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#21 CadillacPat

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 11:41 AM

Grayghost,
House Of Kolor is really very easy to mix and to use.
Just follow the Tech Sheet.
Primer, BaseCoats, ColorCoats, Candies, Intermediate Clear and Urethane Clear will all use the same Reducer.
Candy and Clear each use their own Catalyst.
Lacquer Thinner for flushing your gun and cleanup.

Just follow the mixing ratios and you're fine.
After you paint for awhile you'll be mixing paint by eyeballing it.

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 11:51 AM

Normally I'm pretty used to using lacquers, I like the way they lay on and dry quickly, but I live in Florida and blush is aproblem. I just got Donn Yosts video and will likely try switching back to enamel bottle paints like he uses and see how it goes.

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 11:52 AM

Well Tim, CadillacPat sounds right...I buy HOK in 4oz bottles that are ready to spray. They have " kits '' you can buy...like 5 or 6 in a set. It's been awhile since the last time I got any...hopefully they still have that option

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 12:33 PM

dupont.

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 02:44 PM

The problem for me is the type of modeling I do. O K , I'll elaborate . I build a lot of diorama and very old cars that generally were built years before Metallics, pearls and translucents were invented . I also like the convience of spray cans too. Testors One coat Laquer is very nice for the colors i've used thus far . Tamyia has a Maroon thats a dead on match to Ford Motor companys Manderian maroon . Duplicolor makes a good , easy to use primer . Ed Shaver

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 03:45 PM

How much does HOK cost ?

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 05:28 PM

How much does HOK cost ?

I buy HOK From star models . He sells the Black gold line for $5 an once

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 06:14 PM

Hey guys well I'll have to try Tamiya paints.Anyone try humbrol?

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 01:29 AM

For my purposes, I like to use Vallejo Model Air (for the weathered stuff I build) and then HOK for the shiny. Get consistently good results.

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 02:22 AM

How much does HOK cost ?


Check out Coast Airbrush and TCP Global. I started with TCP but moved over to Coast because of their prices and shipping.

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 02:51 AM

Jim is right, Coast Airbrush seems to be faster, and I've never had any problems with them. I buy most of my supplies from them.

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 12:36 PM

There's another thread here just from a couple of days ago discussing the cost of House Of Kolor and its use.

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 12:42 PM

Dang, tough choice. Probably Model Master?

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 12:54 PM

Tamiya gives me the best results , but I'd really like to try MCW,Scalefinishes, and HoK paints

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 02:39 PM

Check out Coast Airbrush and TCP Global. I started with TCP but moved over to Coast because of their prices and shipping.

Thanks Jim, I will keep that in mind when I decided to try HOK

There's another thread here just from a couple of days ago discussing the cost of House Of Kolor and its use.

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I will see if I can find that thread

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 07:48 PM

My choice of paints that I use is base coat/clear coat, Brand I use are PPG DBC & Omni Base coats, PPG urathane clear and House of Kolor bases.

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 08:03 PM

How much does HOK cost ?


Hey Jonathan.... check this link out from Smart Shoppers Inc. It is where I buy my HOK paints since I have found them to be the cheapest in my opinion. These are bottled in 4oz & 2 oz bottles directly from HOK for airbrush users. I know there are a few other companies out there that do bottle the HOK stuff them self but from a few people I have heard that they have cut some of the material basically thinning it out. So I guess I a little leary with those types of companies. I don't mean no disrespect to the companies that do bottle it them self and am sure not all of them are like that at all.

HOK price list:

http://www.smartshop...price-list.html


HOK color chart:

http://www.smartshop..._chart_hok.html

beside the paint you would need to purchase reducer since they should be mixed 2:1 or 1:1, HOK recommends 2:1 but I have mixed some of them 1:1. You would also need to clear the paint. I would recommend using urathane clears but you may be able to testors or tamiya clear on it. I would recommend testing first since I have never used those over it before.

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 09:14 PM

Chris, thank you for that info

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 02:33 PM

you are welcome Jonathan.

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 03:16 PM

When I got back into scale modeling in the 90's I was using what I was familiar with from my past and what was readily available, which was the Testors line of bottle & rattle can paints.
I always considered detail painting ( engines, interiors ) my strong point but body painting my achilles heel...mainly due to my not having a spray booth, therefore I tended to forego the modeling subjects that required a killer paint job and develop subjects that were within my comfort zone and played to my strength..like beaters & rat rods. After putting in the hours & doing a lot of reading & talking ( Pat Covert's book for instance ) I began experimenting w/ brands that others had used..Duplicolor...Krylon..but it was the Tamiya line of rattle cans that impressed me the most...they laid down smooth & relatively trouble free. Only negative was the amount of coverage per can & the cost..but the results I deemed worth the price. It wasn't until I saw Donn "Lone Wolf" Yost at an IPMS event in Richmond awhile back that I saw what was possible with Testors enamel mixed w/ lacquer thinner and shot thru an airbrush. I bought the DVD and also found a reliable compressor at the same show. Since then I acquired a starter airbrush kit..haven't used it yet but with the scarcity of Tamiya colors lately & the increasing popularity of the Donn Yost technique it looks as if I may be returning to where I started..Testors.