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nigel56

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Meant to ask you what make of paint you are going to use for the cockpit?
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Reply with quote  #47 
The callouts in the directions called for the mr color range so I just went with that other than for colors like white and black. Figured colors would match with the PE and decals better that way.

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That makes sense.

Never actually tried any of the Mr Colour range, might get a few and give them a try.

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I believe for the most part they are gloss, so I'll have to put a matte coat down on the cockpit when I'm done, but other than that from what I've read they shouldn't be too bad.

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Just remembered I tried to order some of the Mr Color range before and nobody can post it to Ireland.

Along with Alcad 2 paints, Mr Color can not be sold in Ireland due to it's strong toxicity. I spoke to my Hobby shop owner and he said they could stock it but they would need photographic proof that you are over the age of 18 and sign something like a disclaimer. He is also not allowed to have them on display, yet you can buy a bag of Heroin on the streets quite easily.
What a load of *#@# !
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That sucks. I was able to order it, and it showed up right at my door.

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Off to a great start Kenny ! Those instructions look very comprehensive, are they pretty straightforward to follow ? My experiences with Eduards instructions havn't been great up to now lol. You can't beat the cardboard sets on the old doctor who, look out for them wobbling ! I'm the same with paint in the colour cup, never enough if I it's a mix and always too much for a straight colour, I. The early days I used to pour the excess back into the jar but once it's been thinned it ruins the rest of the paint so now I just dump it !
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Hi Kenny, looking good. I see from your pictures that Eduard have updated and corrected the instructions from that in the Good Morning Da Nang kit. In my kit instructions there is no mention of K5 K6 or L2 although the pink impression is on them! I'm glad I looked as I was just about to glue in my PE and spray the cockpit.

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Thanks pete and andy. It was going pretty good till I had to go and sabotage myself. Got everything setup to spray, so I could get moving on some more. Been using the homebrew thinner, and had finished off what I had mixed with my a-10, so I had to mix some more. Either I got the mixture way off or mr color just doesn't like it.

My airbrush is filled with gray slime now, so it's sitting in pieces in a cleaning bath. Was trying to do the mixture from memory, so I went back and found out I put in too much IPA and not enough water. Went 50/50 instead of 2/3 water. oops.

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Ouch ! It's a pain when that happens ! It happened to me a little while ago when I tried spraying modelair after I had been using mr color in the brus, I flushed the brush with water but the residue of gunze thinners turned it to snot lol !

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I figure I'll test it on a pallet after I'm done cleaning my brush. If it turns to snot there after fixing the mixture of the thinners I'll have to order some gunze thinners. I'm hoping it was just be being impatient with the thinner, and not that the thinner doesn't work with the paint in general. Did a little scrubbing after letting it soak for about 15 min, and it still didn't want to come out. Guess I'll let it soak for another half hour or so and try again.

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Well airbrush is all clean, just going to give it a little time to dry out a little more. Tested the paint on a pallet this time, and it did the same thing. Did a little reading online and found that mr color is more lacquer based than water based. So pulled out my lacquer thinner and it thinned it beautifully. Think I'll put a coat of primer down on everything now, instead of spraying it on the plastic. Figure the styrene could use a little bit of a buffer between itself and the lacquer. At least that mystery is solved, and my airbrush is nice and clean, since I was too lazy to tear it apart to give it a good cleaning after my a-10 even though I should have.

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Got the gray down finally. Lacquer thinner was what I needed. Don't know if it was the lacquer thinner I have or just the paint but I ended up having to go about 70% thinner to 30% paint. Started at 50/50 but the paint was coming out stringy. Kept adding thinner till it started going on nice and smooth. Got impatient and didn't put a primer coat down, but was putting thin enough coats down so it didn't seem to hurt the styrene. Also another case of putting too much paint in the color cup, though that was more because I had to thin it more than I was expecting.

I'm a little paranoid at the moment with my airbrush since I dont have a spare so I'm letting it sit for a little bit with cleaner in the color cup. Got a few pieces to paint black, and then the landing gear bay will need to be painted white. Those colors are tamiya so I shouldn't have to worry about the thinner I mixed up not working. At least now I know what I need to do with the mr color paints I picked up for this model, since that's what a good portion of this kit will be painted in. Got them because that's what the color callouts called for, but now kinda wish I would have found a match in another brand. Would have been cheaper too since I paid about the same for a 10ml pot of mr color as I have been paying for a 23ml pot of tamiya. Well think I'll get back to watching some more dr who while I give the airbrush cleaner time to soak. Up to the 5th season [smile]

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Reply with quote  #59 
Sorry to hear about the airbrush incident. Good that you've recovered it well.

How can anyone watch Dr Who, it was bad enough the first time around. Currently catching up on HBO's Game of Thrones between drying times.
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Already all caught up on game of thrones, so I had to find something else. It's one of those things where it's so bad I can't stop watching. Like watching a train crash. lol

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