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#1 Longbow

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 04:41 PM

Has anyone who has viewed the Don Yost dvd about airbrushing with Boyd enamel paints tired this method? Did you have good end results?I plan on trying his method,I have ordered the Testor Boyd enamel paints & clear from tower hobbies & will order the Metal flake from Gary soon.



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Posted 08 January 2010 - 03:12 AM

Got the video and have watched it several times - just haven't dug out the airbrush yet. Other posts rave about the video and that Donn's suggestions work very well.

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 07:53 AM

Its tooooooo cold this week for painting
but before you try Donns flake idea....look into "embossing powder" made by jacquard available at Michaels. This is a dry flake similar to what HOK sells. Mix a SMALL AMOUNT into your favorite clear ....you can spray multiple coats for your look....I used these (yellow and gold)over the Tangelo on this 69....the mustang got straight silver....they POP!!!
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Posted 13 January 2010 - 05:21 PM

look into "embossing powder" made by jacquard available at Michaels.

It's sold under the "Pearl-Ex" brand name. I get mine from Hobby Lobby. Comes in lots of colors. I've even mixed it into candies and cut down metallics. Just be carefull of the larger flake sizes (listed as Sparkle) as they can plug up the airbrush if too much is used.
Here's a few I did using Pearl-Ex.
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'72 GMC, Testors Burgandy Metallic mixed with Blue Russett pearl, then cut 50% wit Boyd clear, shot over Testors Laquer Flat Black.
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'72 GT-R, Boyd Orange Pearl/Alumacoupe Yellow (appx. 60/40 mix) cut 50% w/Boyd clear, mixed with Sparkle Gold/Sunset Gold/Brilliant Gold, shot over BPS Buff primer
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'83 Sprinter Trueno GT-Apex. Testors Kiln Red w/Super Copper/Sparkle Copper and cut 50% w/Boyd clear, shot over BPS Allis-Chalmers Orange.

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Posted 13 January 2010 - 05:26 PM

Its tooooooo cold this week for painting


Yeah, I hear ya. I'm not going to risk any spraying now - I'm kind of at a stand still, but I think I'm going to get started on some other projects.