Re: rec.models.scale.paint.humbrol.suck.suck.suck

Randy J Ray (
Thu, 19 Oct 1995 14:00:42 -0600 (MDT)

>No, this is not a new newsgroup, just my frustration getting the better of me
>Am I the only one who's clueless about airbrushing with Humbrol, or has
>anyone else found the paint consistency to be like sand in water? And whats
>up with the tins? Not enough glass capacity in Old Blighty? Just try to pour
>paint into a mixing bottle without leaving half of it in the rim of the tin.

1) Consistency. I have found that using Testors' Model Master Metallizer
Thinner to be best for thinning Humbrol. I get very smooth coats with

2) Tins, mixing. Big pain, but I just drop two stainless steel nuts or BBs
in, and shake the hell out of it (while sealed, of course).

3) Tins, extracting. I use either the droppers that Testors makes, for mixing
paints, or just plastic straws. I use straws regardless of the brand of
paint-- Humbrol, Testors, Polly Scale and Floquil. I never try to pour from
the bottle.

Hope this helps!


Randy J. Ray -- U S WEST Technologies IAD/CSS/DPDS         Phone: (303)607-5268
                Denver, CO         

I don't suffer from insanity. I enjoy every minute of it.