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Offline Gadgetron_3000

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Polytranspar Water-Based Iridescent Airbrush Paint
« on: January 14, 2014, 05:10:16 pm »
Hi, Everyone.

For the Enterprise refit model 'tertiary' colored panels, many modelers (including Boyd) have gone with Polytranspar airbrush paint that's available from some taxidermy stores.

Boyd has referenced the lacquer-based iridescent Polytranspar paints specifically, but they do have the needed colors in water-based form as well.  This would probably work out better for those of us who use acrylic paint.

Here is purchase information for the 4 ounce sizes from McKenzie Taxidermy Supply.  They offer 1 ounce bottles too, but shipping for that size seems to be limited to South Carolina only.

Polytranspar Shimmering Blue:


WA440-4OZ
http://www.mckenziesp.com/WA440-4OZ-P18746C3465.aspx
4 ounces - $8.45 U.S.D.

Polytranspar Shimmering Green:


WA441-4OZ
http://www.mckenziesp.com/WA441-4OZ-P18747C3465.aspx
4 ounces - $8.45 U.S.D.

Polytranspar Shimmering Gold:


WA442-4OZ
http://www.mckenziesp.com/WA442-4OZ-P18748C3465.aspx
4 ounces - $8.45 U.S.D.

Polytranspar Shimmering Red:


WA443-4OZ
http://www.mckenziesp.com/WA443-4OZ-P18749C3465.aspx
4 ounces - $8.45 U.S.D.

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Re: Polytranspar Water-Based Iridescent Airbrush Paint
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2014, 02:23:59 am »
I used these water based versions on my JJprise.  They do work but you have to put them on pretty thick to get the same effect as the lacquer based. I had to do a lot of careful sanding / touching up to get the panels flat and tidy, was a lot of work . Also the blue Didn't want to mix very well and even seperated in the airbrush cup really fast....
The lacquer based version will safely spray on top of your acrylic base coats.
Don't like to be negative but that was my experience...
Cheers
Ollie


 

Offline DizWhiz

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Re: Polytranspar Water-Based Iridescent Airbrush Paint
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2014, 12:47:26 am »
I used these water based versions on my JJprise.  They do work but you have to put them on pretty thick to get the same effect as the lacquer based. I had to do a lot of careful sanding / touching up to get the panels flat and tidy, was a lot of work . Also the blue Didn't want to mix very well and even seperated in the airbrush cup really fast....
The lacquer based version will safely spray on top of your acrylic base coats.
Don't like to be negative but that was my experience...
Cheers
Ollie

 That's mildly disappointing. I have to airbrush indoors and I really don't want to airbrush lacquer. I may buy a bottle and give the water based a try before splurging.
-Dave

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Re: Polytranspar Water-Based Iridescent Airbrush Paint
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2014, 05:51:06 am »
I have not painted the 350 yet but I have used Liquitex's irredescent  additive on other jobs.  You can mix in as much or as little as you want.  The only question I would have is on scale.  I have plenty of it left maybe I'll mix some up and shoot a test. 
« Last Edit: February 20, 2014, 05:56:26 am by big game nerd »

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Re: Polytranspar Water-Based Iridescent Airbrush Paint
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2015, 03:14:16 am »
What size of Nozzle/Needle is best for the Water Based paints. I have two IWATAs with 0,2mm and 0,3mm nozzles but have some problems with the paint.

Is a 0,5mm the solution?

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Re: Polytranspar Water-Based Iridescent Airbrush Paint
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2015, 06:51:05 pm »
Thanks for the links,  I just purchased the paint today to give it a go.

The createx pearl coat did not work out for me.

Nick

 




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