Video: Brushing Model Master Acryl– Hellcat Part 4

 

I’ve been told that my brushpainting results must come from supernatural sources. Well here’s me painting Model Master Acryl over bare plastic and getting good results. The key is to keep the brush wet, put the paint on wet, and let it flow. I didn’t think that narration would help in any way to show what I do. Observe closely and you can see what I’m doing.

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  • Ok, I have watched this a couple of times now. This paint seems to go on very similarly to Revell Aqua and you paint the exact same way I do, except you don’t use an undercoat, which is fair enough as Aqua doesn’t really need it and half the time I use it as the undercoat anyway. Now…is that a prethinned paint mix inside a spare jar? You don’t just paint from the original jar do you?

    You have just whetted my appetite so far, but glad to see we do it in a similar fashion. When you paint white (insert other weak colour), don’t mask, and paint the canopy without masking….well, that is really where I will have to take notes. Thanks for the great video and looking forward to seeing more.

    • It’s tough to answer your question about the “original jar” because that is entirely a custom mixed color. When I mix a color, I mix it in a clean jar and then pour the finished color into smaller jars. That’s what that is. Because I thin the paint with water, it’s very safe to just add water until it’s the right consistency. I’m realizing that “the right consistency” might be a bit of mystery so maybe in a future video I’ll try to show that. The question about Revell is a good one, and I do have some Revell paint, but it is not the same as the Testor’s paint. The differences scared me away from mixing it with Testor’s. Revell’s paint has a naturally “thicker” quality–like a sauce that’s been thickened with cornstarch. I’m hesitant to mix it with the Testor’s paint, although it does resemble it to a great extent and they both smell of ammonia (the telltale sign of good paint in my opinion).

  • Thanks for that. I will need to get some spare jars I think, as I always mix in a palette, which then requires me to throw away any remnants.

    The Revell aqua is very thick in the container,but the good thing about it is the amount of thinned paint you get. I could easily fill two 18ml Aqua tubs and have paint to spare. However, much like the new Humbrol enamels that are super thick, many people don’t seem to like having to decant paint and thin it, labelling any paint that isn’t ready to rip from the bottle ‘rubbish’.

    I am going to mail order a few bottles of the MM Acryl and mix it with the Aqua when they arrive. It is amazing what will and won’t mix though. Humbrol acrylic will readily mix with Revell Aqua, while old, old Humbrol acrylic (from the 80s/90s that I still have and is in perfect working order) won’t mix with new Humbrol acrylic! Oh well, half the fun is experimenting.

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