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Historically solvent based paints, be they enamel, oil or lacquer types, have been used to good effect. The recent discontinuation of one widely distributed and popular brand of water based model railroad paint has opened the door to a new line of color matched acrylic resin model paint distributed by MicroMark, a leading model builder’s supply outlet. Additionally, these paints can be brush applied directly from their bottles or thinned with water for use as washes with equally good results. To put production samples of the paint to the test on a number of different materials they were used to finish a church and grave yard modeling project for an O scale traction layout.
Once the wood pieces were dried and burnished with 0000 steel wool, they were painted either white or the dark green trim color prior to being assembled.
The church model was assembled per instructions and the roof lightly shaded with a mixture of roof brown and water thinned half paint, half water. Next the vault and grave stones were airbrushed with several blended colors of gray before being shaded with dark grays and roof brown washes. As one can see in the photo of the finished Church yard vignette, the paint work met the standards for a quality finish yielding an attractive finished model. MicroLux and Vallejo water-based paints and finishes and other useful model building tools are available from Micro-Mark. This beautiful Model Acrylic shade is called Railroad Tie Brown, and comes from a company called Testors. Now that Testors has discontinued the Floquil Polly Scale line of Acrylic Railroad Colors,  I am trying to re-evaluate my options.
I haven't tried it myself yet, but I notice a lot of folks in various threads who cite paint are using Vallejo these days. The March MR has a Hobby Paint Roundup with quite a few options, though it does not get very specific about colors. I'm trying to pay attention so I can pick a line for most of my painting once I get the courage to try the airbrush sitting in its box. Also, with about 230 colors in Model Color, and about 50 in both Game Color and Panzer Aces, it's pretty easy to find the right shade, even without mixing. Once Testors discontinued its Floquil Polly Scale line of acrylic railroad colors, it seemed a little depressing to lose my paint of choice after 10 years of usage. Prior to the discontinuance of the Poly-Scale Line, I tried several Model Master's browns for painting of brick structurers models.
With a complete line of Railroad and Military Model Acrylic Lines, and 127 colors in all, available in just about every hue and color, they will no doubt keep you painting and smiling at the same time. The earth only looks dark brown when it's wet mud.You can also use Woodland Scenics liquid pigment Earth Undercoat that you thin with water.
It's also far easier to touch up a trim piece like a window or fascia strip than it is to paint it after the structure is built.A good trick is to put some paint on a rag and pull the stripwood through your fingers.
At another clinic (I love clinics at train conventions!) I learned to use plain Sunlight soap because it doesn't contain any lanolin or other additives. The type of paint and how it is applied is crucial to building an attractive and credible model. Available in two ounce bottles under the MicroLux brand name or in one half ounce bottles under the Vallejo brand name, both come premixed for use in airbrushes directly from their containers.


The colors remain stable even when thinned and when applied directly from their containers have excellent opacity.
A laser cut BTS Rural Church consisting of basswood, thin plywood, strip-wood and card stock is the focal piece of the project. This is my normal procedure for laser kit construction whether using solvent or water based paints.
To test the paint no primer was used on any of the parts and the paint applied with an airbrush directly onto each individual piece.
One tip shared on the MicroLux website is to have a tub of water handy to clean out the airbrush immediately once either painting is complete or when colors are changed. This shadow color was airbrushed at five psi along the joints in the ‘tar paper’ roofing as well as adding weathering streaks to the roof.
The MicroLux and Vallejo acrylic resin paints proved easy to use and apply while offering a superior finish when applied with either an airbrush, by paint brush, dry brushed or as a wash. Their product number, along with the HTML color code, RGB, and CMYK codes are listed below.
Many matchs for Pollyscale and Testers, sad though, you can't get them here in the states. These popular colors offer a wide range of weathering possibilities for prototype railroads.
They strive to perfect the process of color and are one of the most popular Acrylic Paint Brand companies in the world.
It's great for holding acrylic and water color brushes and keeping them moist while you work.
The additives were spoiling my cleaning efforts.Brass can be cleaned with an ultrasonic cleaner. This choice is further complicated since most of our projects use more than one type of material in their construction therefore our choice of paint needs to be versatile and work on many media. The introduction of latex emulsion house paints in the late 1960s led to several ventures into water-based model and craft paints.
Brush or airbrush touch ups yield excellent results with the touch up layer leveling to blend seamlessly with the base coat. In addition to the wood and card parts the kit also features several die-cast metal and resin parts. While these parts dried all of the resin, metal and plastic parts were washed in detergent to remove any mold release or oils that would prevent paint from adhering properly. I found that a deli-tub with lid holding water with a drop or two of dishwashing liquid works well for a quick clean up and as well as for thinning the paint. The resin ‘brick’ foundation piers were given a wash of concrete and water with a paint brush to high light the mortar joints.
The colors match those long used by model railroaders while providing an opaque and colorfast finish to most any paintable modeling material. This Beautiful Shade of Railroad Tie Brown and others can be found in the Testors Model Art Paint Gallery!
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I have seen modelers at NMRA "Craftsmen Corners" at regional train shows get terrific results with these paints. However, once in  awhile you want that special freight car or vehicle to look like it's just come out of the shop.
While acceptable to the craft market, these products did not work well for the fine finishes required by modelers and tended to obscure the fine details on miniature models.


The air pressure was set to ten psi and the paint was applied smoothly without any incident. These are a laser engraved resin impregnated paper product available from Monster Model Works.
Also be sure to browse through the other wonderful Professional Color Galleries to see more of Testors Model Acrylic Brand Paints and other Paint Manufacturers. Easy and fast clean up are just some of the reasons why Model Master acrylics are a top choice of professional custom railroad painters.
Floquil makes a couple different types of Acrylic Paint Brands including its Railroad Paints and its Military Model Paints! This Site does not warrant, or accept any responsibility or liability for, the accuracy, completeness, omissions, errors or misleading statements of the content or for any loss which may arise from reliance on this Site.
There are many colors to choose from.More expensive but ideal for styrene structures and rolling stock are model paints because they have very fine particles. Brass engines often have a lacquer coat to protect the metal and keep it looking shiny in the box. In view of this, several formulas of water based paints for the model builder have been developed in the intervening years. Monster Model’s laser etched laser board concrete pavement sheets provide the walkways and sidewalks. Due to the covering ability of finely ground pigments a surprisingly small amount of paint was needed. Once cut to shape a wash of engine black thinned with water was brushed over the walkways and allowed to dry overnight.
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You want to end up with the metal having a bit of "tooth" for the primer and paints to adhere to.
I use some Humbrol small cans of enamel and have both Tamiya and Accupaint colours in my repetoire. The basic landscaping consists of dirt and static grass held in place with dilute white glue. Even the white paint covered completely and was opaque in one light coat on the unprimed wood and set ‘dry to the touch’ in less than an hour. You can also buy special preps from the model railroad manufacturers.Vinegar or electronic circuit board etchant can be used on Campbell roofing aluminum to make holes and rips. Others were easily airbrushed but proved to be unstable once opened having limited shelf lives. In addition none of the parts warped as is sometime the case when using water based paint on even sealed wood. Some of the camouflage shades military modelers use can add to a scene.Badger has a line of model paints that I have used. Unlike solvent based paints, most water based model paints do not technically ‘dry’ but are cured upon exposure to air. With the wood parts painted, the plastic, resin and metal parts were painted in appropriate colors and set aside to completely cure overnight before assembly began. Dry brushing is a technique of loading a paint brush with some paint and then wiping most of it off on a paper towel or rag. I use Scalecoat sanding sealer.Finally, always clean the brushes and close the bottle caps right away.



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