Loading
KotiBlogitArtikkeli #22338

Enamel or Acrylic for paint repairsEnamel or Acrylic for paint repairs

AlsoarAlsoar3 vuotta sittenAsk MFC
Hello

I recently bought an unopened Native Collet from Mandarake. Unfortunately it turns out it was opened and has a small paint scruff that's been bothering me for weeks that i would like to repair.

I'm not sure whether i should be using enamel or acrylic for the repair?

Kahotan mikatan.goodsmi... recommends enamel and Muntoe BLOG #9269 and other people recommends acrylics. Now i'm not sure which type i should be using.

And is there a way to avoid the paint shine without using a top coat? (I'm afraid of ruining it futher)

Lastly, i'm planning to get a set of Tamiya mini paints for this. Should i be getting the XF series since they're flat?

I attached a photo of the paint scruff i like to repair
http://i.imgur.com/fD8SNJX.jpg

Thank you
1,960 osumaa • 9 kommenttia

kommenttia9

0pt
Cheers for the clarification MangoMilk. I thought the gloss was from using enamel but it appears to be all paints.

Since it'll be the first time i'll be doing touch ups and mixing paints, i went for acrylics as recommended. But the paints are relatively inexpensive, so i'll probably pick up an enamel set later too once i know what i'm doing.
3 vuotta sitten
0pt
Alsoar (3 vuotta sitten) #3105116Thanks for the replies.
I was originally planning to get enamel because of Kohotan's repair article mikatan.goodsmi..., but she later mentions top coating due to the repainted area being shiny. Another MFC user BLOG #21472 also had that same issue when using enamel.
I'm not sure if the gloss was from using enamel, so i thought it would be prudent to ask MFC first.

Generally speaking, all paints are glossy by default unless stated otherwise. For example, Tamiya acrylic "Red" is gloss red. In order to make flat red, they have an additive in the mixture.

So if you just buy flat/matte finish paints, you'll be fine.

Topcoat can be used for several purposes, specifically protecting the underlying paint, but can also turn glossy surfaces flat. But if you just start with flat paint, you don't need topcoat for that purpose.
3 vuotta sitten
0pt
Thanks for the replies.

I was originally planning to get enamel because of Kohotan's repair article mikatan.goodsmi..., but she later mentions top coating due to the repainted area being shiny. Another MFC user BLOG #21472 also had that same issue when using enamel.

I'm not sure if the gloss was from using enamel, so i thought it would be prudent to ask MFC first.
3 vuotta sitten
0pt
For such a small spot, it doesn't matter at all. The reason why acrylic is better for beginners is because it is easier to clean. But since the spot is so tiny, it is really impossible to mess up.

If you want a personal opinion, I'd go with enamel. Generally speaking, enamel looks better and lasts longer. Most enamels are also designed for brushing, while acrylics (specifically Tamiya) is meant for spraying.
Also, since the spot is tiny but the surrounding area is not glossy, I would recommend matte paint to be as unnoticeable as possible.

www.amazon.com/.... This is a very basic enamel that is inexpensive, but should do the trick.
3 vuotta sitten
0pt
R_Kasahara ( =₃=)*
Alsoar (3 vuotta sitten) #3104874I'm going to go ahead and order a set of Tamiya's XF and a X-1 (i think that's black gloss?) as suggested.
Tamiya's semi-gloss black should be X-18, but X-1 might work just as well, depending on how much you use.
3 vuotta sitten
0pt
Muntoe in her blog is talking about the easiest/cheaper way to paint your Garage Kits.
Kahotan was talking about how to repair your figure in the most "professional" way, since I believe figures are painted with emanels.

Your choice of paints seems good, I hope everything turns out ok o:
3 vuotta sitten
0pt
Chloe-tsundere The louise otaku
I use enamel for my model kits and repairs. Mine are from humbrol ;) but not sure if it is a local brand or available worldwide but yeah thats my favorite pick. I sometimes buy another one if e hobby store doesnt have a certain color and then they give me a different one which is the sane color but different brand
3 vuotta sitten
0pt
Awesome. Thanks for the fast reply R_Kashara.

I'm going to go ahead and order a set of Tamiya's XF and a X-1 (i think that's black gloss?) as suggested.
3 vuotta sitten
3pt
R_Kasahara ( =₃=)*
Use acrylics if you're new to repairs/touch-ups and want to play it safe. If you make a mistake, acrylic paint tends to be easier to remove and reapply without risking damage to the rest of the figure.

As for potential problems with paint shine, use matte and/or semi-gloss paints. And yeah, Tamiya's XF paints should be good, though you might want a semi-gloss black to blend in with those (some matte paints can be really flat). For such a small spot, topcoat might not be worth it.
3 vuotta sitten
Figures, Goodies and Dakimakura shop.

About this blog

 
Welcome to my blog!

Liittyvät kohteet

Tägit0

Liittyvät klubit