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#221 Dr. Cranky

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 07:16 PM

Mike, I will have to take a round of pictures in the sun. Stay tuned in for that.

Glenn, you will love this kit. Go for it and hopefully it will drive you crazy like it's done me. :P

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 05:42 AM

Donn and Virgil if I may tune in here fer a moment I would like to show ya what I did using Pearl-X Gold Pearl. What I did was mix it in clear and sprayed it over Red and you can see what the result is. You can see the Red and the Gold depending on how the light hits it. It also has a kinda Orange look to it. I have experimented with the Pearl-X pearls and I like them very much. I have a few more builds that I've used it on. I used two scoops with a stirrer to mix it and I've also experiminted with different mixes. The more pearl you use the less covering you need to do, but again, it depends on what you're going for.

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 05:48 AM

Dan, I see the effect on the picture. Very nice. What I think we are all doing is delighting ourselves with the Pearl Ex powders. It's highly addictive for sure, but also it's just a great way of putting more fun into the painting process.

There's a real deep (and in scale) sparkle to these powders and it shows on your model beautifully. Thank you.

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 09:08 AM

Here's a quick video of how I mix my Pearl Ex (thanks for asking Donn):



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Posted 24 February 2012 - 11:27 AM

Do you guys think these pearl powders could be mixed into Future and then brushed on? I've seen them at Michaels, and with a 40-50% off coupon would only be $13 and I've been thinking about picking some up. The downside is I don't have an airbrush so I don't know how else I'd use them.

Just wondering what you think or if anyone has tried it. Thanks.

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 11:30 AM

Ryan, that might not work because you'd be moving the pearls around with the brush.

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 11:38 AM

That was my thought too. I'd love to do a spoon test and see so I might still grab them when I've got a coupon and nothing else to buy!

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 11:40 AM

Give it a try, but I think the best way is to airbrush them on lightly, let the pearl coat dry and THEN put on a Future-only coat for the final gloss.

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 01:11 PM

Thanks for sharing the how to Doc i will be tryin this stuff for sure. Could a how to dvd be in your future? :D

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 02:47 PM

awesome stuff , I'm sure it's easy to go overboard , so I am thinking, moderation is the key

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 03:28 PM

Andy, you are absolutely right. Which is why I put in a little at a time just to see how the subtle changes occur, then once I like it, it's ready to be sprayed.

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 06:51 PM

It works great with Tamiya acrylics also.


What mixing ratio do you use. I painted a body with Tamiya acrylics thinned with alcohol some time ago and was very discouraged with the results.

My next project will use Reverend Yost's method. Preach-on brother!

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 06:58 PM

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I love Bug-eye (Frog eye in the UK) Sprites. That's the nicest model of one I've ever seen.

Thank you......

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 05:15 AM

Thanks Dave. This one I rebuilt from a glue bomb. It's the Lindberg kit, not very detailed, but was worth saving in my eyes I thought. :rolleyes: Dan

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 05:19 AM

Virgil, I have mixed the pearls in Future and then sprayed it on the kit. It works great in either Future or another clear. I've also expiermented with it by mixing it in the color but haven't had to good a result doing it that way. I also think that if you brushed it on it would just streak and look terrible. :) Dan

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 05:31 AM

Dan, yes, you are right and it's also what Donn warned me about, and that is NOT to mix it directly into the color because the color will swallow it up. It's best to apply with the clear, which is what I do, and it's the results you want. Glad to hear you re getting good results with Future. Best, DC

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 08:51 AM

Doc, do you decant 7480S to mix P-X in or does it dry too fast? If not 7480S, which clear do you mix P-X in?

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 06:22 PM

Don, I rattle can it all the way.

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 06:38 PM

I'm confused. How do you rattle can Pearl-X ?

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 01:47 AM

No, I am talking about the clear I use with HOK. With enamel I just go with enamel clear, the Testor's brand.