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I have painted loads of models in the past with cellulose that have been tex covered. So long as you don,t build it up to thick its fine, if you have it to thick it will crack.I have used all sorts of car aerosols again with out issue. Most of them are acrylic now.On my latest D7 I used an oil based paint for the white and matt emulsions for the colours.If I could do it again I would use all matt emulsions . Go to a DIY store and get them to mix any colour you fancy. One of our other Dawn Patrol members paints exclusively in this and he has some of the best models on the flight line. Rolling and brushing gives a great finish or you can spray it.Fuel proofing wise I have tried lots of different things but for petrol powered models I have used Ronseal Diamond hard varnish. Its water based , available in Gloss , Matt and Satin which is what I used on the D.VII. Thin a touch with water to spray or roll and brush from the tin.Thats my views on painting WW1 aircraft , there are loads of other , its what works best for you.Si
Top bit of info Si, I am painting my Fokker and was going to use flair paints as I had Never thought of using paint from a DIY store.So it's of to B&Q and not the local model shop that should save a few pound
I was also thinking of Warbirds paints from Phil
Hello,I have heard that house paints , water based, are petrol (gas) proof but not nitro proof. I need to put this to the test on the bench. Maybe we all should take a second and test things now and then especially when putting paints on our hard work.Take care,Albert