Thinning for brush painting again...

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  1. Eddm87

    Eddm87 New Member

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    Hi. Issues with thinning enamels for good, even coverage, again.

    First coat using about a 70:30 ratio paint:thinner. IMG_7151.JPG

    Next coat using a ratio of 1:1.5 paint :thinner

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    Quick picture of side panels. Bottom one is a 50:50 ratio, top is 1:1.5

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    Not sure where I'm going wrong. Keep getting brush marks and as you can see, drying thick in places.

    Have read loads now but just can't get it right. Perhaps it's the thinner I use? (White spirit). Or the thinning ratios? I obviously don't want it straight out of tin as will be too thick and will lose the detail on the model.
    Part of the problem is the fact that I just don't know what the consistency should be. Kinda going for a milk consistency, however I don't know if my brush marks are because of too thick, or too thin paint.
    This is my third real attempt at brush painting and as you can see, struggling

    Thanks
    Edd
     
  2. John Rixon

    John Rixon SMF Poster

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    keep going, they'll magically disappear after a few coats!
     
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    ...and don't be tempted to go thicker, cos then you'll lose surface detail.
     
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    As John said keep going with nice thin coats with plenty of drying time in between and they will disappear. I used to aim for 4 coats
     
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    Yes, just keep layering the thinned paint. What brush are you using? For areas such as you are painting, a flat (chisel) headed brush is a must.
     
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