Sure, can do it on the group, too. I am confused (but it doesn't take
much) by the Liquitex dilution proportions you postred to me about two weeks
I picked up (bought) the Liquitex airbrush medium at a Michaels' store last
weekend. I had a 50% off coupon from my local newspaper, which helped a
lot. Michaels wanted $ 10.49 for a six ounce botte. With the coupon I
got it for $ 5.25, which was a lot more reasonable.
Anyway, in you initial message you wrote:
"Get a two-ounce bottle with a tight-fitting lid (like the ones
Paasche make) and pour
the paint from one bottle into it after having thoroughly mixed it in its
container. Then pour the empty paint bottle about 1/2 - 3/4 full of the
medium. Shake it vigorously until the rest of the paint is mixed and add
that to the
new bottle of paint. Mix well and load the paint-cup of your airbrush with
paint. once you have adjusted the nozzle and air pressure to give the
discharge configuration you are ready to paint the models."
My Badger bottles are 2 oz. The scalecoat bottes of Polly Scale Tuscan I
have are one oz.
I am reading your instructions as:
1. Pour contents of well shaken and mixed one oz. Polyscale paint jar
into empty two oz. aibrush jar.
2. Add 1/2 to 3/4 ounce Liquitex into newly emptied Polyscale jar and
again mix vigourously with paint scraps in Polyscale jar.
3. Pour Liquitex/ paint scraps mix from Polyscale jar into airbrush jar.
4. Mix again, vigorously.
5. Use paint / Liquitex mixture from 2 oz. airbrush jatr in paint cup or
whatever of airbrush.
Am I reading your instructions correctly?
On Sat, 25 Feb 2006 20:10:33 -0800, "Jim McLaughlin" <jim.mclaughlin> wrote:
Well, sort of, yes, but I am too verbose here and need to learn when to shut up.
I'll try to make it more understandable, and say what I really mean.
Use about 3:1 airbrush medium to start. In other words, if you use 3oz of paint
add an additional 1oz of airbrush medium. It's hard to say just exactly how
use, since it depends on what brand of paint you use, what kind of airbrush you
what the humidity is, the ambient temperature, and your painting style. In all,
many variables to lay down a hard number. Sometimes I find that I get better
with a 50-50 mixture, and in some cases, such as some of the ceramcoat paints I
used more medium than paint.
If you live in a very dry, hot area, such as Phoenix or Palm Springs, you will
do well with more medium. If you live in a hot, humid place, somewhat less will
I usually use the medium to rinse out the original paint bottle and thus extract
of the paint from it before I pour the medium into the new bottle with the paint.
I hope this answers your questions and I apologize for making a simple task sound
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