6th BT painting contest!

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Re: 6th BT painting contest!

Post by CMSheats » Fri Dec 09, 2011 2:33 am

Man.... Sorry to hear that. At least there is always next time. So, I am still needing two entrie's pictures of their models. If I don't get a response, I will just PM you guys. But I have to have the pics by the end of 11th, or else they don't count. So please get those to me soon, or PM me and let me know how close you are or something. Thanks!
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Re: 6th BT painting contest!

Post by gohkmkelvin » Fri Dec 09, 2011 10:50 am

Yeah, next time. I'm going to learn to have to paint without Dullcote.

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Re: 6th BT painting contest!

Post by Lycane » Fri Dec 09, 2011 12:44 pm

gohkmkelvin wrote:I withdraw from this contest.

After finishing my fig, I sprayed it with a blast of Testor's Dullcote ...

... and the paint bubbled like there was no tomorrow. Considering I didn't use any paint additives, and I sprayed under rigorous conditions (high temperature, low humidity, shook the can to shreds and soaked it in warm water), I can only conclude that the lacquer is at fault.

I've referred the matter to Testor's, but answers are yet to be forthcoming.

I would suggest that if anyone has Testor's from the batch KZ091 (the number is located on the bottom of the can), one should avoid using it as it may be from a poor batch.
Not just the batch my friend, but I generally do not trust testors products. I've had bad experiences every time i use them. Instead find using an acrylic matte spray used to protect canvas paintings works EXTREMELY well. I'll post the brand and maybe a pic this weekend. My "home" computer is being upgraded so havent been able to post much the past week.
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Re: 6th BT painting contest!

Post by athelu » Fri Dec 09, 2011 5:47 pm

FYI - I hope to have my painting finished tonight, then pictures taken tomorrow.

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Re: 6th BT painting contest!

Post by Stanislav » Fri Dec 09, 2011 6:28 pm

Guys, I think that Testor's Dullcote is the gold standard of sealers. It's like Magic Pixie Dust. I think you got a bad batch.
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Re: 6th BT painting contest!

Post by gohkmkelvin » Fri Dec 09, 2011 6:31 pm

Testor's is generally regarded as the gold standard for sealants, yes, but the formula has changed over the past couple of years. They switched out certain chemicals to comply with EU legislature (since the old formula contained certain carcinogens). Besides, even in the old days, Testor's was famous for producing absolutely rubbish batches of Dullcote.

Stanislav, I think you're right - I might have just gotten a naff batch.

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Re: 6th BT painting contest!

Post by CMSheats » Fri Dec 09, 2011 6:56 pm

Glad to hear it athelu. Looking forward to those pics. I just need one more set....
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Re: 6th BT painting contest!

Post by MagickalMemories » Fri Dec 09, 2011 7:05 pm

Stanislav wrote:Guys, I think that Testor's Dullcote is the gold standard of sealers. It's like Magic Pixie Dust. I think you got a bad batch.
The only matte sealer I like more than Testors is Model Master. It's a few cents cheaper and is the same size.

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Re: 6th BT painting contest!

Post by CMSheats » Mon Dec 12, 2011 6:50 pm

Hey guys, the voting poll is up and the links to the pics are there. So check them out and vote for what you think is the best! Thanks!
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