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a.colman@btinternet.com

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Hi,

Anybody out there with much experience with Alclad. For example can it be brush coated on or it can only be used with an airbrush??? 

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Hi

To be honest I've not brush painted Alcads 2 paints, however they are really thin paints so if you can its going to take some coats, I find citadel paints are good for brush painting if that helps.

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I use Alclad 2 paints a lot and they are airbrush only. They are just to thin to paint with a brush.

You get the best results if you lay down a gloss black base first and then spray the Alclad at a low pressure (10 - 15 psi) slowly building up the layers. It does dry really quick though.

Also make sure your work area is well ventilated because they are lacquer based and really stink.

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Thanks for the comments. Does anybody know of any links for films on the use of Alclad on you tube for example 
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Im doing the January 2013 news Feed tomorrow, so what I will do is a video on Alclads to go in the news feed, if there is anything you want me to look into about alclads let me know here ASAP.

the news feeds should be up to view monday.

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Thanks Bob that will be helpful 
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Hope this helps and feel free to ask any questions.



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Hi Tony,

Alclad 2 Lacquers are purposefully designed for airbrushing only representing the ultimate in 'metal skin', and as Bobby has already shown, are ruthlessly dependent on a flawless undercoat made in the correct colour. This however is not only limited to the undercoat but also the standard of finishing and polishing out seams and scratches prior to applying the lacquer. You will be sadly disappointed at what looks like a flawless seam after hitting it with Alclad if it has not been properly prepared! Treat the finishing as you would a clear canopy with the Tamiya polishing compounds, and you should be able to remove the undercoat brush marks that Bobby showed you.

There is a DVD that was published dealing specifically with the preparation and application of these lacquers by Master Class Model Building Videos (production of which seems to have sadly folded in the recession) - Master Class Technique Briefing #1 'Natural Metal Finishes Featuring Alclad II'

This is a great Master Class but unfortunately very few DVDs were produced, my copies were purchased about four years ago I think (as imports), but you will still find them referenced/reviewed on the Web in US sites and of course eBay at $25 ... http://www.ebay.com/itm/Master-Class-Model-Building-Videos-Natural-Metal-Finish-/250877211135

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Hey Guys,

Also meant to let you know the best and equally the cheapest site to acquire your Alclad II lacquers here in the UK ...

Here you will find them VERY competitively priced at £4.10 a bottle and you will also get free shipping if your overall order reaches £40.00 !!

http://www.spruemart.co.uk

Clive is very knowledgeable on this range and also carries a number of other very useful specialist tools as well as paints. The prices are good, delivery is fast and the service second to none. Well worth supporting this virtual shop on the web or at modelling exhibitions through 2013!

Happy modelling,
Peter
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As a final thought I've given you the references for the full range of these colours as it is quite extensive. Please also consider the use of their transparent range of colours to overlay metallics, especially good on engines !!

The ones highlighted in green are the ones I have in my stash and those in pink are the ones stocked at
http://www.spruemart.co.uk for £4.10. Klear Kote are the varishes and I prefer 'Future' and MicroScale.

You will find there are other colours available but these are pearlescent metallics and are made for Scale Auto projects

Hope you find it useful for your modelling projects,
Peter
 Airframe AluminiumALC-119 
 AluminiumALC-101 
 Armoured GlassALC-408 
 Burnt Iron (Burnt Metal)ALC-121 
 ChromeALC-107 
 Chrome (For Lexan)ALC-114 
 CopperALC-110 
 Dark AluminiumALC-103 
 Dull AluminiumALC-117 
 DuraluminALC-102 
 Exhaust ManifoldALC-123 
 Gold TitaniumALC-118 
 Gun MetalALC-120 
 Jet ExhaustALC-113 
 MagnesiumALC-111 
 Mirrored GoldALC-122 
 Pale Burnt Metal (Burnished Exhaust)ALC-104 
 Pale GoldALC-108 
 Polished AluminiumALC-105 
 Polished BrassALC-109 
 Semi-Matte AluminiumALC-116 
 Stainless SteelALC-115 
 SteelALC-112 
 Transparent BlueALC-403 
 Transparent GreenALC-404 
 Transparent Medium (Heat Stains/Tints)ALC-400 
 Transparent RedALC-401 
 Transparent SmokeALC-405 
 Transparent YellowALC-402 
 White AluminiumALC-106 
    
 Airbrush CleanerALC-307 
 Black Primer & MicrofillerALC-309 
 Gloss Black BaseALC-305 
 Grey Primer & MicrofillerALC-302 
 Honey Primer & MicrofillerALC-303 
 Klear Kote FlatALC-314 
 Klear Kote GlossALC-310 
 Klear Kote Light SheenALC-311 
 Klear Kote MatteALC-313 
 Klear Kote Semi-MatteALC-312 
 White Primer & MicrofillerALC-306 
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Thanks for the list I'm tempted to buy the last 14 on the list to complete my collection, but were do I put them 
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I know that feeling too and was sorely tempted last week by a full set of the 23 metallic finishes for £75 ... a bargain but I already had a lot as you can see from the above list. Gone now !!

I did however surcome to getting a full set of the 7 transparent colours and I see that there is now another listed at £25 ... He will accept an offer of £23.50 though

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Alclad-2-Model-Paint-Transparent-Complete-Range-7-bottles-inc-Armoured-Glass-/140906493415?pt=UK_ToysGames_ModelKits_ModelKits_JN&hash=item20ceae75e7

Arrived the very next day by Special Delivery (that was before all this snow though). Better get in fast though if you want them ...

He also has a three sets available of the five Klear-Kote finishes at a similar price so will probably accept £23.50 here too. These are the larger 120ml bottles and at either price if you need a full set they are presented at a bargain price

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Alclad-2-Model-Paint-Klear-Kote-Selection-New-Includes-all-5-Finishes-/140900295450?pt=UK_ToysGames_ModelKits_ModelKits_JN&hash=item20ce4fe31a

I fully recommend this ebay seller,
Peter

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Wow I just saw the date of the post. I am trying to find out the best place to buy alclad paints in the uk as I see a lot of sites that don’t look so good. Thanks
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I really don't know about sources for Alclad in the UK and I haven't used those products myself. I see Hannants name on here a lot. I believe they have a good reputation?

I opened the website and typed "Alclad" in the search box--the products popped up.

https://www.hannants.co.uk/

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