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Is resin supposed to be better? What type of paint would you use on resin? This Mahan model has one small piece that is resin, for some reason.
What's the difference between acrylic paints, oil based, and water based? Which is best?
Resin is used by some manufacturers to get better details molded in a part/parts. Some manufacturers make entire kits out of resin, but resin kits are more expensive than plastic. With resin kits or parts, you have to use an epoxy or CA (super glue) to attach the pieces together or to plastic, wood, etc. If I'm painting a resin part, I will first prime it with Krylon primer or some primer picked up at Wal-Mart. After that has dried, you can paint it with enamels or acrylics.
Acrylics are water based paints. Enamels are oil based paints. Either are best depending on your preferences. I usually use acryilics if using an airbrush as it is so much easier to clean up the airbrush with water or windex. I use enamels for painting smaller parts or areas as I have found that enamels brush on better than most acrylics. However, you have to use turpentine or paint thinner to clean up the brushes afterward.
< Message edited by TOMLABEL -- 2/16/2009 8:22:52 PM >
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