Posted 14 December 2017 - 07:59 PM
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Posted 15 December 2017 - 12:55 AM
I'm pretty well hooked on both MRP and Mr Color and use them interchangeably. I thin Mr Color out 3:1 with their thinner and MR - no thinning required. Of course, this is all your fault as you got me hooked on Mr Color!
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Posted 15 December 2017 - 05:14 PM
In spraying a test aircraft last week, I found that Mr Color tended to splatter more than MRP. The Mr. Color was thinned 2:1 and later 3:1 with Mr Leveling Thinner, and shot with an HP-CS with a .3mm nozzle at ~12psi. I could lay down the MRP paint with ease and the pattern was nice & tight. The Mr Color splattered and while the center of the spray cone was smooth, the fringes of the cone were much less consistent.
In short, I too, am an MRP convert. I'll still spray some Tamiyas and the occasional Vallejo product, but they will never behave like the MRP stuff.
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Posted 19 December 2017 - 01:27 AM
I ordered mission model paints from hobby easy out of HK. (I'm in Australia and there isn't much in the way of modelling stuff here compared to back home.)
By the way, a shout out is in order for hobby easy... Their prices are 1/3 the price of everything available in Australia and their selection is really good. Their sites a little hard to search being the only drawback.
Anyhow, next time I spray I'll bump pressures to 10 and see how I go.
Again thanks for the advice.
Posted 19 December 2017 - 09:20 AM
Tamiya / Gunze acrylics / Humbrol enamel...
Evolution H&S, usually work with 0.3mm and at 10-12psi max.
start with 2-3 drops of thinner in the airbrush
- spray out of the parts
add max 5-10 drops of pre-thinned paint
- spray to the parts
before end of the paint, re-load with 2-3 drops of thinner, not necessary to mix
- continue to spray to the parts
if necessary, re-load with thinned paint (some drops)
- spray to the parts
before end of the paint, re-load with 2-3 drops of thinner
and so on...
"My" rules are to work with small paint qty in the cup and to add thinner at regular time.
Posted 20 December 2017 - 06:24 AM
Still shooting Vallejo Air but I'm thinning just a few molecules more and the results are better.
Super pumped for the Mission Model Paint to arrive to see if it'll make me a convert. Hobby easy sent me an email saying they're out of the poly additive. I ended up ordering the poly and a couple of other colours from Airbrush Megastore here in Australia. Their prices were only a little higher than Hong Kong. Now I've got a backup source for MMP.
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Posted 20 December 2017 - 12:37 PM
ON THE BENCH: Trumpeter 1/32 Ju 87B-2
ON DECK: Hasegawa 1/32 Fw 190D-9
Posted 22 December 2017 - 06:20 AM
I have quite a few colors of Mission Models and really like their stuff. It sprays very well and they publish a consistent recommended thinking ratio using their thinner and poly additive. I recommend their product heartily, and think you'll be happy with them.
That said, I've heard so many great things about MRP that I ordered a few bottles of it for my next project, Tamiya Mossie. I look forward to trying it out based on the glowing reviews in this thread and elsewhere.
Also, I should note that I've had very good results with Model Masters Acryl, whether sprayed or brushed on, despite a somewhat negative reputation that it seems to carry on many message boards.
Current project: Tamiya 1/32 Mosquito FB VI
Posted 23 December 2017 - 01:32 AM
Now there are something like 10 mainstream paint manufacturers each with its own advantages. Choice is a good thing. Spending a couple of hundred dollars on paint isnt. Well, I think it is but my wife doesn't which ultimately means I don't either. So like everyone else I'm in search of the holy grail.
Everything I've seen about Mr. Paint MRP leads me to believe that it may be THE one but I like the water based stuff as I paint in the house without a fan or respirator (I'm a total barbarian I know!).
Anyhow stay tuned for me painting my fingers with Mission Models Paint and we'll see how it goes!
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