Price: £1.60 each (Sep 2013)
Review by Geoff Coughlin
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We’ve received a number of tinlets of Humbrol acrylic paint in multiple RLM colours that are ideal for your WWII Luftwaffe aircraft projects and we’ll be using this manufacturer’s thinner already reviewed in Here Now with some of them soon. I am planning to use them on my current project: the 1:32 Trumpeter Messerschmitt Me 262B-1a and this is currently in Build Now and depending on when (and if) you look at that to see how I get on it may have completed of course and gone to the Trumpeter section in Finished Now.
The paints cover an assortment of RLM colours and the range is growing all the time so keep an eye on the Humbrol website to see the full range at any point.
I have used this paint with their thinner and found it sprays really well and that’s good because I tend to use acrylics more and more these days, not only because of their health advantages over enamels and solvents but I like to use oil washes and these work well over the acrylic paint – see you Techniques Bank for more on that.
Humbrol paint has been around nearly as long as I have and always seems to be there when you need it, with just the right colour and tone for the job in hand.