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First time spraying Revell enamel

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  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Thursday, January 14, 2021 8:53 AM

I actually favor the droppers that Mig,Ak,Vallejo,and Mission Models use now.

Tamiya and AK Real jars are okay too,but those little tins drive me nuts.

  • Member since
    November 2018
Posted by oldermodelguy on Thursday, January 14, 2021 7:38 AM

I'll only address the messy tins or bottles for that matter. I agree Pipettes are the way to go. No mess and I clean my color pipettes in lacquer thinner just swishing them out a few times sucking some thinner up and blowing back out in a bottle of thinner I set aside for that. I've been using the same color pipette for a year now. The thinner in the cleaning bottle has been changed out several times with plain old fashioned hardware store LT.. I keep a pipette for colors, one for clears and one for thinners. And with acrylics I just swish with warm water at the kitchen sink. Now and then I use some alcohol.

But certainly you're free to toss them out after each use too, I just find that a waste of something still functional.

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Thursday, January 14, 2021 6:49 AM

Xtracolor and Colorcoats are also in the same tins, in fact i have heard they are made in the same factory. I use Humbrol as well from time to time and all 3 seem very similar to me. I get mine out with a paint brush, but i do often find tins that have dried out, i should really clean around the edge of the tin.

We are lucky here in that all 4 of those brands are made in Europe, at least 2 in the UK, so are easy to get. Most model shops stock revell and Humbrol paints and my LHS even has a small selection of Xtracolor (we are not that far away from Hannants). But for a few years now its not been allowed to ship enamel paints by air which of course makes it awkward for individuals to get hold of them.

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On the bench: Italeri 1/72nd Bell 212/Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat/Trumpeter 1/32nd Me 262A-1a

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 9:15 PM

I brought back a few tins from Germany when I was there with the Army. I’ve had them for many years and every time that I use them still, they work great. They are good paints. 

 

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  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 8:27 PM

I found it on amazon for a small fortune, but I really wanted that color for the Rover and we interested in trying Revells paint - consider it and R&D investment :)

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 8:09 PM

goldhammer

Might try using a pipet to pull what you want from the tin.

You can also take a small screwdriver and punch a couple of slits in the recessed sealing lip in the can to let any paint in the lip to drain back into the tin

 

Making those drainage slits in the lip will allow air into the tin when it’s “closed” and then the paint will dry out.

 

John where did you get the Revell paints from? There supposed to start importing them into North America. Last time that I visited one of the shops here in the Phoenix area, the owner had ordered the line and was waiting for them to arrive.

 

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U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

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  • Member since
    August 2014
  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 7:43 PM

Might try using a pipet to pull what you want from the tin.

You can also take a small screwdriver and punch a couple of slits in the recessed sealing lip in the can to let any paint in the lip to drain back into the tin

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
First time spraying Revell enamel
Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 7:31 PM

I waited weeks for this paint to show up for the Rover kit I'm working on.  Being enamel, I treated it just like I would with Model Master - thinned about 50/50 with lacquer thinner.  Sprayed beautifully - I'm a fan.  The look just like Humbrol tins which I like for keeping the paint in good shape for long periods of time, but I make a mess of the tin getting paint out to airbrush lol.   I wonder why they refer to it as Email colors... is there a US distributor?  

Thanks,

John

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