Posts Tagged ‘PAINT’

How could I paint a worn effect onto a paintball gun?

Sunday, January 6th, 2013

Question by Ignacio: How could I paint a worn effect onto a paintball gun?
i have a tippmann alpha black and want to give it a worn affect with silver paint but how could i do that?

Best answer:

Answer by HuggyKat
Why?? Did you steal itr from someone and now need to disguise it? Why would anyone want to give something a work effect. Use it and ilet it take on a worn look all by itself.

Sure it isn’t “warm”?

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Does black Apple Barrel paint melt styrofoam balls?

Saturday, December 8th, 2012

Question by Me: Does black Apple Barrel paint melt styrofoam balls?
I was wondering because I got to do a model on the phases of the moon.

on the Apple Barrel paint it says Acrylic Paint.

• Permaneent
• Fast Drying
• Waterbase High-quality, all purpose acrylic paints.

Best answer:

Answer by Diane B.
Nope… acrylics won’t dissolve polystyrene foams, but “enamel” type paints will (those that clean up with paint thinner/etc instead of with water). It may take two coats though, or a coat of gesso then the acrylic to get good coverage.

Here’s the info from my site about paints/etc and ps foams:

… any type of paint can be used on ps foams as long as they don’t contain petroleum-based solvents … so acrylics (liquid or spray), latex, etc. are okay
……. if using *non-permanent* paints though (poster paint, watercolor, chalks, etc), you’ll probably want to seal those afterwards (with diluted permanent white glue, clear acrylic spray, water-based polyurethanes, etc.
… for attaching things, you can also apply a permanent white glue, then coat that with the colored flocking and bits of landscaping grasses, sand, gravel, etc. (coarse to fine) that’s sold for making model railroading scenery, as well as with larger bits for “scrub” bushes, rocks, trees, etc…. as above, can also shape foams to look like large rocks, hills, cliffs, etc.
….for heavier duty items, you can also apply coatings of hypertufa, various other cement mixes, etc.

HTH,

Diane B.

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UP DD35B; Unlettered Paint; La Grange, IL; August 1964

Saturday, October 13th, 2012

UP DD35B; Unlettered Paint; La Grange, IL; August 1964
model railroads
Image by San Diego Model Railroad Museum
Description: UP DD35B; Unlettered Paint; La Grange, IL; August 1964
Copyright: Brenda M. Bailey
Object ID: BMBSlides_01981
Repository: San Diego Model Railroad Museum Library

Best airbrush paint for aluminum?

Sunday, September 23rd, 2012

Question by Shinji I: Best airbrush paint for aluminum?
I am planning on airbrushing my computer case, which is a brushed aluminum.

What is the best paint brand to use for this? I’ve used Badger ModelFlex for my model railroad applications, but didn’t know if that is plastic only.

I want it to be durable to prevent scratches…if that is even possible.

Thanks!!

Best answer:

Answer by jg m
A treatment must be applied as a undercoat to itch the alum surface.
There is no topcoat that is hard enough to eliminate normal wear or abuse.

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what to use to paint undecorated/unpainted trains?

Sunday, August 12th, 2012

Question by Shadow: what to use to paint undecorated/unpainted trains?
I have gotten back into my hobby of model railroading. i have decided that some of the locomotives/rolling stocks paint scheme wasn’t to my liking so i decided that in the near future that i would buy some undecorated rolling stock/locomotive. i was just wondering what type of paint and equipment should i use to paint them?

Best answer:

Answer by mariner31
Always fun to create your own paint-schemes for a layout… I created a small switching railroad for serving my Stockton, California yard.

FIRST I primed all my undecorated locomotives.. I used Testors brand primer.

For the paint scheme itself, I used Floquil and Testors paint, Testors Gloss-coat to provide a SMOOTH surface for lettering, decals from Micro-Scale, and then Testors Dull-coat to seal the paint-scheme. I use a combination of paint and pastel-chalk to weather the models. I DO use a Paasche airbrush and compressor… but I build models for a living.

Here are links to the products AND to Model Railroader Magazine (If you’re getting back in the hobby… it’s the BEST inexpensive tool to have !!)

http://www.testors.com/category/133656/Testors
http://www.testors.com/category/133504/Floquil
http://www.microscale.com/
http://www.trains.com/mrr/

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What is the best way to strip paint off of a brass HO scale model train locomotive?

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

Question by Kayla: What is the best way to strip paint off of a brass HO scale model train locomotive?
I recently aqcuired some brass HO scale engines. I have never had brass, and the paint schemes that the previous owner had do not match my era. How do I strip the paint effectively without obviously damaging anything? Thanks!
Now, is there anything that I can use to dip the shells with? There are alot of small detail pieces, and rubbing them is not going to work as the small parts will most likely break or bend. I do not know what kind of paint it is either. I would think that there has got to be something that I can use just to dip the shells??

Best answer:

Answer by Steven D
Do you have any idea what type of paint it is? I’ve used nail polish remover to remove factory paint from plastic shells but, you have to work fast because it attacks the plastic. Some recommend using transmission fluid. Brass engines are a different animal. I wish I could afford them.

I model Transition Era myself 1948-1958

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How do you remove paint on a wooden model?

Sunday, July 17th, 2011

Question by Tyler D: How do you remove paint on a wooden model?
I have a old model railroad craftsman kit made of wood painted in a hideous color. What’s the best way to strip that crud off without ruining the car body detail?

Best answer:

Answer by Bhushan B
slightly rub it using rub paper ,it will remove the color of wooden model

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Where can I buy a very nice paint brush holder?

Sunday, June 5th, 2011

Question by Jen: Where can I buy a very nice paint brush holder?
My uncle is a model railroader, and it’s very hard to find a good gift for him. I’ve noticed that in his work station he keeps his pain brushes in a tin can, and I thought that I nice gift for him would be an ascetically pleasing wooden pain brush holder. I have done some searching however, and I can only find ones for kids, or ones that do not look all that nice. I’d really like to get him something special, but I cannot find anything. Do you know where I could buy one?

Best answer:

Answer by The Z
Jack Richeson makes some very nice ceramic brush jars which you can find at most any fine art supplier, maybe even Michaels. Look on-line to see what I’m referring to. You might find a local ceramics store or artist group who can hook you up with something nice.

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Weathering and Railroad PAINT 7 Color Set BADGER MODEL TRAIN

Monday, May 30th, 2011

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