Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Tuesday Tip: Badger Modelflex Paint
So I went to paint my model of the Valley Coal conveyor and realized I didn't have any more PollyS Grimy Black paint - my go-to "black" for such things. But I'd purchased a "weathering set" of paints by Badger some time back and - lo and behold - there was a bottle of "grimy black" in there.
I've never used Modelflex paint before, so I checked the label to see what the thinning ratio would be for airbrushing. There was none. So I checked the internet. Everything I read said it was "airbrushable right out of the bottle." Guess what - it was.
After the bottle was shaken and stirred, I put it directly on the bottlecap attachment on my Badger Model 200 airbrush. Here's the key: I also use the mesh filter.
I set the airpressure to 25psi and everything worked like a charm. Yup - sprayed right out of the bottle. No thinning!
Now, I don't want to assume that just because this experiment worked so well that I'd always shoot Modelflex right from the bottle. But so far so good.
What's been your experience?
Posted by Chris Adams at 12:01 AM
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