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Drareg Naitsirhc

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  1. A rought paint : thinner ratio of the "witches´brew" is: 1 part Hataka Red Line paint 1 part MRP Acrylic Thinner 4 parts Mr. Levelling Thinner 2 parts Tamiya Lacquer Thinner For the future, I will buy more Hataka Red Line sets and hope, that the line will be expanded. There are still some serious gaps to fill, like modern French Armed Forces and Swiss Air Force paint sets to name but a few. Please try this for yourself and share your experience here. Have fun! Here two more pics which show the nice results, which took just a few m
  2. The result is looking convincing and was achieved in a very short time. The "witches brew" is very nice for fine line work with the airbrush and cloggig does not happen at all. It also can be used for large area painting, but due to its low viscosity it does not cover well and many coats are necessary. However, the finish is very smooth and adhesion on plastic is very good. Since it contains some thinners of the hot type, one might assume that the fumes will smell aggressively, but it is not the case fortunately.
  3. Here the result after lifting the masking tape. Please note the misty coat along the edges, which shows the demarcation line quite easily for the next step. The ingredients for the following treatment are visible on this picture too. Now, I want to achieve a realistic smooth blending of the light and darker grey tones. With the original Hataka Thinner this is very tricky and time consuming job due to the feared tip clogging. I have experimented with a lot of thinners and fluids recently, but the new MRP Thinner changed life significantly. Now, I am using a highly
  4. As previously said, my goal is to produce a nice free hand sprayed camouflage pattern within a short time period. Next step is to mask the part, which shotd remain in RAL7030 Stone Grey. Masking and free hand spraying is looking quite contradictory, but see later what happens. Now, I am mixing RAL7012 Basalt Grey with the MRP Acrylic Thinner 2:1 and one or two drops of Flow Improver. A 1:1 mix also works and gives a smoother finish, but does not cover as good and need more coats. Now, I am spraying the Basalt Grey into the non masked area. Please avoid to spray directly onto the bo
  5. Many people bought Hataka Red Line Acrylics and are complaining about fast clogging of the airbrush needle. I find their paint sets very appealing and all what I have seen and heard about is, that their tones are quite accurate. Half a year ago, I bought the Modern Luftwaffe Paint Set Vol. 4 HTK-AS66. With their original thinner, I also experienced the clogging and since then, I tried many other thinning formulas for airbrushing with mixed success. I found their Lacquer Thinner quite good for airbrushing the acrylics, but adhesion was quite poor. I think, that I have found a very good manner o
  6. Since a couple of years, my airbrushes of choice are exclusively H&S. I sold my Iwata Revolution and Sotar/ 20/20, because these actually have no advantages over the Evolution or Infinity. Only the cleaning process is more inticate and spare parts are much more expensive, at least in Germany. My airbrushes in use are a 1st gen. Evolution, which is now 18 years old and still going strong with a 0,15mm needle/nozzle set for fine weathering and staining purposed.. Myfirst Infinity now is almost 10 years in use and I fitted a 0,4mm needle/ nozzle for general purpose and metal paint finishes
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    Did some trials with Hataka again. Mr. Leveling Thinner works well, if you use much of them. In case you thin not enough, you will have a lumpy mass. Thin more and stir well after the mix has the consistency of milk or so. I got some very nice results with this mixture and the H&S Evolution with 0.15mm tip. BTW, Hataka will release some laquer colour sets as well in their new orange line.
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    I did some trials with Hataka this weekend. I posted a small topic about the (interesting) results here http://www.arcforums.com/forums/air/index.php?/topic/296524-hataka-paints-made-in-poland/
  9. after a small break, the work is continuing with the construction of the front fuselage maintennance doors
  10. The avionic bays are now completely installed and wired. It was timeconsuming and quite a demanding work. But I am satisfied and it is worth the pain!
  11. I would much more like to see progress on their 1:32 F-4E and F-5A/B projects.
  12. Now, the avionic bay devices are being painted. These are the ones from the bay beside the radome.
  13. Superb model! The model was published in a recent Meng Air Modellers issue, won gold at last year´s KMK Scale World and silver during ESM at Nieuwegein last weekend. The builder is just 23 years old and one of the few upcoming hopeful modellers in Germany.
  14. At the ESM at Nieuwegein/ NL last saturday, I met Danny Coremans and he is expecting the first test shots soon. The release is scheduled for Spring next year probably. His new Lightning book is expected for sale at Telford.
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