Firstly Brushes :- Tamiya modelling brushes sizes NO.0 to NO.5 are what I use mostly.
Cleaned in a mix of cellulose thinners, humbrol/revell brush cleaner
Ok so to the paints.. brush paints..please remember these are just my own thoughts and finding after 30yrs of modelling, based on solely using the hairy stick.
Enamels Older stuff is generally ok, newer has seemingly huge quality control issues. I have brand new cans where I can honestly pop the lid off and turn them upside down and nothing comes out! It does however thin out well with Humbrol, Revell, VMS thinners.
Acrylics are generally fine and if need thinning use IPA or water.
Humbrol Authentic range:-
Enamels Old school style, stink to high heavens but are probably the best paints I have used. I have pots older than me that still work fine...probably poisonous.
Airfix:- See Humbrol Authentics
Enamels most of mine are older so hard to tell, they thin well with Revell and VMS, but not with Humbrol thinners.
Acrylics tend to be a little on the thick side, however thin with just about any acrylic thinner (Mr Color excluded) and work well
Enamels, not used many but they all have been fine from the glass, good coverage and good stable drying time allows time to work with brush.
Acrylics, dry quickly I find so need a few drops of retarder to slow them down to be manageable. Thin with IPA if needed
Nice constancy, but need a touch of Mr Color thinner to make them manageable
Acrylics Used both their airbrush ones and brush ones with brushes and they go on really well, don't need to be thinned and don't dry too quickly
Acrylics thin as heck and coverage is poor. might be fine in airbrush, not so great with brush.
Acrylics they are like Hataka paints, thin but not too thin. Work well with smooth finish
Model Air (Vallejo) :-
Acrylic, lots of thin coats but build well. Used on my flanker with great results.
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