Help Please

Discussion in 'Painting Techniques' started by Ray Stout, Jul 17, 2017.

  1. Ray Stout Active Member

    Apart from the Metalcote range from Humbrol, does anyone know of similar paints available which need to be polished to enhanse their effects. Ray
  2. napoleonpeart Forum Moderator

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    England
    Hi Ray

    I have heard the Darkstar metallics are great and some I know have polished the surface with a cotton bud

    Nap
  3. Uruk-Hai PlanetFigure Supporter

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  4. billyturnip A Fixture

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    England
    It might be worth having a look at the products available to aircraft modelers for metal effects.
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  5. fogie Active Member

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    A little trick I've used for years is to use oils mixed with sintered metal powder for the basic iron, brass, copper
    so forth and then gently burnish with a little graphite powder afterwards to enhance the specularity. Admittedly
    it's a bit stone-age and it would probably be easier to use any of the 'Liquid Leaf'' metallics and then do the graphite
    thing when it's dry. The trick is to be gentle with the burnishing.
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  6. Ray Stout Active Member

    Thanks guys. Just got a dremel, and had spectacular results with the Metalcote, but they only do Gun Metal and Steel. I'm looking to create the same effect with Brass and Copper Ray
  7. valiant A Fixture

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    The gun metal and steel are great, but the bronze and copper are pants! Dunno about the brass. The particles on the latter ones look much bigger and dont polish well(y)
  8. megroot PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Netherlands
    Mr Metal Color from Gunze Sangyo did it for me.

    Marc
  9. Tecumsea PlanetFigure Supporter

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    England
    I agree with Marc, Mr Metal Colour.

    Keith
  10. Tommi A Fixture

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    Darkstar molten metal range of paints are the best I have ever used, you can buff them up after they have dried out properly.

    Tommi

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  11. colonnello kurz Active Member

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  12. OldTaff PlanetFigure Supporter

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    England
    I saw Tommi's figure above at FigureWorld today, and it is a marvellous lesson and example of how to paint with metallic acrylics.

    Alan
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  13. Chrisr PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Australia
    I have used Dark Star, Metalcote and Mr Metal, and prefer Dark Star. Excellent to work with.

    Chris
  14. Tommi A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Thanks for the comment Alan, was just experimenting with trying to paint lots of armour and what effects I can achieve.
    Cheers
    Tommi

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