Jump to content

MBM

Members
  • Posts

    51
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    England

Recent Profile Visitors

270 profile views

MBM's Achievements

New Member

New Member (2/9)

16

Reputation

  1. Hi Ray, Many thanks for your advice and apologies for my late reply. When I started airbrushing I did use water as a thinner (I wasn't risking using enamels/lacquers in an airbrush back then) firstly I never thinned it enough which didn't help but I found living in the South-East with the hard water the minerals sometimes reacted with the paint and produced some really odd effects. So yes I will look into deionised water, however it seems Xtracolor (Hannants) thinner works well with the Revell Aqua. I think I will start to move away from acrylics and only use them when absolutely necessary as they do seem a lot less reliable than the lacquers. Many thanks, Mark Hi, Thanks, yes I agree its hard to find these days although from what I remember Wonderland Models still sells it, costs a lot compared to other thinners though for the amount you get! Many thanks, Mark
  2. Hi, Many thanks for your advice, having read your comment and experimenting myself I would agree 100% that I'll only use paints and their own brand thinner. The interesting thing is that the Revell and MLT mix, massively thinned though, seemed to look like it would flow well through an airbriush but it spits in a very weird way out of the nozzle and doesn't create a smooth layer, more of a mottled effect. Many thanks, M
  3. Hi! Many thanks for your advice and apologies for my slow reply. I will bare the above in mind, I think a huge takeaway from this is don't thin Revell or Vallejo with anything other than their own brand thinners. Many thanks, M
  4. Hi Chris, Many thanks for your advice it's greatly appreciated and apologies for my late reply, moving city and work has put modelling on the backburner for a while! I completely see where you're coming from and thanks for your honesty its certainly taught me to try and stick with one paint brand so I'm not having to get lots of different thinners etc. I try to cross mix where I can to simply save money and this has worked well (more or less!) with acrylics but yes I agree it is bold to assume crossing brands would work. Many thanks, Mark
  5. Hi all, Just a quick question about thinning Revell aqua paints and their compatibility with Mr Leveling Thinner. Revel 371 is the perfect colour for airliner wings, and I really want to be able to put it on in thin layers but have never had much luck/the control when thinning them with acrylic thinners. I have tried thinning it down with Mr Color Leveling Thinner, about 25% paint to 75% thinner and got very mixed results. A couple of times it has gone on like a dream, thin smooth coats with the control I want but recently whenever I've tried thinning it down and then spraying it comes out in little spoldges and not in a mist and I have no idea what is going on. I've been thinking that the paint might be drying in the air before it hits the model but that's never happened with the Mr Thinner before. Are Revell Aqua Paints (and Vallejo acrylics come to think of it) and Leveling Thinner simply not compatible with each other or am I doing something wrong? I'm just really confused as to why it worked fine one day and then not from then on so any help would be greatly appreciated, I have a VC10 and 2x 767's in desperate need of paint!! Many thanks, M
  6. Hi all, Just a quick question about thinning Revell aqua paints and their compatibility with Mr Leveling Thinner. Revel 371 is the perfect colour for airliner wings, and I really want to be able to put it on in thin layers but have never had much luck/the control when thinning them with acrylic thinners. I have tried thinning it down with Mr Color Leveling Thinner, about 25% paint to 75% thinner and got very mixed results. A couple of times it has gone on like a dream, thin smooth coats with the control I want but recently whenever I've tried thinning it down and then spraying it comes out in little spoldges and not in a mist and I have no idea what is going on. I've been thinking that the paint might be drying in the air before it hits the model but that's never happened with the Mr Thinner before. Are Revell Aqua Paints (and Vallejo acrylics come to think of it) and Leveling Thinner simply not compatible with each other or am I doing something wrong? I'm just really confused as to why it worked fine one day and then not from then on so any help would be greatly appreciated, I have a VC10 and 2x 767's in desperate need of paint!! Many thanks, M
  7. As a photographer these photos really make me happy! Stunning models for one by the composition and the lighting makes them at first glance indistinguishable from a real aircraft. Amazing job and please post more of these!
  8. Looks stunning, I really like that its a clean Lanc! How did the build go? I've heard mixed reviews about the kit.
  9. Absolutely stunning! I completed the same kit in an identical scheme with the flaps and ailerons in that light grey. I really like the addition of the rivets on the wing, wish I had a rivet tool to do it on my one!
  10. MBM

    Shorts Tucano Painting

    Hi Des, Many thanks for your response and advice and my apologies about my horrifically late reply, moving back to uni has meant model production is severely limited so I haven't been on the forums for a while! Cheers, M
  11. Hi All, First of all I'm not sure if this should go into the paints part of the forums as its about painting the Shorts Tucano gloss black but then again its about the Tucano..... Anyways, been working on the HobbyBoss Tucano (converted to a Shorts Tucano) and almost finished the painting process, unfortunately I'm out of gloss black at the moment so at present its sitting as a matt black aircraft. I know getting gloss black finishes is notoriously difficult, just wondering would layering some Alclad II Gloss Black Primer assist with the mirror black finish that you get on Tucanos? I'm doubtful whether repeated gloss coats will do the trick even with buffing and polishing compounds. Cheers and stay safe, M
  12. Thanks, I think I'll suggest the Revell kit then, I don't think he'll be a stickler for every shape and detail being just right, anyway I hope I'm not wrong there....! Cheers, M
  13. Thanks, Yes I would agree 100% there. I'm in the process of refurbing some old aircraft models I did when I was a kid and they're brush painted, light and day between my kits of today and those I did back then. I think on cars it would be even more noticeable the difference between spray cans and brush painting. I forget sometimes that its easy to use spray cans in a box in the garden! I'm so used to airbrushing...... Is it possible to leave the engine out or is it connected up to the front wheels? If it's to tough I'm sure he'll be able to just to close the bonnet and just not paint it/detail it?
  14. Good idea, I forgot those are useful for small touch ups. Is the Molotow colour the exact same as the kit plastic mostly? It does seem to be this way but with some aircraft kits other manufacturers seem to be including them more often these days. Thanks, M
  15. Hi Charles, Thanks very much, I'll pass on the link to him. I would agree with that 100%, I find even with around a decade of modelling experience under my belt I compare my work to others and this is something I've told him firmly and I'll pass on your advice too from a car pro! Best wishes, M
×
×
  • Create New...