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Damp Leaking Stains Paint
Easy 3 Leaking and Stains: Damp Effect Set
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by: Frederick Boucher [ JPTRR ]


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Leaking and Stains: Damp Effect
Series: Easy 3
Mfg. ID: MS 12
Contents: 3 x 22ml paint bottles


Introduction
Easy 3 Leaking and Stains: Damp Effect Set is three special glossy acrylic colors to simulate vegetable origin damp and mold for dioramas. Currently there are two other Easy 3 sets for simulating muck and dirt and goo and grease.

Leaking and Stains: Damp Effect
Set MS 12 arrives in an attractive end-opening cardboard box with three 22ml plastic bottles held within. The bottle caps are molded with an internal rim which both provides a small palette cup as well as inhibits paint fouling of the bottle cap thread.

These water soluble acrylic paints are made with very fine ground pigments for use on plastic, resin, metal, vinyl, wood, cloth and ceramic. They have no noticeable odor. I find them to be much thinner than other brands I am used to, more like a wash than a paint. They are formulated for airbrushing instead of one-pass brushing. Multiple brushed layers increase the depth and intensity of the effects.

Except for on-line there are no instructions other than examples printed on the box, plus graphics identifying the three bottles. Lifecolor reminds us that these can be mixed with Tensocrom Medium to create washes and glazes.

This set includes:
    UA 749 Vegetable Origin Damp Green
    UA 750 Vegetable Origin Damp Yellow
    UA 751 Dark Mold

These have a good dank semi-gloss to them.

Application
These paints are formulated for airbrushing and hand brushing. I did not airbrush any of these.

Bristle brushing is different. As noted above these are much thinner than conventional paints. However, the glossy medium of these colors make them tacky to the touch until they dry. None of the colors left brushstrokes. None of the colors ran nor puddled. They dry with a wet satin sheen.

I used a variety of brushes ranging from cheap craft stiff bristle acrylic types through soft camel hair artist brands.

adhesion
Excellent! Due to the subjects I painted it is not practical to test it with tape although I did rub the chimney stones and the building foundation with my fingers. It did not pick away.

Conclusion
Walking about my neighborhood I see many colonies of mold and moss in damp areas that can be reproduced with combinations of these paints.

Adhesion is impressive. The bottle design is great, as is the packaging. These paints cleaned easily with Lifecolor Cleaner or water.

Brushing is different because they are so thin out of the bottle. Yet these paints perform well with multiple coats which increase the depth and intensity of the effects.

My minor criticism is the lack of instructions - without a computer one must figure out the application and effects on one's own.

These are quality paints and I certainly recommend them.

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SUMMARY
Highs: Adhesion is impressive. The bottle design is great, as is the packaging. These paints cleaned easily with Lifecolor Cleaner or water.
Lows: My minor criticism is the lack of instructions - without a computer one must figure out the application and effects on one's own.
Verdict: Walking about my neighborhood I see many colonies of mold and moss in damp areas that can be reproduced with combinations of these paints. These are quality paints and I certainly recommend them.
Percentage Rating
95%
  Scale: N/A
  Mfg. ID: MS 12
  Suggested Retail: 8.50 $13.50
  Related Link: Easy 3 Leaking and Stains
  PUBLISHED: Nov 06, 2013
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 87.00%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 89.44%

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About Frederick Boucher (JPTRR)
FROM: TENNESSEE, UNITED STATES

I'm a professional pilot with a degree in art. My first model was an AMT semi dump truck. Then Monogram's Lunar Lander right after the lunar landing. Next, Revell's 1/32 Bf-109G...cried havoc and released the dogs of modeling! My interests--if built before 1900, or after 1955, then I proba...

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