Good Evening, All, After 20+ years of absence, I am finally returning to one of the most enjoyable past times of my younger years... scale aircraft. I have a couple of kits, I have a detail set or two, I have the brushes and airbrush... and therein lies the rub. I used to airbrush with enamels (sp?) and lacquers years ago. The acrylics are new to me. So here is my list of how to questions:
- First, what brands? Do the various different brands intermix ok? In the past, I tended to use Humbrol and PollyS lacquers.
- How do you thin these paints for airbrushing? Must I buy the small (pint) bottles of acrylic thinners at obnoxious prices or is there something else that can be used? I thought I saw something about thinning with windex or fingernail polish remover?
- It seems that resin detail kits do not like the acrylics when thinned with windex and airbrushed on? Suggestions?
That's it for now. I am really looking forward to the Tamiya 1/48th FW-190D9. Looks like a great kit. The few dry fits I have done have amazed me. It sure seems like quality has improved.