If you want to start collecting model paints, it is imperative that you are well versed in the process. While the paints have always been sold in their respective categories, the market has seen an increase in demand for specialty paints in recent times. There are many different types of specialty paints that are used on model airplanes. These include the following: UV paints (also known as water-based paints) and the “dip” type that are mixed with oil. The most popular model paints include the oil base, oil-free, and acrylic paints.
Model Paints Guide
The oil-based type of paints can be used on almost all surfaces of the model without any fear of the paint without damaging them. You can use them on wood, metal, foam, rubber, and even plastic. Oil-based paints also allow you to work on a variety of surfaces without any paint streaking. They are usually recommended for use on aircraft because of the oil-like consistency that they have. While they are generally safe, you should be careful with them when working with a liquid. These paints tend to be somewhat slippery and there can be a danger of slipping when working with them.
The acrylic paints are great for modeling, but not for detail work. The reason is that acrylics are made up of two parts: the liquid part and the powder.