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  1. I have one of these to build too. Picked one up from ebay with a motor for the prop. Not sure if I will use the motor. I haven't two 1/32 scale spits to build too. Iv heard this is a nightmare to build with its fit so il likely leave it until last
  2. I actually managed to get in touch with the guy that built a competition winning model that i was trying to replicate the finish of. If anyone is looking for othet options they used Dullcote Lacquer in a bottle mixed 50/50 with a lacquer thinner
  3. Thanks everyone for you input and experience. I couldn't initially find an MRP satin or semi matt but will take another look. Alot of people have suggested W&N Galeria matt in other topics i searched however i found the example completed models using it looked incredibly flat
  4. An eggshell finish would be fine. I just want to avoid a very flatt matt or a shiny gloss like a glass coat. Would hate to ruin a model through trial and error of various brands
  5. Hi All, I am getting together the items i need before I start building a couple of Spitfires. Could anyone advise what finishing coats they have used to give the model a slight shine. I don't like the glossy look or the very flat matt. I want the model to have a little shine so that it doesn't look dull or be too glossy that it doesn't look realistic. Can anyone share any varnishes, satins or semi gloss brands they have used in an airbrush to get this finish? I have Mr color paints and MRP Mr paints i will be doing the main painting in camo, fuselage etc. Lets also try not to open up a debate over which way is the correct finish used during ww2 . This is purely personal preference.
  6. Thanks. Fortunately I wont he using the aqueous
  7. Cheers guys, il test a patch on a spare sprue or something before putting it on a model
  8. Superb thanks. Saves me buying multiple of the same/similar colour
  9. Hi all, I am a little confused with paints. I have the following paints: Mr hobby Mr color paints which are described as a solvent based acrylic. Mr paint pre mixed airbrush paints described as a lacquer based acrylic. Would I be able to spray one of these over the other without any issues? Does anyone have any experience using these? Note i will be using Mr Hobby Levelling Thinner with the Mr Color paint.
  10. Cheers il look that up. I am indeed a geordie boy. I wasnt aware of that group thanks
  11. I picked up a couple of Montex masks for the canopy and roundings. So i have the option to try decals on one of the models and stencil another. Does anyone have any experience using the montex masks, any tips would be much appreciated and accurate paint colour numbers. Thanks
  12. Thanks guys, i have a harder and steenbeck ultra 2 that I will be practicing on paper etc befor setting myself loose on the models. Glad to hear those paints are highly recommended. Thanks for the hot water tip on the tamiya decals. I hope the newer decals and new microset or microsol will give a much more realistic finish.
  13. Thanks for the above links for both your own build and the other. I now have about 10 tabs open and feel like im dissappearing down a wormhole. Tonnes of info in these
  14. Yea i thought the airfix would have been an older one and have heard its a bit of a pig to build. Il start that one when I have plenty spare time and patience. The plan is to try the following paints.
  15. Wow thanks for the speedy replies everyone. I have the below models to build over the course of a little while. A couple I got as gifts and others in sales. Il probably be tired of spitfires by the time I finish these . Il check out hannants. The last model I built was probably about 22 years ago, so it will be interesting to see how they have developed. Although I expect that airfix one is still an old mold.
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