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 Posted: Tue May 12th, 2020 11:35 pm
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Cheap (or even free) Layout Paint
By Several Modellers
Around our area we have drop-offs for unwanted or excess materials. I have found this a treasure trove for paint of all kinds. The best part is the price of them, FREE! I have gotten paint for the layout and for the rooms. Interior and exterior, latex and oil based. Check around in your area, you may be pleasantly surprised at what you find. (Chris Rodda)
I usually buy my paint at big box stores for $5.00 /  gallon or less (sometimes they will haggle price).  It seems that many times they have brown / tan miss-mixes so I have not had a problem finding it. (Rick Wade)


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Hiding the Seams in Removable Buildings
By Phil Herron
To keep the ground cover from entering the joint, I decided to glue and spike some thin cardboard to the base which covered the seam and could be covered with material to hide it.  I used gasket material from a tube which  I had purchased to use to shim cork roadbed where needed.  It is impervious to water but wetting it allows it to conform to minor contours.  When it dries it's quite stiff.  Now if I have to remove the building it will require little work to fix the scenery once reinstalled.


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Checking Tracklaying
By Brian Johnson
When we were laying our track for an O scale outdoor layout, we had problems with maintaining alignment. I was out watching trains one day when I saw a track worker lie down over the track and sight along the rails. While it is not possible to do this for all trackwork on a model, you can also use a thin mirror at track level to see what your small scale trackworkers would see.


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Painting Plastic or Brass Models with Acrylics Pt 1
By Steven Goodenough
There have been several discussion groups about using acrylics for painting all models. 
 I use acrylics for 98% or more of what I paint for myself or others.   I have done a couple dozen brass pieces and have 3 in the works now with no issues as far as durability.   The oldest was painted close to twenty years ago and has held up fine.    I have used a number of brands.
 Just like any other paint project the prep work makes all the difference.   Making sure the brass is clean,smooth and oil free will ensure a good paint job.   With that said depending on my confidence in my prep I will usually prime the model first which IS usually solvent based auto primer so this may be cheating?   I have used the Vallejo white primer on brass with success also.   I have also gone against all logic and put paint straight on the brass which held up.   Clean prep and you should be fine. 


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Painting Plastic or Brass Models with Acrylics Pt 2
By Bill Donaldson
No paint will be durable if the project is not prepared well.  Clean your project well, inspect for any flaws in the surface, and correct if possible.   Many brass models have a clear lacquer finish on them, make sure this is still solid and not cracked or chipped.  If the finish is damaged remove it first.  I recommend media blasting, or an air eraser.  This will leave a smooth surface with just a bit of tooth. Also, wear gloves after cleaning and do not touch the surface, any oils can affect adhesion.


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Painting Plastic or Brass Models with Acrylics Pt 3
By Joe Fugate
Water-based acrylics have come a LONG way in the last 15 years. I had health issues that developed from using solvent paints, so I'm much happier now with the water-based paints. With the advice I collected in the MRH Acrylic Painting Guide, I can get water-based paints to perform every bit as well as solvent based paints. And water-based is far more convenient too.
I thought I was indestructible until I developed health issues from solvent paints. Scared the bejeebers out of me! Do not minimize the accumulative effects on yourself of solvent paint over time.
A Note from Trevor - a lot of us think we are indestructible (your correspondent is Exhibit A) so Joes warning is particularly apt.  A number of custom painters in the past are no longer with us because of solvent based lung damage and we do not want to see any more of our number lost unnecessarily!


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