I just picked up bottles of the gun metal and the aluminum. Anybody
tried them out? Airbrushable? Traditional brush work? I doubt I'd use it
for NMF schemes, since I like SNJ, but I can see some other
possibilities in terms of mixing in other colors.
I'm currently using them on a Monogram RF-101B.
They're formulated for airbrushing right out of the bottle.
Yes...but: I experimented on an ICM Yak-9K Engine/main gun assembly and
it seems to brush on pretty decently over bare plastic -- though lighter
shades tend to need multiple layers. For the RF-101, I first
brush-painted a priming layer of square-bottle Flat Black, then tried
brushing on some MM Titanium. Turns out that the MM is *VERY* "hot"
stuff! Nearly took a portion of the Flat Black clean off! (Luckily, the
[slightly] damaged portion will be hidden by the afterburner pipes.) But
after spraying two layers on (buffing after each layer, of course), it
looks a lot like actual titanium and; after a week to cure; seems
resistant to fingerprints and such. The best thing is that it can be
cleaned up with regular paint thinner.
I'll most likely use it to color/enhance individual panel lines after
using regular enamel Aluminum and/or Silver and/or Steel as a base-coat,
but; no; I think it would be too expensive to use to paint whole airframes.
I notice the word Acryl in the subject line. But later messages seem to be
talking about the lacquer metalizers. I was hoping to read about Acryl "New
Formula" metallics (colored or metal shades) since the only metallic paints
I've liked so far are either oil or lacquer. I'd like to quit using oil
It's tricky putting it on over paint or trying to put anything over it. If
we're talking about MM Metalizers, it can dissolve enamel undercoats since
it is lacquer, but there are ways to do it without that happening. For
coating over metalizers, I tried Future, metalizer sealer, MM Acryl clear
green, and all of those just flake right off with a toothpick and very
Thanks for the heads-up on the Metalizer. I've had problems with it before,
eating into the enamel primer and lifting it. For one that I'm working on now,
I've given it a pre-coat of lacquer ClearCoat flat to see if that helps any.
The ClearCoat, although lacquer, doesn't seem to bite into enamel quite as
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The stuff I'm talking about looks like a new product, and says on the
bottle 'cleans up with water.' FWIW, I have never used the Metalizer
stuff, and wouldn't, for all the trouble it appears to offer. Both SNJ
and Alclad 2 seem to be superior products.