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betheyn
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Posted: Monday, June 06, 2016 - 03:54 AM UTC
AK Interactive have branched out into sprayable metal enamel paints, and Andy Brazier has a little play with them.

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Posted: Monday, June 06, 2016 - 04:17 AM UTC
I appreciate that they look pretty in controlled lighting situations. Could you take some pictures of that wing in various conditions outside like bright sun and cloudy. I'd appreciate it greatly.
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Gaz
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Posted: Monday, June 06, 2016 - 05:36 AM UTC
I have used Alclad paints in the past and agree they're smelly. I understand that these are easier to use but it would interesting to know your view on the colours. The dark aluminium and pale burnt metal just don't look right. cheers Michael
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Posted: Tuesday, June 07, 2016 - 12:40 PM UTC

Quoted Text

I appreciate that they look pretty in controlled lighting situations. Could you take some pictures of that wing in various conditions outside like bright sun and cloudy. I'd appreciate it greatly.
Thanks,

Gaz


Hi,
The pics in the review were taken with only my desktop lamp on, so it wasn't a full lighting setup.
Here is a pic of the wing in natural light on a cloudy day.


Quoted Text

I have used Alclad paints in the past and agree they're smelly. I understand that these are easier to use but it would interesting to know your view on the colours. The dark aluminium and pale burnt metal just don't look right. cheers Michael


Hi,
The dark aluminium looks pretty good to me, but the pale burnt metal is a little too pale compared to the Alclad offering, but it does have a slight orange/yellow tint to it.
The Alclad is a more full burnt metal though.
Used together should produce a nice and varied effect.
Hope this all helps.
Andy
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Posted: Tuesday, June 07, 2016 - 01:59 PM UTC
Andy,
Thank you for taking the picture in non-electric light.

Gaz