Author Topic: How To Paint Pilot ?  (Read 3077 times)

January 24, 2007, 09:54:09 PM
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kaixa

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Hello guys.

How do you paint pilot that comes with every MG kit ? with brush ? if so, what kind of brush do you use ?

And, what kind of paint you use ? enamel, or acrylic ?


Thank You :)

January 25, 2007, 06:17:38 AM
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Speaking for myself (and I'm sure others have their own methods), I normally paint the 1:100 pilots with small brushes and acrylic paints.
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January 26, 2007, 04:57:49 AM
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kaixa

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iirc, isn't acrylic paint too soluble to use for hand paint ?

sorry, i didn't know. Usually i use acrylic for airbrushing only...  :(

January 26, 2007, 05:59:51 AM
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The ratio of thinner is going to be different than for airbrushing, but acrylic works fine for hand painting.
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February 02, 2007, 06:19:04 PM
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there are some acrylics formulated for handpainting, particularly ones for warhammer games. I think Citadel and Vallejo are good for this, and you mix them a little thicker than for spraying.

I think for spraying, use like 60:40 water:paint, and for handpainting 40:60.

February 04, 2007, 11:34:02 PM
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I painted straight out of tamiya paint bottle. Dipped the brush in the paint and barely touch the parts that need the color. And then I finished it up with some q-tip with thinner.