W&S Galeria varnish

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  1. Mr Bowcat

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    Hi guys,

    I bought some Winsor & Newton varnish to try, just wondering if it needs thinning to airbrush? If yes, how much and with what?

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    Hi bob , i use the windsor and newton galeria matt acrylic for my final matt coat and usually thin it a little with distilled water before spraying. I give it a few light coats and leave it for 24 hours before handling, hope this helps , cheers tony
     
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    Cheers Tony, any idea on what sort of ratio or is it just by eye?
     
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    Its just a 'mix it till it looks runny enough' method! One thing though once youve added some water give it a very good stirring , not too vigorously as it can froth up a bit and you dont want loads of bubbles. If its too runny it will spray fine but can separate and go streaky on the model , its just a case of practising on scrap till you get the hang of it, cheers tony
     
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    Cheers Tony, appreciate the advice. :)
     
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    I tried it on my 1/32 MkXVI Tamiya Spitfire and thinned it with water, about 30% for spraying. I found that it worked well but did take a long time to dry and even longer to cure to a hard finish. Much longer than products like AKI Ultra Matt.
     
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    Thanks for that Barry.
     
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    I use their matt, and thin 2 parts varnish to 1 of tap water. It would probably go through the airbrush thicker than that, but I find the matt varnish only needs the thinnest misting of a coat to do the job. I love the stuff. Haven't had any problems with slow drying, but would always leave it 24 hours anyway.
     
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    Cheers Doug. :)
     

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