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LifeColor: Stone Grey
JPTRR
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RAILROAD MODELING
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Posted: Monday, August 12, 2019 - 03:26 PM UTC


STONE GREY is a set of six matt acrylic paints from LIFECOLOR.

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ctkwok
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Posted: Monday, August 12, 2019 - 03:38 PM UTC
What's a good thinner for LC? I could thin it with Windex, but the AB tends to clog soon enough. From scavenging forums their thinners don't work well either and water was supposed to be the one that works. But I wish there is some stronger thinner that would flush them out of the AB like lacquer for Tamiya.
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Posted: Monday, August 12, 2019 - 04:01 PM UTC
Hi Cody,

LC has their own thinner and I like it. I also use plain water.

To clean I use Medea Airbrush Cleaner

Hope this helps.
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Posted: Monday, August 12, 2019 - 04:09 PM UTC
i use UMP thinner and work pretty well,i ad also cople of drop of retarder when is to hot here

https://www.umpretail.com/products/ultimate-airbrush-thinner
ctkwok
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Posted: Monday, August 12, 2019 - 04:16 PM UTC
Thanks for the tips. I normally avoid these latex based paints like a plague, but it works really well with olive drab lacquer chipping method Rinaldi uses so I'm trying to live with it.
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Posted: Monday, August 12, 2019 - 09:27 PM UTC
I used a couple of the black shades last night, one was completely fine, the other one was a nightmare. Something to look out for is the drying paint around the lid and lip of the pot flaking off into the paint, as well as bits thickening up into lumpy blobs in the bottom when the paint gets a bit old. Teabag paper straining would sort it, and I agree on the LC thinner, plus retarder. In the end however I went to Tamiya for the second shade, and it was 100% perfect even though that was an old jar too... Sometimes you wonder if some paints are worth the trouble.

There's always a bubble when you open the lid too!!
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Posted: Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 05:13 AM UTC
Not crazy about LC paints as they tend to gunk up over time, but this set looks pretty valuable for dios. Thanks for the review, Fred.
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Posted: Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 09:04 AM UTC

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Not crazy about LC paints as they tend to gunk up over time...



Yup, though I just did the teabag paper strain thing into the cup, with LC thinner plus retarder, and last night's nightmare paint performed perfectly this time. I was almost disappointed when I had some left in the cup but had nothing left to paint.