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Re: [SergentEng] Re: Paint for couplers

Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@...>
 


Vallejo sells 4 different types of paint, one of which is a polyurethane acrylic resin.
Sounds like this line is worth looking into although there are no "railroad" colors.
http://www.acrylicosvallejo.com/en_US/model-paints/faqs/3

Tim O'Connor


It's water based polyurethane resin - it's not acrylic.
Tru-color however is acrylic - a solvent based acrylic.

Forget everything you know about Poly-S and Floquil :-) �

Rob Barker
Sydney

On Wed, Nov 12, 2014 at 3:17 PM, Mike Conder vulturenest1@... [SergentEng] < SergentEng@...> wrote

Polyurethane or acrylic?

Mike Conder


Re: [SergentEng] Re: Paint for couplers

Rob Barker
 

It's water based polyurethane resin - it's not acrylic.
Tru-color however is acrylic - a solvent based acrylic.

Forget everything you know about Poly-S and Floquil :-)  

Rob Barker
Sydney

On Wed, Nov 12, 2014 at 3:17 PM, Mike Conder vulturenest1@... [SergentEng] <SergentEng@...> wrote:
 

Polyurethane or acrylic?


Mike Conder



Re: [SergentEng] Re: Paint for couplers

Mike Conder
 

Polyurethane or acrylic?

Mike Conder


Re: [SergentEng] Re: Paint for couplers

Jason McKee <jdmkee@...>
 

Me either, I have never brushed clear before as I have always been left with brush marks or very thick paint layer, but this clear went down flat with no brush marks and a nice thin layer. Again suitably impressed

 

Jason

 

From: SergentEng@... [mailto:SergentEng@...]
Sent: Wednesday, 12 November 2014 1:58 AM
To: SergentEng@...
Subject: Re: [SergentEng] Re: Paint for couplers

 

 

Interesting, never tried brushing their clear.  Will pick some more up soon and try it.

Mike Conder

 

On Tue, Nov 11, 2014 at 3:02 AM, 'Jason McKee' jdmkee@... [SergentEng] <SergentEng@...> wrote:

 

Try the Vallejo clear coat, I have just brush painted a model tank decals and it went perfectly, no brush marks what so ever, I am very impressed

 

Jason

 

From: SergentEng@... [mailto:SergentEng@...]
Sent: Tuesday, 11 November 2014 11:46 AM
To: SergentEng@...
Subject: Re: [SergentEng] Re: Paint for couplers

 

 

Vallejo is such great paint! I haven't tried airbrushing it.

 

It hand paints like a dream! I am not sure what clear coat to use on it. I tried Future floor polish and it just beaded up on the Vallejo------- :)

 

Andy

 

On Monday, November 10, 2014 6:36 PM, "Mike Conder vulturenest1@... [SergentEng]" <SergentEng@...> wrote:

 

 

Yep, stopped in there on Saturday and saw the new display.

Also saw a Mr. Surfacer red primer, may be another spray paint option worth trying.

Mike Conder

 

 


Re: [SergentEng] Re: Paint for couplers

Rob Barker
 

their polyurethane matte varnish dries dead flat and is tough.  airbrushes beautifully (same formula as their primers.)  the gloss version takes decals like Future.   neither cloud or crack like so many other water based clear coats (modelflex, microscale and the like.)  

On Wed, Nov 12, 2014 at 2:57 AM, Mike Conder vulturenest1@... [SergentEng] <SergentEng@...> wrote:
 

Interesting, never tried brushing their clear.  Will pick some more up soon and try it.

Mike Conder

On Tue, Nov 11, 2014 at 3:02 AM, 'Jason McKee' jdmkee@... [SergentEng] <SergentEng@...> wrote:
 

Try the Vallejo clear coat, I have just brush painted a model tank decals and it went perfectly, no brush marks what so ever, I am very impressed

 

Jason

 

From: SergentEng@... [mailto:SergentEng@...]
Sent: Tuesday, 11 November 2014 11:46 AM
To: SergentEng@...
Subject: Re: [SergentEng] Re: Paint for couplers

 

 

Vallejo is such great paint! I haven't tried airbrushing it.

 

It hand paints like a dream! I am not sure what clear coat to use on it. I tried Future floor polish and it just beaded up on the Vallejo------- :)

 

Andy

 

On Monday, November 10, 2014 6:36 PM, "Mike Conder vulturenest1@... [SergentEng]" <SergentEng@...> wrote:

 

 

Yep, stopped in there on Saturday and saw the new display.

Also saw a Mr. Surfacer red primer, may be another spray paint option worth trying.

Mike Conder

 




Re: [SergentEng] Re: Paint for couplers

Mike Conder
 

Interesting, never tried brushing their clear.  Will pick some more up soon and try it.

Mike Conder

On Tue, Nov 11, 2014 at 3:02 AM, 'Jason McKee' jdmkee@... [SergentEng] <SergentEng@...> wrote:
 

Try the Vallejo clear coat, I have just brush painted a model tank decals and it went perfectly, no brush marks what so ever, I am very impressed

 

Jason

 

From: SergentEng@... [mailto:SergentEng@...]
Sent: Tuesday, 11 November 2014 11:46 AM
To: SergentEng@...
Subject: Re: [SergentEng] Re: Paint for couplers

 

 

Vallejo is such great paint! I haven't tried airbrushing it.

 

It hand paints like a dream! I am not sure what clear coat to use on it. I tried Future floor polish and it just beaded up on the Vallejo------- :)

 

Andy

 

On Monday, November 10, 2014 6:36 PM, "Mike Conder vulturenest1@... [SergentEng]" <SergentEng@...> wrote:

 

 

Yep, stopped in there on Saturday and saw the new display.

Also saw a Mr. Surfacer red primer, may be another spray paint option worth trying.

Mike Conder

 



Re: [SergentEng] Re: Paint for couplers

Jason McKee <jdmkee@...>
 

Try the Vallejo clear coat, I have just brush painted a model tank decals and it went perfectly, no brush marks what so ever, I am very impressed

 

Jason

 

From: SergentEng@... [mailto:SergentEng@...]
Sent: Tuesday, 11 November 2014 11:46 AM
To: SergentEng@...
Subject: Re: [SergentEng] Re: Paint for couplers

 

 

Vallejo is such great paint! I haven't tried airbrushing it.

 

It hand paints like a dream! I am not sure what clear coat to use on it. I tried Future floor polish and it just beaded up on the Vallejo------- :)

 

Andy

 

On Monday, November 10, 2014 6:36 PM, "Mike Conder vulturenest1@... [SergentEng]" <SergentEng@...> wrote:

 

 

Yep, stopped in there on Saturday and saw the new display.

Also saw a Mr. Surfacer red primer, may be another spray paint option worth trying.

Mike Conder

 


Re: [SergentEng] Paint for couplers

Mike Conder
 

I used clear flat spray ... DullCote. 

Mike Conder


On Monday, November 10, 2014, Edwin Anderson edwinanderson94@... [SergentEng] <SergentEng@...> wrote:
 

Vallejo is such great paint! I haven't tried airbrushing it.

It hand paints like a dream! I am not sure what clear coat to use on it. I tried Future floor polish and it just beaded up on the Vallejo------- :)

Andy


On Monday, November 10, 2014 6:36 PM, "Mike Conder vulturenest1@... [SergentEng]" <SergentEng@...> wrote:


 
Yep, stopped in there on Saturday and saw the new display.

Also saw a Mr. Surfacer red primer, may be another spray paint option worth trying.

Mike Conder



Re: [SergentEng] Re: Paint for couplers

Edwin Anderson <edwinanderson94@...>
 

Vallejo is such great paint! I haven't tried airbrushing it.

It hand paints like a dream! I am not sure what clear coat to use on it. I tried Future floor polish and it just beaded up on the Vallejo------- :)

Andy


On Monday, November 10, 2014 6:36 PM, "Mike Conder vulturenest1@... [SergentEng]" wrote:


 
Yep, stopped in there on Saturday and saw the new display.

Also saw a Mr. Surfacer red primer, may be another spray paint option worth trying.

Mike Conder



Re: [SergentEng] Re: Paint for couplers

Mike Conder
 

Yep, stopped in there on Saturday and saw the new display.

Also saw a Mr. Surfacer red primer, may be another spray paint option worth trying.

Mike Conder


Re: [SergentEng] Re: Paint for couplers

jzook@...
 

Hi Mike and Denver Metro Area group members,

I was at Colpar's east store on Havana yesterday, and found that they do indeed sell Vallejo paints at that location.  They had a really good selection of colors.  So, there's another option to source these paints from.

Jon


Re: [SergentEng] Re: Paint for couplers

arved_grass
 

Polyscale has been discontinued by Testors for nearly a year and a half. I'm sure you'll be able to find a suitable substitute in the Model Master Acrylics line, or one of the other suggestions in this thread.

Arved Grass
Arved_Grass@yahoo.com or Arved@I-Do-Photography.com
Fleming Island, Florida

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On Wed, 10/29/14, conrad1996@aol.com [SergentEng] <SergentEng@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Subject: [SergentEng] Re: Paint for couplers
To: SergentEng@yahoogroups.com
Date: Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 10:12 PM

Hey I use Polly scale, I use the Rust Color for the
base, and then add Black and a little red till i get the
desired rusty color that im looking for.


Re: Paint for couplers

conrad1996@...
 


Re: Paint for couplers

conrad1996@...
 

Hey I use Polly scale, I use the Rust Color for the base, and then add Black and a little red till i get the desired rusty color that im looking for.


Re: [SergentEng] Re: Paint for couplers

Michael Murray
 

For whatever reason I can’t get the link in my previous post to work (thank you Yahoo!).  Michigan Toy Solders has a wide variety of rust colored paints, washes and pigments to choose from including Vallejo.  I’ve purchased a number of things from then including a variety of rust materials and recommend you at least browse through their stuff whether you purchase from them or not.  http://www.michtoy.com/michtoy_search_product.php?&pageNum_product=01&affichage=20&matchString=rust&typeofSEARCH=fulltext

 

If the link doesn’t work try using copy and paste to transfer the link definition to your browserhttp://www.michtoy.com/michtoy_search_product.php?&pageNum_product=01&affichage=20&matchString=rust&typeofSEARCH=fulltext

 

From: SergentEng@... [mailto:SergentEng@...]
Sent: Monday, October 27, 2014 4:09 PM
To: SergentEng@...
Subject: Re: [SergentEng] Re: Paint for couplers

 

 

Colpar West has a pretty good line of Vallejo, that's where I usually get the colors.  Colpar East (Hobbytown) didn't carry them, though there was some thought that they would (when I talked to them about 6 months ago).  Hobby Lobby has a limited amount, and as Arved mentioned, MicroMark is starting to carry some.  I think  the MicroMark-branded paints are also Vallejo.

Mike Conder


Re: [SergentEng] Re: Paint for couplers

Mike Conder
 

Colpar West has a pretty good line of Vallejo, that's where I usually get the colors.  Colpar East (Hobbytown) didn't carry them, though there was some thought that they would (when I talked to them about 6 months ago).  Hobby Lobby has a limited amount, and as Arved mentioned, MicroMark is starting to carry some.  I think  the MicroMark-branded paints are also Vallejo.

Mike Conder


Having fun with @@!** springs

Morgan Reed
 

Being only semi retired I didn’t have time to join the latest spring debate but, I would like to throw in my few cents worth now.  This has to do with the narrow Accurail coupler boxes.  I have found that it is possible to (believe it or not ) EASILY install the spring.  I warn you that it is much easier to do than to describe.  

First notice that there is a difference in the top and bottom of the coupler shank.  One aide is straight and the other has an indentation. OK, now use your nonmagnetic tweezers to put the spring into the box in approximately the correct position up against the post. 

The second step is the critical one.   Use the indentation in the rear of the shank to catch the coupler spring where it has been placed and GENTLY slide it forward, with a finger over the slot in the shank, until the hole in the coupler shank drops in place over the post.  You now have the spring trapped in position. Place the other half of the coupler box in place and you are done.  

There is a learning curve here and you will find a few springs will seek their freedom but in short order you will master this and, except for tweezers, NO TOOLS NEEDED.  I am sad to say I’ve hot been as successful with  mounting couplers in the Kadee box,  I find the best tool for me is the Kadee Pic.  You have to catch the spring at the very edge of the spring, right in the first coil of the spring.  I hope this helps because those blankety-blank springs are a real pain when you are first trying to use these marvelous little couplers.


Morgan


Re: [SergentEng] Re: Paint for couplers

Rob Barker
 

It's a bit more on the red side then the brown.   If you're familiar with ModelFlex - it's very close to their 'Dark Tuscan Oxide Red'. The German Green Brown is interesting....  Never looked at that one before and might need to add a bottle to my next order.

Note guys that the red-brown primer isn't the top coat, I add a light spray of a top coat rusty colour on top of it.   Then they get weathered along with the model. 

Yes the "Microlux" paints are Vallejo but I've not been clear if their RR colours are specially mixed or existing Vallejo colours re-badges with RR sounding names :-)  

Rob
Sydney

On Tue, Oct 28, 2014 at 12:58 AM, Arved Grass arved_grass@... [SergentEng] <SergentEng@...> wrote:
 

My monitor must be way out of calibration. 605 looks very purplish on the color chart. I hope it looks better in real life!

All the best,

Arved Grass
Arved_Grass@... or Arved@...
Fleming Island, Florida

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On Mon, 10/27/14, 'Jason McKee' jdmkee@... [SergentEng] <SergentEng@...> wrote:

Subject: RE: [SergentEng] Re: Paint for couplers
To: SergentEng@...
Date: Monday, October 27, 2014, 3:32 AM

Yup right on the
money, if you are looking for it at your hobby shop it is
number 605, and comes in different sizes from 17ml, 60ml and
200ml  Hope that helps you
out guys  Jason
 From: SergentEng@...
[mailto:SergentEng@...]
Sent: Monday, 27 October 2014 3:49 PM
To: SergentEng@...
Subject: Re: [SergentEng] Re: Paint for
couplers    It's called German
Red-Brown.
 On Mon, Oct 27,
2014 at 4:20 PM, Jason Mckee jdmkee@...
[SergentEng] <SergentEng@...>
wrote:  I
will check when i get home but it is a german ww2 primer. I
will get the number of it when i get home
 Jason
 Sent from Samsung
Mobile
 -------- Original message
--------From: "Mike Conder vulturenest1@...
[SergentEng]" Date:27/10/2014 15:12 (GMT+10:00)
To: SergentEng@...
Subject: Re: [SergentEng] Re:
Paint for couplers
   Vallejo has a metal primer
that's reddish?  Way cool!   Now all I have to do it
is find some around here. 
 Mike
Conder  










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Re: [SergentEng] Re: Paint for couplers

arved_grass
 

Micro Mark has picked up the Vallejo paint line.

http://www.micromark.com/vallejo-paints.html

I think this may also be the basis for their own line of paints, although the bottles look a lot like what's used for craft paints (at several times the cost!):

http://www.micromark.com/microlux-paints.html

Arved Grass
Arved_Grass@yahoo.com or Arved@I-Do-Photography.com
Fleming Island, Florida

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On Mon, 10/27/14, 'George A.Nefstead Sr.' ganefste@wi.rr.com [SergentEng] <SergentEng@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Subject: RE: [SergentEng] Re: Paint for couplers
To: SergentEng@yahoogroups.com
Date: Monday, October 27, 2014, 2:41 PM

Gents,


I did
a Google search on the product in question,   
 http://www.acrylicosvallejo.com/


It
seems to be more of a military
gamers  product, If your looking for dealers I would
suggest looking under
that category of users rather then us train
modelers.

I
personally have not tried their product
so I can not comment on it but it is a vast selection of
colors and types of
coatings


 

George
/  Ole...   
/    George @ TVW Miniatures


Re: [SergentEng] Re: Paint for couplers

jzook@...
 

Hi Gerry,

I only checked on their website, which looks like the normal HobbyTown site.  I'll give the east store a call, as that's the store I normally go to.  I don't recall seeing any Vallejo paints in the store, but I wasn't specifically looking for them.  I usually buy Humbrol or Mr. Hobby paint at Colpar.

Jon


---In SergentEng@..., <usairman737@...> wrote :

Jon,

Which Colpar, East or West?  The store in Aurora usually carries a massive selection for us IPMS types.  Smaller selection also available in Hobby Lobby stores in the Denver area.

Gerry Cole
Longmont





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