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1/48 Hasegawa F-16A NSAWC 60

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OOB build.  Wanted to try my hand at freehand airbrushing with the new AK paint line.  Looks ok to me.

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Collin

 

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Is that their "Real Color" line? If so, what do you use to thin it? Appears to have a nice satin finish. I've been curious about that line.

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 I have done some test shots with these paints  . Mr. Color leveling thinner worked great .

 Looking forward to painting a bird with them .

 

 Cheers, Christian 

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 I have done some test shots with these paints  . Mr. Color leveling thinner worked great .

 Looking forward to painting a bird with them .

 

 Cheers, Christian 

 

Thanks, that's what I had hoped for. Heard they are similar to Tamiya paints.

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They shoot like tamiya and Gunze bu don'r require a primmer coat . Pretty amazing to me.

 

Cheers, Christian

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Looks spot on!  I have a feeling the AK Real Color paint will start to take a big chunk of market share from Mr Color very soon.

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I thinned the AK paints with Mr. Leveling Thinner to get the fine painting done (about 1/3 paint to 2/3rd thinner).  Then shot un-deluted paint straight from the jar (maybe a touch of thinner ust to improve the flow) and that started to give the "blotchy" look that I was trying to replicate.  Then I mixed in a touch or darker or lighter grey and added some touch up paint "blotches" as well.  Thinned AK shot pencil think lines from both the 770 and 20/20 (both of them I think are .2mm).  I shot some paint from my Tamiya .3mm tip, worked like a champ there as well.  I just have to slow down and be patient with multi-color schemes.  That really is my limiting factor.  Took me about a week to get to this point from a dark grey primer coat. 

 

Got the wheel wells done this morning before work.  Tonight will be clear coat and decals over the weekend.  Weathering will be a very very light and non-contrasting panel line wash.

 

Cheers

Collin

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I thinned the AK paints with Mr. Leveling Thinner to get the fine painting done (about 1/3 paint to 2/3rd thinner).  Then shot un-deluted paint straight from the jar (maybe a touch of thinner ust to improve the flow) and that started to give the "blotchy" look that I was trying to replicate.  Then I mixed in a touch or darker or lighter grey and added some touch up paint "blotches" as well.  Thinned AK shot pencil think lines from both the 770 and 20/20 (both of them I think are .2mm).  I shot some paint from my Tamiya .3mm tip, worked like a champ there as well.  I just have to slow down and be patient with multi-color schemes.  That really is my limiting factor.  Took me about a week to get to this point from a dark grey primer coat. 

 

Got the wheel wells done this morning before work.  Tonight will be clear coat and decals over the weekend.  Weathering will be a very very light and non-contrasting panel line wash.

 

Cheers

Collin

 

Thanks for the info. The painting job really looks good.  I've never been able to freehand very well and I admire those that do it well.

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Small Update. Still need to do all the little things (paint the air refueling hatch, static wicks, gear and gear doors....you know, all the little things that take forever to get done!!

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Collin

 

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Very nice Collin, looking really good.

 

Steve

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Paint looks fantastic.  Whose decals are you using?

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Leftover Two Bobs I believe, donated by a member here on the boards. 

 

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Collin

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Leftover Two Bobs I believe, donated by a member here on the boards. 

 

Cheers

Collin

 

Actually those decals are Fightertown Decals 48023 "Holly Sh*t It's Vipers!". I know because I drew them lol :)

 

Looks great, really like the way the camo came out!!

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