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  1. marvin20

    Mr Color

    While they are not in the US (they're in Hong Kong), I've gotten my Mr. Color paints from www.sealmodel.com They typically have what I'm looking for and the price per bottle is very reasonable (ranging from $1.60 - $1.80 USD). http://www.sealmodel.com/products.php?category_id=158 They also carry the Mr. Hobby Color (the aqueous line) of paints (ranging from $1.70 - $2.00 USD) http://www.sealmodel.com/products.php?category_id=157 They used to be able to ship 9 bottles or less by air, but not so sure if that is acceptable any longer. I typically orde
  2. Have you tried www.sealmodel.com This is where I usually get my Mr. Color/Mr. Hobby paints from. Their pricing for these paints can't be beat. Here's a link to the start of the Gunze Mr. Color line of paints. There are 5 pages to go through. http://www.sealmodel.com/products.php?category_id=158 HTH
  3. I was wondering if anyone here in the forums has recently received any orders from Hobbyworld USA? I currently have 2 orders in with them, one having been placed on 31 Dec 2019, and the other on 14 Jan 2020. I've sent a couple of messages asking for an update on the status of these orders (last one sent two weeks ago) and have gotten no reply at all. In my previous experience with placing and receiving orders from them, it has never taken this long before, nor has it taken this long for them to reply to inquiries about the status of an order. Hoping that everything is okay.
  4. I've had some great success using this product by AMMO: I get mine from SprueBrothers: AMM2051 AMMO by Mig Lucky Varnish - Matt (60ml) https://store.spruebrothers.com/product_p/amm2051.htm HTH
  5. Are these designed to fit a specific kit? Or will they fit on both the Hasegawa and Kinetic F-104 kits?
  6. If these symbols appear on the painting instructions pages at the end of the instructions, the "gradients" as you call them will correspond to those areas on the model that should be painted that color. For example, if the underside of the model has the gradient listed for D, then it would be painted the color that is called out for the letter D, and the topside would be painted E. The paint colors for each letter in the flag are listed at the beginning of the instructions. If it was a three color camouflage pattern on the topside of the model, then you'd have additional paint callouts with d
  7. I have tried spraying Mission Model paints through an Iwata Eclipse, Badger Khrome, and Badger Sotar 20/20 all with the .2 mm tips and have found the following to occur. If I am spraying a single color, I have no issues when airbrushing. It is when I need to switch to another color, say the tri-color scheme on Vietnam era Phantoms. I will run some of their thinner through the airbrush to clean out any let over paint from the first color, and then put in the second color, and I get sputtering from the airbrush. If I strip the airbrush and give it a thorough cleaning before spraying the second c
  8. If you are looking to purchase items and get them quickly, I would suggest these two websites, both of these suppliers are located in the US and have quick turnaround on orders and great customer service: SCALEHobbyist https://www.scalehobbyist.com/index.php Sprue Brothers Models http://spruebrothers.com/ Now, if you are looking for an item, that you can wait to come to you, I would suggest Lucky Model https://www.luckymodel.com/ They can ship things out right away if they are in stock, but they are located in Hong Kong
  9. Curt, No problem. I hope that you are able to finally use your double action airbrushes soon. I personally disassemble my airbrushes after each airbrushing session and clean it with either 90% or greater Isopropyl Alcohol, or lacquer thinner. I first spray a cup full of these through the airbrush to ensure that I have gotten most of the paint out of the system. Then I will take it to my bench, take it apart and clean the tip, needle, cup and exterior with cotton buds (Q-Tips) and a dampened (with alcohol) piece of paper/kitchen towel. If I am spraying multiple colors during that se
  10. Curt, I wound up with so many airbrushes just due to shear luck, I guess. I started off with my trusty Badger 350 single action airbrush, had that for decades before trying a double action airbrush, which was the Iwata Eclipse. I had been using Model Master enamel paints with good results with my trusty 350, then decided I wanted to try acrylic paints, and tried using Vallejo Model Color paints with the Iwata, with horrible results. Switched back to enamels, using the Iwata, and was able to get some pretty thin lines with it, and started using it exclusively for all of my airbrushi
  11. I have the following double action airbrushes: 3 Badger Khromes, 3 Badger Sotars, 2 Badger Patriots, 1 Iwata Eclipse, and 1 Badger 350 single action airbrush. 😲
  12. 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
  13. 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:
  14. Thanks Tom! It was a fun build! Ready to do another of these Eduard Hellcats, they go together very well. QT
  15. Thanks Tom! It was a great kit to build.
  16. 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.
  17. 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
  18. Scalehobbyist is the place to get these paints from: https://www.scalehobbyist.com/catagories/browse.php?kw=xtreme,metal HTH
  19. I've sprayed Gunze, Tamiya, AK Interactive, and AMMO paints over the Badger Stynylrez primer without any issues.
  20. You can order Mission Model Paints directly from them: https://www.missionmodelsus.com/
  21. 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! :-)
  22. 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
  23. Kris, Awesome looking Spitfire! Can't wait to see the finished product.
  24. 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
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