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  • Member since
    May 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by nsclcctl on Monday, May 5, 2003 7:36 PM
I am new to this forum. The question I have may have been answered a thousand times. Can someone please tell me how to apply flat white or insignia white paint, PLEEEEEASE! I am so tired of the results I currently obtain. What is the deal with handbrushing white paint?
  • Member since
    November 2005
Posted by Anonymous on Monday, May 5, 2003 8:12 PM
Hand brushing white paint is the highest mortal sin in this hobby. Becuase it is the most translucent color/tint there is. No matter how many coats you put on, you will still see through it.

You can only acchive perfect white if you spray. That's it.
Best thing to do is to paint the model with white first, mask off the parts you want to keep white and paint the rest of the model.
Sorry for the bad news
Bernie the K.
St. Paul,MN
  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Canada / Czech Republic
Posted by upnorth on Tuesday, May 6, 2003 3:06 PM
There are ways to brush paint white and have it come around opaque.

A very good way to do it is outlined in an article in FSM a couple of years back where a fellow was demonstrating how to build Resitech's 1/72 TSR.2 model.

There's no quick and simple way to do it though, you've got to be ready to do your work without shortcuts.
  • Member since
    November 2005
Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, May 6, 2003 4:00 PM
I highly recommend spraying white paint. If you don't have an airbrush, go buy a can of white enamel spray paint (flat white covers the best), and spray whatever parts you need with it. You may need to do some masking, but you will get much easier results with spray rather than brush.

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Oak Harbor, WA
Posted by Kolja94 on Tuesday, May 6, 2003 4:05 PM
My best results have come from Floquil "Reefer White" (found in the model RR paint section), applied with an airbrush.


  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: Western Pennsylvania
Posted by genj53john on Tuesday, May 6, 2003 7:00 PM
You might want to try a craft type acrylic paint you would find in Michaels or other craft stores. These tend to be thicker and cover better. I would not use them on large pieces where spraying is the way to go but on small pieces that you generally would hand paint it seems to work a bit better.

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