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    Modern jet fighter, bomber, and attack aircraft.

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  1. RichardL

    1/72 modern Russian pilots

    Like these? 1/72 Russian Pilots Seated
  2. 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
  3. RichardL

    Gull gray paint match

    Glad to be of assistance.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. RichardL

    Gull gray paint match

    You guys are making me reveal my trade secret. Here it is after many hours of bloodshed:
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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
  10. RichardL

    Latest video on Double Action Airbrushes

    Excellent videos. Very informative and useful. Thanks.
  11. RichardL

    MIG Crystal Paints

    Why? Mig paint is not like Gunze or Tamiya.
  12. RichardL

    Obsession with FS 36170: Who Got It Right?

    That's a nice build. However, I think I will give mine a metallic bronze sheen as opposed to stainless steel since the pics that I've seen all have bronze sheen. I have some ideas in mind.
  13. RichardL

    Obsession with FS 36170: Who Got It Right?

    Mission Models FS36170 might look OK after a few clear gloss coats and flat coats to tone down the metallic specks. I will check to see if Mr. Color RLM75 has the same hue as Gunze's version.
  14. And you wouldn't be encountering the catch-22 if you paint the canopy last after the base coats + clear coats to avoid masking it, as some others have suggested.
  15. RichardL

    Black Basing

    I also use Mr. Finishing Surfacer Black 1500. However, keep in mind that the black base will slightly darken the color coats, so you will need to compensate for this.