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Scoutdad
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Joined: 09 Oct 2006
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Location: Middle Tennessee

PostPosted: Sat Jan 27, 2007 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

??? I don't know if the CeramCoat or Folk Art brands are availalbel in the United Kingdom or not. Even if they are not, I'm sure that there is a suitable replacement availalble locally. As I have said before, it's typically not as much about the brand as it is about finding th right color.

If brand "X" isn't availalbe in the UK, then you might try brand "Y" instead. I use the CeramCoat and FolkArt brands because of the wide range of colors available (over 300 differnt colors between the two brands... not counting glossies, pearlescents, metallics, neons, etc. They can be found at any retail outlet (Wal-Mart, K-Mart, Target, etc.) and I would think that someone in the UK carries a similar brand.

Don't get me wrong, they are not the prefect brand. I have to thin each bottle somewhat to reach the consistency I like... but then again, I sometimes open a new bottle of Citadel and let it sit open for the duration of my paiting for the day, then I close it and remix. This helps thicken it to the consistency I prefer. Airbrushing with the cheaper brands is more difficult as well. The paint requires a lot of thinning to become sprayable, but too much makes it thin and weak.

Here are the links to the paint companies:

http://www.deltacrafts.com/Paint/Ceramcoat/
http://www.plaidonline.com/apFA.asp
http://www.plaidonline.com/apAB.asp
http://www.acrylicosvallejo.com/
http://www.reapermini.com/Paints/
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wrongway klingon
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Joined: 11 Jan 2007
Posts: 46
Location: Cumbria, UK

PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2007 10:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Scoutdad wrote:

Irregular Miniatures (website unknown) produces a line of 6mm Scci-Fi minis witha shuttlecraft tha could have been copied directly from Star Trek.


I went to Vapnartak at YORK at the weekend no FEDCOM but Irregular were there. I picked up 6 shuttles they need to recast as that was the end of the stock. seems there has been a rush on them recently. here's the web site

http://www.irregularminiatures.co.uk/

the order code is DYO1
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markgeorgetwo
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Joined: 21 Nov 2006
Posts: 334
Location: london england

PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2007 3:16 pm    Post subject: other miniatures(shuttlecraft) Reply with quote

I also found some old 1/300th scale amecian m113's with a bit of work done on them would pass for federation shuttle craft the tip is to sand them carefully of any think that looks like it is a vechile eg the tracks and the hatchs then undercoat it and paint it on the table they pass for shuttles donot forget to drill them for your stands Cool
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wrongway klingon
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2007 9:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brilliant idea, I think I will add some plastic or brass rod for nacelles
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