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Model Master Paint difficulty

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  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: Sunny Florida
Model Master Paint difficulty
Posted by renarts on Sunday, May 11, 2003 10:25 PM
I picked up a bottle of the RLM 02 by Model Master and brushed it on the some landing gear struts. The problem I'm having is finding a good mixture to use to cover the surface.
When I used it straight from the bottle it seemed very thick but also hard to control. One swipe with the brush would leave paint but it would receed and "bunch up". The second swipe would wipe it away. When I thinned it, I seemed to have a problem covering the surface.
I primed with an acrylic primer.
Is it not conducive to brush work and I should use an airbrush?
Does it not like acrylic?
Is it possible that I'm rushing it and should build up a couple of coats of thinned paint? (This seems to begin to obscure detail). The pain in all of this is that the struts are detailed with scratch built brake lines and line clamps. Each time I clean them up to start over I have to redo much of the detail work. This is getting frustrating. As it is now I have some very rough looking struts that look overworked paintwise. (1/48 is such a pain) I've pretty much settled with these but I want to avoid future problems.

Any ideas? Help me Obi Wan(s) your my only hope....

Mike "Imagination is the dye that colors our lives" Marcus Aurellius A good friend will come and bail you out of jail...but, a true friend will be sitting next to you saying, "Damn...that was fun!"
  • Member since
    November 2005
Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, May 11, 2003 10:42 PM
wow, thats crazy before i saw that u said u primed them i would have told you to clean them better, ive never heard of the model masters paint doing that before.
  • Member since
    February 2003
  • From: Racing capital of the world- Indy
Posted by kaleu on Monday, May 12, 2003 8:20 AM
I've had this problem with Model Master as well, mostly with black for some reason. When it happens, I wipe the area clean of paint and thinner and let it sit (usually because it annoys the heck out of me) Next I clean the brush or get another brush and put a smaller amount of paint on the brush and then paint the part using smaller strokes. I don't know why this happens, but it always seems to happen when nothing else went wrong while I was building the model. Black Eye [B)]
Erik "Don't fruit the beer." Newest model buys: More than I care to think about. It's time for a support group.
  • Member since
    February 2003
  • From: A Spartan in the Wolverine State
Posted by rjkplasticmod on Monday, May 12, 2003 9:53 PM
I have had this problem with Model Master when brushing flat over a gloss finish. Try spraying a light coat of flat (Testor's Dollcote worked for me) over your surface before brush painting.

RICK At My Age, I've Seen It All, Done It All, But I Don't Remember It All...

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