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    Default Model Flex Frisco Orange

    Has anyone ever used the Badger Model Flex Frisco Orange? I didn't know the color existed

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    HWB, I have used it before and when it dries it looks really really good. it lays down nice and looks just like the color it is named for so it looks prototypical. I used it on the diesel engine that my father gave me before he died. Also it matches the microscale decals perfectly. I have also used Chevy Orange which is also a match.
    hope this helps.
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    Default Re: Model Flex Frisco Orange

    Will ... Is that GP-40 pic in your album the one that is painted with the Badger Paint?

    If so - can you post a closeup photo?

    Thanks,
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    yes it was a GP-40. It isn't decaled yet and it was one of my early paint jobs but I will post one.
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    Default Re: Model Flex Frisco Orange

    that would be great. I haven't bought any yet and none of the local shops carry it so it would be nice to see what it looks like.

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    Default Re: Model Flex Frisco Orange

    I have a bottle of it on my workbench and use it to touch up those pesky paint chips of the plastic handrails of my Atlas diesels and after it dries one can't tell I touched them up. It's great!

    Bob Hoover
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    P.S. I use one of those nifty little paint sticks to apply it and swear by them too!

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    Default Re: Model Flex Frisco Orange

    Anybody got a source for this paint? I looked on the internet and found a bottle for $2.60 but they wanted $8.00 to ship it.
    Tom
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    Engineer Re: Model Flex Frisco Orange

    I ran into a ridiculous shipping cost ($7.56 for a $2.59 item), and I was blown away. It was a bo item on an earlier order, and I had no idea they were going to ship it at that cost until it came. The higher fee is because it cannot go USPS but must ship FedEx or UPS. Needless to say I would like to find a source also if possible for these items that have to be shipped ground because of their volatility. Thanks, Terry

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    I just used it to paint the front and rear pilots of my old Athearn Blue-Box SD40-2, along with the horn, uncoupling bar, and handrail stanchions (see photos in the thread "SD40-2 horn"). When I first opened the bottle, I thought it looked too bright, kinda like the Walthers Trainline GP15, but after applying it, it transitioned and dried to a flatter tone that matched the locomotive's paint well. I didn't primer the metal parts, which was basically everything I described above, but I used two coats and thought it worked pretty well. It's a real thin acrylic paint and it dries to the touch within three or four minutes.
    Last edited by wpmoreland719; 04-01-2010 at 06:13 AM.

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    Default Re: Model Flex Frisco Orange

    It's a great paint. Best since Socony Red. If you find a source call them and see if they can cut you a break on the shipping. If not, order more stuff; thats what I do

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    Default Re: Model Flex Frisco Orange

    It took me some begging but got the local hobby shop to get it from Walthers. Now if Walthers has or gets it in stock in the next year or so I will consider the venture a success.
    On another note I got the latest AThearn SD40-2 out opened it up and used some model masters paint "Sunburst Orange" and hand brushed a little on the lift lugs on the side sills. Seemed to match other than being more glossy than the factory paint.
    But I do want to try to get farther away from solvent based paints. Had a dear friend and fellow modeler die from lung cancer a couple years ago. NOT saying the paint did it, he never used a paint booth. I am sure it didn't help.
    But the last time I tried to use this model flex (years ago) it would kind of blob on the end of my Paasche VL air brush. Any advise to give me on using this stuff is appreciated.
    Thanks
    Tom in GJ

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    Engineer Re: Model Flex Frisco Orange

    It has been over four years since this thread last had a post (my how time flies when you're having fun), but I have a question and a comment.
    Question: What should be used to thin this paint?

    Comment: I have found a great source for model flex paint on ebay, but you can visit him at www.hobbypaint.net for your paint needs. He charges a very reasonable shipping fee and gives a discount code after buying so much from him.

    Terry

    ps. on ebay he is known as sidetrack hobby
    Last edited by tmfrisco; 08-27-2014 at 09:45 AM. Reason: added ps

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    Terry:

    I would try Testors/Aztek Universal Acrylic Thinner. Although I haven't specifically tried using it to thin Model Flex paint, I see no reason why it wouldn't work. It comes in a 4 oz. bottle and is available at stores like Hobby Lobby. Be sure and have your 40% off coupon in hand if you go that route.
    Bob Hoover
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    "River City Railroad & Amusement Co."

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    I have used quite a lot of Model Flex including the Frisco Orange. Here are a few of the things I have learned:
    1. It normally does not need to be thinned, even for air brushing.
    2. If you do thin, use distilled water.
    3. Air brushing requires 25-30 psig pressure.
    4. The paint dries so fast that you may need to add extender if airbrushing. Use the Badger Model Flex extender for this.
    5. When air brushing keep the air brush fairly close to the model (3-5")
    6. Use the large air tip, usually no. 5 for your air brush.

    Cleanup with warm water and dish detergent, windex or any good acrylic paint cleaner.

    The dried finish on most Model Flex paints is not flat. More like a matte finish. In fact I find that you can apply decals without using a gloss clearcoat.

    Keith Edgington

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    Default Re: Model Flex Frisco Orange

    Great information Keith! Thanks for the detailed post!
    Bob Hoover
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    Modeling a small segment of the Wichita Sub-Division, circa. 1980, in HO called the
    "River City Railroad & Amusement Co."

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    Engineer Re: Model Flex Frisco Orange

    Thanks, guys. After I posted my question, I went on line and did some research on this paint, and the experience of those I found parallels what you have said here.

    Terry

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