If so, what do you use?


Let's Talk About Craft Acrylic Paints

30 May 2015 - 06:12 PM

I've only painted one car successfully with craft acrylic paint. Covered it with Future. Not a very good job.

 

I'm spraying the cheap stuff you can buy at Michaels. The first color I was using was a dark yellow. I've tried painting with a darker red also. The darker red seemed to have larger particle sizes than the yellow. The yellow didn't seem to have too much orange peel but the red was really rough. Do some colors spray easier than others? Are the more expensive paints better quality and easier to use? I've tried many suggestions, air pressures, thinning ratios, thinning mediums and I'm still struggling.


Microscale Industries Micro Mask

30 May 2015 - 05:59 PM

Most of the videos I see on Youtube show people masking over bare plastic rather than a painted surface. What types of paint can this product be used on? I've read that most masking products contain ammonia.


Pining Parts to Models

24 May 2015 - 01:38 PM

I don't know if it's spelled that way but is there a tutorial or good thread explaining how to pin parts?

 

My main questions are:

 

How do you determine where to drill the part or the model in order to ensure that the parts are lined up when assembled?

 

What size pins do you use and what material are they made from?