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Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP30 Sep 2020 7:44 p.m. PST

Painting by hand is too tedious.
Decals never fit properly.
Who makes a good spray paint for the Government sett (aka Black Watch) tartan in 28mm?

Chimpy Supporting Member of TMP30 Sep 2020 7:59 p.m. PST

The same people who launched their SS Pea Dot in a can on April 1st….

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP01 Oct 2020 2:48 a.m. PST

I think you'll have to use the brush-on, Catalog code FO-OL1, then clean the brush in both water and mineral spirits.

athun2501 Oct 2020 5:04 a.m. PST

Just keep sniffing the mineral spirits, and the tartan may appear on it's own!

Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP01 Oct 2020 5:18 a.m. PST

I figure Black Watch can also be Mackenzie in 28mm.
And if I need red overstripe for FIW or yellow for Gordon, I can do that myself.
This can be a Kickstarter, to daube the market for Cameron.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP01 Oct 2020 5:43 a.m. PST

Just used my last can, and I don't remember where I got it.

jwebster Supporting Member of TMP01 Oct 2020 6:31 a.m. PST

clean the brush in both water and mineral spirits

A popular misconception, but you need to use Whisky to wet the brush and whistle before, and clean up after

rmaker01 Oct 2020 11:19 a.m. PST

Don't know about 28mm. In 10-12mm I find I can get away with Ceramcoat Deep River Green.

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP01 Oct 2020 12:33 p.m. PST

I've been waiting for tartan paint for years. jwebster's idea has some merit, if it is a good single malt.

nnascati Supporting Member of TMP01 Oct 2020 2:07 p.m. PST

John, remember the three foot rule. What do you see on a tartan from three feet away.

Personal logo Herkybird Supporting Member of TMP01 Oct 2020 2:23 p.m. PST

I only ever use 1mm artists acrylic pens for an approximation of tartan now.

Chimpy Supporting Member of TMP01 Oct 2020 8:59 p.m. PST

Actually looking at the Black Watch in 28mm that I laboriously painted some years ago, I realize that dark green with a black wash would have done the trick :-(

Royal Air Force Supporting Member of TMP02 Oct 2020 4:04 a.m. PST

Easy, just put the appropriate colors in an airbrush, swirl once with a toothpick ( or for better accuracy a Sgian Dubh) and spray away!

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