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Acrylic silver

PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2016 3:18 pm
by sanputas
Hello

I am preparing to paint my butcher bird and I think in the end I will go for WarbirdColors http://warbirdcolors.com but they dont seem to have silver paint.

I am planning on shooting the entire model with silver first so I can work on chipped edges and distressing later on once the model is painted.

Any recommendations on silver acrylic paints ? ( apart from Tamiya as they are meant to be for plastic models ) ?

Re: Acrylic silver

PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2016 7:08 am
by Dave Wilshere
Talk with Phil at FA, he's super talented on finishes. See what he uses.
I'd panel a few areas and paint black under the silver to give shades

Dave

Re: Acrylic silver

PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2016 2:35 pm
by cary
Why go acrylic? If you really have to use acrylic then my question is not valid, but providing you have good safety sense and ventilation then cellulose is still great to work with plus you can get the silver finishes, including the "tints" better than acrylic.
I probably am going to get shot at but used properly cellulose is still a great paint.
Cary