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Offline kendyman

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Re: Nieuport 17 1/48 Eduard Weekend
« Reply #15 on: May 17, 2012, 02:25:36 AM »
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I have a mix of water & "Winsor and Newton Galeria Acrylic Fluid Retarder" at 20:1 which I use to thin the Citadel when both spraying and brushing.

Interestingly the mix also makes Tamiya Acrylics brushable, something I once thought impossible.

Ken

Hallo Ken,
First of all my congrats for the Nieuport, it looks splendid.

On the retarder you quote I have a question: I normally use Tamiya acrylics  by brush and sometimes I have problems, what is the effect "Winsor and Newton Galeria Acrylic Fluid Retarder" has on those colors?
You mix 20 parts of Retarder to 1 of color or the other way round?
Thanks for informing
Antonio



Hi Antonio, thanks for your comments. 

The retarder is mixed 1 part retarder to 20 parts water, I keep a small bottle of mixed solution.

Previously when I tried brushing the Tamiya Acrylics they would not go on smoothly and would streak, even when mixed with water. However, if I use the retarder mix at a 1:1 ratio to paint then they do apply smoothly in a thin layer. I still prefer Vallejo for brush painting, but it's sometimes useful to be able to brush same paint as I used with Airbrush.

Ken

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Re: Nieuport 17 1/48 Eduard Weekend
« Reply #16 on: May 17, 2012, 05:59:51 PM »
Thanks Ken this is a very useful tip, I noted it down and will try to apply it.

Antonio