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Substitute for Polly Scale Paint?

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Posted by gmpullman on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 12:36 AM

SeeYou190
I do not agree with the alarmist oppinions.

Nor I. 

 

Overmod
Learn more about this critical issue here.

Again — Huh?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dihydrogen_monoxide_hoax

 

DigitalGriffin
ATLANTIC CENTRAL 

The problem here is big brother protecting you from yourself.........

Sheldon


Huh?

 

Danger! Will Robinson.  Danger!


 

I adopted Scalecoat I and II as my paint-of-choice. Excellent results.

I have scores of Polly Scale bottles and I'm using many of them for less-critical jobs. Some are reaching twenty years of age. I "reconstitute" it and add adjuncts, such as Vallejo Airbrush Flow Improver and remix it, strain it and use it for vehicles, structures and figures.

Thank You, Ed

 

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 1:16 AM

When Polly-Scale discontinued their FANTASY COLORS line, I bought the entire paint rack from Omniverse Hobbies.

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That was about fifteen years ago, and some of the bottles are still perfectly usable.

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-Kevin

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Happily modeling the STRATTON & GILLETTE RAILROAD located in a world of plausible nonsense set in August, 1954.

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Posted by DigitalGriffin on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 8:25 AM

doctorwayne

 

 
DigitalGriffin

ATLANTIC CENTRAL

The problem here is big brother protecting you from yourself.........

Sheldon

Huh?

 

 

I'd guess Sheldon to be referring to the alarmist attitude of those in power towards products they deem harmful to the user or to the environment.  In light of the quantities involved, this is too much of a "the sky is falling" attitude.



Not that I don't agree.  But Acryllic polyscale is almost completely harmless.  Polyscale is non toxic when dry.  (not that I suggest anyone eat chips of it)  The only thing possibly dangerous about it is likely a little minor thinner that dissolves when it dries.  The binder (the stuff that holds the pigments to the model) is non toxic too far as I know.  But you don't want to drink glue.

Don - Specializing in layout DC->DCC conversions

Modeling C&O transition era and steel industries There's Nothing Like Big Steam!

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Posted by C&OFan on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 9:37 AM

Nice to see someone else interested in the C&O late steam early diesle transion period.

I'm not sure of the source, Nor can I remember where I read this, but the brief article said it had something to do with "royalties" that paint manufactureres have to pay to the railroads for the privlege of using the railroads colors and names.  I guess they're all copyrighted. Please don't hold me to the accuracy as I cannot remember if it was an article I read, or if it was information heard at my local hobby store.

 

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Posted by C&OFan on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 1:44 PM

Jim,  I use Badger Model Flex and have had great luck with it for air brushing..not so much with brush painting.  I shoot it at around 28-30 PSI.  I use a Badger, single action 200 detail brush.  I get an extreamly fine mist for coverage.  I have a number of bottles of PolyScale that I'm hoarding for brush painting.  I combined a couple of small bottles of dirty white into an empty large pollyscale bottle, then added several drops of reefer yellow. Got a nice cream city brick color. Don't think one could do that with Model Flex.  I alos prefer the Modelflex because it's non solvent.

 

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Posted by MikeFF on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 6:54 PM

Had the same question, poked around online and found this.  Lots of good info, not sure how old.  It took a long time to download and has a Testors URL.

https://www.testors.com/~/media/DigitalEncyclopedia/Documents/Testors/ebook/MRH-Acrylic-painting-guide-post-Floquil-Portrait.ashx

Mike

 

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Posted by BowserTB on Monday, February 19, 2018 12:20 PM

Thanks for that link, MikeFF.  I'm coming back into the hobby after a 20+ yr hiatus, so between the loss of my namesake's steam loco line, Floquil's disappearance and the advent of DCC, I've got a lot of catching up to do. 

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Posted by Run Eight on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 1:23 PM

I put in my two pennies worth on this topic.

It was rather interesting as to why RPM Corporation dropped the Floquil Line of model railroad paints, then remarketed under the Testors Model Masters Line, in 1/2 ounce bottles of I think 16 railroad flat colors.

Had contacted Testors, a while back and one question as to why 1/2 bottles, when the Floquil was in 1 ounce, a few 2 ounce and a few aerosals.

As the old saying goes, raise the price and get less volume of product!

Anyhow, as another question as to why they do not offer a few additional base colors of railroad flats, in particular reefer orange as a example.

Like the paint and I don't think it is any different than the Floquil Polly Scale, just re-branded.

 

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