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About RichardL

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    Modern jet fighter, bomber, and attack aircraft.

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  1. RichardL

    Washes on flat paint

    A coat or two of clear gloss for the decals will darken the color. Another coat of clear gloss to protect the paint and decals before washing will darken the color even more.
  2. RichardL

    Brush painting Model Master Acrylics?

    You can just use plain tap water mixed with a few drops of dishwashing liquid. You can also use isopropyl alcohol to clean your brushes.
  3. RichardL

    Help needed regarding primers

    Badger Stynylrez primer. Still need to wear a dust mask while spraying it though.
  4. RichardL

    Difference between ligth and dark ghost grey

    I find this hard to believe. Don't the colors have to pass federal inspections?
  5. RichardL

    Difference between ligth and dark ghost grey

    Here is a picture showing the two actual color chips. The difference between the two is clearly visible.
  6. RichardL

    How to fix overthinned paint?

    Not a good practice/habit to keep. It is always best to thin the paint right before airbrushing.
  7. RichardL

    1/72 modern Russian pilots

    Like these? 1/72 Russian Pilots Seated
  8. RichardL

    Metric drill bits

    I am very happy with Tamiya metric drill bits and only obtained the sizes that I need: Tamiya Metric Drill Bits
  9. RichardL

    Gull gray paint match

    Glad to be of assistance.
  10. RichardL

    Gull gray paint match

    Not a problem. You can also lighten Gunze H315 with Gunze H316 Insignia White since H315 is slightly too dark and too blue.
  11. RichardL

    Gull gray paint match

    Gunze 315 would work, but you don't want to mix it with pure white though. Mix 315 with Gunze H21 Off White instead since Light Gull Gray has a hint of yellow tint to it.
  12. RichardL

    Gull gray paint match

    You guys are making me reveal my trade secret. Here it is after many hours of bloodshed:
  13. RichardL

    Gull gray paint match

    Here you go: I sprayed half the spoon with Tamiya X-22 clear gloss to see if it still matches, and it still does, maybe even better. Anyhow, the mix requires four different Tamiya acrylics and not three as mentioned above. I've sent you the recipe via PM. Enjoy.
  14. RichardL

    Gull gray paint match

    Light Gull Gray as in FS36440? If yes, I came up with a perfect match to the actual color chip by mixing three different Tamiya colors.
  15. RichardL

    1/48 Tamiya F-14D

    The Tamiya F-14D is now in stock at Scalehobbyist in the states: Tamiya 1/48 F-14D Tomcat