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    Drying aircraft

    Post  mental dental on Thu Dec 04, 2014 12:33 pm

    Any tips on speed drying aircraft? Tired a low temp oven a couple of times but the inevitable happened ............droopy wing syndrome!

    Getting bored waiting for varnish and oil paint to dry!!!

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    Re: Drying aircraft

    Post  David on Thu Dec 04, 2014 1:59 pm

    try building other models simultaneously in a staggered sequence.

    these things should not be hurried Evil or Very Mad

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    Re: Drying aircraft

    Post  mental dental on Thu Dec 04, 2014 6:56 pm

    David wrote:try building other models simultaneously in a staggered sequence.

    these things should not be hurried Evil or Very Mad  

    David

    I've started a 'weekend 'Pfalz whilst waiting for the oil to dry on the 'weekend' Albatros..pretty much caught that one up

    Propellers tonight!
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    Re: Drying aircraft

    Post  iCocker on Fri Dec 05, 2014 4:16 pm

    hi David

    Welcome to the rock mate ... Nice to see you here!

    So I am seeing these biplanes got you more hooked then painting WW1figures Smile ... Try an acrylic base, it helps more to speed up oil to dry ... As for varnish go for acrylic ones will be ready in minutes, I prefer Tamiya by airbrush ... Or else paint everything in acrylics Wink

    Ps ... Show up what you have done till date I have not seen a 1/72 wood effect so fine till date ... Shows you a great painter Wink

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    Re: Drying aircraft

    Post  mental dental on Fri Dec 05, 2014 10:54 pm

    Hi Ivan,
    I didn't take any SBS shots. I'd undercoated in the pale yellow acrylic, preshaded with black on the panel lines. A couple of panels were painted pale flesh for interest. Using a thin brown acrylic mix I painted a grain effect on a couple of panels using a hatching motion. When dry pulled a thin mix of Mars Brown oil mixed with poppy oil along the panel grain. As it dried I used a colour shaper to just pick at the paint and let lighter areas come through..........into the oven and melted it dry. Voila!!!!

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    Post  iCocker on Sat Dec 06, 2014 6:33 am

    Oh no you forgot it is plastic! I saw your progress on FB pity it was lost ... I would leave it to airdry, not sure if turpentine might dry oils faster then poppy oil ... What sometimes worked for me I add tamiya matt varnish with the oil mix ... Will speed a bit but obviously feathering and blending has to be done there and then ... Another product I see but never used are water based oil paint ... Might work maybe?

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    Re: Drying aircraft

    Post  iCocker on Sat Dec 06, 2014 6:33 am

    David wait till you start the rigging another nightmare!

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    Re: Drying aircraft

    Post  mental dental on Sat Dec 06, 2014 8:41 am

    I've join a local knitting group...............20 old girls with a blue rinse ...............they're getting me read y for 'rigging'.............knitting needles are a b$gger to control!! affraid

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