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About marvin20

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    F-15 Eagle Enthusiast
  • Birthday 12/26/1958

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    Aircraft 1/72, 1/48, 1/32
    Armor 1/35

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  1. marvin20

    CD48150 - F-15 Eagle - The Early Years

    Will you produce a second sheet which includes the Eagles from Holloman AFB? It would be nice to get some.
  2. marvin20

    Buying paint.

    I haven't tried their primer, I know that it does require thinning for sure. I've used the Badger Stynylrez primer. And have had no issues with any interactions between this primer and the Mission Model paints. http://www.squadron.com/Badger-3-2-oz-Tone-Pack-White-Grey-Black-BGS-p/bgsnr210.htm
  3. marvin20

    Buying paint.

    EightyDuce, I have used Mission Model paints and they are unlike any other acrylic paints out there. You must use only their thinner with their paints, and actually you don't need it at all. If you do use it, it's like 1 - 2 drops for every 15 - 20 drops of paint. Before purchasing any and using it, go to their website and print the instructions on how to use it. Here's the link to it: https://www.missionmodelsus.com/pages/tips-and-tricks-faq I found that I could spray it fairly well to do a camouflage pattern on a Boulton Paul Defiant: I have not tried to spray really fine lines with it yet, so I cannot comment on how well it does in that area. I typically set my air pressure to around 15 psi and use a Badger Khrome airbrush to paint with. I've also used Alclad and they are great paints, but I have also used the Xtreme Metal paints by AK Interactive and I must say that I like these better than the Alclad. Here's a link to them: https://www.scalehobbyist.com/catagories/browse.php?kw=xtreme,metal Happy modelling! HTH
  4. marvin20

    Eduard 1/48 F6F Hellcat by Marvin20

    Thanks Tom! It was a fun build! Ready to do another of these Eduard Hellcats, they go together very well. QT
  5. marvin20

    1/48 Tamiya F4U-1 Corsair from Marvin20

    Thanks Tom! It was a great kit to build.
  6. marvin20

    Canopy painting

    Eduard masks are well worth the price you pay for them, in time and effort you spend trying to do it yourself, versus using the pre-cut masks by Eduard.
  7. marvin20

    Is tenax 7R out of production?

    I use the Tamiya Extra Thin Cement (Quick Drying) and it works very quickly. I like it better than the normal Tamiya Extra thin cement. Here's what the bottle looks like. https://www.ebay.com/i/362127305892?chn=ps
  8. Scalehobbyist is the place to get these paints from: https://www.scalehobbyist.com/catagories/browse.php?kw=xtreme,metal HTH
  9. marvin20

    Badger Stynylrez Primer

    I've sprayed Gunze, Tamiya, AK Interactive, and AMMO paints over the Badger Stynylrez primer without any issues.
  10. marvin20

    Mission Model Paints

    You can order Mission Model Paints directly from them: https://www.missionmodelsus.com/
  11. marvin20

    1/48 Hasegawa F-4G Wild Weasel, Clark AB Philippines, 1988

    Yes, I plan on going to Blizzcon. Are you going down? I want to do the 1/48 Academy F-4 B/C/J Any of them will do! :-)
  12. marvin20

    1/48 Hasegawa F-4G Wild Weasel, Clark AB Philippines, 1988

    Michael, This is an awesome build! Thanks for the photos on your mottling/weathering of the plane, I'll have to give that a try. And the step by step instructions on how you did the exhaust is extremely helpful. I'll definitely give that a try. Looking at this masterpiece, makes me want to immediately toss aside all of my current projects, and start an F-4 build! When you applied the camouflage, did you do it freehand with an airbrush or did you use some masking? QT
  13. marvin20

    Spit MkVIII Eduard

    Kris, Awesome looking Spitfire! Can't wait to see the finished product.
  14. marvin20

    1/48 Hasegawa F-16C Fighting Falcon

    Awesome build Michael! Did you mask or paint the camouflage pattern free hand? I love the weathering that you did on it! Can't wait to see your next build! QT
  15. marvin20

    Akan paint

    I have used AKAN acrylics for painting a Hasegawa Su-27 and the paint goes on very well. I'd recommend it to my friends to use.