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Mil-Spec paint and cleaner
Alclad II, Mil-Spec paint, Matt Black and airbrush cleaner
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by: Andy Brazier [ BETHEYN ]

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Alclad II have a wide reputation for their metal finish paints, and they are now offering a new enamel range of paints going by the name of Mil-Spec.

Mil-Spec paints

Each paint comes in a screw top glass jar which holds 30ML of enamel based paint.
The paint is pre thinned for airbrush use.
I have run the ALCE102 Matt Black through my airbrush and it sprays well and after about an hour it does start too dull down, but is still a little tacky to touch.
There is around 40 different colours of Alclad II Mil-Spec range of paints which include Luftwaffe, U.S, R.A.F and NATO, and utility colours.
The Mil-Spec range can be used with any Alclad primer and can be sealed with any varnish.
Each jar sells for around 4.50.

ALC307 Airbrush cleaner
Alclad's airbrush cleaner is designed to be used after using other Alclad II paints, and like most other Alclad paints, you should really use a mask, as prolonged usage and the smell is probably harmful over a period of time.
The airbrush cleaner cleaned up my airbrush well after using the Mil-Spec enamel paint.
The bottle staes it is not a thinner for any of the Alclad range.
Each 120ML bottle is priced around 3.50

Please remember, when contacting retailers or manufacturers, to mention that you saw their products highlighted here - on AEROSCALE.
Highs: Both are easy to spray and use straight from the jar.
Lows: As with all enamels, they smell a bit.
Verdict: A nice range of enamels that are ready to use through the airbrush. The cleaner does just that, well.
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  PUBLISHED: Jun 13, 2016

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About Andy Brazier (betheyn)

I started modelling in the 70's with my Dad building Airfix aircraft kits. The memory of my Dad and I building and painting a Avro Lancaster on the kitchen table will always be with me. I then found a friend who enjoyed building models, and between us I think we built the entire range of 1/72 Airfi...

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