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Humbrol paints go to brush or air brush?

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Hey guys just curious on how humbrol paints work for either brushing or air brushing oppions please?

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Hey guys just curious on how humbrol paints work for either brushing or air brushing oppions please?

love it for airbrushing i use it for aclad basecoat

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Hey guys just curious on how humbrol paints work for either brushing or air brushing oppions please?

There's an Austrailian member of another model forum I'm on who grew up brush painting his models with Humbrol enamels. (The right brushes & some artistic training make all the difference). The gloss range isn't as extensive as, say, Testors, but the colors are nice, and there are metalizer-type paints and candies too (Clear red, clear green and clear orange).

The flat/military colors offer all kinds of variations of blue, brown, green etc, and they are an excellent choice for interiors.

These paints also work great for airbrushing, although I recommend reducing them with lacquer thinnner rather than Humbrol's reducer. I see Frank has already posted. Do a search for his red Mazda. It's painted with Humbrol #19 (Bright red).

The pigments are nice but you will need to stir them thoroughly for best results. I recommend getting the Badger paint mixer. Your LHS should have it for around $12.00.

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