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About louiex2

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    WW2 Allied aircraft & soft skin veh; 1/24-25 cars

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  1. “And now for something completely different...” Outstanding work- the model belongs in a museum. I really enjoyed the history and backstory. Thank you for sharing Lou in California
  2. Badger makes at 1/4 oz. (7ml) color cup that should fit the 200 series- part #50-0483. I'm across the pond so I'm not sure about UK stockists- you might try airbrushes.com Lou in California
  3. Amazing work. I enjoyed the WIP thread. Lou in California
  4. Detail Master makes photo-etched hinges in 1/24th scale. https://www.detailmaster.com/search?type=product&q=NOT+tag%3A__gift+AND+hinges* Lou in California
  5. I don't recall when I read the tip (may have been here on BM) but Tamiya Airbrush Cleaner is almost the exact same formula as Tamiya Extra Thin. I gave it a try and Airbrush Cleaner glues styrene just fine. The only difference I can see is that Airbrush Cleaner has a slight yellowish tint and the Extra Thin is clear. Here, across the pond, Extra Thin is about $6 USD for 40ml and Airbrush Cleaner about $8 for 250 ml. That's 3¢ vs. 15¢ per ml and I'm not sure having a bottle cap with a brush is worth 12¢ extra per ml. Besides, I have two dedicated brushes I use for applying liquid glue.
  6. As far as drying time, John Miller recommended using a hair dryer to speed the drying time before respraying. I've tried this and it works a treat. Be sure to set the hair dryer to the lowest heat setting and keep the dryer moving. Once I am completely done with painting, let the model sit for several days to make certain all the layers have "gassed out" before handing, but I think most modelers do this anyway. As far as colours, it is easy to mix custom MMP shades. Just keep track of the ratios and don't forget the amount of Poly and thinner. Once I find a colour mix I li
  7. I've been using Mission Model Paints for several years. I love using them and they are my go to paint, followed by Vallejo then Tamiya. I can't add much to what @Shin has recommended and it is good that you are following their directions. I have heard too many complaints about MMP from people who try to use them the way they use other hobby paints and that approach will not work work with MMP. You almost have to ignore much of what you "know" about using model paints in general as MMPs are a very different formula. MMP take some time and experimentation to find what works for
  8. Here's on of the best tutorials I've ever come across about getting a gloss finish on a model car from BM's own @cmatthewbacon Lou in California
  9. Just found this WIP and what a great build. Thank you for sharing how you are fabricating all of the detail parts. I love the way you did the plaid seats. To answer @johnlambert about Chrysler muscle car orange engine colours, it is a bit confusing. "Street Hemi orange" was only used on high performance engines (383, 426 and 440) from 1966-71 and the 1970-71 340. Earlier, a different orange, "Race Hemi orange," was used on the 1962-64 Max Wedge 413 and 426 and on the 1964-65 Race Hemi 426. Lou in California.
  10. Very nice review. I love my Badger Krome and internally it is the same as the Sotar 20/20 and they use the same nozzles. I use it primarily for detail work. The nozzle size and guard are an easy fix- Badger make a 0.5 mm nozzle and also a two prong metal tip guard that will fit if damaging the needle is a concern. I’m not sure I understand your comment about the cut away on the cup. Lou in California
  11. Both Gravity Colors USA* and Zero Paints make Land Rover paints colours for the Series III. For Pastel Green in Gravity Colors USA it is #GC-1192 and for Zero Paints it is ZP-1600HCD. Both are airbrush only and Zero Paints require a gloss clear coat. I'm guessing Tamiya and Vallejo have something that would give you a close starting point. Lou in California *Gravity Colors (Europe) is a different company, but for my mates across the pond, they also have Land Rover paints- Pastel Green is CG-1197.
  12. Peter-- The MCG set is the only one I am aware of for the 67 Mustang. Let me know if you can't find a source in Australia. Lou in California
  13. NorthWest Short Line in Montana carries the machine screws https://nwsl.com/collections/screws?_=pf&pf_t_diameter=Diameter%3A 2.6 Lou in California
  14. Model Car Garage in the US sell a photo etch detail set for the '67 Ford Mustang. https://www.modelcargarage.com/eshop/pc/viewPrd.asp?idproduct=135&idcategory=21 I'm not sure if they ship overseas but since photo etch sets are small, they probably do. Lou in California
  15. @Henrik Esping Very nice work. The micro applicator will make it even easier. Your post reminded me of another use for the spent applicators. I clip off the used tip then cut a chisel or pencil point with a scalpel in that end. You can it to scrape off paint from narrow areas like panel lines or tyre rims. It is soft enough to not damage the plastic but gets the job done. Lou in California
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