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How to paint brass shell casing 2 weeks 17 hours ago #1

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How would you paint brass shell casings is better to airbrush the colour on or hand paint could you put a gloss black (paint dependent ).

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How to paint brass shell casing 2 weeks 16 hours ago #2

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It all depends on the paint you are going to use.
Humbrol actually make a really nice brass paint that brush paints really well
AK do a wax paint that is really good (my personal favourite for small brass things and limited runs like casings etc).
AK Extreme is v nice
Alclad do a good brass that you spray over black
Mig does a good acrylic brass

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How to paint brass shell casing 2 weeks 16 hours ago #3

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I have Tamiyas gold leaf and Vallejo brass.

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I would airbrush the Tamiya paint and brush the Vallejo unless its from the Air range.

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How to paint brass shell casing 2 weeks 16 hours ago #5

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My pick would be Mr. Metal Color Brass. Apply with brush or airbrush. It's also buffable.

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How to paint brass shell casing 2 weeks 15 hours ago #6

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Yes this is also a great product, a bit harder to get hold of these days. Having said that I think ModelAir do Mr Metal products (I could be wrong).

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I didn't see any last time I was in there. I tried to order it from BNA, but they're not allowed to send it. So I order it from Lucky Model. They're only allowed to ship it by surface.

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I can only get Tamiya, Vallejo and humbrol but I would prefer acrylic paint if I can because it easier to clean up and doesn't stink

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The Mr. Metal range is lacquer, so it's pretty smelly and toxic.

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Of the three I'd still go with Humbrol as it settles much better than the acrylics, as Gary suggested. I like the sound of the MR one though.

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How to paint brass shell casing 2 weeks 14 hours ago #12

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Yeah that's the one I was talking about, you can get that from Mighty Ape Henry

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How to paint brass shell casing 2 weeks 13 hours ago #13

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Just saw a video on it looks very good gos on a lot smoother that the paint s I have

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What are the pigments in humbrol brass like

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Very fine, plus you can thin them and spray or just use thin coats.

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How to paint brass shell casing 2 weeks 12 hours ago #16

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I have a tube of AK True Metal brass you can have for nothing if you like, I did not get on with the stuff!

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How to paint brass shell casing 2 weeks 10 hours ago #17

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[/ol]Actually their Mr Metal range is enamel. But still pretty smelly.

Their Super Metalics are (I believe) lacquer.

And the brass is excellent, it can be sprayed or brushed and can be polished.

Tamiya's enamel metalics are pretty good, but their acrylics are too grainy in my opinion. The metallic flake is too coarse.

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How to paint brass shell casing 2 weeks 10 hours ago #18

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If you can get hold of the buffable Humbrol buffable Metalics they are fantastic, they can brush or sprayed out of the tin and buff up really well.

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How to paint brass shell casing 2 weeks 10 hours ago #19

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shaunfletcher wrote: I have a tube of AK True Metal brass you can have for nothing if you like, I did not get on with the stuff!

Shaun

that would be good thanks Shaun

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Sure Private Message me where to send it

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How to paint brass shell casing 2 weeks 10 hours ago #21

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Just slap it on let it dry with a brush, buff it off, that's how I use it.

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How to paint brass shell casing 2 weeks 9 hours ago #22

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Who has the most AK interactive range in NZ

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Mighty Ape then I guess Modelair?

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I've had a look at modelair they only have to paint that I need

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