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    Polished metal

    Post  AdriaN on Thu Nov 12, 2009 7:13 pm

    Ive always strayed away from polished metal finishes mainly because i have no idea how they are done. ive done research but im still quite lost. and many tutorials mention paint ranges we do not have in malta. now theres an old thunderbird model i want to do wich has this finish, but can anyone tell me how to achieve this finish?? is it simply done by using metalizers? do you need to buff or polish them? :s im guessing its not just silver paint... can you achieve it with the revell paints range? Question

    This type of finish-

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    Post  Ray on Thu Nov 12, 2009 7:27 pm

    Hi Adrian....

    A while ago Charlie aka Bumba&Devil managed an impeccable bare metal finish on a 1/24th P-51 Mustang.

    He used aluminium foil (the same one your mum uses in the kitchen Twisted Evil ) so if any of the Wing Nuts like Marco can chime in, they'll fill you up perfectly as to how because that is all I know Sad

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    Post  AdriaN on Thu Nov 12, 2009 7:40 pm

    Hehe yes ive heard of the unusual delicate technique! but id rather go for spraying rather than gluing foil tongue

    i cant understand...are metalizers like metalic paints or no? :s ive also read that model master metalizers are very delicate and sensitive to touch :/ and their clear coat sucks too..
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    Post  Ray on Thu Nov 12, 2009 7:55 pm

    Adrian sorry but that is AFAIK pale

    Hope whoever can REALLY help you out will notice this thread and your S.O.S pale

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    Post  iCocker on Fri Nov 13, 2009 12:12 pm

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    Tony of KHobbies stocked ALCLAD Metalic paint. Probably these are teh best metallic effects with paint, I think they only need a black undercoat and you can start working of by airbrush. The range is quite nice with certain mettalic tones that can give the effect of 'burnt', bluish and weathered metal.

    I was speaking to guys who are into carmodelling and they have been using these quite successfully for some time. As it is a USA product was a bit hard to get them locally due to some properties in teh paint ... but seems now there are EU stockist for ... go for it mate!

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    Post  AdriaN on Fri Nov 13, 2009 12:18 pm

    Ok thank you! Do these need to be 'buffed'? or are they non buffing?
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    Post  bcauchi on Fri Nov 13, 2009 1:18 pm

    Hi Adrian, i suggest that you try using metallizer paints from testors. you just spray them onto the model, wait for them to dry and buff them with a soft cloth. Alclad is meant to be really good but i have never tried it out. Try the metallizer paints. When you are done buffing, spray the finish with REVELL gloss varnish. DO NOT USE the sealer that comes with the paints. It will ruin the finish completely. you need to seal in the finish becasue the metallizer is delicate and will come off with handling. there are also various shades for obtaining a panel effect.
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    Post  Ray on Fri Nov 13, 2009 1:27 pm

    iCocker wrote:Adrian

    Tony of KHobbies stocked ALCLAD Metalic paint. Probably these are teh best metallic effects with paint, I think they only need a black undercoat and you can start working of by airbrush. The range is quite nice with certain mettalic tones that can give the effect of 'burnt', bluish and weathered metal.

    I was speaking to guys who are into carmodelling and they have been using these quite successfully for some time. As it is a USA product was a bit hard to get them locally due to some properties in teh paint ... but seems now there are EU stockist for ... go for it mate!

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    Post  bcauchi on Fri Nov 13, 2009 2:35 pm

    Sorry but i cannot resist putting in another post just to see what happens when you reach 200.
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    Post  bcauchi on Fri Nov 13, 2009 2:36 pm

    Whoopieee! I have been promoted to Bronze, watch out Ray, here i come!! that of course is just a joke!
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    Post  AdriaN on Fri Nov 13, 2009 4:06 pm

    Haha ive just remembered... i have a testors gun metal metalizer which i got 2 yrs ago to try out when i was a 'brush modeller' which i immediatly put away because it was impossible to use with a brush (very watery, it stank & got absorbed by plastic instantly)! so i threw it in my 'empty tinlet pile' and bought the proper gun metal paint... Wink Rolling Eyes

    Now that i have an a.b i hope to try it out... only i have no plastic to try it on Sad
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    Post  iCocker on Mon Nov 16, 2009 11:22 am

    Ray wrote:
    iCocker wrote:Adrian

    Tony of KHobbies stocked ALCLAD Metalic paint. Probably these are teh best metallic effects with paint, I think they only need a black undercoat and you can start working of by airbrush. The range is quite nice with certain mettalic tones that can give the effect of 'burnt', bluish and weathered metal.

    I was speaking to guys who are into carmodelling and they have been using these quite successfully for some time. As it is a USA product was a bit hard to get them locally due to some properties in teh paint ... but seems now there are EU stockist for ... go for it mate!

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    Been trying hard Ray, but long story - they are supposed to start joining us here at least!

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    Post  iCocker on Mon Nov 16, 2009 11:24 am

    AdriaN wrote:Haha ive just remembered... i have a testors gun metal metalizer which i got 2 yrs ago to try out when i was a 'brush modeller' which i immediatly put away because it was impossible to use with a brush (very watery, it stank & got absorbed by plastic instantly)! so i threw it in my 'empty tinlet pile' and bought the proper gun metal paint... Wink Rolling Eyes

    Now that i have an a.b i hope to try it out... only i have no plastic to try it on Sad


    Adrian Alclad is much different then any metalizer around, less messy as ready from bottle and pigments in it much smoother ...
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    Post  AdriaN on Thu Nov 19, 2009 8:52 pm

    Ok i went to Khobbies for the first time.. almost got a heart attack wiht all that overflowing stock! and bought polished aluminum and dark aluminum.. i think ill need more shades though for natural metal planes? i just dont know which ones to buy! so many! Sad Neutral
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    Post  iCocker on Fri Nov 20, 2009 12:06 pm

    Adrian

    I think you have alreday a good choice of mixes, you might also do some oil filters and washes to alter further panels ...

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    Post  Ray on Mon Nov 23, 2009 10:34 am

    AdriaN wrote:Ok i went to Khobbies for the first time.. almost got a heart attack wiht all that overflowing stock! and bought polished aluminum and dark aluminum.. i think ill need more shades though for natural metal planes? i just dont know which ones to buy! so many! Sad Neutral

    Ejja Adrian.........LEST JEW lol!

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