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by crowe-t
Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: Important Site News
Topic: Questions? I Got Your Questions Right Here, Buddy.
Replies: 66
Views: 5662

Re: Questions? I Got Your Questions Right Here, Buddy.

Let's knock a few out up front and then y'all can chime in with any others you may have. 1) Inline Images? Yes. The ban is lifted. Keep it family friendly. You can control whether you see them or just links in the User Control Panel. Where in the User Control Panel is this? Board preferences -> Edi...
by crowe-t
Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:50 am
Forum: Important Site News
Topic: Questions? I Got Your Questions Right Here, Buddy.
Replies: 66
Views: 5662

Re: Questions? I Got Your Questions Right Here, Buddy.

Let's knock a few out up front and then y'all can chime in with any others you may have. 1) Inline Images? Yes. The ban is lifted. Keep it family friendly. You can control whether you see them or just links in the User Control Panel. Where in the User Control Panel is this? 3) I hate Avatars on the...
by crowe-t
Mon Oct 12, 2015 1:00 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Gloss & Dull coats
Replies: 114
Views: 63059

Has anyone noticed that Testors Acryl Clears have a slight yellow tint?
by crowe-t
Thu Sep 24, 2015 9:03 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Blending(toning down) decals contrast???
Replies: 8
Views: 2965

I had used this technique before to tone down panel lines, but not for decals, so I went ahead and sprayed the thinned base color over the decals. I did spray some flat clear on first and it worked very nicely.
by crowe-t
Thu Sep 24, 2015 11:46 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Blending(toning down) decals contrast???
Replies: 8
Views: 2965

Thanks for posting this link. :)

BTW, my decals now have Future sprayed on top to seal them.

Should I first spray a light coat of flat clear over the decals before I spray on the thinned base color?
by crowe-t
Wed Sep 23, 2015 8:59 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Blending(toning down) decals contrast???
Replies: 8
Views: 2965

Thanks guys for the suggestions.

kenlilly106, do you have a link or pictures showing the overcoat with the base color?
by crowe-t
Wed Sep 23, 2015 1:17 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Blending(toning down) decals contrast???
Replies: 8
Views: 2965

Blending(toning down) decals contrast???

Does anyone have a technique(s) for blending/toning down decals? For instance, dark gray or black decals on a white model can be too much of a contrast and even look out of scale. In the past I've used white pastel chalk dusted over the decals and then a flat clear coat, however that requires repeat...
by crowe-t
Mon Sep 07, 2015 1:08 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Testors acrylic clear paint staying soft...
Replies: 6
Views: 1983

Is there any way to help the paint cure(harden) faster?
by crowe-t
Mon Sep 07, 2015 7:35 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Testors acrylic clear paint staying soft...
Replies: 6
Views: 1983

I don't think it went on too thick. Maybe slightly in a spot or two but it should have hardened.
by crowe-t
Sat Sep 05, 2015 6:04 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Testors acrylic clear paint staying soft...
Replies: 6
Views: 1983

gsb5w wrote:Thats all I've used for a few years now without problem. Are you spraying on days with high humidity because that could keep things from curing.
It was maybe between 40 -50 percent humidity which isn't too high.

BTW, what do you use to thin Testors acrylic clear?
by crowe-t
Sat Sep 05, 2015 3:40 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Testors acrylic clear paint staying soft...
Replies: 6
Views: 1983

Testors acrylic clear paint staying soft...

Has anyone had problems with Testors acrylic clear not fully curing? Sometimes when I spray Testors acrylic clear it stays soft. I've had this happen with both Testors Acryl clear and Testors CreateFX acrylic clear. I'm using Testors Universal Acrylic thinner. If I use 91% Isopropyl Alcohol to thin ...
by crowe-t
Sat Sep 05, 2015 3:26 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Gloss & Dull coats
Replies: 114
Views: 63059

Has anyone had problems with acrylic clear not fully curing?

Sometimes when I spray Testors acrylic clear it stays soft.

Edit - This sort of cleared up for me.
by crowe-t
Sun May 31, 2015 3:27 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Paint Removal.
Replies: 116
Views: 91388

I tested 91% Isopropyl Alcohol on the Tamiya Fine Surface Primer and it worked nicely. I had used Super Clean a while ago to remove paint and it did not remove the Tamiya primer. Super Clean is also toxic. 91% Isopropyl Alcohol is definitely the way to go. The smell isn't bad at all and it goes away...
by crowe-t
Sat May 30, 2015 11:12 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Paint Removal.
Replies: 116
Views: 91388

Will 91% Isopropyl Alcohol remove primer, Tamiya Fine Surface Primer in particular?

Will 91% Isopropyl Alcohol soften or remove glued joints?
by crowe-t
Fri Mar 27, 2015 5:46 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Gloss & Dull coats
Replies: 114
Views: 63059

I've switched to using Testors Create FX acrylic Clear for dull coating models. I was using Testors Acryl Flat & Semi Gloss Clear but it tends to be slightly yellow when it builds up. Testors Create FX acrylic Clears are excellent. They are crystal clear and the finish is wonderful. They are similar...
by crowe-t
Sun Feb 23, 2014 6:31 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Has anyone used Testors CreatFX acrylic clear?
Replies: 0
Views: 1604

Has anyone used Testors CreatFX acrylic clear?

On Testors site it says CreatFX acrylic paints are to be thinned with Testors Universal acrylic thinner, the same used for MM Acryl. Has anyone used CreatFX clear? Is it like MM Acryl or Polly Scale acrylic clear. I've found that Testors MM Acryl clear tends to have a slight tint to it. Polly Scale ...
by crowe-t
Sun Feb 23, 2014 5:51 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Testors AZTEK acrylic paint?
Replies: 0
Views: 1625

Testors AZTEK acrylic paint?

Has anyone used Testors AZTEK acrylic paint on a model? Is it good or anything like MM Acryl?

I mainly use Testors Acryl but they no longer make copper Acryl. Testors does have AZTEK acrylic Copper. Maybe I'll try it unless it's no good.
by crowe-t
Mon Feb 10, 2014 1:14 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Best solvent for use on Round 2 decals???
Replies: 1
Views: 1306

Best solvent for use on Round 2 decals???

The decals Round 2 provides with their kits are quite thick and don't seem to respond to the setting solutions and solvents well. I've used both Microscale's Micro Sol and Walther's Solvaset and neither will make the clear film disappear. Does anyone have any suggestions when applying Round 2's deca...
by crowe-t
Mon Feb 10, 2014 1:00 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Testors Decal Bonder...
Replies: 4
Views: 3390

Have you heard of Tamiya's Mark Fit Strong? I understand that it is designed for tough decals like that. I just realized that I have Testors Decal Bonder. I've used it to keep brittle decals intact. Even fairly new decals. I built a Tamiya car model and the decals for that were extremely brittle. I...
by crowe-t
Sat Feb 08, 2014 2:13 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Testors Decal Bonder...
Replies: 4
Views: 3390

Testors Decal Bonder...

I've heard that Testors Decal Bonder can be sprayed over decals after they are applied onto a model to seal them and hide the decal film edges. Does this work? In the past I've sprayed Future over the decals after they are applied on a model and still see the edges. I've had to use micro mesh polish...
by crowe-t
Fri Feb 07, 2014 2:10 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Flat clear for using over Tamiya acrylics?
Replies: 2
Views: 1290

Someone else also mentioned JW Etc. varnish. It sounds like good stuff.
by crowe-t
Fri Feb 07, 2014 2:08 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Gloss & Dull coats
Replies: 114
Views: 63059

I've never met an acrylic paint that can withstand ammonia based Windex. Testors MM Acryl and Polly Scale acylic paints can! Tamiya acrylics just wash right off with Windex but Testors Acryl and Polly Scale stand right up to it and don't budge. Are you sure you're using Windex with ammonia? It's wh...
by crowe-t
Fri Feb 07, 2014 1:31 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Gloss & Dull coats
Replies: 114
Views: 63059

Kylwell wrote:I've never met an acrylic paint that can withstand ammonia based Windex.
Testors MM Acryl and Polly Scale acylic paints can! Tamiya acrylics just wash right off with Windex but Testors Acryl and Polly Scale stand right up to it and don't budge.
by crowe-t
Fri Feb 07, 2014 1:22 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Flat clear for using over Tamiya acrylics?
Replies: 2
Views: 1290

Flat clear for using over Tamiya acrylics?

I usually use Testors Acryl Flat Clear(with some semi-gloss mixed in) to seal the weathering and decals.

Is there a better (flat) clear to use over Tamiya acrylic paints?

I do prefer using acrylic clears since they don't yellow the way lacquers do?
by crowe-t
Fri Feb 07, 2014 1:14 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Gloss & Dull coats
Replies: 114
Views: 63059

Lord Darth Beavis wrote:Future with Tamiya flat base, or Microscale flat. I am partial to the Microscale option. It lays down dead flat.
Can Microscale Flat be sprayed through an airbrush? How does it hold up, after it's cured, to Windex? Usually acrylics that won't budge when Windex is sprayed on them are very tough.
by crowe-t
Sun Oct 27, 2013 1:51 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Devcon EPOXY vs. Gorilla Glue EPOXY???
Replies: 2
Views: 2171

Devcon EPOXY vs. Gorilla Glue EPOXY???

Does anyone know which one of these, Devcon or Gorilla Glue Epoxy, is better for using on styrene kits?

I've used Devcon 5 Minute Epoxy in the past but am wondering if Gorilla Glue Epoxy is better.
by crowe-t
Sun May 05, 2013 1:14 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: what is a metalizer
Replies: 32
Views: 9204

How do Alclad II's colors compare to Testors Metalizers?

Testors makes Gun Metal, Burnt Metal & Titanium. Are there Alclad II equivalents for these colors?

I'm looking for a good color for Space Shuttle main engine nozzles?

It looks like Alclad II's Steel or Magnesium might work.
by crowe-t
Mon Apr 29, 2013 7:32 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: what is a metalizer
Replies: 32
Views: 9204

Kylwell wrote:Alclad II are awesome. Testors Metalizers not so much. Both go down easily but Alclad II dries harder.
I've heard Testors rubs off easily and can't be masked over.

How is Alclad II in this regard?
by crowe-t
Mon Apr 29, 2013 7:19 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: what is a metalizer
Replies: 32
Views: 9204

Has anyone here used Talon Series Acrylics? Are they available in the US? I hate to tell you but Hawkeye Hobbies, owner of the Talon metalizer series, is no longer in business and so far no one has picked any of their lines up. That's too bad. Metalizer acrylics would have been nice to use. BTW, ho...
by crowe-t
Mon Apr 29, 2013 6:37 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: what is a metalizer
Replies: 32
Views: 9204

Has anyone here used Talon Series Acrylics?

Are they available in the US?