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i'm f-ing done with Italeri paints...free to good home 3 weeks 4 days ago #1

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So after my nearly binning the He 219 after the disaster with these awful paints, i decided to try a new thinner with a retarder and see if that did the job, I have two sets of RLM paints with this stuff so i wanted to persevere.

So thinning at 50% yielded better result but sure enough 5 minutes in silly string again (see pic). i'm quite prepared to believe its my thinner (tried a few even Italeri) or technique, but i cant get them to spray.

All yours if you want them. there is the remains of 2 RLM sets (5 bottles in each), an RAF WWII set and a Modern American Jets (all FS numbers)

Here they are on MA
www.mightyape.co.nz/product/italeri-acry...i-luftwaffe/21731268
www.mightyape.co.nz/product/italeri-acry...et-wwii-raf/21731257
www.mightyape.co.nz/product/italeri-acry...vy-aircraft/21731249

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i'm f-ing done with Italeri paints...free to good home 3 weeks 4 days ago #2

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I'll take them.

I've been interested in trying these for a while. I'll take on the challenge of beating them into submission.

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i'm f-ing done with Italeri paints...free to good home 3 weeks 3 days ago #3

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There's not a lot to them really, the original ones were actually made by Vallejo and worked the same way. These ones don't play well with harsh chemicals, all you really need to thin them with is water. They brush paint really well I've not had any issues airbrushing them either.
I've got the same sets as you or I'd be putting my hand up to.

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i'm f-ing done with Italeri paints...free to good home 3 weeks 3 days ago #4

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What Ive seen is they do not like Tamiya X20A but seem to spray well enough with their own thinners.

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Normally a 60/40 mix with home made thinners which are 3 - 1 ratio of Water and ISO with a smidge of retarder and flow improver to make it spray like normal Vallejo

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Originally made by Vallejo so their airbrush thinners and cleaners should be fine, the paint comes across as perhaps the thickest on the market.

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:ohmy: that paint looks like it was sneezed out of your airbrush! Random stuff like this would certainly piss me off. Hopefully your model was salvageable?

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i'm f-ing done with Italeri paints...free to good home 2 weeks 4 days ago #8

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Box of paints turned up today, many seem brand new or at least nearly so.

I've created a thread here:

www.kiwimodeller.com/index.php/forum/13-...crylic-paint-testing

I'll document my efforts to spray these paints, and post the results here. It may take a while (I'll have a go at the weekend if I can).

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