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  1. So this is from the new range of metallics released by Mission Models along with their aircraft shades. Courtesy of @TIGER HOBBIESLIMITED I will be starting some tomcats to use the US FS greys soon, but I have a move coming up which is likely to delay those, so thought I'd give this a quick blast for the 'Russia with love' group build. (This build was planned to wear Revell aqua - eg cockpit was already done) So about the paint- This build was primed in the gloss black stynylrez, another new product to me, to make this an all acrylic NMF. (Link for gloss stynylrez at bottom of the post) The mission metals are quite thin and not very 'dense' out of the bottle when compared to their other paints that come thick. This is down to the nature of the pigments that they use from one shade to the next as per their 'tip and tricks' on their website. It also says to build up and spray the metals in light coats. I can confirm this, the paint is thin enough to spray straight from the bottle. Lots of light coats are the best way. They dry much quicker too then and less time for a chance of dust or fluff settling on the paint. I went into double figures for this level of coverage. A bit tedious but the results are worth it. Perhaps a grey primer would have been better and not required as many layers? Anyways, despite having double figures coats of paint all the detail is still perfectly crisp as the paint really shrinks back and levels out once the carrier has evaporated and/or flashed of. I also speeded each layer up with a hairdryer on a low setting. Now for some pics. Tried to get a few different angles to catch the light and change the shade. I think it looks pretty good. Nice and smooth at normal viewing distances. Some of the close ups are a touch grainy but no acrylic NMF will withstand that much scrutiny. On the undersides I went bold with the coverage when spraying to try and see how forgiving the paint is. You can almost get one coat coverage of the black, but it required me to flood the surface that much that all the panel lines and rivets disappeared. Once it dried they all returned but the finish wasn't that great (as expected) so light coats and patience is definitely the way to go. I am going to do another NMF with these soon, but may start with a lighter primer and do some colour variation using this aluminium again and then a few mixed darker shades with the 'cold rolled steel' (gunmetal) added to do a patchwork type finish. UPDATE: steel and burnt iron. More in post #14 below: Thanks for looking! Gloss black stynylrez:
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