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mohammedcohen
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Posted: Thursday, October 14, 2010 - 02:04 PM UTC
Goin' thru my files of painting 'instructions', hints and tips and notices "GS Paints" the topic in the forum at the time (ca. 1999 - 2002) was painting metallics...I've got quite a few "armored' figure to paint and am always looking for new techniques and media...Anyone know what they're referring to and if the stuff is still available, and if so, where it can be found??? Thanx.

Chris Brosnahan,
Port St Lucie, FL USA

mohammedcohen
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Posted: Thursday, October 14, 2010 - 05:19 PM UTC
Nevermind - I figgured it out....Gunze Sangyo...I've gotta check my hobby shop in West Palm - they carry Tamiya stuff and at one time did carry Gunze Sangyo -I'm lookin' to use it on large scale busts but haven't been really happy with metallics stuff I've tried in the past.....Some of my fellow figure painters swear by Printers Inks...

Thnanx anyways guys...

Chris,
PSL, FL USA
marcel99
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Posted: Friday, October 15, 2010 - 01:24 AM UTC
I used Gunze serveral times to paint metalics parts and they are fine to work with. Sometimes I also us GW metal paints.

Cheers,
Marcel.
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Posted: Friday, October 15, 2010 - 07:51 AM UTC
Thanx, Marcel. What's GW??? I'm gonna try Tamiya metallics for the first tiome as well as Vallejo Acrylics...I do mostly all of my figure painting in Artist OIls, but see the need for quickly (relatively) drying Acrylics in painting heraldic designs....Haven't picked up a brush since around '85, but had some of the BEST tutors in the hobby to learn from: Andre Koribanics, Keith Kowalski and the late Robert (Bob) C, Knee, Jr,,,I'm stickin' with large scale busts to start then go on to a number of unfinished 100mm and 120mm figures....problem is, there is so much GOOD STUFF out there it's hard NOT to purchase new stuff...I LIKE the Young B Somng busts aws well as some of the stuff by Carl Ried.

Chris Brosnahan

Chris
gary_brook
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Posted: Wednesday, August 10, 2011 - 05:20 PM UTC
Chris,

I met you on the finescale forum about Ray Lamb's Hinchliffe large scale figures like Taisho RLO/01 and others, like your mounted version, but I couldn't email or reply your details. Now that I have met you elsewhere, can you email me so that I can ask about more information on the originals set. I believe their were four, including a mounted knight (Templer??). I do have some old advertisements in 1973-76 Military Modelling, but they are incomplete. If you wish, you can contact me at info at rgbphoto dot com dot au. Regards,

Gary.