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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2007 12:06 am 
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Another possibility is not giving the pait time to cure properly, probably 24 hours or more.

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uv also got to think about the gloss finish on plasticard, without priming it properly the paint just wont stick

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All good things to bear in mind next time! I'll have a proper try rather than on some scraps of card while waiting for other glue to dry :roll:

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I have had the paint smear ever so slightly when I rub it off with a colour shaper, I think this has something to do with me pressing the rubber hard along the top layer trying to get the paint off.


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Would it be possible to use a petroleum based thinner for the oils instead of the lighter fluid. I've got some Holbein odourless stuff and I guess they're the same thing?


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Though the Top Coat might alter the properties of the surface and make the weathering easier I suppose.


Hi Conrad. I guess this top-coat stuff is like Testor's Dullcote? When it's dry it's slightly rough and gives powders something to grip. Jed from Antenocitis Workshop uses Dullcote, followed by powders and apparenty never has issues with it rubbing off.


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Arma wrote:
Would it be possible to use a petroleum based thinner for the oils instead of the lighter fluid. I've got some Holbein odourless stuff and I guess they're the same thing?


I use artists white spirit, and occasionally a bit of turpentine if its handy (rather than lighter fluid), so I imagine that the Hobein stuff you have would probably be fine?

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hey steve you said something about a store in wollongong?
and man briliant tutorial cant wait to try it out


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Awesome tutorial!

However, is there an online Aussie store that can supply these materials?

If I can get my hands on some of these, Im sure to be able to follow this easy step-by-step. :D


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Awesome tutorial!

However, is there an online Aussie store that can supply these materials?

If I can get my hands on some of these, Im sure to be able to follow this easy step-by-step. :D


You can probably get masking fluid, artists white spirit (instead of zippo fluid), and artists oils online through art or hobby stores. Should also be able to substitute artists' chalk pastels for Mig pigments if you want (a cheaper alternative, still lets you get a dusty effect)..

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best thread necro i have seen in a while :-)

i think mont marte produces both masking fluid and white spirit, from what i recall you can buy chalk there also, but iam not sure if that is useable...

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Thanks Sean. Though, I live rural, do you know of a specific online supplier?

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In terms of art suppliers online there are quite a few I'm sure which will post australia wide.. off the top of my head I think oxford art supplies would stock all the items mentioned, but i'm sure you could probably find cheaper somewhere if you did some intense searching..


http://www.oxfordart.com.au/artshop

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