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Hello Everyone-need help!

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  • Member since
    November 2005
Hello Everyone-need help!
Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, February 27, 2003 7:41 PM
I just started modeling again after many years. I would like to use acrylic paint if possible at all because I live in a small, closed house. Some web sites tell you they use Polyscale paints but there doesn't seem to be many colors. Is that why people seem to prefer enamels? Are the Testor Acryl paints better? Any help would be much appreciated.

Brad McFarland
  • Member since
    January 2003
Posted by shermanfreak on Thursday, February 27, 2003 8:32 PM
I've never used polyscale paints but have used Modelmaster, Tamiya, and Gunze Sangyo. I found the Tamiya to be the better product IMO. Modelmaster has some nice colour selection but I found it dried out too fast. Gunze...well I don't have too much nice to say about I won't.
Happy Modelling and God Bless Robert
  • Member since
    December 2012
Posted by FreedomEagle1953 on Sunday, March 2, 2003 12:20 AM
Welcome back to modeling brad80904 and welcome to the FSM forum ...

As to your questions regarding scale model paints ... I have had good luck with the Tamiya brand of paints ... I think the key to being happy with scale model paints is to try the differnent brands and see what works well for you, your set up and your projects.

Best of luck and I hope you find plenty of time to visit here, read and comment with your fellow hobbyists.


Chicago, IL area

"keep on building 'em ... but don't glue your fingers together"

  • Member since
    November 2005
Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, March 5, 2003 10:39 AM
Acrylic colours are likely to be better cos they dry fast thus allowing multiple coats to be sprayed at shorter intervals... Gunze Sangyo offers a Wide variety of choices for colours that are great for brush painting cos brush marks dont appear.. But I feel Tamiya(has a smaller variety) is good for airbrushing. These colours work very well for me... but it also depends on brush and airbrush types I guess...

Another insignificant advantage is that Gunze colours tend to stink lesser.... By mentioning Gunze colours I mean the Aqueous hobby color and not the Mr colour type... the latter is said to be even better than the afore mentioned.. But I have'nt used Mr colour yet....

Anyway... Welcome back to a great hobby....


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