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On 5/3/2020 at 4:29 AM, is it windy yet? said:

 

 

Do do you like the length of bristles on the testers glue or the length of the handle so you dip down to the end of the bottle?  Because the Tamiya brush shaft length is adjustable. If you want it longer just give it a gentle tug with some needle nose pliers.  I learned of this two weeks ago, saw a video on it. 

 

Yup, I too didn't know about this until I saw that video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvKAaIqNo4Y

 

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20 hours ago, Mstor said:

 

Have you tried True North Paints. They are a line a enamels pretty much designed to fill in the niche being left by MM.

 

https://www.truenorthpaints.com/

 

 

 Just opened the box on my first order, which showed up today. Two of them are RAF Dk. Earth/Dk. Green, so now I guess I'll have to break out that new Tamiya Spit. Mk.I and try them out 👍

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On 5/2/2020 at 3:14 PM, DrGlueblob said:

I just got two bottles of MM Chevy Engine Red from Hobbylinc mail order a week ago before seeing this. Testors C.E. red is an exact match for Aero-Union firebombers.

 

Nice enuf reason to make such a purchase - BUT even though you could go straight bottle to do your 454 Chevelle build, the C.E. red is a tad too red for AU Orange match. When I used to work for them on both P-2 & P-3, had to do a touch up job, so Ooops some of the Orange ended up on a 1" x 2" piece of scrap aluminum. I have the Draw sheets and resin RADS II tank (I will correct areas) and did color test. Simply enuf all u gotta do is use (or get a bottle) MM Int. Orange #2022 and mix both 50-50. Then there's scale effect...

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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.

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15 hours ago, phasephantomphixer said:

Nice enuf reason to make such a purchase - BUT even though you could go straight bottle to do your 454 Chevelle build, the C.E. red is a tad too red for AU Orange match. When I used to work for them on both P-2 & P-3, had to do a touch up job, so Ooops some of the Orange ended up on a 1" x 2" piece of scrap aluminum. I have the Draw sheets and resin RADS II tank (I will correct areas) and did color test. Simply enuf all u gotta do is use (or get a bottle) MM Int. Orange #2022 and mix both 50-50. Then there's scale effect...

-And cloudy/sunny, time of day, etc.

Red/orange are fugitive colors -they change due to Sunlight exposure.

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On 5/5/2020 at 7:30 PM, Mstor said:

 

Have you tried True North Paints. They are a line a enamels pretty much designed to fill in the niche being left by MM.

 

https://www.truenorthpaints.com/


I have used MM pretty much since they first came on the market because I really like the way they hand brushed. I have been researching the True North paints brand availability but searches of several Canadian hobby stores have come up empty. Does anyone here know where I can buy True North paints online from a Canadian hobby store?

 

Thanks in advance,

Mark

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3 hours ago, cf18hornet said:


I have used MM pretty much since they first came on the market because I really like the way they hand brushed. I have been researching the True North paints brand availability but searches of several Canadian hobby stores have come up empty. Does anyone here know where I can buy True North paints online from a Canadian hobby store?

 

Thanks in advance,

Mark

 

As far as I know, True North paints are only available from their web store and Bluejacket Shipcrafters Inc. in Maine, USA. (there is an announcement of this under the "coming soon" section of the site). I would suggest contacting the owners directly via their website and ask them about your concerns. Is it not possible to ship enamel paints from the US to Canada?

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On 5/5/2020 at 9:30 PM, Mstor said:

 

Have you tried True North Paints. They are a line a enamels pretty much designed to fill in the niche being left by MM.

 

https://www.truenorthpaints.com/

Did a quick search of their colors, and the first two I looked for they did NOT carry, RAF PRU Blue and Interior Green.

Larry

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Yea, strangely they have concentrated on WWII Naval colors instead of air force colors. You could write them and ask what their plans are as far as WWII air force colors. They did do are pretty good selection of FS colors, including the elusive Voodoo Grey :thumbsup:.

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2 hours ago, Mstor said:

 

As far as I know, True North paints are only available from their web store and Bluejacket Shipcrafters Inc. in Maine, USA. (there is an announcement of this under the "coming soon" section of the site). I would suggest contacting the owners directly via their website and ask them about your concerns. Is it not possible to ship enamel paints from the US to Canada?

I’m not sure if it’s possible to ship from the US to Canada. I do know that Sprue Brothers can’t ship MM enamels to Canada so I assume shipping True North paints to Canada would be under the same conditions.My main concern is the total cost buying from the US. After paying  our horrendous exchange rate, high postage rate and the possibility of paying import duties and/or taxes it would make these paints ridiculously expensive. 

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