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Re: Kure Arsenal Grey Paint
Since Polly Scale RR has been discontinued for over 5 years I suspect that availability will also be as much a problem as for Testors. No paints are cheap in today's market. I'm also surprised that Tamiya must be used with a primer and is considered by you to be more of an airbrush paint. I returned to modelling about 35 years ago and have used Tamiya paints for about 60% of my hand brush work during that time. I rarely use a primer and I mask it all the time and it adheres very well.
In my opinion Gunze Sangyo Aqueous paints are the best paints out there for either brush or airbrush, but availability is a huge challenge. In Pennsylvania we still have hobby stores and I can always grab Tamiya when I need it.
Testorís paint maybe hard to come by being a naval paint. It wonít be cheap and will be in semi gloss. Tamiya I never liked. It will not adhere without a primer and advertised for brush but really airbrush.
If you are a die hard IJN builder may I suggest you take your chip card and match it against Polly Scale Railroad colors . I have done that for Modern USN Haze Gray, 20B, Modern Deck anti-skid and 5N. Many Polly Scale RR grays are still available/in which hobby stores are dying to unload.
If I recall Kure Naval Gray was a very dark and deep gray. Polly Scale Neutral Gray or Guilford Gray as suggestions available on evil site. Not inexpensive but a lot more friendly to brushes.
Tamiya and Testors both have a Kure paint that are suitable for brushing Tamiya also has it in a rattle can..
I see where Scalecolors & Tru-Colors both offer this color of paint, but appears mostly for use in airbrushes. Can they be applied by brushes with acceptable results or is there another brand out there, that would work better?
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