Re: Re Humbrol Paints
- Hello everyone,
Having been a military and model railroad modeler since my childhood in the
70s, in my opinion, Humbrol paints are simply awesome!
I use them extensively in my model railroading to supplement Floquil paints.
I use Floquil paints for the railroad colors, Humbrol paints for my
structures, vehicles figures etc.
In my experience, when brushing paints, there is no comparison for coverage
and reducing brush stroke marks.
Airbrushing has great coverage and very seldom if ever requires a second
coat. I use a paint booth, since the fumes are toxic.
The shelf life on Humbrol paints are second to none. I frequently open a
tin of paint that has been sitting on the shelf for over 15 years and the
paint is perfect. I buy a stockpile of this paint as one never knows when
they may disappear in this day and age. So I'm almost always using paint
that is years old.
Once a tin has been opened, you have to take a lot of care ensuring both the
lid and tin are clean before resealing. If you are successful, the paint
will keep for a long, long time.
You also have to ensure the thinner you use is compatible. Otherwise you
turn the paint into a solid. Especially the clear coat finishes.
I highly recommend these paints.
HOn3 RGS 1st District
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