[WWI] Old humbrol

Nigel Cheffers-Heard su3264 at eclipse.co.uk
Fri Feb 2 03:29:34 EST 2007

Additionally, I gather the old paints were made by the Humber Oil  
Company, the current ones are made in China.
My experience of Chinese-made artists colours is that their pigments  
are not as finely ground. Although it is an empirical test, seeing  
how long it takes the pigment to precipitate out of a highly thinned  
sample gives a good indicator of how fine they are. The Chinese  
umbers I used for washes had such a coarse  particle that by the time  
you had it thinned enough for a good wash and picked up the model and  
brush, the pigment was in a pool in the bottom!
Still like Trumpeter kits, though..........

Nigel Cheffers-Heard
su3264 at eclipse.co.uk
0771 261 4514
Bridge Inn

On 2 Feb 2007, at 2:28, Mark Shannon wrote:

>> From a chemistry point of view, there were about three big changes.

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