Humbrol has been the modellers standard for decades. Originally produced in a small range of colours for painting bike frames, it now comes in over 150 colours, and is perfect for modellers wishing to see a high quality and tough finish on their creations. Humbrol enamel can also be used on a wide range of art and craft applications, on many surfaces and as a touch up or surface paint around the home and for DIY applications. Suitable for indoor or outdoor usage. Also available in larger 50ml and 125ml tins for bigger jobs
Usage: A solvent-based, fast-dry paint developed for use on plastic model kits but which can also be used on other surfaces. This includes a wide range of surfaces including most plastics, wood, glass, ceramics, metal, cardboard, sealed plaster, sealed hardboard and more (always try on a small test area to check suitability)
Coverage: 14ml tin covers approx. 0.3m depending on thickness of application
Application: Brush straight from the tin. Airbrush with a suitable thinner such as Humbrol Enamel Thinners. Two thin coats are preferable to one thick coat. The usual thinning ratio is 2 parts paint to 1 part thinner. Note that Metalcote colours are designed to be polished when fully dry.
Drying time: Gloss: 1-2 hours. Matt Satin: 20-40 mins touch dry, up to 24 hours for hard dry. Metallics: hard dry in approx. 10 days. Drying times will vary according to ambient temperature and humidity.
Recoat: 6 hours minimum (preferably overnight)
How to clean: Brushes: use Humbrol Enamel Thinners. Airbrush: flush thoroughly using Humbrol Enamel Thinners. Product is permanent once dry. Matt, Satin, Gloss, Metallic, Metalcote and Clear finishes are available (finish varies by colour).
The scale of a model is its size as a proportion to the real-life item. For instance, a 1:18 scale model means that every 1 unit of measurement on the model equals 18 units on the real item. If you divide the real item's size by 18, you'd get the size of the 1:18 model. Please note that models can vary slightly in size, as not all real-life items, like cars or planes, have the same dimensions.
- 1:12 scale: ~38 cm or 15 inches
- 1:18 scale: ~25 cm or 10 inches
- 1:24 scale: ~18 cm or 7 inches
- 1:43 scale: ~10 cm or 4 inches
- 1:64 scale: ~7 cm or 2.75 inches
- 1:76 scale: ~6 cm or 2.3 inches
- 1:12 scale: ~75 cm or 29.5 inches
- 1:18 scale: ~50 cm or 19.7 inches
- 1:24 scale: ~38 cm or 15 inches
- 1:43 scale: ~21 cm or 8.3 inches
- 1:64 scale: ~14 cm or 5.5 inches
- 1:76 scale: ~12 cm or 4.7 inches
- 1:6 scale: ~30 cm or 12 inches
- 1:10 scale: ~18 cm or 7 inches
- 1:12 scale: ~15 cm or 6 inches
- HO scale (1:87): ~22 cm or 8.7 inches
- N scale (1:160): ~12 cm or 4.7 inches
- O scale (1:48): ~38 cm or 15 inches
- 1:72 scale: ~20 cm or 7.9 inches
- 1:100 scale: ~14 cm or 5.5 inches
- 1:144 scale: ~10 cm or 3.9 inches
- 1:200 scale: ~7 cm or 2.8 inches
- 1:72 scale: ~40 cm or 15.7 inches
- 1:100 scale: ~28 cm or 11 inches
- 1:144 scale: ~20 cm or 7.9 inches
- 1:200 scale: ~14 cm or 5.5 inches
- 1:144 scale: ~150 cm or 59 inches
- 1:350 scale: ~62 cm or 24.4 inches
- 1:700 scale: ~31 cm or 12.2 inches
- 1:16 scale: ~97 cm or 38.2 inches
- 1:35 scale: ~44 cm or 17.3 inches
- 1:72 scale: ~22 cm or 8.7 inches
- Orders placed before 14:00 (Monday-Friday) are dispatched the same day. After 14:00, they're dispatched the next working day.
- Delays may occur during high order volume. Any significant delays will be communicated via email.
- We ship globally, with specific rates for different zones:
- Delivery confirmation and tracking number provided post-dispatch.
Returns & Refunds:
- 30-day return policy. Items must be unused, in original packaging.
- No returns on hazardous or flammable items.
- Start returns by emailing [email protected]. Do not return to the manufacturer.
- Returns address: Model Universe, 3 Hagley Court North, The Waterfront, Dudley, West Midlands, DY5 1XF, UK.
- Refund processing times vary; contact us if delays occur. Sale items may have different refund terms.
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