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revell paints ?
Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, May 13, 2003 3:31 PM
hi all can anybody give me any info on revell enamel paints i really like their kits but are their paints any good because i dislike humbrols and usually use ployscale arc. revells paints are widely available in my home town model shops and ployscale as you might know are only available via hannets and have to be bought with a kit. any information on revells paints would be very much appreciated many thanks
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  • From: East Bethel, MN
Posted by midnightprowler on Tuesday, May 13, 2003 4:28 PM
Don't know about Revell's, but I like Testors paints.
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, May 14, 2003 9:30 AM
Each to his own, I find revell paints too thick & the white spirit I use as a thinner ('Cos it's cheap!) doesn't react with them like it does with Humbrol. If you do use Humbrol to brush paint, thin it down a bit, say by 30 percent, never use it straight from the tin. Paint from front to back of the Aircraft & you get a slightly weathered effect. Revell, I find, I have to thin by around 50 percent. It's all a matter of taste and preference. All you need though, is enough colour to cover the primer, any more is too thick and will hide detail. If you're in the UK, try the acrylic plastic primers (white or grey) from Halfords.
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, June 22, 2003 6:21 AM
I use Revell paints but recently I bought Testors and I can say that Testors is more airbrush friendly then Revell. So if you don't really need the Revell use Testors.
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  • From: Pominville, NY
Posted by BlackWolf3945 on Tuesday, June 24, 2003 10:59 PM
Testors enamel is good stuff, especially the newer formula. Haven't ever tried the Revell stuff. I gather it's widely available only in Europe?


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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, June 26, 2003 7:52 PM
Blackwolfscd, yeap Revell is widely available in europe. Almost every shop that sells plastic models will sell Revell. If I want Testors there is only one shop that sells it, and I have to drive to another town for it.
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  • From: Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
Posted by maddafinga on Friday, June 27, 2003 8:08 AM
Have you ever considered ordering from the internet? The prices are about the same, and if you look around, I'd bet that you could find a good deal on the shipping. You'd send basically the same bucks, but get the exact paint that you need without wasting lots of gas trying to track it down. All you'd need is a little patience really. How is the mail service in the UK, Netherlands, Saudi Arabia (I thought the Saudis preferred The United Arab Emerits, am I wrong?) ?

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