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  1. For lacquers, Mr Paint or Hataka. Getting 36170 right is a tough one as it's kind of two-colors-in-one. 36076 is a close start but only for the darker appearance, not the shiny metallic one. Hataka's just looks silver metallic to me. I haven't tried MRP yet, they have both the color and the Have Glass overcoat.
  2. I was testing this just this week, looking for a future Model Master replacement. AK is not as accurate as MM, it's pale - a bit light and less tinted. MRP *may* be closer but still seems a little off. I may ultimately end up mixing to enhance one of these .
  3. This certainly seems to be the case. There are plenty of paint lines out there, but MM really had color accuracy going for it. The best replacements seem to me to be the new lacquers lines, Mr Paint, AK and Hataka. But, of course there are the least available. On the otherside are the commonly stocked ones like Tamiya which don't have precise military colors. For me, it means staying well stocked in advance.
  4. Some people are reporting that Testors shut down completely today. I wonder if the whole brand just couldn't be sold to someone else at this point. Model Master was introduced just as a got my first aircraft kit, so it feels like a whole shift in the hobby to me.
  5. Yeah, what people don't understand is that they are already funded and they need flying hours. This seems to have started with Blend'r's idea to get the T-birds over Vegas, and then the Blues joined in, so it really doesn't have anything to do with the federal government.
  6. You mean, have I only ever built 2-3 at once? There's 6 currently on my desk.
  7. Tamiya won't have exact matches. Testors Acryl does have those FS numbers, as will Lifecolor. (The only acrylic for 36251 is Lifecolor.)
  8. My preferred clearcoat (really the only one I use) is Testors acryl, which is thinned with water. It does have a "paint" odor, but not more than Tamiya.
  9. I've had the same problem with Two Bobs and Afterburner. Now, I test first. But, decals I've used Decal film on don't seem to work all that well either.
  10. Everything through May is canceled - no DoD support. Summer show are still planning, but we'll see if anything happens this year.
  11. I haven't come up with any makers of it, so it would have to be mixed
  12. I haven't really, other than next time being sure to use a decent primer or an enamel/ lacquer base coat, as I would for using Testor's Acryl.
  13. I agree, I try to stock up supplies at least 20 models ahead to give me time to find alternatives that work. I have started to use Tamiya panel line accent. It seems to work, but not as easy. I tend to use quite a bit in each wash. I have heard that airbrushing it on achieves more while using less, so I might have to try that.
  14. I haven't come across anything similar. Flory washes are amazing, very easy to use. They don't leave pooling marks and are easy to clean off (as long as the surface is gloss). Since Spruebrothers doesn't seem to carry them anymore I will have to restock directly from Flory.
  15. I use them when the color dictates it - they have a vast range of selections. They are easy to use, I use distilled water to thin which I'm fairly sure that it what their thinner is. They can be a bit thick and act a lot like Vallejo - which I mix them with. I have had mixed results however. Sometimes they go on great and dry hard. But, I have had some that like to peel off in large strips just through light touching. I think the underlying surface has to be carefully prepped for best results.
  16. Brushing lacquer over it, would in my estimation, be dangerous. You can spray lacquer over in light coats, but touching it to the surface may be difficult, try it carefully.
  17. Right, this is public knowledge - the Post Office is required by law to pre-fund retirement up to 2056 at $5 billion per year. No other agency, or anyone else, has to do this - it's insane. And, yeah, with no one sending actual mail, packages are all that's left. But, I don't understand why there's no one with competitive pricing.
  18. It seems to be working. I get what people are saying, I keep checking it but no one is posting about modeling. I looked last night and there really hasn't been any posts this year. There are areas there that I won't venture into, but I would guess they are the only areas still active.
  19. There's also a Topgun one on that Fightertown sheet.
  20. If you go to view page info (it's under tools in Firefox) the info box shows all the links on the page. You can just copy and paste them back into your browser to see each photo. It looks like his albums are set to private, so I couldn't find a link that shows the whole album.
  21. ^ these, it's called the Asia Minor scheme.
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