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    Revell Aqua

    Post  AdriaN on Tue Jun 08, 2010 2:24 pm

    Who here uses Revell Aqua paints?????
    im relatively new with these acrylics and still am insecure about them...

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    Re: Revell Aqua

    Post  alexbb on Tue Jun 08, 2010 4:01 pm

    dont even try to airbrush revell aqua colour as for brush painting them i would suggest you use other brands

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    Re: Revell Aqua

    Post  AdriaN on Tue Jun 08, 2010 4:05 pm

    i airbrushed them last year on my Hunter and they spray like enamels. only they 'feel' cleaner... as for brushing, light clours are crap, dark colours are easier but still feel uncomfy

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    Re: Revell Aqua

    Post  bcauchi on Wed Jun 09, 2010 7:32 am

    i tried using them and it was a disaster. What did you thin them with? I HATE acrylics but must somehow adapt since it is getting very hard to find Enamels.

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    Re: Revell Aqua

    Post  AdriaN on Wed Jun 09, 2010 1:13 pm

    bcauchi wrote:i tried using them and it was a disaster. What did you thin them with? I HATE acrylics but must somehow adapt since it is getting very hard to find Enamels.

    Ive read many topics about theese paints & most seem to like them!
    When i used them on the Hunter i used water. Even though i dont like the idea of thinning with water because it increases surface tension, and if highly thinned you ge beading.
    Im gonna try thinning them with 'Revell Aqua Clean' Idea

    I find that they are a bit low in pigmentation scratch

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    Re: Revell Aqua

    Post  slingshot392 on Thu Jun 10, 2010 4:53 am

    When I was playing around with some of my different brands of acrylic paints, both model and craft, I had read that water wasn't the best medium to use unless maybe it's just a tiny bit. Alcohol seems to work pretty good as a thinner, I had pretty good luck using Future, just don't use too much of it or it all doesn't want to mix in. Once you have thinned it, it's good to add a medium as that will help to bind the pigment back together. When you thin a paint (it seems to be even more so with water), it breaks up the binder holding the pigment together that was there from the factory, that's one thing that can cause problems, the medium helps, you can get it either in gloss or matte, not sure if it comes in satin or not. One other thing that modelers have said helps is using a retarder, it is supposed to help slow the drying time down, especially when using alcohol as a thinner, I am still experimenting with it. I find that kind of stuff in the craft section. My painting has all been with a brush so far, sometimes I have the paint thicker, sometimes I haven't been enough it could be airbrushed.

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    Re: Revell Aqua

    Post  slingshot392 on Thu Jun 10, 2010 4:55 am

    Forgot, I haven't even heard of that brand of Revell paint before. Each type of paint I used reacted a little differently, so it just takes some experimenting.

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    Re: Revell Aqua

    Post  AdriaN on Thu Jun 10, 2010 12:44 pm

    Ok thank you for that. im not planning on converting to acrylics but i wouldnt mind using them somtimes Wink
    What alcohol may i use? ive heard IPA turns it into goo! the aqua clean has a very strong smell of alcohol, so i guess i can use it for thinning scratch
    I have retarder. strong stuff! one drop is enough. i dropped some on my desk, after 24hrs it was still wet!

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    Re: Revell Aqua

    Post  slingshot392 on Thu Jun 10, 2010 10:18 pm

    I use isopropyl rubbing alcohol, something like 80% or 90%, adding a little bit at a time.

    Here is a site for a top-notch craft acrylic, this page has a lot of useful information. They have a free book you can download that is really helpful. They only talk about their paints, but it gives you a general idea.

    http://www.liquitex.com/educational/literature.cfm

    I found the craft acrylics a little more delicate when dried than modeling acrylics, I usually seal them with a coat or two of Future.

    What kind of retarder do you use? I have been adding quite a bit of mine with no noticeable results, sometimes I swear it dries faster!

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    Re: Revell Aqua

    Post  AdriaN on Thu Jun 10, 2010 10:24 pm

    Royal Talens acrylic retarder. slowly evaporating polyhydric alcohol.

    I havnt exactly used it! but tested it! i mixed (a litle bit too much) with revell acrylic and it took almost a day to dry (or more)
    If i ever use it a drop would be enough Rolling Eyes

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    Re: Revell Aqua

    Post  AdriaN on Sun Jun 13, 2010 12:50 am

    I used an acrylic today. i was very pleased Very Happy
    i sprayed parts of my F83 with revell acrylic 'fern green'. the paint is thick. so i dropped a few drops of water in the clour cup. then the paint. some more drops of water, then some 'revell aqua clean' (which is an alcohol mix) followed by 2 drops of retarder.
    at first i got the 'water on plastic' problem. but aftet the first light layer dried, it sprayed on very well and i began to build it up. it dries quickly. not THAT quick. and it DIDNT CLOG the nozzle, not even once!! Very Happy

    ooh and thers no nasty smells & need of a mask tongue

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    Re: Revell Aqua

    Post  slingshot392 on Sun Jun 13, 2010 10:56 pm

    Yep, the lack of an odor can become addicting! Very Happy

    I was doing some test spraying with enamels outside today and there was a little bit of a breeze, the fumes were just about choking me out! Some long-term health problems has kind of made me sensitive to stuff like that.

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