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QUOTE (BRITHO @ 4 Jan 2008, 01:38) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I have never tried correcting fluids as a paint, very fine surface filler yes, but paint no.

I would recommend thinned matt white paint.

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Tippex etc? I find it goes off very fast so hard to "paint well" with but it'd certainly have a nice flat look!

Paint...Yep - even plain old house acrlic thinned with a mix of water and meths (or a tiny bit of detergent) so it flows well (the meths helps lower surface tension quite well so it flows smooth. Dries it a wee bit faster too :) )

I'm tempted to say don't make it hard white - it always looks harsh / wrong to me. The tinyest bit of brown and an even tinier bit of black added to make it a soft very very plae gray looks much better.

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QUOTE (Noggins Friend @ 4 Jan 2008, 19:00) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I may not be up to the standards of my peers posting here, but has anyone considered Metcalfe. They provide an adhesive white strip of paper that is matt white. Mine are quite old now and still look quite good. I like the Metcalfe products, with suitable weathering they can be made quite realistic.

*** Nothing wrong with that at all as an approach - There are no points for doing it the hard way in this hobby, and no "wrong or right" if it gets the job done well!

Using Metcalfe, white card or paper will be a lot easier for many than getting a good consistent line with a paintbrush and as you said, it can look very good. It should also be possible to choose the paper texture to come closer to concrete or whatever is now in use, and even perhaps to emboss any "non-slip" pattern on it if it was wanted.

Richard
 
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