alternative to Testors dullcote? floquil lacquers?

anyone know of a, well cheap, i guess alternative to testors lacquer
dullcote. I've tried several "matte" sprays, Krylon, etc. and
everything i seem to find in large cans has a satin finish rather than
the dead flat of dullcote. Hate to be a cheapskate, but hell, $5 for
a tiny can of testors, or $4 for a can three times the size!
also, are there any brands comparable to the old floquil military
models lacquers. I love the properites of these, and the RR colors
seem to be comparable, but I kinda got a chip on my shoulder with
Testors since they bought Floquil and discontinued the line. I hate
enamels, but love the old Floquil lacquers.
tia
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The Great One
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i buy the liguid stuff in the bottle for airbrushing and mix it half and half with thinner. makes it go a lot farther. last time the bottle was around 3 bucks. i omce found a hobby matt that was good for cheap. but i haven't found it since.
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e
If you can find it, oil-based matt varnish from the hardware store thinned with lacquer thinner for airbrush use might do. You can try adding a few drops of Floquil Dust for a really dull finish.
I wonder if anyone has cross matched the Floquil RR colors for military modeling applications?
Scott G. Welch
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OSWELCH
Flat acrylic varnish, thinned 1:1. Every art supplies store has them...
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[SM04]Serge D. Grun
yea, but I'm looking for more of a "quick n easy" solution, just hate dealing w/ airbrush to spray one or two pieces, for example. Something in a rattle can.
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The Great One
if i ever fins that art stuff, i'll make sure you know. it was really good and i got it a micheals.
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e
in article snipped-for-privacy@4ax.com, The Great One at snipped-for-privacy@swbell.net wrote on 9/2/03 12:14 PM:
I use Tamiya Flat Base dissolved in Future at about 30:70. I believe Gunze-Sangyo also had a flat base. I mix it in film canisters (Prefer FujiFilm) and then give it a good shake to get it mixed.
MB
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Milton Bell
Are you open to an acrylic? Do you have an airbrush?
Polly-Scale Flat seems to dry very matte. I also like Humbrol Clear Matte (enamel). These, in the long-run, are much more economical than Testor's spray cans.
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Greg Heilers
Our own Mr. Sewell has provide many such cross-matches in the past.
:o)
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Greg Heilers
The only thing I use, other than Floquil's Figure Flat, is a ceramics spray called Porcelain Mist. You should be able to find it at ceramics stores. I've never found it at any other store. -- Chuck Ryan snipped-for-privacy@earthlink.net Springfield OH
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Charles Ryan
Where do you get either of these in the Springfield area?
Bob Fuhrman Springfield OH
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bfuhrman

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