[WWI] Paint lids

dr-i.417.17 at cox.net dr-i.417.17 at cox.net
Tue Aug 13 14:57:28 EDT 2013

Coming out of deep lurk

I've found that the stick on stickers do not stay on MM tops very well. They dry out within a year. (at least the ones that come with the testors empty bottle pack)  I've begun to use a lable maker wiht white tape and black letters. It is a little smaller than the existing MM lables, I can get three lines of info,  Color, FS No if applicable and MM stock number. *I can READ these labels and the white base gives you someplace to take a brush stroke of the color.

---- "Nicklas wrote: 

That's what I do - except when feeling fairly industrious, then I spray the top of the cap with some flat white.
That's just in case the sticker may come off.  Usually I wipe the cap top with a swipe of fine grit, then some solvent before putting the sticker on to help it stay put.
Very useful now that I'm building again and looking for "what the heck did I do with that paint" - LOL

From: WWI [mailto:wwi-bounces at wwi-models.org] On Behalf Of Dave Calhoun
Sent: Tuesday, August 13, 2013 8:39 AM
To: wwi at wwi-models.org
Subject: [WWI] Paint lids: was Re: Tool trolley?

Sounds like you both have good ideas. How about getting a white round label (.5" for Humbrol and similar tins and small Testors bottles and 1" diameter for Model master, Misterkit and other larger bottles.)  Write the color name with a fine point sharpie across the middle and lower half if it is a long name, and put a toothpick full of color on the upper part of the label.  Then you will be able to quickly identify certain color ranges, and read the description if you need to tell if that brownish color is French chestnut or French chestnut w/ aluminum powder.  Works especially good for custom mixes.  This is just an idea, I have not yet tried it, I usualy just put a dab of paint on top of the bottle but have noticed that I have a lot of olive green looking bottles and it always takes me ten minutes to find the correct color when sorting between USMC green, field drab, olive drab, artillery olive, dark green (French) Dark green (German) etc.
Dave C

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