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Nick_G07/11/2014 15:48:59
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Are the range of Humbrol enamel paints suitable for painting a model steam engine that later in it's life may have 'live steam' fed to it.

Basically is it capable of being used at the temperatures the cylinder will achieve and of course able to resist oil.

Also would 'real' engines have been finished in a gloss or a more satin paint.?

Cheers, Nick

JasonB07/11/2014 15:56:04
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Should be OK with Humbrol thats whatI used on my couple of Stuarts. Brunswick green is about right.

Too glossy a finish can look a bit toy like but if you spray teh Humbrol the thinners helps to knock off a bit of teh sheen. Phoenix are also worth looking at.

So is it all done and ready for paint then?

Nick_G07/11/2014 16:09:00
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Posted by JasonB on 07/11/2014 15:56:04:

So is it all done and ready for paint then?

Yeahhh, course.! cheeky

Nick

Neil Wyatt07/11/2014 16:32:25
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Isn't there a law against using anything other than Humbrol 3 Brunswick Green and 21 Gloss Black for Stuart engines?

Neil

Kevin Bennett07/11/2014 16:39:48
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hi I use RUSTINS paint search for ruskins Buckingham green paint on eBay I have found it very good and the finish is a nice gloss

Kevin

Vic07/11/2014 18:20:50
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Posted by Neil Wyatt on 07/11/2014 16:32:25:

Isn't there a law against using anything other than Humbrol 3 Brunswick Green and 21 Gloss Black for Stuart engines?

Neil

Oh yes.

^^^ Kevin^^^ is in real trouble now! smiley

JasonB07/11/2014 18:29:43
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Actually I've seen a few Stuarts in blue that look quite nice. Cream would also look good on the table engine. Or our German friends like a touch of satin black which is OK but they do tend to buff up the brass a bit too much for my liking.

Boiler Bri07/11/2014 18:52:15
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I painted my first traction engine with Humrol. Worked a treat and never had a problem, apart from runs and streaks from using a brush!

I am not sure if it is still made in the uk at Hull or not! 😚 maybe Hornby have moved it to China like all their other stuff.

FMES07/11/2014 18:58:27
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Hi Nick,

I use Humbrol enamel on my engines, the gloss black is good on the cylinders, I've seen oil boiling on mine,but reds tend to discolour after a while and give that well used look.

Nick_G07/11/2014 19:16:44
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Pink.!!!!! surprise

Yup deffo pink. It will be errrrrrrrrr, well, unique don't you all think.? devil indecision

Nick winkwinkwink

Vic07/11/2014 19:24:34
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Can I hijack this thread a minute and ask what you can add to Gloss paint to give it a Satin finish instead?

Nick_G07/11/2014 19:39:37
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Posted by Vic on 07/11/2014 19:24:34:

Can I hijack this thread a minute and ask what you can add to Gloss paint to give it a Satin finish instead?

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I personally don't consider that a hijack in any form. - It's related to a general painting question so I would say well and truly 'on topic'

No idea what to add to the paint though. frown

Nick

JasonB07/11/2014 20:33:46
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I think Phoenix that I linked to above do a matting agent. Accelerating the drying can also help thats what I do when using artists oils on my model figure, stand them directly under a 100w light bulb.

Gordon A07/11/2014 23:25:10
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Quote from the Hornby website/news 28/11/2012 :

Humbrol’s manufacturing has been moved back to the UK from China to improve supply, and ensure high quality standards continue to be met, but from an easier location nearer to the Margate Head Office.

Gordon.

Ed Duffner08/11/2014 02:01:24
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Posted by Vic on 07/11/2014 19:24:34:

Can I hijack this thread a minute and ask what you can add to Gloss paint to give it a Satin finish instead?

Hi Vic,

I've never tried but maybe adding satin clear to a gloss may take the edge off the sheen. Other than that you could always spray a top coat of satin over your gloss colour.

I have polished matt paint in the past to make a kind of scale lacquer finish on 1/35th armour barrels.

Ed.

Matt Homer 109/02/2016 10:37:49
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Humbrol Enamel Gloss or Acrylic gloss ? ...going to start building the Myfordboy Steam engine soon so going to order some paint...thanks Matt

Neil Wyatt09/02/2016 10:52:31
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> going to start building the Myfordboy Steam engine soon so going to order some paint

Another quick worker!

Neil

JasonB09/02/2016 11:44:39
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I find the solvent base enamels level out better so would go for them in preference to the acrylic if you are brushing it on.

Matt Homer 109/02/2016 13:04:07
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Thanks .... got a reply from David (myfordboy YouTube)

I always use the Precision pain on my models, without any primer. Humbrol would be fine though but go for the gloss enamel although if you are going to run on steam I don't know how that one does.

Some of my friends use car spray but that is probably more expensive than precision paints.

if you want the same colour as i used it's P125 B R Southern coach green (gloss)

Robbo09/02/2016 14:15:19
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Humbrol do make a range of Satin enamels as well as Gloss, but only one green in it. The range of Matt paints is huge.

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