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Thresher0103 Sep 2021 12:08 a.m. PST

I just saw these in the store the other day.

From the on-line description, it appears like they are a great new product (or older one I was unaware of).

Have any of you used them?

What is their thinner, and/or paint remover made of?

Have any of you tried their primers too?

Just curious to see what people think of them.

machinehead Supporting Member of TMP03 Sep 2021 1:51 a.m. PST

They suck. I base coated a Panther with them, let dry for a few hours and hit it with an acrylic wash. Instead of covering the wash mixed with the base coat making a mess. I hit it with water and a brush to try to remove it before it dried and it all came off down to the primer. I tried an experiment on a Panzer 4, base coated and left it to dry for over a week. Moistened a soft brush with water and lightly rubbed the model. Here were the results. I now have six bottles of crap.


McWong7303 Sep 2021 4:04 a.m. PST

You took one for the team there, thanks for sharing.

machinehead Supporting Member of TMP03 Sep 2021 5:00 a.m. PST

Other people swear by them. Maybe the batch I have is bad, I don't know. I have never had this kind of trouble with any paint brand so thumbs down. I suppose I could get some kind of acrylic medium and mix it in so they won't go to waste as they were fairly expensive.

Thresher0103 Sep 2021 7:52 a.m. PST

Any chance that the primer should have cured more before use?

I can see how that could be an issue.

Still, given your experience, I'm now even more cautious, but the writeup on them from the company sounds good, and they have quite a selection of colors.

machinehead Supporting Member of TMP03 Sep 2021 9:07 a.m. PST

It was Tamiya fine surface primer and was sprayed on probably 3 months before I started painting. Yeah they have a real nice writeup, sucked me in anyways.

Garand03 Sep 2021 2:20 p.m. PST

I think if you added in the polymer additive, it might not have had the result you had.

These paints are geared towards model builders, & have different requirements. I have tried them in my model building hobby, & were not my preference. I usually use Tamiya in my airbrush thinned with lacquer thinner. I do this over NO primer (bare plastic) because the lacquer thinner bites into the plastic, rather than coats it (such as MM) so primer is not needed over bare plastic. I was told that I do not need to thin for airbrushing, but did anyway. I'm sticking with tamiya.


machinehead Supporting Member of TMP03 Sep 2021 3:57 p.m. PST

This is from their FAQs -BRUSH PAINTING AND POLY. One advantage of the poly is the reduced drying time. This is ideal for brush painting if you need slower drying or blending times. You do not need to add poly for brush painting. Although our paint is equally suitable for brush painting some paint may need multiple coats due to the nature of the particular pigment color. When brush painting you will again find a beautiful smooth level finish with no brush strokes.

ScoutJock04 Sep 2021 11:18 a.m. PST

I've used them and they're ok. Nothing special. Their color charts don't reflect the actual color of the paints however.

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