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Kev The Modeller

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  1. Kev The Modeller

    tamya gloss setting and curing times

    It's not Mr Color mate it's (AK 571) Extreme Metal Metallic Smoke, lovely paint to use. You may need to darken it for X-1 but that's easy enough mix in some of their (AK 471) Black Base.
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    tamya gloss setting and curing times

    Yep, did that. It still doesn't go hard for sometime and you won't get the finish you get with lacquer.
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    tamya gloss setting and curing times

    Hi Steve Yes I totally agree it's a win win The Gxxier was a real fight, I stripped it all 7 times I was using Mr Hobby Aqueous and it just wouldn't harden every time I touch it it would just mark or after my final play with Agueous and 6th complete strip, re-prime etc I got it ok for handling, then when removing masking after a couple days I got this I switched to Mr Hobby Color and first go got These are just colour no clear, like you said learning the hard way I'm not saying Tamiya or Mr Hobby Aqueous aren't good far from it they're superb paints and I use them all the time without issue. But if you want high quality finish go for a lacquer paint Mr Hobby Color, Tamiya do them too but I've not used them, I'm sure they'd perform as well or opt for Zero paint.
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    1/350 Uss Missouri 1991 (Tamiya+Pontos+Infini)

    Stunning work mate
  5. Kev The Modeller

    Hasegawa F-8 Crusader 1/48

    Lovely build mate
  6. Kev The Modeller

    Mr Color GX100 Super Clear III gloss Question

    Have a look at my post here I thinned with the mixture of thinners in the post to about 70/30 thinner light coats to start, let it dry, with the mix of thinners it dries fast, then build up the coats to a final wet coat. Worked for me no issues with decals either.
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    tamya gloss setting and curing times

    I've been around this buoy a few times, with both Tamiya and Mr Hobby Aqueous it just wouldn't harden even after putting in airing cupboards for a week or more. I tried alsorts, varying ratios, levelling thinners you name it I tried it, I even tried different batches of paint nothing worked. Then I opted for Mr Hobby Color with a mixture of thinner and levelling thinning as per Mr hobbies recommendation. Bingo perfect paint dry to the touch in a few hours, rock hard in a few days, clear coated with GX100 Super Clear III thinned with the same mix of thinner job done Here Or something like Zero paint they work a dream too but you need a quality clear with these, I've used GX100 Super Clear III Here Don't mess about just go Mr Color or Zero
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    Lovely clean build,
  9. Kev The Modeller

    Me 262B 1a/U1 Nachtjager Dragon 1/48

    Lovely build with some very nice detail touches Some planes just look right this is one of them I dare to think what the allied pilots thought when they saw these for the first time
  10. Kev The Modeller

    Spitfire PRXI

    Superb work a real cracker, the weathering is terrific
  11. Great build mate, the rigging is really nice, some very interesting information too
  12. Kev The Modeller

    Sopwith Camel - Donald MacLaren

    Lovely build mate. the rigging looks great, not easy to do in this scale
  13. Kev The Modeller

    Omaka - Great War Exhibition- Knights of the Sky

    Thanks for sharing
  14. Kev The Modeller

    Battle of Britain duo. Galland's 109.

    Lovely build mate