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  1. That video was really helpful.
  2. Q, Many thanks. Just the sort of info I was looking for. Mark
  3. I'm looking to blend oil paints into the base coat as part of the weathering process, should I do this before or after a) gloss coat and b) decalling. Should I add streaking at the same stage or before the final clear coat?
  4. Any tips for post shading the white undersides of the US Navy Hi-Viz schemes from the 1970's? I'm thinking of applying a thin coat of Tamiya XF-57 Buff along the panel lines before then applying a blend coat of white over the top. Also any tips for the general weathering of the white?
  5. Jos, This is an outstanding build. What colours did you use for the exhausts?
  6. Another question. Would you polish the canopy before or after you apply the clear blue / green coat?
  7. That could work. My plan is to spray a heavily thinned clear blue/green coat and let it dry for 24 hrs. Then detac the mask before applying and prime and finish accordingly.
  8. Any tips for preventing the clear paint representing tinted glass of a canopy from lifting once I then add the Eduard canopy mask over the painted section? This is for the blue/green tinted glass of an F-14 front windscreen.
  9. Many thanks. My only reasoning for the Tamiya paints was I have those to hand. I'll have a look and see what else is available and if anywhere has stock.
  10. The Tamiya 1/48 F-14A calls for AS-16 to be used for the grey. What would suitable alternative's to this be? I have Tamiya XF-19 Sky Grey & Tamiya XF-20 Medium Grey. Is there a ratio to mix these 2 to get the correct shade? Should the final clear coats be Gloss, Satin, Matt or somewhere in between?
  11. 1:24 Porsche 934 RSR in Jagermeister scheme. Wonder how this will stack up to the Revell and Tamiya kits of the same subject.
  12. McG

    Tamiya XF-18 Issue

    Thanks to Steve's tip to add more thinner, I have been able to get nice smooth applications of the paint. Just letting it fully dry over night now.
  13. McG

    Tamiya XF-18 Issue

    Thanks Steve, I'll try adding some thinner.
  14. McG

    Tamiya XF-18 Issue

    Every time I spray Tamiya XF-18 I get occasional blobs that appear in the finished paint. The paint is roughly mixed 2/3 paint to 1/3 XF-20A, and we'll shaken then stirred before use. I've also added a couple of drops of Vallejo flow improver to stop clogging. Any ideas what is causing this? Do I need to add more thinner?
  15. McG

    Getting Started

    Thanks to everyone for the tips and advice. I spent a bit of time watching the Flory models YouTube videos on airbrushing and some of the ISM car build videos to try and get a better understanding of what to do before having another go at priming the body. I've now managed to apply 4 coats of primer thinned with X-20A with only a few small issues along the way. The car body is now sitting for 24 hours to allow the paint to harden before I give it a smooth over with 1000 and 3000 grit Tamiya sand paper.
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