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Revell Aqua Paint thinning question

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    March 2017
Revell Aqua Paint thinning question
Posted by theflyingdutchman on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 9:48 AM


Does anyone know the ratio for thinning Revell Aqua Paints (acrylic) if I want to brush paint them and get a smooth finish? Also, in the past, I've always had brushstrokes show up while hand brush painting so is there a way to avoid that?



  • Member since
    July 2008
  • From: Albany, NY
Posted by jeffpez on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 11:29 AM

I only have 3 of their acrylics and have so far used one. I was told they're rather thick and I found that to be very true. I've yet to air brush any so I have no idea how to thin them but brushing straight from the container resulted in excellent coverage without any brush marks. The one I used is black, silk matt 302.

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    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 11:41 AM

I bought red, yellow and white, the worst colors to spray. I will thin them about 1 thinner to 2 paint. Seems to work alright. The Revell is OK IMO and seems to stick well but I like Mission Models better for acrylic.


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  • Member since
    May 2020
  • From: North East of England
Posted by Hutch6390 on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 3:41 PM

I used three of these paints on a GB last year & thinned them with de-ionised water until I got the usual thin milk consistency, I don't think I used any actual measurements.  I was happy with the results, though.

Edit: forgot to say I airbrushed these, maybe thinning to a slightly thicker consistency may work with the hairy stick?

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